Who Made the Top 10 on ‘America’s Got Talent’?

by | August 25, 2011 at 11:06 AM | America's Got Talent, TV News

Prince Poppycock returns to 'America's Got Talent' (Photo: NBC)

Prince Poppycock returns to 'America's Got Talent' (Photo: NBC)

A glow in the dark dance troupe and a teen rock band from Oakland have emerged as frontrunners as Season 6 of “America’s Got Talent” inches closer to crowning a new champion.

Team ILuminate — which judge Piers Morgan called “possibly the best audition we have ever seen on this show” — and POPLYFE — a group Sharon Osbourne said could be “a winner” — were among the first five acts voted into the Top 10 on Wednesday night’s results show.

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“I think America got it right…but then America always gets it right,” judge Howie Mandel declared moments after the live telecast.

Also earning America’s votes: the dance troupe Miami All-Stars, opera sensation Lys Agnes and You Tube favorite West Springfield Dance.

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Not making the cut: Houston college student (and Lady Gaga superfan) Daniel Joseph Baker – who many expected to reach the finals.

“When you take into consideration what the Springfield Dance Team has brought, with no time to prepare, I thought they really stepped it up,” judge Howie Mandel told us immediately following the broadcast.

West Springfield Dance -– comprised of more than a dozen high schoolers –- performs group dance routines in full costume with a horror/Halloween theme.

“There is a trend now with that kind of ghoulish, vampirish kind of dancing.  They are going to own it. I think what they do kind of trumps being able to (sing) a hit song.”

Next week, five more acts will advance to the Top 10. The grand prize winner will be selected in September.

NBC has confirmed that opera sensation Jackie Evancho — last year’s runner-up and one of the show’s most popular contestants ever -– will return to perform “Nessun Dorma” during the live two-hour finale. Other upcoming guest performers include Susan Boyle, Tony Bennett with Queen Latifah, Def Leppard and Cirque du Soleil “Iris.”

Season 5 winner Michael Grimm will appear on the show on Tuesday, September 6.

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