August 30, 2012 05:03:52 GMT
Harp player William Close, comedian Tom Cotter and sand artist Joe Castillo are sent to the finals.
Three out of twelve acts who competed in the first round of "America's Got Talent" season 7 semifinals are moving forward to the finals. Nick Cannon announced the top four first, but not before talk-show host Steve Harvey took the stage.
Standing on stage alongside Turf and The Scott Brothers, Joe Castillo was the first to be named the top four act. William Close, Todd Oliver and his dog Irving, as well as Tom Cotter followed next, while the likes of Andrew De Leon, Academy of Villains and Eric Dittelman had to bury their hope to win the grand prize that night.
"Earth harpist" William Close and comedian Tom Cotter were advanced to the finals based on viewers' vote, leaving the judges to choose between Todd Oliver and Joe Castillo. Howard Stern picked Todd, while Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel voted for Joe, sending the sand artist to the final round.
Next week, twelve other acts will perform in a bid to get viewers' support to nab the last three positions in the finals.