I’m putting my money on the Japanese dancer & the teen-idol magician. Which act do YOU want to win?
I’d like to preface this post by saying two things: Whittling the last six acts down to just two was darn near impossible, and secondly, I’d be OK with any of the finalists winning a residency in Las Vegas. They’re all equally talented in their individual fields, and I know the Sept. 18 season finale of America’s Got Talent is going to be a nail-biter. All that said, I can feel in my bones that Kenichi Ebina and Collins Key have the best shot at victory.
Nary a week goes by that Japanese performance artist Kenichi doesn’t completely blow our collective mind. His slick moves and baffling creativity have consistently dropped jaws all season; at times, it’s seemed like Kenichi was only in competition with himself, outdoing each previous performance with an even more impressive show.
“It’s very, very simple,” Kenichi said of his style on the Sept. 17 episode. “It’s just me performing.”
And that’s what we’ve gotten every week — pure, unadulterated Kenichi. His performances ooze creativity, and never was that more evident than when he was forced to re-create his original audition on the second-to-last episode of the season. Rather than simply regurgitate what we’ve already seen, Kenichi put a fresh spin on an old concept, wow-ing the judges and winning the night — at least, in our humble opinion.
The Justin Bieber of the magic world — my words, not his — Collins has all the makings of an America’s Got Talent champion. He’s got charisma, he’s got skills, and most importantly of all, he’s got a massive fan base eager to see him perform live.
We’ve seen magicians on AGT before, but we’ve never been as captivated by anyone as we have been with Collins. Perhaps HollywoodLife.com‘s official AGT recapper, Avery Thompson, put it best back in July:
Collins manages to incorporate the judges into all his auditions. That’s what I love about him, he’s not afraid to get up close and personal with the judges. He commands their attention as well as the audience’s every time he is on stage.
But like I said, it’s still anyone’s game. Taylor Williamson is gut-bustingly hilarious, singer Cami Bradley is breathtaking, musical trio Forté is a revelation, and country singer Jimmy Rose could find a nice home on the Billboard charts.
HollywoodLifers, which act do YOU want to win it all? Vote below, then drop a comment with your thoughts on the competition.
WATCH: Collins Key Performs On The Second-To-Last Episode
— Andy Swift
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