America’s Got Talent finalists and winner are determined tonight, as Prince Poppycock, Jackie Evancho, Michael Grimm, and Fighting Gravity face off. AGT 2010 has been a hoot with celebrity judges Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne, and Piers Morgan. We all know that Piers Morgan will be replacing Larry King eventually on the famed Larry King Live time slot, and have yet to find out if the next season of AGT will bear this Brit’s antics.
The true match is between Prince Poppycock and Jackie Evancho. Now, my vote goes to Prince Poppycock because he seems more of what I would go see in Las Vegas over a 10 year old opera star. However – that’s not because I don’t like Jackie Evancho. I think she’s a doll and she’s got a superb voice. I also have a feeling that she has not gone unnoticed, and even if she doesn’t win this thing she will go on to do great things.
However, one blog posts notes that they don’t think that Poppycock will be in the final two based on last night’s performance. He’s an opera singer – much like Evancho, but he usually has sassiness and irony drenched in his performances. His song was sad and heavy, and was sang without a tweak of change. However, how could you ignore his costumes? That’s what really strikes me.
The post reads: “Prince Poppycock sang Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” beautifully last night despite clearly having some technical difficulties with his ear pieces. His costumes and set pieces were as spectacular as per usual. However, I have my doubts that Poppycock — my personal favorite — will be in the final two based on last night’s performance. Perhaps it was because he sang a classical opera piece without a stitch of irony, perhaps it was because the classical opera piece he sang was sad and heavy. Whatever it was, last night’s act lacked the subversiveness and sassiness of his earlier performances, and I’m afraid it will be overlooked by the voters.”
Jackie Evancho sang “Ave Maria” flawlessly, and I would bet my paycheck she will be in the final two tonight.
Michael Grimm’s rendition of “When a Man Loves a Woman” was the perfect blend of blues and soul that we have come to expect from this contender. Some say he’s got a clear shot into the top two slots.
Will tonight’s finale of America’s Got Talent 2010 evoke a surprising twist of events? Will there be a shocker – the most shocking thing to happen would for Jackie Evancho not to make it to the final two. However, all four acts have great talent, and hopefully people recognize this even if they don’t go on to become winners.
America’s Got Talent 9/14/2010 Aired