‘AGT’ semi-finals: Simon Cowel

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‘AGT’ semi-finals: Simon Cowell considers this act to be the frontrunner [watch]

Simon Cowell said that the self-taught aerialist, Aidan Bryant, is “the one to beat” after the first field of semi-finalists finished their set on ‘America’s Got Talent’.

‘AGT’ semi-finals: Simon Cowel

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Simon Cowell said that the self-taught aerialist is “the one to beat” when the first group of 11 semifinalists of America’s Got Talent hit the stage on Tuesday, 31 August.

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These groups are all vying for the chance to win “the toughest competition in the world,” host Terry Crews said. “Buckle up people. The acts are now just one performance away from making the finals.”

According to USA Today, the semi-final saw aerialist, Aidan Bryant emerge as the frontrunner. 

Cowell called the 16-year-old “the one to beat” leading into Tuesday’s performance and the self-taught aerialist didn’t disappoint with his fiery routine. He received a standing ovation from the judges and studio audience.

“I cannot even talk because they are going crazy for you,” Sofía Vergara said as the crowd continued its rowdy applause. “I was on my feet because how could you not. You’re 16 years old, self-taught and no safety net… this was a gold level performance.”

Watch: Teen aerialist Aidan Bryant

The first field of semi-finalists

The first field of semifinalists was dominated by five singers including Vergara’s Golden Buzzer winner Jimmie Herrod, who the judges agree is the “best singer in this competition.”

He earned a standing ovation following his breathtaking performance on Pink’s Glitter in the Air. Klum said, “I know we were all waiting for Kanye’s album (Donda) to drop but I am waiting for your album to drop.”

Cowell later also praised the 10-year-old Peter Rosalita, who performed a rendition of Mariah Carey’s I Can’t Live Without You.

Where’s Nightbirde?

Earlier this year, Nightbirde took the world by storm after a golden-buzzer performance on America’s Got Talent, but sadly had to drop out of the competition due to her health.

She announced the news on social media saying that her health has taken a turn for the worse, and the fight with cancer is demanding all her energy and attention.

“Sharing my heart with the world on AGT has been an honour and a dream come true. My point of view this summer has been astounding. What a miracle that the pain I’ve walked through can be reworked into beauty that makes people all over the world open their eyes wider. Since my audition, my health has taken a turn for the worse and the fight with cancer is demanding all my energy and attention. I am so sad to announce that I won’t be able to continue forward on this season of AGT.  Life doesn’t always give breaks to those that deserve it – but we knew that already.”