First, I'll be on vacation next week in the land that wi-fi forgot, unable to do any updates. If anyone wants to step up and do the updates, go for it. If not, whatever, I'll get around to it eventually, but don't let that stop you from posting.
Second, after next week's shows there will be a two-week break for the Olympics, and then the youtube quarterfinal and the wildcard quarterfinal probably in that order.
Alright then. Next week seems to be a loaded week with a lot of stellar acts gunning for it, should be a great show. The 12 acts performing for the 4 spots will be (in whatever order):
All That!, dancers. All male clogging troupe from season 1, runners-up that season, but they face some fierce competition.
David "The Bullet" Smith, human cannonball. Very daring what he does. Impressive, but no room to go bigger.
Eric & Olivia, accompanist and singer. Or, basically, Olivia Applegate, singer, but she's a damn good singer with a unique vocal style.
Eric Dittelman, mind-reader. These guys don't usually impress me, this guy is one of those, but I've seen worse.
Horse, #####. Honestly, I hate this act, and I can see it on any random video clips show. Go away.
Lindsey Norton, dancer. Spectacular in her previous performances, possibly this season's sleeper winner.
Joe Castillo, sand and light artist. People just enjoy this stuff provided they get it. I expect to enjoy it.
Olate Dogs. Best animal act we've ever seen. Expect it to fail at some point, just don't know when.
Sebastian lalala el Charro de Oro, 10-year-old mariachi singer and band. The kid has incredible pipes.
William Close, musician. Don't know how he plans to top the earth harp, could be a spectacular fail or a big wow.
Ulysses, singer. He's good and fun but that's probably not enough to carry him to the next round.
Unity in Motion, dance crew. A high energy performance could get them through, if not I expect they will become a favorite for a wildcard return.