Simon Cowell quietly predicted Wednesday that Mandy Harvey will win America’s Got Talent.
The 57-year-old music mogul was so impressed that he couldn’t offer any advice to Mandy as she sailed through to next week’s finale.
‘I don’t need to tell Mandy anything, because she’s got this all worked out. …You’ve got a real shot,’ he told the 29-year-old Ohio resident, who flawlessly sang and used sign language for her Tuesday night performance of Release Me.
Real shot: Mandy Harvey was told by Simon Cowell that she has a ‘real shot’ to win America’s Got Talent during Wednesday’s episode as the deaf singer made next week’s finals
Eleven acts hit the stage for just five places in the finals next week.
Three acts were placed in danger at the start of Tuesday’s show: Scottish ‘mind reader’ Colin Cloud, dance act Diavolo and singer Kechi Okwuchi, who survived a plane crash with severe burns.
The public were given the opportunity to save one of the three and they chose Kechi.
‘This is unbelievable, thank you guys so much,’ beamed the 27-year-old Houston resident.
No advice: Simon told Mandy that he didn’t need to give her any advice heading into the season finale
The hostess: Tyra Banks wrapped an arm around Mandy as she sought words from the judges
Feeling grateful: Mandy was shocked upon learning she made it to the finals
‘You are probably one of the strongest human beings I have ever witnessed. You are a survivor, beautiful, you are a fighter and you’re true to yourself, just do you, that is what America is falling in love with,’ yelled Howie Mandel.
Colin Cloud and Diavolo were left in the final two, leaving the judges to pick.
Simon, Mel B and Howie gave their votes to Diavolo, meaning Heidi Klum’s vote wasn’t needed as Diavolo advanced to the finals.
Viewer voting: Colin Cloud, Diavolo and Kechi had their fates determined by the Dunkin’ Donuts Save
Fan favorite: Kechi won the Dunkin’ Donuts Save and was overwhelmed by it all
Standing ovation: The judges gave a standing ovation as the first finalist was named
‘Mesmerizing,’ Howie told Diavolo.
Ten-year-old vocal powerhouse Angelica Hale, who belted out Without You by David Guetta also made the cut.
‘I’m feeling so overwhelmed right now, I can’t believe this is happening,’ sobbed the likable little girl.
Last one: Diavolo was the last act to make it to the finals
Tough call: Mel B struggled with her decision before casting her vote for Diavolo
Heidi, who previously called Angelica her ‘personal favorite’ told her: ‘I’m so happy for you!’
Sixteen-year-old Christian Guardino, from New York, was sent home along with twelve-year-old robot dancer Merrick Hanna from California.
Nine-year-old singer Celine Tam and Florida dog trainers The Pompeyo Family also were axed.
Tender moment: Angelica Hale hugged Tyra when she was announced as a finalist
Personal favorite: Heidi Klum was thrilled that her ‘personal favorite’ Angelica was in the finals
Sweet girl: Angelica wept tears of joy as she thanked viewers for their support
Next to progress to the finals was neon dance act Light Balance.
‘Keep on doing what you’re doing,’ praised Mel, 42.
All-male military a cappella group In the Stairwell also were sent packing.
Light dancing: Light Balance made it to the finals after their stunning performance in the semis
The judges read out some comical audience tweets including one that criticized Heidi’s ‘hand binoculars’ as ‘ridiculous’.
‘It blocks the light,’ protested the 44-year-old former supermodel.
Howie, 61, was compared to Lex Luthor and Simon was called ‘soft’.
Hand binoculars: Heidie was teased on Twitter for making her ‘hand binoculars’
‘F*** off!’ cursed Simon.
But Howie agreed that his co-judge was soft, remarking: ‘He’s got the most gentle lips of anyone in television’.
‘It’s like butterfly wings,’ agreed Simon as he planted a kiss on Howie’s cheek.
Twitter comments: Simon and Howie Mandel also commented on real Twitter comments about the show
Lesson learned: Heidi and Mel reacted to a tweet critical of Heidi’s judgment
Las Vegas act Gazillionaire dropped by to crack some jokes and chase host Tyra Banks around backstage.
Male acrobats Absinthe did a semi-nude balancing act with juggling, dancing and a woman with her head inside a giant balloon.
Father of one Simon got a bucket of popcorn tipped over his head by a group of excited children.
Kidding around: Tyra and several children were joined by Simon
Popcorn flowing: Father of one Simon ended up showered with popcorn by the children
‘Doesn’t that make you want to have five more babies?’ asked Tyra, 43.
‘No, happy with the one,’ Simon replied decisively.
America’s Got Talent returns Tuesday on NBC with the finalists performing.
Good question: Tyra asked Simon if the skit made him want to have ‘five more babies’ and he said he was happy with his one