After receiving praise from Simon Cowell for their quarterfinal performance, Guam’s Xiamara Starr and her dance group Chapkidz are now aiming for the semi-finals of “America’s Got Talent”.
Following their rousing performance, which aired on August 24, Cowell called Chapkidz the best act of the evening.
“This step can make or break you. Tonight it did you, ”Cowell said, prompting the troop to jump up and down in excitement. “It was sensational, absolutely sensational. By far the best act – a mile and a half. “
The results of the third quarterfinals for the show’s 16th season aired on August 25. The first of two semi-final shows will air on August 31, and the second semi-final show on September 7. 14 and the results will be released on September 15.
Other artists who received the green light included ANICA, Brooke Simpson, Keith Apicary, Klek Entos, Léa Kyle, Michael Winslow, Rialcris, The Curtis Family C-Notes, UniCircle Flow, World Taekwando Demonstration Team and Storm Large.
For their quarterfinal performance, Chapkidz traded in his stunning red skirts and shiny black tops for yellow gloves, white shirts and black shorts to perform Daddy Yankee’s “Problema”.
Their high-energy hip-hop moves and super-synced sets ending in spectacular fashion with all but one of all 35 dancers flat on stage caused all four judges to stand up.
“It’s crazy. The energy you give is amazing, and there are so many of you, and I look at all of your feet and everyone is literally doing the exact same thing. It’s amazing,” Heidi Klum said. I also love the way you use the whole scene, I love that you don’t just think forward… you wave AGT, you make a heart that you capture from above so that you think 360 , you’re not just what we see here – great done, good for you guys! “
“I mean, it’s amazing because it’s no joke to have so many people on stage and you’re 37 or something, and to be so in sync, it’s amazing, c ‘is magnificent, ”said Sofia Vergara. “Dancing is my favorite part of AGT – no one has ever (won) the competition as a dancer, so maybe, maybe this year …”
Following the performance and the judges’ responses, Chapkis Dance posted a message of appreciation to his Instagram account earlier on August 25: “Thank you to all of the judges for their encouraging words and for thinking so hard of us! We certainly worked for this review but weren’t expecting it. We hope you felt the same America !! We can’t wait to see if we move on to the next round.
In a subsequent post after the results were released, Chapkis Dance Studio said on his Instagram: “Thank you all for the love, support and most importantly your vote! We couldn’t have done this without you! Back to work, let’s go !! We will see you soon America !!