July 22, 2010 at 03:55 PM EDT

Last night Sharon Osbourne revealed that her husband Ozzy thinks soulful crooner Michael Grimm has what it takes to go all the way (looks like using an Ozzy song didn’t get you that many brownie points, Antonio Restivo…or did it? Stay tuned.). Well Ozzy (and America) knows best, as Michael Grimm advanced to the semifinals, along with Alice Tan Ridley and Ascen Dance. Singers Grimm and Ridley have been favorites throughout the competition, and Ascen Dance’s unique routine could make an interesting Vegas show. Of course we were told four acts would move on last night, so in a moment of conjured suspense (did they time Nick Cannon to see how slowly he could speak when he auditioned for this job?) the final three contenders (Antonio Restivo, Hannibal Means, and Wreckless) were called to the stage. Hannibal Means had the least amount of votes between the three, which prompted his immediate exit (so…what was the point of bringing him on stage? This could really be half-hour results show.), leaving the judges to decide the fates of the fiery magician and the theatrical dance crew. And…they…chose…Antonio Restivo!? He’s hardly my favorite, but his happy tears and comments about his late father may just have won me over. (Everyone loves a good cry!).

Oh yeah, Train performed “Hey Soul Sister,” you know that song (hey-ey, he-ey-ey-ey-ey) you’re hearing everywhere this summer. Who knew Howie Mandel had time to be in a band!

Did America (and the judges) get it right, PopWatchers? Are you upset that Wreckless didn’t make the cut? What do you think of the 8 semifinalists?

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