'America's Got Talent' Season 15: Who Are the Semifinalists?

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalists
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The live shows are over, and America and the judges have chosen 20 acts to advance to the semifinals in America's Got Talent Season 15.

While quite a few are singers and/or dancers, there are also mentalists, daredevils, and even an aerialist among those who are one step closer to walking away as the next winner of the NBC competition show. Some of the season may have been a bit different (like only one episode of Judge Cuts) due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we still got to see some great performances over the summer.

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Scroll down to check out all the acts in the next two weeks of semifinals and rewatch their previous performances for judges Simon Cowell (currently recovering from back surgery), Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Sofia Vergara and host Terry Crews.

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America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Alan Silva
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Alan Silva (Aerialist) 

Audition

Quarterfinals

“You’re entertaining and you’re talented,” Mandel told him after his audition. “It’s thrilling and scary and graceful. Every possible human emotion that can be elicited from one act, you have it all.”

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Archie Williams
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Archie Williams (Singer)

Audition

Quarterfinals

“Continue to tell stories,” guest judge Kelly Clarkson advised him after he was voted through to the semifinals. “More than ever we need hope right now, and your story is one of hope and drive. And to see you accomplishing your dream is an honor.”

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist BAD Salsa
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BAD Salsa (Dancers)

Audition

Quarterfinals

“You are surprising. You are energetic,” Mandel said after their audition. “That looked dangerous. It was fast. It was entertaining.”

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Bello Sisters
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Bello Sisters (Balancing act)

Audition

Quarterfinals

Klum noted the “grace” and “speed” and elegance of their performance after their audition.

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Brandon Leake
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Brandon Leake (Poet)

Audition

Quarterfinals

“I’ve never been more moved in my life on this show from any other act. We need you on this show. We need you in this world. And we need you in the semifinals,” Mandel told his Golden Buzzer. “Two words come to mind, with everything that is me: you matter.”

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Brett Loudermilk
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Brett Loudermilk (Sword-swallower and magician)

Audition

Quarterfinals

“You’re incredibly entertaining. You live in the moment,” Mandel said. “Even when things don’t go right, you make them right.”

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Broken Roots
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Broken Roots (Singers)

Audition

Quarterfinals

Though they were eliminated during Judge Cuts, they got a second chance when an act couldn’t continue for the live shows. That showed “you should never lose hope,” Vergara told them and added, “I think you deserve to be here.”

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Celina
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Celina (Singer)

Audition

Quarterfinals

“Flawless, the song, the way you look,” Vergara said, adding she’d give her a Golden Buzzer if she could after her quarterfinals performance.

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Cristina Rae
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Cristina Rae (Singer)

Audition

Quarterfinals

“I have to say there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that you will continue on because honestly I’ve heard [“Hallelujah”] so many times, but no one has sung it the way you have,” Klum told her Golden Buzzer of her quarterfinals performance. “I still have goosebumps.”

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Daneliya Tuleshova
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Daneliya Tuleshova (Singer)

Audition

Quarterfinals

She is “perfection,” according to Vergara. “Don’t change anything. Keep doing what you’re doing because it’s flawless.”

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Double Dragon
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Double Dragon (Singers and dancers)

Audition

Quarterfinals

“I love to see two Latina girls having fun on that stage,” Vergara said after their audition. “It was full of energy.”

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Jonathan Goodwin
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Jonathan Goodwin (Daredevil)

Judge Cuts

Quarterfinals

“This is one of the nuttiest, craziest, scariest danger acts we’ve had across all the years,” Cowell said during Judge Cuts.

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Kenadi Dodds
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Kenadi Dodds (Singer)

Audition

Quarterfinals

“I knew America would see that sparkle in you … that you have that special something,” Klum told her after she was voted through to the semifinals. “Always stick to your gut. Always listen to yourself, and just go for it.”

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Malik Dope
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Malik Dope (Drummer)

Audition

Quarterfinals

“To me it felt like it was a musical obstacle course. You were going from one part to the next part,” Klum said of his quarterfinals performance. “It was absolutely incredible. There was not one moment where we had the chance to get bored.”

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Max Major
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Max Major (Mentalist)

Audition

Judge Cuts

Quarterfinals

Cowell called his Judge Cuts act “one of the most astonishing things” he’d seen.

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Roberta Battaglia
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Roberta Battaglia (Singer)

Audition

Quarterfinals

“Now I realize I did the right thing,” Vergara told her Golden Buzzer after she made it to the semifinals. “You’re amazing. You’re unbelievable. This is going to be amazing for you and everybody that’s going to be watching you.”

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Shaquira McGrath
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Shaquira McGrath (Singer)

Audition

Judge Cuts

Quarterfinals

Cowell said she “absolutely commanded” her Judge Cuts performance.

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Spyros Bros
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Spyros Bros (Diablo duo)

Audition

Quarterfinals

“You are precision,” Mandel told the men Klum called “real athletes.”

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist Voices of Our City Choir
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Voices of Our City Choir (Choir)

Audition

Quarterfinals

“It was a touching experience to rewatch [the first performance],” guest judge Kenan Thompson said during the live shows. “Continue to do what you do and bring it every single time.”

America's Got Talent Season 15 Semifinalist WAFFLE Crew
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W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew (Dancers)

Audition

Quarterfinals

“You are Golden Buzzer worthy. You are at the top of your game,” Mandel said to Cowell’s Golden Buzzer during the live shows.