4 Acts Return to the Competition as Judges' Wild Card Choice on August 20-21 'America's Got Talent'

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August 16th, 2013

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Comedian and ‘AGT’ Finalist Tom Cotter Returns to Perform on Wednesday Live Results Show

NEW YORK — Aug. 16, 2013 — The competition on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” heats up next week as another four acts move on to the semifinals, and four lucky eliminated top-60 acts are named the judges’ wild card choice and given a second chance to win the $1 million prize.

Comedian and “AGT” finalist Tom Cotter returns to the stage to perform on the Wednesday, Aug. 21 live results show (9-10 p.m. ET/PT). Cotter was named runner-up in last season’s finale.

Cotter currently performs in some of the best comedy clubs across the country and recently headlined “America’s Got Talent Live” at the Palazzo Las Vegas. Before becoming the first comedian to ever reach the finals of “America’s Got Talent,” Cotter won the Seattle International Comedy Competition, the grand prize at the Boston Comedy Festival and was voted best stand-up at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival.

He has become a familiar face on shows such as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Last Comic Standing” and “Today.” He starred in his own special, “Comedy Central Presents…Tom Cotter” and in the WE TV series “Two Funny.”

“America’s Got Talent” wraps up the quarter-final rounds on Tuesday, Aug. 20 (9-11 p.m.) where the last of the top 60 acts perform for America’s vote. Four of those acts will move on to the semifinals to compete against American Military Spouses Choir, Anna Christine, Angela Hoover, Branden James, Cami Bradley, Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, Collins Key, Forte, Innovative Force, Jimmy Rose, Jonathan Allen, Kenichi Ebina, KriStef Brothers, Marty Brown, Taylor Williamson and Timber Brown.

The 12 contestants performing Aug. 20 are:


Catapult Entertainment

D’Angelo & Amanda

Dave Fenley

Duo Resonance

John Wing

Melody Caballero

Ruby & Jonas

Sam Johnson

Selena Mykenzie Gordon


Virginia State University Gospel Chorale

Now in its eighth season, “America’s Got Talent” stars celebrity judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howard Stern. With the talent search open to acts of all ages, “America’s Got Talent” has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing performers from across the country.

“America’s Got Talent” is produced by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America. Cowell, Jason Raff, Sam Donnelly, Trish Kinane and Rob Wade are the executive producers.

  • Jimmy

    Hang on… so this is the FIFTH quarter final? Or a wildcard round? If it’s a wild card round then that means nobody at all from the previous four qf’s got voted back in by the judges??

  • Cheryblosen

    It’s the fifth quarter finales. I swear this show drags on and on

  • Candy Clouds

    They might as well just declare the American Military Spouses Choir the winners and call it a season. Who’s going to want to vote against military wives?

  • Dudette

    I so hope that Jimm Meskimen is one of the wild card acts. I watched all of his uploads on youtube and he is hilarious! Also, he’s way more talented than Angela
    Hoover who already made it through. Deana Dellachioppa also deserves another shot.
    Her quarterfinal performance was gorgeous!

  • debbie estep thames

    I hope you all will reconsider bringing Chloe Channell back as one of the wild cards. She was very good, and her age should not factor into it. This show is about talent, and she has a God given talent. This is her dream for a long time, She is very capable of handling everyday life, and still do what she loves. I hope you will give her another chance. Thank you all.

  • Paul Foster

    Will the American Hitmen be on the wildcards? hope so

  • Geewee

    To hell with Chloe Channell. Tone the Chiefrocca is a billion times more talented then that whiny brat.

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