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'America's Got Talent' Backstage Report: Will Steven Retchless Change Who He Is?

by Michael Maloney, posted Jul 21st 2011 7:00AM
Nick Cannon and Steven RetchlessIt's not a given that there will be a "wild card" episode of 'America's Got Talent' so ejected acts can come back and try again to compete for the $1 million prize, but eliminated magician Landon Swank is reason enough to have one this year.

The judges had to decide tonight between Swank and Smage Bros., the motorcyle stunt team, as to which act would make it through to the semi-finals. After judges Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne split their votes between the acts, it was left to judge Howie Mandel to break the tie -- and he chose the Smage Bros.

"I don't want to be the person responsible for sending someone home," Mandel sighed to AOL TV after the taping. Still, he feels he made the right decision.

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'America's Got Talent': Hot Chelle Rae Perform, Four Acts Move On (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 21st 2011 6:15AM
Hot Chelle RaeThe second round of quarterfinals is over, and while it wasn't as strong as the first round, there were still several acts deserving of continuing on.

Of the 12 that performed, only four would go on to the next round of 'America's Got Talent' (Wed., 9PM ET on NBC). But who would it be?

To pad the hour, we were treated to a great musical performance by Hot Chelle Rae on their huge smash single 'Tonight, Tonight.'

The other guest performance was from an acrobatic troupe called Traces, which could well be a future destination for male pole dancer Steven Retchless. It was breathtaking and something future contenders should pay close attention to.

!!SPOILER ALERT!!

As for the results, we're starting to see an interesting trend unfold on 'AGT' this season. While the show normally pushes forward more traditional fare like singing and dancing, that hasn't been as strongly the case this year. In fact, of the four singers this week, only one made it through.

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