“America’s Got Talent” Season 11 has named the 10 finalists who will be competing for the $1 million grand prize next week, and half of them are singers.
According to USA Today, Heidi Klum’s golden buzzer pick Sal Valentinetti made it to next week’s finals. He will be joined by Howie Mandel’s golden buzzer choice Grace Vanderwaal, Mel B’s bet Laura Bretan, all-male group Linkin’ Bridge and openly-gay soul singer Brian Justin Crum. Unfortunately, Simon Cowell’s pick Calysta Bevier didn’t make it through after she sang her own rendition of Christina Perry’s hit song “Human.” Also out of the competition is Louis Tomlinson’s golden buzzer pick Jayna Brown.
The other contestants who will be competing in next week’s finals include Ukrainian juggler Viktor Kee, teenage contortionist Sofie Dossi, NFL player and magician Jon Dorenbos, mentalists The Clairvoyants and funnyman Tape Face.
Meanwhile, Crum recently encouraged his fans to record and send their messages for him. According to the singer, the recordings will be used as part of his performance in the finale. “Tell me your stories like you’re talking to me. If you’re interested in sharing, they’d love to hear from you,” he wrote alongside his photo. Following Wednesday night’s results show, Crum also shared a photo of the top 5 acts that made it through, along with all four judges.
In other news, Gold Derby recently made predictions about the winner of “America’s Got Talent” Season 11. Previously, they reported that Crum ranked first among fans. However, things changed this week when Vanderwaal landed on top of the leader board. According to fans, Vanderwaal seems to have a 10/11 odds to win this season. Next week, the Suffern native is expected to sing another original song.
“America’s Got Talent” Season 11 airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET.