9/12/12 America’s Got Talent–The Six Finalists Perform! Whose Talent Will Be Worth a Million?

On Wednesday, 9/12/12, the six America’s Got Talent finalists perform.

Whose act will be worth a million dollars?

Thanks for joining us here at Nobody’s View for the write-up as we join Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, Howard Stern, and Nick Cannon, and try to guess which of the six will be America’s choice.

It’s been a long day.  I’m really looking forward to this!

[We here at Nobody’s View have a soft spot for America’s Got Talent.  Why? Well, contestants on the show are our kind of folks.  Just regular people like you and me who get to live their dream.  Getting their moment in the sun.  People doing what they feel they were born to do.  Hard to argue with that!  And, judging by the thousands of you who join me here each season, well, I think you agree!  Welcome to the LIVE Nobody’s View America’s Got Talent 2012 blog.]

Opening montage with lots of noise?  Check.  Disembodied voice of Cannon mentioning a million dollars?  Check.  Judges saying words like “sensational” and “million dollar act” to no one in particular?  Check.

So, William Close, Tom Cotter, The Untouchables, Joe Castillo, Olate Dogs, and David Garibaldi.

There they are.

Great finals, right?  Although, it would be better if Dittelman were here, but alas….

This is for all the marbles folks.  For the million bux.  The headline show in Vegas.  The life changing moment!

Did I build that up enough?


Act 1

David Garibaldi and His CMYKs

Love this act.  So great.  So creative.  I’ve never seen anything like this before, and I don’t know if we’ll ever see this again.

Tonight saw the group break out The Who and the tuxedos.  Tuxedos covered in paint.  In the end?  Great.  In the end?  Einstein.  Brilliance in physics and paint.

I agree with Howard.  I’d hang that in my house.  David, please…if you’re reading…can I have an Einstein?  Please!

I’m placing my order.

A Garibaldi Einstein.

How great would that be?


Act 2

Tom Cotter.

How funny is this guy?  He says he’s been scratching and clawing his way along.  Check to check with three kids and a wife?  That’s passion.  That’s dedication.

Cotter decided to roll the dice tonight.  He had Cannon roll a die and it came up: “Poor Examples.”  And off he went.  It was a brilliant tour of nursery rhymes that appeared to be written by crazy people.  Seriously.  Who DOES write those things?  Heh.  He really is fantastic.

Can a comedian take the whole thing?  I’m not sure, but I can tell you–he better clear his schedule, as he’s going to be touring for a loooooong and wonderful time.  Can’t wait ’til he comes to my town.

I’m just sorry I won’t hear him again on the show!

And yes, Sharon, I also love the filthy comedy!  I was actually the guy in the tie in my improv troupe who told the filthiest jokes.  Ah, those were times.  No one expected it, and man…good times.


Act 3

The Untouchables

How amazing are these kids?  How amazing are their coaches?  Seriously.  Amazing.  Get them on a cruise and have them teach the rest of us how to do what they do.

They really are terrific.  And a great song choice, right?  Proud Mary would be…well…proud.

How can they be that young and that perfect at what they do?  Practice, I guess.

Practice practice practice.  “The future of America,” indeed.


Act 4

Joe Castillo

How great is this guy?  How unique is this act?  Sand.  That’s right.  Sand.  Oh, and a beret.  And how great is his wife Cindy?  She just supports what he does.  I doubt she cares how much money it makes for him or how famous he gets.

She just gets him.


What’ll he show us tonight?  A band.  Choreography.

And Stern in a beret.  That was a nice touch.  I do agree with Sharon, though…maybe something a little more epic than the AGT judges, but still, it really is fun to watch Castillo work.

The only problem is, if you watch too closely, you get sand in your eye.


Act 5

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective

What can we say about this?  Close has to be the front-runner.  He has to be the favorite.  He is larger than life and his act is so polished.

He says that tonight is a “symphony” of his instruments.

Pachelbel Canon.  So beautiful.  He’s ready to go tomorrow.  Right now.  Tour it.  Take it on the road, Close.

I mean, c’mon.  The Jackie Evancho of large harps.  You heard it here first.

Stern’s right–Close packed it all onto the stage.  Everything.  He was front and center and the show went on around him.  Brilliant.

I can’t wait to get my tickets for Close’s show in Vegas.

Maybe I’ll even get an Earth Harp for my house.  And one of those dangling acrobats.  And a backup singer.  Do you think he’ll sell those at his souvenir stand?

Probably not.


Act 6

Olate Dogs

This duo and their dogs could challenge Close and his Earth Harp.

Sorry, Sharon…you have to give that dog back.

This is a great act, isn’t it?  These dogs are brilliant, and yes, they do make us happy.  I think it’s going to come down to Close, Olate Dogs, and Cotter.

Even if those dogs don’t win, they’ll still continue to be the most spoiled dogs in America…except for Sharon’s, that is.


David Garibaldi and His CMYKs, Tom Cotter, The Untouchables, Joe Castillo, William Close, and Olate Dogs.

Good luck picking this one, America.  It’s anybody’s game.

Join us tomorrow for the reveal.

Who is your pick?


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