The twelfth episode of Season 4, and the fifty-ninth episode of America's Got Talent overall, aired on July 29, 2009. It was the second of two Vegas Round episodes and took place in Las Vegas. 23 acts from this episode proceeded to the Top 40 Quarterfinals, and 11 acts were eliminated.

Process

Acts were brought before the judges and informed whether they would perform live in the Top 40 Quarterfinals (Unlike other seasons, a majority of the acts did not perform in the Vegas Round). The judges selected three dance groups: Breaksk8, Destined 2 Be, and U4RIA Dance Crew for a challenge. They were asked to prepare a dance routine in 12 hours. Each group would perform to the same piece of music. After watching the performances, the judges would decide which dance groups, if any, would advance.

Dance Acts

The judges selected three dance groups for a challenge in the previous episode. They were asked to prepare a dance routine in 12 hours. Each group performed to the same piece of music in this pieosde. After watching the performances, the judges would decide which dance groups, if any, would advance.

U4riadancecrew.pngU4RIA Dance Crew

Dance Crew

Breaksk8.pngBreaksk8

Rollerblade Dance Group

Destined2be.pngDestined 2 Be

Popping Dance Group

Moved On

Paradizodance.pngParadizo Dance

Balancing Acrobat Duo

Ishaara.pngIshaara

Bollywood Dance Group

Footworkingz.pngFootworKINGz

Dance Group

Jeffreyou.pngJeffrey Ou

Pianist

Eleishamiller.pngEleisha Miller

Singer and Pianist

Mario&jenny.pngMario and Jenny

Danger Jugglers

Marcusterell&theserenades.pngMarcus Terell

Vocal Group

Breaksk8.pngBreaksk8

Rollerblade Dance Group

Thevoicesofglory.pngThe Voices of Glory

Vocal Trio

Barbarapadilla.pngBarbara Padilla

Opera Singer

Coneyislandchris.pngChris Allison

Sideshow Performer

Pammartin'stopdogs.pngPam and Viva Martin

Dog Act

Tonyhoard&rory.pngTony Hoard

Dog Trainer

Carolloo.pngCarol Lugo

Dancer

Charlesdewayne.pngCharles DeWayne

Singer and Pianist

Pixiemystere.pngPixie Mystère

Contortionist Dance Group

Africanhighflyers.pngAfrican High Flyers

Acrobat Group

Bri.pngBRI

Singer and Pianist

Theeriamsisters.pngThe EriAm Sisters

Vocal Trio

Matt&anthony.pngAnthony and Matt

Tap Dancer and Singer/Guitarist

Grandmalee.pngGrandma Lee

Stand-up Comedienne

Alizma.pngAlizma

Vocal Violin Trio

Miaboostrom.pngMia Boostrom

Singer and Pianist

Eliminated

Rashidajolley.pngRashida Jolley

Singer and Harpist

Christopher&lauracamp.pngChristopher & Laura Camp

Whip Performers

Duodesign.pngDuo Design

Hand Balancer Duo

Thekalinins.pngThe Kalinins

Balancing Acrobat Duo

Theflash.pngThe Flash

Acrobatic Juggler Duo

Arthurgulkarov.pngArthur Gulkarov

Contortionist Dancer

Kara&coreybritz.pngKara Britz

Singer and Guitarist

U4riadancecrew.pngU4RIA Dance Crew

Dance Crew

Destined2be.pngDestined 2 Be

Popping Dance Group

Bradbyers.pngBrad Byers

Sideshow Performer

Kelliglover4.pngKelli Glover

Singer

Wild Card

Simon Cowell, executive producer of the show, called the judges on their flight back to Los Angeles, stating that he was unhappy with some of the eliminations the judges made. Cowell revealed that there was just "too much talent" eliminated, and that he felt that a number of these acts should be given another chance. As a result, 2 acts were brought back as Wild Cards during each Quarterfinal round. This turned the Top 40 into a Top 48.


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