Many shows are guilty of building up the finals that oftentimes it’s disappointing. ‘America’s Got Talent’ wasn’t exactly that, but it was certainly lackluster. The show has literally overstayed its welcome by at least a month. Unfortunately the final performance show did not offer anything new from the acts. It was more of the same old, same old. In contrast, the most entertaining part of the show was seeing the acts that were in the Wild Card round and Top 10. They didn’t have the pressure of the judges. All of those acts did a brilliant job all the way through. Just from the judge’s feedback Tuesday night it was overwhelmingly obvious who the frontrunners were and those who did not live up to their expectations.
I was glad to see him do a more serious and traditional operatic aria for a change. The costume and headdress he wore was absolutely stunning. What surprised me the most when Piers Morgan buzzed him during his performance. His singing was absolutely wonderful. Granted, it wasn’t the campy stuff he’s been doing for the past few weeks. Nevertheless, something didn’t feel right with Prince Poppycock. More than likely he will probably place 3rd or 4th in the results show. Someone left a comment on one of my past reviews for ‘America’s Got Talent’. They said there are too many of the Prince Poppycock type shows in Vegas already.
He had the best performance out of the four acts. Once again I loved his song choice of “When a Man Loves a Woman”. He got a standing ovation from all of the judges. I read somewhere that Michael Grimm is the next Michael Bolton. Yes, I agree with that. However, I don’t see him winning the title. Instead, I think he’ll get a record deal out of it. That would be even better since only a fraction of the population would be able to see him in Vegas, whereas a CD is accessible to everyone.
How can you top perfection? She seems to do no wrong and the judges practically crowned her the winner Tuesday night. Yes, the operatic aria was challenging with its very high and low notes. One thing I did notice was towards the end she had to go into the low notes. On the first try she did not do very well, but the background music seemed to overshadow it. The second time she attempted those low notes she hit the mark. Ever since we first saw Jackie during the YouTube round I knew she would eventually be the winner.
Special Performance of Semi-Finals & Top 10 Acts
Right before the last act there was a special surprise in store for us with some of the returning acts from the Top 10 and other rounds. Harmonica Pierre started things off with his exceptional playing followed by the beautiful aerialists. Michael Grasso was next with his magic act and the first act to appear was Haspop and Anna & Patryk. Studio One Beasts Society appeared from behind the judge’s table with a truly fabulous routine. It was great seeing all of them again, because many of them were my favorites.
Last week I thought their performance was by far the weakest. If I thought last week wasn’t very good, Tuesday night was no exception either. It was actually a lot weaker. They were the only act not to receive a standing ovation from the judges. At least with Prince Poppycock he got a standing “O” from Sharon Osbourne. Piers really gave them a seriously negative critique on how they will be in Vegas, but they are not winning the title. He also said they made a serious mistake that the television viewers will notice. Quite frankly, I did not notice any mistake except at the end when the last one opened the door you could see the light, which I suppose it was to be dark.
My guess for the results show will be Fighting Gravity in fourth place, Prince Poppycock in third place, Michael Grimm in second place and Jackie Evancho as the winner of Season 5 of ‘America’s Got Talent’. The special guests will be illusionist David Copperfield, Usher, Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles Love and the Goo Goo Dolls. This has certainly been an entertaining season even if it was a little too drawn out.
America’s Got Talent, NBC