Many viewers were upset that the wild card round had been scrapped in favor of an automatic wild card decision, mostly because this enabled Tone the Chiefrocca to become a semifinalist (thank you very much for that Mel B.).
But this is the payoff: The Top 10 (now the Top 12) round is back. Instead of mediocre talents automatically becoming finalists, the sad display of mediocre talent that was Round 1 is going head to head with the same acts from Round 2 to compete for however many spots are in this week's finale.
And if the last results show demonstrated anything, it's that absolutely nothing is guaranteed. But because it's fun to speculate (and to piss and moan when someone who writes a column speculates differently), here is the America's Got Talent Examiner's best attempt at making sense of the Top 12.
As a reminder, absolutely nothing in this early forecast is guaranteed. During the semifinal forecast, Timber Brown and Dave Fenley were ranked 6th and 4th overall respectfully, but a dunk tank and a beat-boxing session outright crushed those chances and resulted in their eliminations. Above all else, how they perform next week will decide who advances and who is rejected.
But by this point, there definitely are expectations. They are as follows: