Howard called season 10 of America's Got Talent
"the season of the magician." On the first night of the semifinals, though, it was the night of the musician. Not in terms of memorable "wow" moments, but in terms of volume. Of the 11 acts that were in the first group, six performed a musical number.
While that might not have been exactly fair to the singers left in the competition, it made my job much easier. The glut of singers and musical performers separated the contestants quite nicely. It was easy to judge the musicians all in one group and the other variety acts in another. Doubtless, America will do the same when casting their votes. Some of the musicians rose to the top, but it was the variety acts who dominated. It's the comedians, magicians and dancers who are more likely to earn those coveted top five spots that Howie would not stop mentioning. These are my best guesses for who those five acts heading to the Top 10 will be, as well as the identities of the bottom six heading home.