Michael Grimm wins America’s Got Talent. OMG!!! Season 5 of America’s Got Talent has come to an end and what an end. The finale was a real nail biter as America voted between the top four acts to decide who would walk away with the $1,000,000 prize.
America has been captivated as the Judges on the NBC show America’s Got Talent culled through the thousands of talent auditions to bring the number of contestants down to the top forty eight. Then the process of eliminations began with the television audience participating in the voting process along with Judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osborn and Howie Mandel.
Three gifted, talented and seasoned singers and one black light impressionist group ended up in the final four. From fourth place to first place they were:
Prince Poppycock/John Quale, 31 from Los Angeles, CA, an amazing talent, not only as an opera singer, but as a gifted performer, artist, and musician. Poppycock entertained and surprised the Judges and viewing audience with each and every show. Sharon Osborn titled Poppycock the male version of Lady Gaga. Morgan called him “my guilty little pleasure”.
Fighting Gravity, a group of fraternity brothers from Virginia Tech who came together to perform in a talent show for a charity went on to be in the finals of the biggest talent show on the planet. Osborn told the group “Your journey is just beginning and when you open in Las Vegas you had better give me a front row seat”.
Jackie Evancho, a ten year old opera singer from Pittsburgh, PA, who wowed both the judges and America with her voice and poise. Just two weeks before the finale the odds makers in Las Vegas had the little girl winning with 2/1 odds. Piers Morgan announced to all that she was his favorite to win, gushing praise upon the child after her last performance in the competition.
Michael Grimm, 30 from Waveland, Mississippi, was raised by his grandparents. When Hurricane Katrina ripped through Mississippi, Grimm’s grandparents lost their home.
Grimm who has been performing since the age of twelve told the judges he wanted to win the $1,000,000 to help his grandparents.
From the beginning Grimm gave solid performances, with Nick Cannon telling the television audience the first night, “Now that’s the voice of a superstar”. Howie Mandel told the Southern Soul singer/musician you are going to win this thing.
And now the poor southern boy from Mississippi who wanted to help his grandparents, who knew who he was and what he wanted, has won America’s Got Talent and America’s hearts. We wish you all the best Michael Grimm, stay true to yourself.