The “America’s Got Talent” vote will send four acts on to the finals of “America’s Got Talent” 2010, and the big question for many of us is whether 10-year-old opera singer Jackie Evancho will be one of those acts. Her performance last night would seem to guarantee her a spot in the finals, even though judge Sharon Osbourne couldn’t understand a word she sang (and yet she can understand her husband?) and fellow judge Piers Morgan was too busy discussing his place in history to pay her enough mind.
Her performance was fabulous. Her voice didn’t fall flat as it did at the end of last week’s performance, and the way they set the stage for her made it look as though she was floating on a cloud – guess the producers really bought into that “voice of an angel” theme! The fact that she sang last also indicates she’ll move on – they always save the best acts for last so as to build ratings. But who will join Jackie in next week’s finals?
Though tween dancers Anna and Patryk are clearly talented, I think Anna’s slip during last night’s performance probably killed their already-slim chances of moving on. There’s just too much talented competition. (Five-second timeout to lament the fact that Alice Tan Ridley, Gabourey Sidibe’s mom was eliminated last week; yes, I’m still bitter.)
Instead, Fighting Gravity and Prince Poppycock seem like locks for the finals with Jackie. They are both crowd-pleasers who would fit really well on the Las Vegas stage where the winner will be ensconced.
So who will get the final berth? I’m going to go out on a limb and say Studio One Young Beast Society. These dancers have arguably improved the most throughout the season, and the audience loves to see that. I also think they’d do great in Vegas – whereas I’d rather see Jackie headlining at the Met, where people would really appreciate her talent.