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AGT finale prognosticating
September 12, 2012 - April Diodato
I've loved me some America's Got Talent this season -- if I were to say shamelessly, I'd be lying -- but the finale couldn't come at a better time. Everything is happening, with an onslaught of fall premieres starting this week (more on that another time), and television fans' dance cards are simply too full. Add real life to that, and it's a wonder anyone has time to catch a wink of sleep.
On the finale tonight (9 p.m., NBC), the six remaining acts will compete for the million-dollar prize. Here's what should happen:
Winner: William Close. This musician and Earth Harp inventor has been spectacular each and every time, adding new elements with each performance. He is original, he is a professional and, without question, a million dollar act.
Worthy runners-up: Olate Dogs, The Untouchables and Tom Cotter. All three of these acts have been outstanding from the beginning and stepped their game up along the way. They all deserve to be here. Throughout the show, the question I've been asking myself with each act is, "Would I pay to see it?" I say, yes, yes and yes. Oh, those Olate Dogs!
Less-worthy opponents: Joe Castillo and David Garibaldi and his CMYK's. I've been impressed by both, but there are others that were better and should have been in the finale instead -- namely, Turf and Donovan & Rebecca. Now that would have made for stiff competition.
The last performances are on tonight, with results (and endless, fast-forwardable filler) on Thursday.
What do you think will happen? Have you stuck with the show, atrocious YouTube auditions and all, or have you already moved on to "The Voice?"