As with the quarterfinals, the four judges are no longer solely in charge during the semifinals. Three of the five acts that make it through will do so based on the votes of viewers. The fourth will win the Dunkin’ Save, a sudden death showdown for audience votes on the result show. And the fifth will be the judges’ choice.
Three of the acts on Tuesday’s show had earned the coveted Golden Buzzer at their auditions, which allowed them to go straight through to the live shows. They are: Tyler Butler-Figueroa, an 11-year-old violinist