Wednesday’s results show was serious business for twelve talented acts, and no time was wasted getting to votes! Within the first 10 minutes, four favorite acts faced the vote, and not one got the go-ahead for finals! After that surprising twist, there were still more to come, and the choices were:
Anna and Patryk. These tweens sparkle and sizzle like nothing since Fred and Ginger on the dance floor, and it was hardly surprising that they made the finals. These wild-card picks have made the most of this moment, and get better every time they take the stage. Piers Morgan was naturally grinning with gloat for his prized pair, and it will be fun to see them go for it!
A sweeping move came next, voting these three acts through at once…
Michael Grimm. This Mississippi boy made his grandparents, state, and America plump with pride with his Tuesday night number that proved even streptococcus was just another bump in his road to roll over! He is certain to have a career from now on, so better days are ahead!
Taylor Mathews. His performance Tuesday may not have been his best, but it was enough to garner him those customary squeals from the audience, and I’m certain more from living rooms and bedrooms across America. Those who squeal can also vote, and this kid has talent and appeal out the wazoo!
Prince Poppycock. There was no doubt after Tuesday night that this Prince would be ordered for another command performance, and once again, his words of humble gratitude were sincere. His is a moving story of an outsider growing up who has found affirmation and an audience. This prince will have a stage for years to come.
Christina and Ali. The judges were forced to choose between Connor Doran and the sisters for the final selection, and it was all about the heart! These young people have captivated and lifted every person who has witnessed their rise, and their beauty shines from within through talents that personify overcoming. Sharon Osbourne was forced to make the final decision, and she rightly described it as “having to break one heart, or two”. She chose the sisters, and they gushed with joy and gratitude to the many who love their heart even more than their harmonies!
Jimmy Fallon did a lightning round of comedian impressions that even got Piers Morgan laughing and standing in ovation. Last season’s favorites, Recycled Percussion did their own ladder-banging, Barracuda, and reminded contestants to hold onto hope, because it took them 15 years to arrive at their own Vegas show at the MGM Grand. Australian Kylie Minogue offered up an American premiere for Get Outta My Way, from her latest album, Aphrodite.
Next week’s acts may be the biggest offering of all-at-once talent in the show’s history, so look for votes to set records, too!
America’s Got Talent telecast, August 25, 2010 NBC TV.