On Tuesday night's episode of America's Got Talent, the judges brought back singer Thomas Day to compete in the semi-finals in one of the "wildcard" spots. Day was initially set to compete in the quarterfinals, but he later withdrew from the competition. At the time, he said that he withdrew due to football commitments. However, before his semi-finals performance, Day shared that he had to withdraw after he tested positive for COVID-19. Now, fans are expressing their confusion about the situation on Twitter, with many wondering why the singer wasn't forthcoming about why he could not compete during the quarterfinals.
Day was initially supposed to perform on the episode that aired on Aug. 25. According to Gold Derby, he told a fan via Cameo that the reason why he withdrew from AGT was due to his athletic commitments. "So what happened was, I withdrew because I couldn't make it because of football," he revealed at the time. "I am still pursuing music and in college. I'm gonna be pursuing music. But that's the truth. I wish there was something more to it … It makes me so sad that I can't perform, it really does." Although, shortly before he performed a rendition of Billie Eilish's "When the Party's Over" on Tuesday night's episode, he explained that both he and his mother tested positive for COVID-19 after they had traveled to Hollywood for the quarterfinals.
It's unclear exactly why Day told a fan that his commitment to football was the reason behind his quarterfinals absence. But, what's definitely clear is that AGT fans had plenty to say about Day being able to compete in the semi-finals as a "wildcard."
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Remember, people, DON’T VOTE for an act that decided to DROP OUT then decided to come back as a wildcard. #agt— Groot (@Grootiez) September 9, 2020
Uh Thomas that's not what you said online, you said you couldn't perform cause of football.
So was there a NDA to not say she got Covid or is this bullshit for the sympathy vote???? #AGT— Allie Bish (@AllieIsBatman18) September 9, 2020
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I feel so bad for Thomas but am glad he got a second chance. #agt— StarryMag (@StarryMag) September 9, 2020
Woah woah woah. Just found out that Thomas originally dropped out because of football, but on #AGT he says it was cause of covid??? Sooo which is it??— Harrison Koonts (@HKoonts) September 9, 2020