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Stand-up comedian Ryan Niemiller broke Simon Cowell’s mean streak on “America’s Got Talent.” Niemiller had the judges laughing with his jokes.
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The Top 10 on “America’s Got Talent” is set!

Tuesday’s results show revealed the last acts moving on to the finals, which Simon Cowell said is shaping up to be “in my opinion, the best final we’ve ever had on ‘AGT.'”

“We have an incredible final lining up,” he added. 

The power to decide who advanced was entirely up to fans around the world, who voted for their favorite acts. Five moved one step closer to winning $1 million, while six other acts had their dreams smashed just one week away from the finals. 

Here’s what happened:

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The fans’ picks

The three acts that received the most votes automatically advanced.

Acrobatic dance group V. Unbeatable was the first act to move forward. 

“I never love when my husband is right and they were my husband’s Golden Buzzer winner,” Gabrielle Union said. “All right, Dwyane Wade Jr., you were right. You picked an amazing group.”

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Detroit Youth Choir joined the dance group in the safe zone soon after. Cowell said the group of schoolchildren “earned” their spot in the finals with their emotional rendition of Panic! At the Disco’s “High Hopes.”

The Voices of Service quartet advanced next. 

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The face-off

Blacklight painter Alex Dowis, opera singer Emanne Beasha and comedian Ryan Niemiller finished in the middle of the pack and were on the brink of elimination.

“Surprised is an understatement, my jaw is on this desk right now,” Howie Mandel said after the reveal. “Two out of three of you, I was sure, had an opportunity to not only be in the finals, but possibly win this whole thing.”

The three acts went head-to-head in a live voting round for the “Dunkin’ Save,” where fans had the opportunity to rescue only one performer. Whoever received the most votes in a 30-minute flash round would move on. 

In the end, viewers saved Niemiller.

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But the results weren’t over just yet. The judges had the chance to decide who got the last spot in the finals: Dowis or Beasha?

Union and Julianne Hough voted for Beasha to stay. Mandel opted for Dowis. Cowell was the deciding vote and he selected Beasha to advance.

Eliminated

The five acts with the fewest votes – magician Dom Chambers, singer Chris Kläfford, wildcard dog act Lukas & Falco, guitarist Marcin Patrzalek and singer Luke Islam – were eliminated.

Dowis was also sent packing. 

Next week

“America’s Got Talent” will return Sept. 17 for the Finals (NBC, 8 EDT/PDT), where the Top 10 will have one last chance to blow America away.

And the competition is packed. The finalists include five golden buzzer winners – Beasha, singer Kodi Lee, violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa, V. Unbeatable and Detroit Youth Choir  – along with dance group Light Balance Kids, Ndlovu Youth Choir, singer Benicio Bryant; Voices of Service quartet and Niemiller.

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