Aug. 6, 2013 at 10:25 AM ET
The best part of the live rounds on "America's Got Talent" is that the bad auditions are a thing of the past. Every act that hits the stage at this point in the competition has earned their spot there. But there's a downside too. Only one third of the acts that perform now make it through to the semifinals.
For judge Heidi Klum, that part of the process is proving to be tough.
"It's just shocking!" she said during a Tuesday morning visit to TODAY. "So many good ones leave. Last week, I was very upset because so many that I love left us. I liked the "Booty" song, B-O-O-T-Y — I loved them. I thought they were a lot of fun. I also loved the sword swallower, even though he was borderline a little bit dangerous. Maybe it was for the better, because who knows? He could have hurt himself going forward."
This week could be another sad one for Klum. On Tuesday, 12 more performers take the stage, and on Wednesday, eight of them say so long to their semifinals dreams.
"America's Got Talent" airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.