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A special 90-minute episode of "America's Got Talent" on Thursday narrowed the field of contestants down from 60 to 40. The episode aired on a special date and time in order to wrap up the Vegas portion of the competition before going on a three-week hiatus for NBC's coverage of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. When the show returns on Sept. 2, it will be for the live semifinal round in Hollywood.
After the taping of the auditions, one semifinal act, the Russian Bar Trio, had to forced to drop out of the competition because one member, Christine, suffered a serious injury while trying to do a jump. Fans have been asked to vote online for that act's replacement from a list of eight wild-card picks laid out by the judges at nbc.com/AmericasGotTalent.
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