'America's Got Talent' -- week 16/night 1
This is how it ends, folks -- it's time for the finals of "America's Got Talent, Season 7." Thousands of people came out to the audition cities, but just six were left standing for last night's final competition show. For the first time in "AGT" history, not a single singer remained to battle it out for the million-dollar title, and rarely has the range of talents been this diverse. From leaping dogs to leaping painters to the finals' very first comedian and one of the world's biggest instruments, it was a fight to the finish. Let's take a look at the acts most talked about by "AGT"'s vocal Twitter fans.
Most surprising: Close to perfect
Earth harpist William Close has humbly continued on his path to the finals, despite all the chatter that "AGT"'s million-dollar prize was his to lose. He heeded criticism of the singers he used in the semifinals, this time bringing in a stronger vocalist and making sure his work wasn't getting lost in the mix.
Twisted fairy tales
The audience was loving on comedian Tom Cotter last night, and with good reason. The funnyman literally rolled the dice to pick his final performance topic, and once "Poor Examples" popped up, we knew we were in for some entertainment. A lot has been made of the fact that 25-year-industry-veteran Cotter is the first comedian to make it to the finals (the judges said it three times before he even took the stage), but he didn't get there through some fluke. Win or lose, this is one performer we will see again.
Down to earth