America’s Got Talent 2010 is on TV each Tuesday and Wednesday nights on NBC. The summer is over and this season is winding down. The top ten finalists will perform this week and America will again vote for the best of the best.
Here is a recap of last week’s show (9-1-10) that was exciting and fun to watch. Two of my favorite picks made it into the top ten. One is magician Michael Grasso who had class and style. He some how made a cool blonde disappear from a cage high up in the air and replace him onstage. All the while Michael was behind the judge’s holding out a red rose for Sharon Osbourne. Way, way cool.
My other favorite is the kids from Fighting Gravity who again wowed us with an original piece. They were running, jumping and skate boarding in the dark with their lit up costumes. No faces. No bodies. They were just invisible humans having fun with gravity. I like them more and more with each performance. They have a great Act.
My other favorite picks did not make it through to the top ten. The Ariel duo Michael Lipari & Ashleigh Dejon did good but not great. They were a wild card brought back by judge Sharon Osbourne after a disappointing Las Vegas performance. They returned with a daring last minute trick that wowed the audience a few weeks ago. Last week they played it safe and performed a graceful flying acrobatic number. America did not vote them into the top ten. Maybe they should have been more daring. Who knows?
I was a big fan of Murray the other semi-finalist magician. He auditioned great, went to Las Vegas and made a Ferrari appear onstage. He stepped it up a notch in Hollywood and made a girl disappear in a glass cage only to be replaced by a real live tiger. The girl jumped up behind the judge’s. It was fantastic. Last week, Murray made a huge train disappear onstage. All the while he talked and chatted way too much. The disappearing Act was great but I agreed with judge Piers Morgan. The presentation didn’t dazzle us. Murray was not voted into the top ten.
Everybody and I mean everybody is making a big deal about the ten-year-old Opera singer Jackie Evancho. She sounds so great it is almost like watching a thirty-year-old seasoned performer. Her singing voice is just incredible. She has a right to be in the top ten and America voted for her. On the other hand, I noticed she ran out of breathe right at the end of her song and stopped her note right away. Of course she received a standing ovation from the audience and the judge’s. I will predict she will make the top five and there will be a show down between her and Prince Poppycock the other Opera singer. I can’t wait!
The big surprise for me last week was cyclist Jeremy Vanschoonhoven. During rehearsal he was injured badly after a daring jump. In all that pain he went through his balancing Act. He failed on the second jump but everybody was on their feet because it was so exciting. He climbed a fake mountain and jumped down each waterfall with ease. It was incredible to watch and scary too. Jeremy had to sit down after because of the pain. By sheer will he was voted into the top ten. I wonder what his next balancing performance will be like. We will all know this week.
Here are the top ten finalists on this year’s America’s Got Talent 2010. Magician Michael Grasso, the college group Fighting Gravity and Opera singers Jackie Evancho and Prince Poppycock. The dance crew Studio One Young Beast Society, stunt cyclist Jeremy Vanschoonhoven, ballroom dancers Anna and Patryk and singers Michael Grimm, Christina & Ali and Taylor Mathews.