An 11 year-old singer and a talented young magician – both from Alaska – are each one step closer to the $1 million prize on “America’s Got Talent.”
Sixth grader Anna Graceman – who blew the judges away with her interpretation of Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home” – and illusionist Landon Swank – were among the acts rounding this season’s Top 10.
“This is without a doubt the strongest top ten lineup in the history of the show,” judge Howie Mandel told us moments after the live broadcast.
See Who Made It Into The Top 10:
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Also making it through: crooning car washer Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., teen dance crew Silhouettes and motorcycle act Smage Bros. Riding Shows.
The top ten acts – which also include Team illuminate, Miami All-Stars, Poplyfe, Lys Agnes, and West Springfield Dance Team – will be narrowed down to four when they all perform live next Tuesday.
Rounding out the night was Susan Boyle, who bolstered the spirits of contestants with a performance of “You Have to Be There” from the musical “Kristina.”
One fan favorite who didn’t make the cut is Professor Splash – the Denver daredevil who risked his life by diving from over 30 feet into 12 inches of water.
After changing his act up Tuesday (he leapt from 70 feet into 8 feet of water) the judges were unimpressed: “He’s a one trick pony,” Sharon Osbourne told XfinityTV.com.
But that might not be entirely true. The professor tells us he now plans to return home to Colorado and pursue his other talent – cooking.
“I plan on opening up a restaurant in the next 3 or 4 months,” he says. “I specialize in Mexican and Italian food.”
The name? Professor Splash’s, of course.