AMERICA’S GOT TALENT is about to get real!
With 36 acts remaining in the competition, viewers at home will finally have a chance to cast their votes beginning tomorrow night (July 26).
That means it’s time to make some early — but educated — predications about who will collect the $1 million grand prize on September 14.
The winner seems pretty obvious: Grace VanderWaal.
Simon Cowell couldn’t contain his excitement over the 12 year-old singer who he dubbed “the next Taylor Swift.”
Despite her age, Grace certainly has the vocal chops to become a major player in the music industry.
By September, she will have ditched the ukulele, received a complete makeover and been handed a killer song that will rocket to the top of iTunes.
And the show’s young female voters will absolutely love her!
Here are four more acts that could potentially win it all:
THE CLAIRVOYANTS (mentalists)
Could you figure out how this blindfolded woman knew so much about the contents of Heidi Klum’s bag? Didn’t think so. And that is what makes an act like this perfect for the AGT finale. We would love to watch this “not yet” husband and wife team for a whole hour and think America would, too.
JAYNA BROWN (singer)
Louis Tomlinson used his golden buzzer to send this homeless Baltimore teen straight through to the live rounds. Jayna has a touching backstory, but more important, a killer voice. “It’s so infectious to watch you perform,” the One Direction singer told her.
VIKTOR KEE (juggler)
AGT is a variety show — not a singing competition — so we know to expect many different types of acts down the home stretch. Viktor is a rare juggler whose moves are impressive enough that you could actually watch him for a full hour and be left begging for more. He won’t win, but expect the former Cirque du Soleil performer and his strange body suit to be in it right to the end.
JULIA SCOTTI (comedian)
With so many comedians advancing this season, it is hard to imagine a finale that doesn’t include at least one of them. Julia Scotti will be the last comic standing on AGT. Julia — who began her career (and life) as Rick Scotti — will be embraced by the LGBT community, but can still appear to comedy fans who aren’t concerned with her backstory.
The real spoiler could have been…
ELEVENPLAY (dance troupe)
This Japanese dance troupe had one of the season’s best initial auditions and then seemingly disappeared into thin air, never to be heard from again. Their act incorporates drones and other technology to create stunning visual effects. They are pros and would likely never have agreed to appear on the show without some assurance that they would still be competing in September. It appears they are gone for good, but if they are to suddenly reappear…watch out! This is the type of big ticket act that would fit perfectly into any Las Vegas showroom — and the most likely to upend young Grace in the finale.
Who do you think will be the season 11 champion? Leave your predictions in the comments section below!
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays on NBC.
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