Final four perform last ‘Talent’ routines
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:47 pm
By: The Associated Press
The Messenger 09.15.10
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prince Poppycock may have lost the “America’s Got Talent” crown.
The outlandish operatic creation of 32-year-old singing store clerk John Quale from Los Angeles was the only act to receive the dreaded buzzer on Tuesday’s edition of the NBC variety competition.
Piers Morgan declared he wasn’t a fan of Poppycock’s more serious, less spectacular interpretation of the aria “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s “Turandot.”
The other three finalists faired better than the Prince. Michael Grimm, the fedora-wearing 30-year-old crooner from Waveland, Miss., and Jackie Evancho, the sprightly 10-year-old opera soprano from Pittsburgh, were both lauded for their respective renditions of Michael Bolton’s “When a Man Loves a Woman” and “Ave Maria” from Verdi’s “Otello.”
“You are a little angel,” Sharon Osbourne told Evancho.
Fighting Gravity, the 13-man performance troupe of Virginia Tech students from Blacksburg, Va., were also praised for their performance, which featured members of the group flying through alternating doors lit with black lights.
Morgan chastised the group for “one bad” technical mistake, but the other judges encouraged viewers to vote for the winner.
The winner of “America’s Got Talent” will be revealed tonight and earn a headlining show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and a $1 million prize.
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