'America's Got Talent': The semifinals begin

rudi-macaggi-americas-got-talent.jpgThe live voting shows for "America's Got Talent" are finally here! Starting Tuesday, July 13 the semifinalists start performing live from Hollywood -- who are your faves so far?

We aren't sure how we feel about the children's acts. On the one hand, they're really cute. But on the other hand, they should probably have their own division where the prize is not a Vegas contract. But we feel that way every year and that's the way it continues to be, so what do we know?

So which semifinalists are your favorites? In case you need a refresher, here is the full list of all 48 semifinalists:

• Airpocalypse - Air Guitar group

• Ali & Christina - Singing Duo

• Alice Tan Ridley - Singer

• Anna & Patryk - Child ballroom dancers

• Antonio Restivo - Fire artist and illusionist

• ArcAttack - Technological performance group

• AscenDance - Wall dancers

• Belly Dancing Duo - Belly dancers

• Bhangra Empire - Indian culture dancers

• Cheer SF - Cheerleading squad

• Chipps Cooney - Comedic illusionist

• CJ Dippa - Child rapper and dancer

• Da Maniacs - Dance troupe

• Debra Romer - Singer and guitarist

• Doogie Horner - Comedian

• Fighting Gravity - Glow-in-the-dark dancers

• Future Funk - Child dancing duo

• Hannibal Means - Singer

• Haspop - Dancer

• Harmonica Pierre Herbineaux - Harmonica player

• Iron Horse - Band

• Jeremy Vanschoonhoven - Bicycle Act

• John Beatty - Strong man

• Kung Fu Heroes - Martial Arts group

• Lil Chris - Child singer and dancer

• Lindsey Stirling - Hip-hop violinist

• Luigi Seno - Singer

• Maricar - Body paint artist

• Mary Ellen - Yodeler and Singer

• Michael Grimm - Singer and guitarist

• Mona Sampath Dance Company - Indian Dance Group

• Murray Sawchuck - Illusionist

• Nathaniel Kenyon - Singer and guitarist

• Nu Covenant - Gospel group

• Paul Safy Jr. - Singer

• Polina Volchek - Hula hoop performer

• Prince Poppycock - Opera singer

• RNG - Dance crew

• Ronith - Impersonator, self-proclaimed actor

• Rudi Macaggi - Balancing acrobat

• Sally Cohn - Hand whistler

• South Philly Vikings - Dance group

• Strikers All Stars - Dance crew

• Studio One Young Beast Society - Dance Crew

• Taylor Mathews - Singer and guitarist

• The Strange Familiar - Band

• Twisted Trystan & Krystan - Sideshow performers

• Wreckless Dance Crew - Dance group

"America's Got Talent" airs Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. It runs two hours on Tuesdays with a one-hour results show the following night.




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