Like all the other seasons, America’s Got Talent 7 had initial auditions in numerous U.S. cities and a Las Vegas audition round. The winning predictions in these articles are being made after the Las Vegas round.
Keep in mind that I cannot account for the contestants in a YouTube special if they have that again this year. That is because we will not have even seen those contestants in the early auditions. No YouTube contestant has won, but Jackie Evancho finished 2nd and seems to be the most successful after the show with the exception of Terry Fator, who is making a fortune headlining in Las Vegas.
It would be prediction suicide not to acknowledge that a singer is probably going to win America’s Got Talent 7. You could pretty much pick the best singers in the group, put their names in a hat, and select the one you pull out first. You would probably have a 15 to 20 percent chance of picking the winner if you just did that. But let’s see if we can narrow that down a little to get a better prediction on who will win AGT 7.
Here are some favorites that could potentially win AGT 7:
1. Tim Hockenberry
In a weak field of singers, this guy seems to come closest to previous winners. With the elimination of Andrew De Leon, his chance to win has gotten even better. Assuming Andrew is not brought back through a wildcard show, Tim has a great shot to win. He doesn’t seem to have a huge amount of buzz. But online buzz is really only one way to predict a winner. Contestants with the most buzz, such as Prince Poppycock and Jackie Evancho, often come up short in the actual voting.
2. Olate Dogs
Historically, dog and other animal acts have crashed and burned on AGT. With Olate, we finally have the chance to see if any dog act in the world has any chance of winning. If this dynamic act can’t win, then it will be nearly impossible for any dog act to claim victory on America’s Got Talent. Simply put, Olate Dogs is the best animal act I have ever seen.
3. Turf (Alonzo Jones)
I am including Turf here because the show has attempted to make him a favorite. And in doing so, he is going to get quite a few extra votes just from the enormous exposure. I still predict that he is a longshot to win for a couple of reasons. First, no dancing act has ever won. Second, he focuses a bit too much on those contortionist movements. The show has had contortionists, and then never do well in the public voting. Turf is only better than them as a whole because he has additional dancing abilities. Unless he learns how to balance the contortionism with his breakdancing and other skills, then he has no chance of winning. If achieving the right balance, we could have a finalist here. Ultimately, my prediction is that Turf will not win.
4. Jacob Williams
This guy had some of the funniest material for a standup comic that I have seen on America’s Got Talent in his initial audition. The problem is, though, his material didn’t seem as funny in his Las Vegas audition. We don’t know for sure because the clip was extremely short. As long as the guy has more good jokes, then I give him a chance for the finals. My prediction is that, like all comedians, he will fall short because the public is not clamoring to vote for a standup comic.
5. Eric Dittelman
I am putting Eric here because he is a mentalist who can do tricks that you don’t usually see on AGT. The timing of his act is a concern. He does one amazing trick, but it’s a slow-moving trick. And with the millisecond attention span that the typical voter has, that could be a problem. For that reason, I predict he will also fall short of the title. Eric may even go out the first round. But if he comes with more great mentalism tricks, then he surely deserves to go two or three rounds. It’s just hard to predict how the voters are going to react to the slow pace of his act.
6. William Close
This is also one of the most unique acts in the history of AGT. The guy makes his own instruments. The earth harp was almost like making the whole theater a musical instrument in his initial audition. However, he will have to come up with something unique every round. This is particularly true because the actual instrument playing was not that impressive in his audition. It was more the novelty of the instrument creation. Nonetheless, I predict he can do well IF he has enough ideas to keep from going stale after two rounds.
7. All That
These guys were in Season 1. I have no idea why they are back again. But since they did so well the first time, it seems the voting demographic likes them. This is more of a demographics pick than a talent pick. I’d rather watch Lindsey Norton, who has a great personality to go along with her acrobatic and dancing skills. And the Lisa Clark Dancers are more unique and interesting. Honestly, though, who are the middle-aged women who watch this show going to vote for? Probably All That. However, talent wise, these guys are really not “all that.” So I predict that, like Season 1, they will not win but may make the Top 10, with an outside chance at the finals.
Ulysses has a great voice for certain songs like that them to The Love Boat. But his Las Vegas audition showed a lack of real versatility. He will need to make the perfect song choices to have a chance to win.
The All Ways is a pretty legit rock band. This type of act has not done very well before. And a rock band will probably have a tough time winning with this demographic. Still, if the singer’s vocals hold up, they could go pretty far.
Todd Oliver seems to have a very funny dog ventriloquist act. The fact that he uses an actual dog will probably get him some extra votes from the pet lovers. And his comedy funny enough to get some votes. Ultimately, I predict that only an extremely dynamic ventriloquist like Terry Fator can win, though. As such, Todd Oliver’s act will probably fall short of a championship.
The Scott Brothers are great robotic dancers with good synchronicity. If this duo can stay fresh, they may make the Top 10 and may even outlast Turf. They will probably have to add backup dancers to put together a show that is dynamic enough to get votes after the first round.
Sebastien “El Charro De Oro” has Top 10 potential. The mariachi style is reasonably popular, and Sebastien is a great singer for his age. In the end, a solo act with a more mature voice usually wins. But Sebastien has an outside chance at the finale.
Acts such as Lightwire Theater have made the finale the past two years. But they did the exact same theme in their Las Vegas round as they did in their first audition. They certainly didn’t step it up. This act could also make the Top 10 and have an outside shot at the finale. But they will fall short, just like Fighting Gravity and Team iLuminate.
Surely, I am missing some others. Eric and Olivia and Donovan and Rebecca, for example, could catch fire and make a run for the finale. But they and the remaining contestants seem to be longshots.
This year has a reasonable amount of talent. Andrew De Leon would have been the easy prediction to win America’s Got Talent 7. If he comes back in a wildcard, then he can still win. Of course, some YouTube act could have a chance, as well.
For now, though, I am going to make the difficult prediction that Tim Hockenberry will win the 7th season of America’s Got Talent. You just have to pick a singer as the presumptive prediction. And Tim seems to fit the demographic better than anyone else.
I consider this a prediction WITHOUT confidence. This year is kind of a tossup. They are obviously trying to give a non-singing act the best chance of winning. And if a non-singing act is destined to win, I’d have to predict Olate Dogs. Ultimately, though, the problem is that they will probably run out of impressive tricks somewhere around the Top 10.