Can you believe it’s finally here?! The ‘America’s Got Talent’ finale kicks off with the 10 amazing finalists performing for America’s vote for the LAST time!
America, it’s time for the final 10 acts to come together and perform for your votes one more time on America’s Got Talent! Tonight, Kechi, Mandy Harvey, Darci Lynne, Angelica Hale and more take the Dolby Theatre stage to perform their hearts out to win the Season 12 title! $1 million and a 10-week headlining show in Vegas are on the line!
After taking a look at all of the amazing moments from this season, Angelica Hale, 10, went first to sing for your votes! Wearing an adorable, sparkling gold dress, Angelica belted out Clean Bandit‘s “Symphony” like only she can. The young girl was reminiscent of Christina Aguilera and Celina Dion with her diva high notes and stripped down version of the song. The judges loved the performance, with Heidi Klum even telling her that she was “the best singer in the competition!” What do you think about that?
Chase Goehring has found his voice on America’s Got Talent and now, in the finals, he’s ready to go all the way! Singing an original that showcased his gorgeous singing voice and also his rapping talent, Chase gave one of his best performances of the season — right when it counts the most! The self-taught guitar player strummed along while he captivated the audience with his amazing songwriting. “I really think you’re like Logic and Ed Sheeran put together,” Howie Mandel complimented him, while Simon Cowell called him the “future” of shows like this.
Sara and Hero brought their best tricks to the Dolby Theatre with a super sonic performance! With the help of Loki, the dogs and their owner showed off their greatest tricks, with a few mistakes along a way, but no-dogs perfect! In the end, Hero launched himself into the air, grabbed a bone and landed in a ball pen! It was amazing and the judges loved it! What did you all think?
Dancing to a dramatic, string-heavy version of “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins, Diavolo delivered a fiery final performance that will be hard to forget. Using four ramp that they would slide up and down and jump off, Diavolo stunned in their gorgeous dance. In the end, the dance troupe brought back the boat that first won the judges over during auditions. Flying in the air and throwing each other off of the pieces of architecture, Diavolo truly gave their best performance to date. “You are collectively a force that embodies teamwork,” Mel B exclaimed. “Anyone who owns a casino or something in Vegas, book these guys. They will bring an audience!” Simon added.
Evie Clair shockingly returned to AGT following the tragic death of her father just a week ago. “My dad always told me after I started something, to always finish it. That’s why I’m fighting until the end, just like he did,” Evie said. Singing “What A Wonderful World,” Evie kept her eyes closed and focused during an angelic performance. How she kept herself composed and together during this performance with all that has happened in her life, I don’t know, but this girl has talent and there is no denying that. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room and the judges commended Evie on her strength and bravery.
Preacher Lawson brought the laughs to AGT (and thank goodness)! Playing a naked drunk on the street, Preacher had everyone dying laughing. Howie Mandel, the panel’s token comedian, was so complimentary and told Preacher that he believes he should win. Simon added that he’d eat his own hand if Preacher wasn’t signed to a show or movie in the next 8 weeks. “I have a feeling that tonight is going to change your life. We’re going to remember this. You’re more than funny. A star lights up the room and you’ve lit it up,” Simon added. Whoa!
The amazing Kechi took on Empire‘s hit song “Conqueror” by Estelle and, with 60 angels watching over her, as her mom said, she absolutely slayed her final performance. In the first upbeat, fast-paced song of the season, Kechi had us all wanting more when she was done. “I just love you! That wasn’t a song. That was an anthem” Simon exclaimed. “You made the choice to survive and you inspire the world,” Howie added. This girl is truly such a talent with such a big heart! Did you like her performance?
Darci Lynne DELIVERED tonight for her final performance and got by with a little help from her friends, puppets Oscar and Petunia! Singing “I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends” by The Beatles, Darci showed off her comedic edge, musical talent and absolutely amazing ventriloquism. There are some amazing acts in the top 10, but after this performance, Simon declared that he truly believes Darci is going to win the whole thing.
Mandy Harvey started her performance telling the heartbreaking story of sitting in her room, clapping in her ear until her hands were bruised, to see if she could hear it. She revealed that she feared she would forget all of her memories of things she used to hear, like her parents telling her “I love you.” Following the tragic story, Mandy took the stage looking absolutely angelic. Sounding similarly to Alison Krauss and looking like an gorgeous, bohemian princess, Mandy sang an original song about moving on and going forward. Simon made a wonderful point that Mandy lost her hearing ten years ago, meaning she hasn’t heard the work of Adele, Ed Sheeran or any of the other artists her voice is on par with. “You are so incredibly current and you don’t even know it,” Simon told her. It’s truly so amazing.
Ukranian dance group Light Balance found a way to bring light to the darkness in Ukraine — through dance. In an amazing, creative, electrifying performance, Light Balance literally lit up the stage. Soaring through the sky and even separating body parts, the dance crew gave their best performance of the season. “This is like the Super Bowl, you think someone’s won it, then something else happens ten minutes later that changes it all!” Simon exclaimed. Heidi added, “You should already be in Vegas and I’m going to see it again and again!” Wow, I couldn’t agree more! Magic!
HollywoodLifers, who do you want to win America’s Got Talent? Let me know! Make sure you tune in tomorrow, September 20, at 8 PM ET for the two-hour results show, featuring performances from Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain and more!