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Kodi Lee, a blind singer with autism, once again made the judges cry over NBC's "America's Got Talent."
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The first semi finalists of "America's Got Talent" were unveiled.

Following Wednesday's first live results this season, nearly half of the first group of 12 quarter-finalists were packed.

"For seven (Acts) their dream will stay alive tonight, but for five everything will collapse," said host Terry Crews at the beginning of the show.

But this time, the decision-making power over who's progressing is out of the judge's hands. It's up to the fans all over the world to vote for their favorite acts.

The following happened:

Fans' Recommendations

The six acts that got the most votes automatically advanced.

The first act that came forward was the black light painter Alex Dowis. Singer Luke Islam, Julianne Hough's winner of the Golden Summers, soon joined him in the security zone.

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"I think," proudly, is the perfect one Thank you for coming, for showing up and delivering here – not just this evening, I see a long, long career ahead of you, "said Hough to Islam.

Singer Kodi Lee (the golden buzzer of Gabrielle Union) Both the winner and the Voices of Service Quartet advanced to the next round after a rather dramatic revelation revealed that only one thing would be certain.

"Very naughty Terry Crews," said Simon Cowell. "I could not be more enthusiastic for both acts, they absolutely deserve it."

The acrobatic Messoudi brothers and the impressionist Greg Morton were also safe.

Who was the last one?

Wildcard singer Ansley Burns, Drill Dance team Emerald Belles and Brad Paisley's Goldsummer singer Sophie Pecora finished 7th, 8th and 9th.

The three acts faced each other in a live voting round the "Dunkin 'Save" (yes, the Dunkin & # 39;), where the fans had the opportunity to save only one performer.

The rules? Those who received the most votes in a 30-minute flash round would progress.

In the end, Burns was saved.

"You did not get through, the public brought you back," Cowell said to the emotional 13-year-old who had previously dropped out in the Judge Cuts round. "You were in this danger zone (tonight) and the public brought you back, what do you take away from it, the public really likes and supports you." Wildcard Ansley Burns Receives Standing Ovations for Their Return

Eliminated

The three acts with the fewest votes were eliminated immediately. The singer Carmen Carter, the girl group GFORCE and the danger player Bir Khalsa were sent in together with the Emerald Belles and Pecora.

Next Week

"America's Got Talent" will return to the second round of the quarter-finals on August 20th. (NBC, 8 EDT / PDT)

Next week's interpreters include four Goldsummer winners – violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa, rapper Joseph Allen, light balance kids and acrobats V.Unbeatable – along with the Comedian Ryan Niemiller; Singer Chris Kläfford; Contortionist Marina Mazepa; Singer Robert Finley; Ndlovu Youth Choir; Singer Charlotte Summers; Variety group Nick & Lindsay; and the sentimentalists who return as jokers after being eliminated in the Judge Cuts round.

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