After weeks of competition, it's officially on, folks! The America's Got Talent finals kicked off last night, with four acts competing for the grand prize. Let's take a look at how each performed...
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. - The car washer has been humble throughout the competition and his big dreams were backed by velvety vocals. Here he ended with "My Way," which made a lot of sense. Not only was the song vocally challenging, but you knew he meant every word he said. I liked how he tried to move around the small circle the producers forced him on. Some of his singing was drowned out by clapping in the middle, but his ending had power and was clean. My Grade: ATeam iLuminate - We're told the story of overcoming obstacles to return to a passion for dance and technology. They took the huge risk by adding even more dancers, but making sure the core group was the focus. The use of the hearts was a nice element because of how clear the images were. The colors this time were vibrant and really distinguishable on TV. The formations were great and there were so many techniques used that they never did and there were little to no mistakes. My Grade: A+
PopLyfe - The team finally put some focus on the keyboardist Dylan for arranging the music which helps prove the group shouldn't disband. They decided to end with another risk: Queen. I liked the high energy, but there was something really distracting about the lighting choices for the band. They took a nice risk for doing a slower portion. There were blatant pitch issues and the backup singers aren't amazing, but they fought hard. It was a shame watching Kehlani in tears because she knew she cost the team their win. My Grade: B+
Silhouettes - After some technical difficulties where America was forced to watch a handful of bad auditions and relive some of Nick's memorable suits, the Silhouettes were on. I don't think that we would have had more than seven minutes if there wasn't something really bad with the stage. We didn't get their background story because of the issues. The use of the colors was a great opening and the use of height was nice. The animal theme was an interesting idea, but I liked how they finally did slightly more difficult international formations. My Grade: A
So, who do you think will win?