'AGT' Fans Demand the Show Rethink "Unfair" Wildcard Pick Thomas Day

Kayla Keegan
·3 mins read

From Good Housekeeping

  • The first semifinals episode of America's Got Talent airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.

  • Among the semifinalists is wildcard pick Thomas Day, who previously bowed out of the competition earlier in season 15.

  • Fans have thoughts about the NBC show's call to bring Thomas back over other previously eliminated contestants.

America's Got Talent is giving a few lucky standout performers a second chance at the season 15 title.

Like in years past, the NBC show has elected to call back previously eliminated "wildcard" contestants for the semifinals round. So far, the show has shared that both the dance group Dance Town Family and singer Thomas Day have been chosen as wildcards for season 15.

While Dance Town Family was sent home by voters during the third week of quarterfinals, Thomas, by contrast, reportedly withdrew himself from the show "due to football commitments." Now though, it looks like the young artist has changed his mind and will once again appear on AGT. That said, some fans aren't so sure how they feel about his return.

"I don’t want to be rude, I think Thomas is a great singer! But this is unfair, he didn’t perform on QF and now he gets a spot in the Semis, so injustice for the contestants that didn’t make it!" one fan wrote alongside an Instagram promoting Tuesday night's latest episode. "HOW IS THOMAS DAY IN THE SHOW HE LITERALLY WITHDREW WEEKS AGO," another exclaimed in the comments section. Plenty of others demanded that the show instead bring back other season 15 contestants, such as singer Sheldon Riley or the Wildcats cheer team.

Though many made it known that they believe another contestant should be in his place, there were also some fans excited about Thomas gracing the AGT stage again. "FINALLY THOMAS YAYYYY," one fan declared. "Thomas is definitely the best, he has to win the competition ..." a different fan commented.

Regardless of how you feel about Thomas as a wildcard, he'll still have to step it up if he wants to be crowned this season's champion. Remember, powerhouse acts like Archie Williams, Alan Silva, Roberta Battaglia, and W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew are all still in the competition. With each week that passes, it only gets harder for the remaining contestants to stand out. All we know is that Thomas will really have to pull out a show-stopping performance this week if he's serious about being the next winner.

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