‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 12: Meet the 21 Semifinalists! (VIDEO)

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 12: Meet the 21 Semifinalists! (VIDEO)

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 12: Meet the 21 Semifinalists! (VIDEO)

Year after year, America’s Got Talent lives up to its name, and year after year, we’re stunned by performances the likes of which we’ve never before seen.

The NBC reality competition is heading into its semifinal rounds next week, and we’ve collected videos and bios for all 21 acts still in the running at this point.

Witness the superstars-in-the-making in the gallery above — including a singer who survived a plane crash, one who lost her hearing, and even one who gained his sight.

America’s Got Talent Season 12 airs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 12: Meet the 21 Semifinalists! (VIDEO)
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1. Angelica Hale

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1. Angelica Hale

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Talk about “rising up!”

This 9-year-old from Atlanta overcame severe case of severe bacterial pneumonia and organ failure in 2013, thanks to a live-saving kidney transplant from her mother in 2013. Her right lung is scarred, as well… but you’d never know it from the way she belts out Andra Day in this clip!

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2. Billy & Emily England

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2. Billy & Emily England

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Simon Cowell already knew this brother-and-sister duo had talent — they’d wowed him on Britain’s Got Talent.

Now they’re living in America and ready to conquer AGT with their daredevil roller-skating routine, which they’ve been developing ever since their mother first got them skates as kids.

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3. Celine Tam

3. Celine Tam

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This 9-year-old from Hong Kong is named Celine, and her younger sister is named Dion. Get it?!

She’s been singing all over the world, wowing audiences with performances like this rendition of “My Heart Will Go On.”

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4. Chase Goehring

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4. Chase Goehring

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This Tennessean singer-songwriter was taught piano… and then he taught himself guitar and ukulele through YouTube.

Check out his unique mix of singing and rapping — even if his original song “A Capella” is, as he admits, not a capella.

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5. Christian Guardino

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5. Christian Guardino

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There’s a reason this 17-year-old from Long Island has been invited to sing everywhere from the New York Stock Exchange to Michelle Obama’s Fit 2 Challenge Gala.

He has an ear for music, likely because he was completely blind until a groundbreaking gene treatment gave him sight at age 12.

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6. Colin Cloud

6. Colin Cloud

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Fancying himself “the closest thing to a real-life Sherlock Holmes,” this Scottish stage deductionist’s fascination with the fictional detective inspired him to study criminal profiling.

Now he’s been described as “one of the greatest thought readers of all time,” as NBC says.

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7. Darci Lynne

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7. Darci Lynne

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Meet Darci! And her friend Petunia! This 12-year-old’s gift for ventriloquism has gotten her wins at state and national talent contests, as well as TV gigs around the world.

In fact, the Oklahoma tween is so devoted to the voice-throwing trick, she recently gave up gymnastics to pursue performing full-time.

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8. DaNell Daymon & Greater Works

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8. DaNell Daymon & Greater Works

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DaNell, this contemporary gospel choir’s director, hails from Seattle — but the other singers have been recruited from all over the country: D.C., NYC, Atlanta, Portland, et cetera.

See how they rouse the audience to their feet with this roof-raising rendition of “This Little Light of Mine.”

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9. Diavolo

9. Diavolo

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Jacques Heim has been directing this dance company for the last 25 years, developing an unforgettable “architecture in motion” dance style incorporating large, kinetic, on-stage structures.

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10. Eric Jones

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10. Eric Jones

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Hard to see any illusion here! This dude specializes in close-up magic, and he even took on the challenge of the TV Show Penn & Teller: Fool Us and successfully fooled legendary magicians Penn and Teller.

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11. Evie Clair

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11. Evie Clair

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She’s 13 now, but this Arizona gal has been singing and playing piano since the age of 2.

She sings to cheer up her father, who was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer about a year ago and told he had a 5 percent chance of survival.

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12. In the Stairwell

12. In the Stairwell

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This boy band, of sorts, formed over a decade ago when a bunch of U.S. Air Force Academy freshmen got together to practice their a capella in the only place they could. (We’ll give you three guesses, and the first two don’t count!)

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13. Johnny Manuel

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13. Johnny Manuel

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This rising talent from Flint, Michigan, is entirely self-taught. He learned to sing by mimicking the songs he heard on the radio — probably including the one you see him nail in this video, Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.”

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14. Kechi

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14. Kechi

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She lives in Texas now, but Kechi was born and raised in Nigeria — where, in 2005, she survived a plane crash that killed 107 out of 109 passengers and left her with third-degree burns over most of her body.

But the important part is that she survived, and she’s been using her talent to raise money for other burn trauma victims.

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15. Light Balance

15. Light Balance

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What happens when dancers, choreographers, designers, and programmers team up and cover themselves in LED lights? In the case of this Ukrainian dance troupe, a mind-bending performance emerges out of the pitch black.

Watch them trip the light fantastic in the clip above.

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16. Mandy Harvey

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16. Mandy Harvey

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A connective tissue disorder claimed this Florida woman’s sense of hearing 10 years ago. She abandoned her dreams of singing, but only temporarily.

Now this 29-year-old uses vibrations to feel the tempo of her songs — like this original, “Try” — and her pitch-perfect voice even wowed Simon Cowell.

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17. Merrick Hanna

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17. Merrick Hanna

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This 12-year-old from California taught himself popping and locking by watching videos online, and it wasn’t long before he was competing against adult dancers.

Now he’s a bona fide viral video star himself, and he uses his experiences acting in professional Shakespearean productions to bring life to his robot characters.

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18. Mike Yung

18. Mike Yung

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This Brooklyn singer was poised to become a successful recording artist four decades ago, when he was signed to T-Electric, the same label as Etta James and Luther Vandross.

But T-Electric went bankrupt, and Mike’s debut album was never released. He’s been busking in the NYC subways for 37 years now, and his dream is still to release that album.

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19. Preacher Lawson

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19. Preacher Lawson

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Preacher, a 26-year-old from Orlando, says he’s a stand-up comedian — “which means, I’m unemployed, and I do stand-up on the side.”

As a kid, he moved 20 times in 10 years, and everywhere he went, he observed the people around him and channeled those observations into comedy to connect to strangers.

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20. Sara and Hero

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20. Sara and Hero

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Hero really lived up to his name — the pooch pulled owner Sara Carson out of her teenage depression.

After learning dog training from YouTube, Sara is now a dog trainer in her own right… as you can see by the tight choreography she and Hero show off in this clip.

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21. Yoli Mayor

21. Yoli Mayor

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Dubbed “the Cuban Adele,” this 21-year-old is a self-taught singer-songwriter who learns everything from ear and has duly impressed her hometown of Miami. Now she’s bringing her powerhouse pipes to the national stage.

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Year after year, America’s Got Talent lives up to its name, and year after year, we’re stunned by performances the likes of which we’ve never before seen.

The NBC reality competition is heading into its semifinal rounds next week, and we’ve collected videos and bios for all 21 acts still in the running at this point.

Witness the superstars-in-the-making in the gallery above — including a singer who survived a plane crash, one who lost her hearing, and even one who gained his sight.

America’s Got Talent Season 12 airs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.