The America’s Got Talent top 4 performed to an audience that seemed wowed by them all. America definitely has a tough choice when it comes to who the winner should be, but here’s a review of how the top 4 of America’s Got Talent did, as well as who should be named the winner and who actually has the best chance at getting America’s votes:
Prince Poppycock – I have a feeling that votes between the three singers might divide America by musical preference, which is a good thing for Fighting Gravity, and a very bad thing for Prince Poppycock, who really kind of blew it this time around. He wanted to give America a fairytale ending with an emphasis on “fairy”, but kind of sucked all the fun out of his loveable character for his final performance. Singing an opera song in an America’s Got Talent top 4 that includes operatic angel Jackie Evancho is a very big mistake, and Prince Poppycock should have stuck with something more like his last two performances to avoid that comparison. He could have at least been a prince rescuing a prince, or dressed up like a real fairy. Plus Piers buzzed him, so he’s one of the contestants in the America’s Got Talent top 4 that I’m thinking doesn’t stand a chance.
Michael Grimm – Michael Grimm was one of my favorites in the America’s Got Talent top 4 and I’m still hoping he’ll emerge as the winner, but I can’t help but be upset that he didn’t sing Joe Cocker’s “With a Little Help from My Friends” (see Michael Grimm singing it here). “When A Man Loves a Woman” was really just too cliché and boring, and it really wasn’t best suited for Michael Grimm’s voice. However, he was in a good spot performing after Poppycock, and Howie predicted that he will win. Sharon even told Michael Grimm that Ozzy bet a hundred bucks he would emerge as the winner of ‘America’s Got Talent’ (however, that’s not much when you’re a multi-millionaire). Despite the song not being the best choice, when it comes to who out of the top 4 should be the winner, I’m going to stick with a voice that the music industry desperately needs nowadays: a real, raw one.
Jackie Evancho – However, if I had to choose who out of the top 4 America will choose as the winner of America’s Got Talent, I think they might go with this petite powerhouse that knows how to pronunciate. But while Ave Maria is a tough song and all, isn’t it a bit cliché and overdone? (In fact, didn’t an opera singer last year do it near the end of the show?) Jackie Evancho seems to be Piers’ favorite performer and who he would choose as the winner of America’s Got Talent, considering he called her best act he’s ever seen, and America is definitely enchanted with Jackie Evancho, as evidenced by how popular videos of the little angel are on YouTube. But you’ve got to love how Howie managed to refer to her performance as “death in a good way” when he tried to say her singing is what you would hear during a near-death experience.
Fighting Gravity – Wow, none of the top 4 acts of ‘America’s Got Talent’ were on tonight! The whole avante-garde door/elevator act was okay, but I much prefer when Fighting Gravity uses props like they did with the skateboard or tells a story like they did with the astronaut vs. space aliens act. This one was actually a bit boring to me, but the crowd absolutely ate it up. If I end up being wrong about America choosing Jackie Evancho as the winner of America’s Got Talent, I think Fighting Gravity has to be my second choice on who they will choose, followed by Michael Grimm and Prince Poppycock.
It’s hard not to hope that I’m wrong and my favorite out of the top 4 emerges as the winner of America’s Got Talent, but, regardless of their sub-par performances tonight, I would actually be okay with any of these talented acts stealing the show (and I have a feeling all of them will experience success regardless of whether or not they win).