The “America’s Got Talent” finals got underway on Tuesday and apparently, America is starting to tire of the reality talent competition. Then again, maybe it was the 15-minute presidential speech that threw the show’s ratings off.
“America’s Got Talent” did win the night in the 18-to-49 demographic with a 2.3 rating.
The 12 “AGT” finalist acts performed on Tuesday’s live show from Radio City Music Hall, competing for six spots in next week’s finale.
The teen dance duo of D’Angelo and Amanda, as always, wowed the audience with dance skills that are several years ahead of their ages.
Comedian Taylor Williamson once again had the audience and judges panel laughing, showing why he is still in the competition.
Shadow-dancing Catapult Entertainment rebounded from a ho-hum routine in the semifinals with a touching and inspiring act that drew praise from the judges.
Kenichi Ebina went tender this time with an act that showed the dancer’s soft side and involved an angel.
Acrobatic dance group Chicago Boyz amped the audience up with its high-energy acrobatic routine, but made a couple of mistakes down the stretch.
The KriStef Brothers turned in a flamboyant – what else do they do? – performance that was a little confusing to follow.
On the whole, Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” was entertaining, though not as thoroughly as last week’s semifinals.
Bradley, Forte, and Ebina should be locks to advance to next week’s finale, with James, Catapult Entertainment, and Williamson rounding out the group of six.
Dark horse acts include D’Angelo and Amanda and the KriStef Brothers.
As talented as Chicago Boyz are, their routine is better suited for an NBA halftime show than Las Vegas.
Innovative Force is a charming and gifted group of young girls, but their act also does not belong in the bright lights of show biz.
Country singer Jimmy Rose played it pretty close to the vest last night, turning in an uninspiring performance, although his prerecorded back-story piece was touching.
As for magician Collins Key, well, let’s just say we’ve seen better—much better.
The “America’s Got Talent” results show airs tonight, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. on KSL 5 in Provo.
America, if you don’t put through Bradley, Forte, Ebina, and James, shame on you!
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