The episode 12 recap: Which two acts topped America's Choice poll?

By FactsWow Team

Posted on: 11 Aug, 2022

It has been revealed that 'America's Got Talent' season 17 has advanced to the second stage of the competition, called 'Qualifiers.' In this round, 55 acts are divided into five groups for five weeks of performances, all in hopes of advancing to the finale.

Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel remain as series judges, but the power rests in America's hands. Each qualifying group will have two acts competing for a spot in the finals of 'AGT.'

Ava Swiss and Drake Milligan performed live on NBC during Qualification 1, which aired live on August 9, as did the acrobatic group Amoukanama, the comedian Ben Lapidus, the standup comedians Don McMillan and Lace Larrabee, the contortionist Oleksandr Yenivatov, the Players Choir, Stefanny and Jeremy, and Terry's Golden Buzzer Avery Dixon.

We have the results for 'America's Got Talent' Qualifiers 1 below in our live blog recap for season 17 episode 12 of 'America's Got Talent':

8:01 p.m. – With fewer spots open for The Finals, Terry made clear that this season there is no Instant Save vote to keep your favorite act in the A competitive environment. Instead, only the top two acts will advance based on overnight votes.

8:30 p.m. Simon admitted that this season has been both exciting and sad. Despite allowing more acts to progress to the next round than they've ever allowed, he's disappointed that they only allowed two per qualifier. The good news is that Terry also announced that there would be a Judge's Wildcard in the finals!

The first set of results was announced at 8:11 pm by Terry, who announced Amoukanama was still in the running for the two spots in the finale while Lace was eliminated.

8:15 p.m. Terry announced that The Players Choir is still in the running, but Oleksandr Yenivatov has been eliminated. Then we brought up Avery Dixon to say he’s still up for a spot, but Stefanny and Yeeremy are out.

It was 8.23 p.m. – Drake Milligan and Don McMillan remained in the running to make the finale, eliminating Ava Swiss, Amazing Veronica & Her Incredible Friends, and Ben Lapidus.

It's 8:33 pm now. – Before we get to the results, we had the pleasure of seeing last year's champion Dustin Tavella. Sofia was already on stage, so Dustin brought out Sarah Hyland, Sofia's co-star from 'Modern Family.” Dustin once again incorporated storytelling and the metaphor of love into his act, but we also got to see his children!

8:50 p.m. – After the top five returned to the stage, Terry announced the top three vote-getters: Avery Dixon, Don McMillan, and Drake Milligan. The Players Choir and Amoukanama had reached their end of the road following that announcement.

8:58 p.m. – Terry announced Drake Milligan and Avery Dixon were the top two acts of the week and going to The Finals!

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