PureAGT Season 8, Live Show #5 – SPOILERS!!! Who Made it Through to the Next Round?

An interesting results show, to say the least – and I’m not just referring to Train’s odd duet with Ashley Monroe, or the comedic stylings of last season’s runner-up, Tom Cotter.  Someone unexpected made it through to the semifinals, they (of course) pitted the Castro siblings against one another, and it was revealed that each judge gets ONE wild card pick, and two of those acts will be seen in each semifinal round.

…now that we’ve got that out of the way, I can share that the four acts that advanced to the semifinals were Dave Fenley, Catapult Entertainment, D’Angelo & Amanda, and John Wing (who beat out Duo Resonance in the judges’ choice by a vote of 3-to-1).  But don’t weep too much for Duo Resonance, because Heidi turned around and used her wild card pick on them – so they, too, are going to the semifinals next week…along with Tone the Chiefrocca, who was Mel’s wild card pick.  Smartest choice Mel has made all season, if you ask me 😉

So many thoughts on tonight’s results…I guess first off, damn you producers for doing exactly what I predicted you’d do all season, and make those poor Castros stand up there together while the verdict was read! I knew they’d go for that – they were loving the sibling vs. sibling thing wayyyy too much.  But my heart just broke watching little Ruby break down in tears, and then big bro trying to comfort her and saying he wasn’t all that happy about making the semifinals, because he “felt terrible that my sister didn’t make it.” And all the while, poor Nick is trying to cheer everybody up…thank god for Nick, sometimes he seems like one of the few people on this show that actually has a conscience.  Dave Fenley? I think he should feel really blessed, because I thought he had totally blown it with that song choice last night.  I’m actually happy to see him advancing, but man – he really better pick a good song in the semifinals.  Catapult? Duh.  Although all this gushing I’m hearing about them being the “best performance ever on AGT” seems a bit over-the-top, and I’m wondering if they’re gunning hard for Catapult to make the finals.  John? Eh, he’s mildly funny…but I think Taylor & Angela are both going to whip him good in the semifinals.

All in all, I’m just glad that I’m gonna hear “B-O-O-T-Y” one last time, and I get to marvel once more at Tone’s ridiculous face-pulling and Coley-Cole’s comedic hype guy-ing.  What do you guys think? 🙂