125 million people watched this season of America’s Got Talent, which came down to four very different, but indisputably gifted performers. For its finale, the show decided to let their finalists live their own dream by performing with a superstar, and the results were as spectacular as the final vote!
Prince Poppycock and Donna Summer did a disco medley in their best dress, and the Prince returned to fine, flamboyant form, and the disco diva had a wonderful time, too, playing not so hard to get, through The Last Dance and Enough Is Enough. Neon pink proved the most memorable coiffe yet for his Highness!
Michael Grimm and Jewel took a sexy turn with Me and Bobby McGee, with Jewel providing some not to sweet gyrations against Michael’s raspy tone and riffs, The two shared the microphone, and let the passion pour!
Fighting Gravity brought Lionel Richie’s Dancin’ on the Ceiling to life, and the audience to their feet through their fanciful, high-energy romp through the choruses! Richie exclaimed, “These guys really know how to do it!” as he belted outthe favorite tune, and of course, the boys weren’t giving away any of their secrets!
Jackie Evancho sang Time to Say Goodbye with Sarah Brightman, the woman the young protégé credits for teaching her how to sing from those early Phantom of the Opera cd’s. The performance was ethereal, and the mutual affection between the sopranos was more than sincere.
Prince Poppycock was first to depart, with a most honorable fourth-place vote, and honest appreciation from Piers Morgan. Fighting Gravity was next, Vegas-bound no matter the vote, and they surely know it! Michael Grimm and Jackie Evancho stood in that unending silence before the final vote, the agony becoming palpable for both. Michael Grimm’s name was called, and pure gratitude flooded his eyes, along with need for affirmation, as he asked, “Is this real?” more than once from host Nick Cannon. It’s been a long road from Waveland, MS for Grimm, but there is a pot of gold waiting for this pure-hearted blues man.
Performances from Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles Love show from the Mirage Las Vegas, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Usher, along with some of the “Best of the Worst” from the AGT All Stars, including Nick Cannon and T Payne joining the memorable Sponjetta for a reprise of her In My Studio. It will probably be a hit for her now!
After a season like this, there has to be an even more captive audience waiting for America’s Got Talent 2011!
America’s Got Talent telecast, September 15, 2010 NBC-TV.