Most people have a dream, something they hope to accomplish or reach in their lifetime. “America’s Got Talent,” offer contestants the chance to fulfill their dream and become a star, by using their amazing talent.
On September 14, 2010, “America’s Got Talent,” season five’s top four finalists, featured Michael Grimm, Prince Poppycock, Fighting Gravity, and Jackie Evancho, in an amazing finale.
Prince Poppycock, a theatrical operatic and classical singer who wears outrageous self-designed costumes, performed first. He arrived on stage wearing an elaborately flaming red peacock head dress and a silver knight’s suit, as he stepped down the steps singing, “Nessun Dorma,” from a Puccini opera. He sang as a cold ice princess hung from the rafters. Piers Morgan hit the X buzzer, informing Prince Poppycock his act was self-indulgent, too serious, and not up to par as his previous fun appearances. Sharon Osbourne disagreed and they shared a little banter before Nick Cannon, the host, and Howie Mandel intervened.
Michael Grimm, a soulful southern singer and guitarist, performed a superb version of, Percy Sledge’s, “When A Man Loves A Woman.” Michael Grimm received a standing ovation from both the judges and audience. Sharon Osbourne reported her husband, Ozzy Osbourne bet a hundred dollars Michael would be the winner. Michael Grimm has a laid back personality but reveals his spirit through his music and also his sense of love for his family, when he shared a story about his grandparents who lost their home to Hurricane Katrina. He hopes to win to assist his grandparents who are his main source of support.
Little angel, ten year old, Jackie Evancho, originally a, “You Tube,” sensation, took over the stage as she sang a powerful version of, “Ava Maria.” The powerful full adult operatic tones that come out of this little girl will send shivers up your spine and bring a tear to your eyes. Piers Morgan reported, Jackie Evancho is a young girl who is one of the most unbelievable raw talent he’s ever seen in his years of judging, “America’s Got Talent.” Jackie Evancho, is a pure fan favorite to beat, due to her young age and her powerful mature voice.
“Fighting Gravity,” a group of college theatrical performers lit the stage with their black light and mirror imagery with shadows. The scenarios and illusions they create with shadow and light are destined for a Vegas stage show. Even with a little glitch at the end of their performance their stage act has been consistently outstanding. These college kids from Virginia Tech took a semester off to follow their dreams.
The top acts in the top ten came back to perform together in-between acts. A national tour of, “America’s Got Talent,” featuring the top ten will begin on October 1st, 2010. The national touring host will be, Jerry Springer, the host prior to Nick Cannon.
The final vote for, “America’s Got Talent,” finalist began after the show and on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 8 p.m. on the NBC channel a winner will be announced. Kevin Skinner was last year’s winner.
Go to, http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent/ for further information regarding, “America’s Got Talent,” Season Five 2010.