‘America’s Got Talent’ 2016 update: 21 semifinalists to compete for Top 10 slots [slideshow]

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    The first batch of "America's Got Talent" semifinalists were voted through on July 26. Twitter/America's Got Talent
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    The second batch of "America's Got Talent" season 11 semifinalists raise their hands in celebration after surviving the second live show in Hollywood on Aug. 2. Twitter/nbcagt
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    The third and final batch of "America's Got Talent" semifinalists pose for a group photo after the elimination on Aug. 26. Twitter/America's Got Talent
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From top 36 acts, only 21 hopefuls remain competing for the title of “America’s Got Talent” season 11 winner. The AGT semifinals is on this week as the contestants compete for a slot in the Top 10 acts on NBC’s top-rated talent show.

The first batch of seven AGT semifinalists were voted through on the July 26 live show held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. The second and third batches were identified after the Aug. 2 and Aug. 26 live shows, respectively.

Here are the semifinalists who will battle it out for a spot on AGT’s finals round:

1st Batch

  1. Musicality, high school vocal ensemble @MusicalityVocal
  2. Jayna Brown, 14, singer @TheJaynaBrown
  3. Laura Bretan, 13, opera singer @TheLauraBretan
  4. Jon Dorenbos, 35, magician @JonDorenbos
  5. Tape Face, 37, mime comedian @TapeFaceBoy
  6. Lori Mae Hernandez, 13, standup comedian @LoriMaeH
  7. Deadly Games, stunt couple @deadly__games

2nd batch

  1. Sal Valentinetti, 20, singer @SalTheVoice
  2. Kadie Lynn, 12, singer @KadieLynn
  3. Calysta Bevier, 16, singer @calybev
  4. The Clairvoyants, mentalist couple @ThommyandAmelie
  5. Steven Brundage, 25, Rubic’s cube expert/magician
  6. Viktor Kee, 45, theatrical juggler
  7. Sofie Dossi, 14, contortionist

3rd batch

  1. Malevo, male Argentinian dance group @malevook
  2. Edgar Family Band @edgarfamilyband
  3. Blake Vogt, 27, magician @BlakeVogt
  4. Kadan Bart Rockett, 10, magician @KadanRockett
  5. Grace VanderWaal, 12, singer @GraceVanderWaal
  6. Brian Justin Crum, 28, singer @BrianJustinCrum
  7. Linkin Bridge, acapella singers @LinkinBridge

AGT 2016 finals 

The first batch of semifinalists will face eliminations Tuesday, Aug. 30, while the second group will follow on Sep. 6. The top 10 finalists will then compete for a slot on the top 5 acts. There is no public AGT 2016 Finale episode date, as of press time.

The winner will recieve US$1 million (AU$1.3 million) cash prize and the highly coveted title of being "America's Got Talent" season 11 winner. Voting is exclusive to residents of the US, including District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. (Click here for more detailed story on the four ways to vote on "America's Got Talent").

“America’s Got Talent” airs Tuesday and Wednesday in the United States on NBC or every Saturday in Australia via FOX8.

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