America’s Got Talent 7 selected 48 acts from the Las Vegas auditions to compete on the live shows.
Jake Wesley Rogers performed on the 3rd week of the Top 48 public voting rounds.
In predicting how Jake will do, it seems that there are some conflicting theories. First, he has hardly been shown at all. The little I saw of Rogers was actually good to me. He plays the piano and has a reasonably good voice and confidence. But this is from just a short clip, and I may be completely wrong. But the biggest point is that such little exposure before the first live performance is usually very bad. For example, if Danielle Stallings had gotten more face time, then she may have made the Top 3 last week instead of just the Top 5. As a result, she was eliminated (but may get selected as a wildcard).
But the conflicting prediction theory is that Jake is the only solo singer in his group of 12. This is like an early Christmas present from the producers. As long as Jake gets positive remarks from all three judges, I predict that he will make the Top 4 in this group and advance to the next round in AGT 7 (the Top 24). Because solo singers are the most popular category with the voters, what do you think is going to happen when there is only one solo singer on the night? Unless he totally bombs, Rogers will probably make the next round.
Howard wonders whether he is seasoned enough to get one of the 4 spots.
This was just an okay performance. It was kind of unique, but this “Toxic” version was inconsistent. The lower notes were pitchy. He does have a soulful voice in there, but it’s not coming out in full force at this time.
Howard didn’t like it. Howie thinks Jake did not blow us away. He says people may vote him through on personality and give him another chance. And if he does, Howie says he must do better to win. Sharon noted that he is 15 and would put him through to the next round even though it wasn’t his best performance.