Quintavious Johnson on America's Got Talent 2014
Quintavious Johnson performing on America's Got Talent 2014.Screenshot from America's Got Talent YouTube Page

It's cut-throat competition on "America's Got Talent" 2014 season 9 with the top 12 giving their best during the live performance on Tuesday. The audience will have a hard time who to vote for not only because of the startling performances but also praises from judges Howie Mandel, Howard Stern, Mel B and Heidi Klum.

Where to Watch Live:

The elimination round of "America's Got Talent" will be telecast live on NBC at 8:00 PM, Wednesday (6:30 am IST, Thursday). Only six of the 12 participants will advance to the finals to be aired next week.

Live performance of the remaining top 12 participants on Tuesday was good with almost all of them managing to impress the judges and audience alike. However, host Nick Cannon will call out only six names, who have qualified for next week's finals, while the other six will be sent home tonight.

Recap of top 12 acts on Tuesday:

Mara Justine: The 12-years-old singer mesmerized everyone with her rendition of "Perfect" by Pink with a backing choir. Judges Mel B and Howard Stern described her performance as "perfect".

David and Leeman: The magicians impressed everyone again with their trick. The judges were asked to pick random numbers from 1 to 99 and choose a balloon containing a lottery ticket. Each judge's number are in sync with the ticket except for Howrad's which was wrong by one. Then the magician duo showed the back of their shirts which read: "Howard's will be off by one".

Serendip: The band sang "Ordinary World" by Duran Duran and impressed everyone with their rendition. Howie Mandel described them as the "most talented group in the competition."

Christian Stoinev: The hand balancer returned with a bang after receiving criticisms last week. He performed a police-themed act to "Latch" by Disclosure on Tuesday and impressed everyone. Mel B described it as his best performance in the show.

Emil and Dariel: The cellists performed "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith with a backing choir. Mel B feels that it was an amazing performance while Heidi thought they could have done better.

Acroarmy: The acrobats performed a red-hot Chinese theme with breath-taking stunts and fierce dance. They even formed human pyramid during the performance. Howie's "Wow" says it all.

Quintavious Johnson: The 12-year-old boy belted out Mary J. Blige's hit song, "I'm Going Down" during the live performance. He rendered the song effortlessly and the judges gave him a standing ovation after his performance. Mel B said that the boy could win the title hands down.

Mike Super: After several tricks over the weeks, the mystifier stunned everyone by matching the number he predicted with the currency number. Heidi said, "I don't know what to say, this was super."

Blue Journey: The shadow dancing duo performed a routine with a shadow hand but failed to impress the judges. Mel B described the act as "unique" but thought it was a little boring. Howie also thinks that they should have given more.

Emily West: The singer performed "Nights In White Satin" by The Moody Blue and impressed both the judges and audience alike. Mel B said that she had nailed it again.

Mat Franco: The close-up magician once again stunned the judges and audience with his trick. This time, he used Mel B's phone to perform the trick. Mel B thinks the act "genius."

Miguel Dakota: The singer and guitarist performed "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones. Heidi thinks that his "voice got lost today" while Howie thinks he could win the title.

Who do you think will make it to the finals? Watch the elimination episode tonight.

(Image Credit: America's Got Talent YouTube Page)