Another week of watching the American public voting for AGT4 finalists make a major mistake! I am tired of the best acts who are not singers or dancers get shafted. I will report how this happened. The entertainment was by the Muppets and by the Hoff himself. He actually has a nice voice and can sort of dance. I was surprised, as my visions of his performances in Germany are based on folklore which has been unkind to him (or maybe is due to role on Baywatch). This guy is the same age as the oldest of my sisters! His only other role, along with Piers and Sharon, was to make the decision for #4 vs. #5. Let's see how well they do on that.
The first pairing was Texas Tenors vs. Drew Thomas Magic vs. Arcadian Broad. That provided a foregone conclusion as the Texas Tenors had one of the two best performances on Tuesday night and Drew Thomas had messed up by changing his act totally to incorporate his daughter.
The second pairing was Grandma Lee vs. Paradizo Dance vs. Tony Hoard and Rory. This was another foregone conclusion as Grandma Lee had done OK, Paradizo Dance had changed their act totally with negative results and Tony Hoard and Rory had gotten redemption from their marginal quarterfinal performance but their semifinal performance was not good enough to move on.
The third pairing was the remaining 4 teams. Nick Cannon announced first which team was going home. The best act in my judgment, AcroDunk, was going home. What a travesty! America got this wrong! It was announced that Kevin Skinner with his sub-par performance of singing flat was going to the finals. Now he is a nice guy, but America is sure is a sucker for a hard-luck story.
The final pairing was supposed to be a judges' decision for the 4th and final spot. What viewers saw was a well-orchestrated(by the producers I am guessing; one of them is Simon Cowell) charade in which Sharon, David and Piers all said they couldn't decide so they were sending both the Fab 5 (who gave an OK but not the required great performance it should take to be in the finals) and Voices of Glory (who I thought had performed well enough to deserve it) to the finals.
So the first 5 finalists are Texas Tenors, Grandma Lee, Kevin Skinner, Voices of Glory and Fab 5. I think the Voices of glory are the only ones with sufficient talent to provide any chance at all of winning AGT4. I think the winner will be coming eventually from the other semifinal bracket, which will be performing next Tuesday, and her name is Barbara Padilla or his name is Lawrence Beamen. Those two have been the best singers throughout this competition and since the 4 best remaining acts (add Texas Tenors to Voices of Glory, Barbara Padilla and Lawrence Beamen) are all singers I think it is safe to say that a singer or singing ensemble will win AGT4.