In the recent season 18 of the reality television and talent competition series “America’s Got Talent,” STEEL PANTHER did not secure a spot in the Top 10 rankings
The second night of the season showcased performances from 11 artists, among them the California glam metal jesters, all vying for a chance to reach the final round. Only 55 acts progressed to the “America’s Got Talent” live shows after a rigorous selection process that involved auditions from hopefuls across the globe. These remaining contestants were divided into groups of 11, engaging in weekly competition across five nights. From each of these nights, only two acts earned the coveted passage to the finale.
Dedicated fans actively participated by casting their votes weekly to determine the two acts that would advance to the ultimate stage. The outcomes were revealed on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Regrettably, based on the overnight voting in the United States, STEEL PANTHER did not qualify for this season’s grand finale. The band graced the stage during the previous night’s episode of “America’s Got Talent,” treating the audience to their iconic track “Death To All But Metal” from their 2009 album “Feel the Steel.” Notably, they made adjustments to some of the provocative lyrics to align with NBC‘s primetime broadcasting standards.
Earlier tonight, STEEL PANTHER released the following statement via social media: “Huge thanks to all the fans who voted for us on America’s Got Talent! It wasn’t in the cards this time BUT, don’t you worry…like a bad case of herpes, you can’t get rid of us that easily. The battle rages on and we will NEVER stop flying the banner of Heavy Metal! #HeavyMetalRules”.
During their “America’s Got Talent” audition back in May, STEEL PANTHER captivated the judges by pledging lifetime backstage passes and concert tickets to Heidi and Sofia. This was ahead of their lively performance of the song “Eyes Of A Panther.” Lead singer Michael Starr took the opportunity to inform Cowell and Mandel that the band boasts six studio albums along with multiple live records.