Thursday, August 11, 2011

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER



Live performance: Teenage YouTube sensation Rebecca Black performed her song Friday live on America's Got Talent tonight



As far as Internet sensations go, she has been one of the most successful after her song Friday attracted more than 100 million views.



So it was fitting that Rebecca Black was invited to perform on tonight's results show for the YouTube week of America's Got Talent.



And the 14-year-old star, who was widely derided for her heavy use of auto-tune on the much-maligned song, seemed determined to prove her critics wrong by singing it live.





Impact: The young internet sensation looked self assured and confident as she added a section of new song My Moment into the mix





Wearing a glittery tunic style dress and black tights, the singer looked confident and self assured as she sang and performed alongside a group of dancers.



She also added some sections of her latest single 'My Moment' into the number.



Her performance tonight came after it emerged that she has left school and is now home schooled after being bullied.



'When I walk by they'll start singing Friday in a really nasally voice,' she told ABC news. 'Or, they'll be like, "Oh hey, Rebecca, guess what day it is?"'





Black tie: Rebecca wore a glittery black tunic style dress and black tights for the energetic performance





Meanwhile, other YouTube sensations hoping to become as famous as Rebecca, competed for the audience vote in the results show.



Glow in the dark trick cyclist Matt Wilhelm made it to the semi finals of the show, with judge Howie Mandel calling him 'original and different.'



Judge Piers Morgan added that he thought the Chicago BMX biker could go 'all the way,' and win the big prize - a cool $1 million plus a headline show at Las Vegas's Caesar's Palace.





Triumphant: glow in the dark trick cyclist Matt Wilhelm made it through to the semi finals of the show





Success: Dance troupe Gymkana beat out Glee style choir Powerhouse on tonight's talent show







Delighted: Dancers Gymkana were overjoyed when the American public voted to put them through





Also triumphant were acrobatics group Gymkana, who beat the rather cringe-worthy Powerhouse choir who got their inspiration from TV show Glee.



'I just love the fact that you guys are still at college and do what you do,' judge Sharon Osbourne told the victorious troupe.



Singer Kevin Colis was also put through in a tough category after he impressed with his rendition of Bruno Mars's The Lazy Song.





Overwhelmed: Kevin Colis from Texas, made it through after impressing the judges with a Bruno Mars song





Tough decisions: Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel seemed pleased with the outcome of tonight's results show where more acts were decided for the semi finals





Delighted: Beth Ann Robinson impressed all three judges, with Sharon calling her a 'special young lady'





'You are a tough category but I think you can give them a run for their money,' judge Howie Mandel told the Texan singer.



'I'm overwhelmed from all the support,' the curly haired crooner told the audience.



Joining him was 14-year-old ballet dancer Beth Ann Robinson whose performance mixed traditional ballet with contemporary dance.



'You are a very special young lady,' Sharon told her. 'At 14, to be able to move like that - you make dance look effortless.'





Back next week: The gothic, zombie style West Springfield Dance Group were saved by judge Sharon Osbourne's wild card



All 12 acts had won a chance to get their big break by posting audition videos online for the YouTube round.



Crashing out of the show were acrobatics team Aeon, 'clogging' group TNC Elite, child contortionist Breena Bell, illusionist Brett Daniels, freestyle basketballer Kalani, and adorable, talented bulldog Gabe Rocks.



Judge Piers Morgan didn't look too disappointed to see Gabe Rocks go, as part of the dog's act yesterday was to pretend to urinate on his image.





Eliminated: Show dog act Gabe Rocks failed to get through to the next round, much to the delight of judge Piers





Rebecca Black - My Moment & Friday [ LIVE on America's Got Talent 2011 ]





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