After months of performances, last night we got down to the business end of America’s Got Talent. Only four acts remain in the running for the title and a lucrative contract for a Las Vegas show. Tonight we find out who has triumphed, and that will all be up to the people of America. But I like guessing games so let’s go through the four acts in the America’s Got Talent finale and see who we liked the best and who we tip for the top spot.
In a contest between singing and dancing, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and PopLyfe battled it out with Team iLuminate and Silhouettes. Only one act can triumph and tonight we find out who it is. There’s still time to vote for your favorite America’s Got Talent act, though, so here’s a rundown of the performances to help you make up your mind on who is worthy of your vote.
Silhouettes returned to their more traditional shadow play, with a great story about a little girl going into a dreamscape. Think Nemo meets Slumberland in a good way. They nailed their performance, for me.
In sad contrast, Team iLuminate lost a lot of their story cohesion last night. Sure they had some neat visual tricks but it was not their best performance and it’s a shame their performance dipped for the America’s Got Talent finale. I can well see them owning the stage and packing out the house in a Las Vegas show, though.
PopLyfe, for me, blew it last night. First, they took on Glam Rock God Freddy Mercury, which is always a big bit to bite off. Queen are legends in their own lifetimes and while Kehlani Parrish has a brilliant voice, she struggled to cover the range necessary for a deceptively difficult song. It didn’t help, either, that a not so great backing singer seemed to be singing louder than her.
However, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. gave what was probably the stand out performance of the night with Frank Sinatra’s My Way. I’m trying to make up my mind whether he saved his best performance for last but really he has been consistently good. The judges said he was outstanding last night, and facing that competition, I wouldn’t disagree.
So, the race for the America’ Got Talent title is on and it looks like a three horse race with PopLyfe not taking off from the starting line. It’s difficult to see Landau Murphy Jr. not doing well in a contest historically dominated by singers, many of whom did not match his talent. But Team iLuminate seemed a good bet before the finale. People shouldn’t forget that just because they didn’t save their best performance for the America’s Got Talent for the finale. They were still great. Silhouettes stepped up big time, too.
My open thoughts are that Team iLuminate may just have slipped enough to give Landau Murphy Jr. an edge over them and he’d be my tip for the America’s Got Talent winner. But who knows what can happen when you give the American people a free vote?