Finally, an "America's Got Talent" with a few surprises – and I'm not talking about how shockingly uninspiring that performance by the cast of the Broadway show "Bring It On" was. (If the judges were allowed to buzz guest performers, we surely would have seen an X or two -- or three -- up there during that snoozy number.)
The wild-card results show Wednesday night, on which Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City also performed, didn't pan out quite the way many probably imagined. And though judges Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel kept telling us anything could happen, even they seemed startled by how things shook out.
Stern, at least, wasn't too pleased. "I think America got some of these things wrong tonight, I really do," he said at one point. When one batch of results didn't go as he would have liked, he barked, "This is a crime!"
The unexpected twists came early, with 10-year-old mariachi singer Sebastien "El Charro de Oro" besting crossbow sharpshooter Ben Blaque, as well as the balancing duo the Bandbaz Brothers, to move on to the semifinals. Perhaps only Mandel, who had picked the young vocalist for the wild-card round, and Sebastien himself weren't surprised. The singer compared himself to "America's Got Talent" success story Jackie Evancho -- a "small package" with a big voice.