Twitter is divided over 'AGT' deepfake act making it through to the finals

During this week's live America's Got Talent results show Wednesday, two more acts moved on to the finals – comedian Mike E. Winfield and artificial intelligence technology group Metaphysic – the latter of whom had viewers divided on social media on whether or not they deserved to advance.

Metaphysic, a group that uses A.I. technology to create hyper-real content, made a big impression on judge Simon Cowell during their audition when they used deepfake technology to turn Simon into a world-class opera singer. Following their audition, Simon even stated that he finally found the "perfect contestant"... himself!

And on Tuesday night during the fourth round of the Quarterfinals, they brought Howie Mandel and Terry Crews into the mix, which had Simon even more in love as he shared, "This is not the best act of the night. This is the best act of the series so far." Howie hilariously stated, "It's like Il Divo but it's Il Stupido," referring to the Italian classical crossover vocal group.

However, on Wednesday, despite some viewers saying that Metaphysic is "not talent" and argued that, while cool, it's more like an app not an act, Simon shared how thrilled he is to find out what Metaphysic does next.

"It was one of the most original – I actually feel bad for the three singers, also, because it was a combined effort to be fair. So respect to the three singers in addition to you two gentlemen as well," said Simon. "Your talent, the two of you is, honestly, one of the most unique things we've ever seen on the show. I think the fact you're through to the final, God only knows what you'll do next. You'll make it a more exciting final, so I'm thrilled for you actually. Congratulations."

Video transcript

TERRY CREWS: America has voted.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

The first act going into the finals is--

KYLIE MAR: During this week's live "America's Got Talent" results show Wednesday, two more acts moved on to the finals. Comedian Mike E. Winfield and Metaphysic. The latter of whom had viewers divided on social media on whether or not they deserve to advance.

SIMON COWELL: It was one of the most origi-- I actually feel bad for the three singers also because it was a combined effort last night to be fair. So respect to the three singers, in addition to two gentlemen as well.

KYLIE MAR: Metaphysic, a group that uses AI technology to create hyper-real content, made a big impression on judge, Simon Cowell, during their audition when they used deepfake tech to turn Simon into a world-class opera singer. And on Tuesday night, they brought Howie Mandel and Terry Crews into the mix, which had Simon even more in love.

HOWIE MANDEL: It's like El Divo, but it's El Stupido.

[SINGING]

SIMON COWELL: This is not the best act of the night?

HOWIE MANDEL: What?

SIMON COWELL: This is the best act of the series.

HOWIE MANDEL: Yes! It was beautiful.

KYLIE MAR: And on Wednesday, despite some viewers saying that Metaphysic is not talent, and "while kind of cool, it's an app. Not an act or show," Simon shared how thrilled he is to find out what Metaphysic does next.

SIMON COWELL: Honestly, one of the most unique things we've ever seen on this show. I think the fact you're through to the final-- God only knows what you're going to do next. [INAUDIBLE] make it an exciting, a more exciting final. So I'm thrilled for you actually. Congratulations.