Nick Cannon, Kadie Lynn 

 Nick Cannon, Kadie Lynn 


Updated on Sept. 8, 2016: Kaufman County singer Kadie Lynn Roberson, 12, was stopped short of the finals of America's Got Talent on Wednesday night. 

Though this competition has always loved its singers, it's also been big on novelty acts that can play a theater in Vegas. 

The final 10 includes a contortionist, a juggler and mentalists. And some sort of mime? Of course there are singers, too.

 The finalists are: mime (?) Tape Face; original singer Grace VanderWaal; "NFL magician" Jon Dorenbos; singer Sal Valentinetti; controversial young opera singer Laura Bretan; juggler Viktor Kee; mentalists The Clairvoyants; singer Brian Justin Crum; teen contortionist Sofie Dossi; and quartet Linkin' Bridge.

The live finale will be on Sept. 13 at 7; the results will be announced on a live show the next night at 7.

Previously: "The incredible" Kadie Lynn Roberson will find out tonight if she has a chance at the $1 million prize on America's Got Talent.

That's what host Nick Cannon called the 12-year-old singer from Kemp, Texas, on Tuesday after she performed an emotional cover of LeeAnn Womack's "I Hope You Dance" during the live semifinals. After she finished, judge Mel B urged everyone to vote for Kadie Lynn and series creator Simon Cowell said it was "the perfect choice of song."

Only five of the 11 performers Tuesday will advance to the finals of the reality TV competition show. Acts included singers, magicians, jugglers, mentalists and a contortionist. 

The five finalists will be announced during a live results show on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. on NBC.

The live finale will be on Sept. 13 at 7; the results will be announced on a live show the next night at 7.

Judges also include comedian Howie Mandel; and supermodel-TV personality Heidi Klum.

Auditions are already open for Season 12.

The first seven cities for "open call" auditions have announced, including Austin on Nov. 19. Other cities are: Chicago on Nov. 12, Cleveland on Dec. 10; Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 7; Las Vegas on Jan. 19; Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 1; and Los Angeles on Feb. 11. More cities will be added later.

Aspiring contestants can also submit videos and learn more about the audition process on the America's Got Talent audition website:

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