America has voted and the top four finalists were chosen on America’s Got Talent 2010. The top ten show Tuesday night (9-7-10) was filled with two hours of great entertainment. All the performers stepped it up and the field of talent this year was the most competitive ever. Of course there were big surprises over America’s vote that was revealed on Wednesday night.
I am a big fan of this show and I am also a strict voter. I do not give my votes to just anyone. I give them to the performer who has completely entertained me. Tuesday night I split my votes between three Acts, opera singer Prince Poppycock, the group Fighting Gravity and magician Michael Grasso. I agreed with judge Piers Morgan who was shocked when Poppycock and Grasso faced each other onstage according to the votes. All the judges thought both deserved to be in the top four. One of them was going to be sent home and it was the magician.
Michael Grasso came back as a Wild Card after failing in Las Vegas. Judge Sharon Osbourne asked him to return and he has wowed everyone with his magic. For three performances now I have been trying to figure out how he does this disappearing Act with his lovely ladies. I cannot explain it. Michael had the cool factor and he was smooth. I voted for him but it wasn’t enough. All of the judges were shocked and so was I when he was eliminated.
Prince Poppycock delivered on Tuesday night yet again an outrageous performance. He did a complete turn around from opera to singing Yankee Doodle Dandy with U.S. flags flying. It truly was an over-the-top tribute to America. He created this spectacle with fireworks and a dancing woman dressed as the state capitol building. Hilarious. Judge Howie Mandel said Poppycock is already a Las Vegas show. America voted him into the final four.
The big shock of the evening for me was with stunt cyclist Jeremy Vanschoonhoven and singing duo Christina & Ali. According to the votes both were sent home at the same time onstage. Everybody was saddened including the judges. I think everyone wanted Jeremy to go onto the final. He had the most daring Act who was injured in the semi-finals. By sheer fighting spirit he made it into the top ten. Tuesday night he delivered an incredible balancing show on his bike. America didn’t vote him into the final.
There was no surprise with ten-year-old opera singer Jackie Evancho. She was voted into the top four. That girl has an incredible career ahead of her even if she doesn’t win the title. The votes brought Jackie up against ballroom dancers Anna & Patryk. On Tuesday night Anna fell right before her performance number and everybody saw it. She picked herself up and danced with all she had. What a trouper. Judge Piers Morgan brought them back as a Wild Card and they made it to the top ten. They were eliminated from the final.
Michael Grimm on Tuesday night put his guitar down and opened up to the audience. He sang a soulful rendition of Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together. Judge Piers Morgan praised him for being consistent throughout the whole summer. Judge Howie Mandel believes Michael could win because he is that good. America voted him into the final four.
Fighting Gravity has also been consistent all summer long. They are original and inventive. On Tuesday night they created a man walking on the moon with rocks reflecting lasers into the night sky. It is all done in darkness with just lights and white costumes with no human flesh. Incredible. All of the judges believe they are the group to beat on this year’s America’s Got Talent 2010. They are so right. I voted for them and so did America. They made it into the final four.