August 13, 2009 08:43:48 GMT
Piers Morgan was mad at Sharon Osbourne's decision to include dog trainer Tony instead of piano-playing singer Charles DeWayne.
The second batch of acts joining the Top 20 of "America's Got Talent" has been announced. The judges picked five sisters who tap dance, three tenors from Texas, a couple who dances, a singing siblings trio, and gave the final vote to a man and his dog.
These people are known as the Fab Five, Texas Tenors of Houston, Paradizo Dance, Voices of Glory, and Tony Hoard and his dog Rory. All having the chance to win the $1 million prize, the five acts were selected on Wednesday, August 12 through the second week elimination round. They will advance to the semi-finals which will be held in September.
The judges had a hard time deciding on who must be the fifth and last act to go through the Top 20. They had to pick between Tony and singer Charles DeWayne. David Hasselhoff landed his choice on Tony while Piers Morgan stuck on Charles. He said, "If Charles DeWayne does not go through tonight, it will be the biggest scandal in the history of 'America's Got Talent'." Sharon Osbourne gave the final verdict, choosing Tony because she likes having diversity on the show.
In the first group performance last week, Acrodunk, Drew Thomas Magic, Kevin Skinner, Grandma Lee and Arcadia Broad have survived the elimination. The show will be trimming the Top 40 for 20 more acts in the next couple of weeks.