Both Anna Graceman and Landon Swank advance to the Top 10 America's Got Talent
Published: 08/31/2011 20:31:43
Juneau's Anna Graceman and Wasilla's Landon Swank were both voted through to the Top 10 of NBC's America's Got Talent by viewers after performing in Tuesday's Semi-Final.
Anna was up in the 2nd round of eliminations with fellow singer Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. Before the result was announced, Judge Howie Mandel said that he couldn't decide who he thought should go through: "It's so difficult, I'm going to be devastated regardless". He called Anna a phenomenon "you've so much soul and passion, and you blow everybody away, you're a superstar." Moments after Anna was announced as continuing, host Nick Cannon revealed that Landau also made the cut. Anna and Landau shared a teary hug as the audience erupted into applause.
Landon was in the next group of eliminations alongside Professor Splash, Fatally Unique, and the Summerwind Skippers. Before the result was announced, Judge Piers Morgan said that he was "so proud" of Landon's Tuesday night performance. After being announced as the only act of the group moving forward, Landon said "I'm absolutely thrilled, thank you guys so much. Piers thanks you, Sharon, Howie; everybody, thank you."
Both Anna and Landon will perform again on America's Got Talent as part of the Top 10 of the show, vying for the 5 places in the Final, next Tuesday evening at 8pm on KATH-TV.
Their performances from last night,and earlier episodes, can be seen at the America's Got Talent website at the address below.
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