So, here we are.
The America’s Got Talent finals. David Garibaldi and His CMYKs, Tom Cotter, The Untouchables, Joe Castillo, William Close and the Earth Harp Collective, and Olate Dogs.
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So, how about Big Bang Theory? How great is that show, right?
I assure you, Nobody Nation…I do lots more than watch TV, but Big Bang Theory. So great.
Anyway, tonight? The TWO HOUR finale of America’s Got Talent. Two hours to make one announcement. Sounds like a politician’s press conference.
I’m sure I’ll have lots of time to do some things around the house while some of the filler is going on, but I’ll be here. Typin’ it all out for you.
David Garibaldi and His CMYKs, Tom Cotter, The Untouchables, Joe Castillo, William Close and the Earth Harp Collective, and Olate Dogs will also have a long wait. I can’t believe we reached the end. I can’t believe we’re here without Dittelman.
We love ya, Dittelman. You’re not forgotten.
So, who was your favorite from this season? Who is your pick here at the end?
The opening montage was each act talking about how badly they want this. Beautiful scenery and music in the background. And then? The chaos of the AGT intro.
Then Nick Cannon dressed in a white/silvery tuxedo. One of my viewing partners wants to know who provides his clothes. Not to wear them…just to know. I’m sure it’s somewhere in the ending credits.
Anyway, Nick introduced the acts, and one by one they waved to America. Some with berets. Some with dog collars. Some with vests. I’ve never been a vest person myself, but some people can really pull it off, dontcha think?
Wasn’t it great when they showed some acts from the past, including acts that put things through their tongues and eyelids? Well, that last part wasn’t great, but it was nice to see some folks from the past. Opera singers, magicians, comedians, dancers.
You have to admit, Nobody Nation, these are some brave folks. Anytime you put it all on the line for passion, well…that’s great.
David Garibaldi and His CMYKs did a duet with Flo Rida. Luckily, I still like the song Piano In The Dark. The original. By Brenda Russell. I’m going to say that again. Brenda Russell. Thank you, Brenda Russell for Piano In The Dark.
Enough on that.
Oh, and great talent Garibaldi. But then again, you know that already!
Ne-Yo is on stage.
I’m going to do some things around the house. Maybe have a snack. Whatever.
See you soon!
Then? The judges talked about their favorite moments from last night. Howie Mandel loved Tom Cotter. Stern loved William Close and his originality…been his pick since the first show. Osbourne gave well-deserved kudos to The Untouchables and (of course) Olate Dogs.
It really is a great final. I’d really like to see any of these acts live.
And Dittelman. Would love to see Dittelman live.
But he knew that already, right?
After the break? William Close performed a duet with OneRepublic.
They actually suit his style. It was a nice combination.
But y’know what I’d love to see? William Close and Coldplay. That would be amazing. Strawberry Swing, Speed of Sound, Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall, Everything’s Not Lost. Yeah.
We can have dreams, folks. Even about concerts we’d love to see!
Close and Coldplay.
After the break? Popcorn in the Orville lounge. You think they’d ever have a “Nobody” lounge?
Anyway, Olate Dogs and The Untouchables with Frankie J. This was a really entertaining act.
The Untouchables are just incredible. Every time I see them, they bring it. And the dogs? Well, amazing, too.
Anyway, after that wonderful act, we were treated to some great “X” moments. Remember those? I did too.
Whatcha gonna do?
Watch ’em again.
Speaking of which…Burton Crane came back to ask us, “Whatcha gonna do?”
He had a crew of rappers. He had energy. And I’m sure, some kind of licensing agreement for that song that will make him a mint!
Whatcha gonna do, Burton? Live large. You deserve it.
After the break, Howie wanted to surprise Howard Stern. We got to see the video. A Nissan Altima with Big Barry in the trunk. Not a great gift for Stern, but very entertaining for the rest of us. Love this guy.
When Howard unzipped that bag and found Barry? Well…great.
Next up? Blue Man Group.
I have yet to see these guys in Vegas. Tonight they brought the ultimate dance party. They gave us a beat, and the word “butt” 100 times in 100 ways.
Now, that’s an act.
They’re at the Monte Carlo now? I love that hotel. Hmmm…maybe I’ll try to see them next time I’m there.
After that was a look back at the judges’ season. Their first day. Their first day with Howard Stern.
What did you think about Stern this season? I liked him. I thought he brought a good vibe to the show. Now, we can still hope that Sharon doesn’t leave, but if she does, at least we’ll have Howard and Howie. But who’s going to be the creamy middle?
Make it right, NBC.
Then, we got a judge roast from past acts.
Tom Cotter was the roast master. Ah, fantastic. Slam-tastic. Comedy Central needs to hire Cotter. But then there was Joan Rivers. That’s right. She told Cotter he was “too nice.”
She took over. And, well…Slamulous.
She’s still got it, folks. Big time.
She really slammed ’em all. I could have watched it all night. So, Comedy Central? Get them both on the same stage for your next roast.
Please, Comedy Central. Listen to this Nobody.
Joe Castillo and the PS22 Chorus
This was a nice pairing. It wasn’t loud, in your face. It was just calm. Sensitive. Good for all of you!
The six finalists came on stage for the first result.
The act in 6th place and leaving the competition is The Untouchables.
I have to admit, I’m a little surprised. I thought they’d finish a bit higher, but then again…the talent was incredible this year, and it was anyone’s game.
The act finishing in 5th place and leaving the competition is Joe Castillo.
I had a feeling he’d be next, but I love his act. He is just an amazing artist and he really seems like a genuine person.
His is an act that can change lives.
The act finishing in 4th place and leaving the competition is David Garibaldi and His CMYKs.
Sad. I love Garibaldi’s act. And, I’m going to renew my request: Please! Can I have an Einstein???
I know I won’t get one, but I felt like I had to put that out there. Innovative. Creative. Heading for future success.
Next? Justin Bieber.
Time for me to head outside to do some chores.
See you soon….
Okay, I’m back. Went out and did some chores. Now? Time for Nick Cannon’s backstage antics. And onstage antics. We saw him on the Grand Canyon. We saw him on the Golden Gate Bridge. We saw him with snakes, archers, crotch shots, pole dancing.
It’s a good life, indeed.
Next? A performance by Green Day. Not bad. You may not love ’em, but they’re pros.
Anyway, after a bunch of commercials for clothes, politicians, cell phones, and clothes…we’ll have more.
Remember when you didn’t have a cell phone? I think it was sometime around ’94….
The act finishing in 3rd place and leaving the competition is William Close.
Did you hear the boos? Oh, my. Wow. I’m more than a little surprised. My viewing partners? Shocked as well.
But Sharon reminded Close that Simon Cowell would do great things for him, and I think that’s true. Close is a sure bet.
I had him pegged to go all the way.
Wow wow wow.
Just shows to go ya….
Tom Cotter and Olate Dogs
A tremendous comic and the best animal act on the planet (I can’t prove that…). Tough choice. Who would you pick?
Who did America pick?
In the end, it was Olate Dogs. Can’t say I’m surprised. I really thought it was Close, but still…tremendous talent.
Well, it was a long season, folks. We’ve had a lot of fun. A lot of craziness.
And, hopefully, we’ve all learned a little something.
Listen folks, we’ve been saying this since the start: America’s Got Talent is about regular folks like you and me (and, sometimes, their dogs) who are living the dream.
And that’s what Nobody’s View is about. We’re done with AGT, but dreams never stop.
I want to thank the thousands of you who tuned in with us here at Nobody’s View. Come back. Keep reading.
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