The 1st semi finals and my takes are:
Bad Boys of Ballet - Little edgier or badder than before which is good. But still I wanted to fast forward their act
Mara - She tonned down her emotion a bit but still made my ears hurt. She's 12 but wanted to sing with grown up emotion, that won't work.
Paul Leti - Bad on the lower register
David and Leeman - I have never seen a magic act talk so much. Again, I couldn't tell if they are a comedy or magic act but their act is short on magic for sure.
Migual Dakota -Not a good song choice for him.
The So So:
Mike Super - A run of the mill disappear and re-appear act. How he got the florecent paint on the audience hands was a good trick but I still don't like magician who talks a lot.
Aerial Animation -There was some dead air in the act that looks like she mis-timed something
Flight Crew - Some mis-cue in their performance
Emily West - The best singer other than Quintavios. She already had a record deal and it showed that she's a seasoned veteran.
Sons of Serendip - A fine but not exciting performance.
Audrey Moraru - Botched the finla move but still a excellent performance.
Dan Natureman - I liked his last routine more. Heidi needed to lighten up a bit as all comedy acts tend to offend some sections of the population willingly or unwillingly. But now I know why there're no German comedians.