After several months of tears and cheers, we have reached the final stage of America’s Got Talent 2022 and learned the ten survivors who will compete for the grand prize.
The finalists were locked in as the live shows reached a conclusion this week.
This year, 55 contestants were divided into competing groups over five nights, with two going through on each occasion.
The penultimate performance night opened with a summary of the 11 contestants from Tuesday night and a few choice words from judge Simon Cowell.
“We’re nothing without these contestants, and for some reason, this year you’re seeing some of the most amazing live performances you’ve ever seen,” he explained.
“We’ll see what happens tonight, but I have a feeling we’ll end up with the most incredible final.”
By the end of the night, they were 11 to five, then three. The lucky two to go through are Lebanese dance troupe Mayyas (winner of Sofia Vergara’s Golden Buzzer) and Australian pole dancer Kristy Sellars.
Mayyas and Sellars join a group stacked with musicians and singers, a crop that includes saxophonist Avery Dixon, vocal trio Chapel Hart, singer and guitarist Drake Milligan and singer Sara James.
The qualification goes on to the final in September. 13 on NBC, with the results to be revealed the following night, Sept. 14.
They compete for the $1 million winner’s check and a chance to headline America’s Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.