Act: Jimmy Rose
Genre: Jimmy is a country singer from Kentucky.
Live Blogging Notes:
This was Jimmy’s 2nd performance in the finale. It was the 9th of 12 performances on this episode. Click on the tags below to see the article for his “Coal Keeps The Lights On” performance.
For this Round 2, Jimmy sang Garth Brooks’ “The Dance.” This is one of my favorite songs ever. Jimmy did not get the full emotion. It was just an okay performance. But considering how these voters are, it might have been enough for him to win. But at this point in the episode, it looks like Forte or Kenichi to win.
America’s Got Talent 8 has reached its final week. There are 6 contestants left, and it’s all up to voters now to decide who wins one million dollars. The final performance episode is on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Then, the grand finale results show is on September 18, 2013. That is when the new million-dollar winner will be revealed.
Judges’ Comments On Rose’s Performance:
Mel B wants to hear his voice on the radio. And he seems to be such a nice guy. Howie didn’t hear the dynamics in the performance. Howard said that he needed a knockout punch. This got both applause and boos from the audience. Heidi says it is tough. But she says Jimmy gives America what they want to hear.
Jimmy Rose Predictions Before The Show Airs:
The thing making it difficult to rank Jimmy is that the producers have had him go last or next to last every single live round. That is best part of the lineup to get votes. So what if he goes first tonight? That’s where he should go, with Kenichi going last. Jimmy simply doesn’t deserve to be in the finals. Over Catapult? Absolutely no way. But as I state below, I wouldn’t even be surprised if Rose won the whole thing. He fits the voting demographic on this show perfectly, so it seems. He probably isn’t even an average singer but is certainly no better than average. The voters need to come to their senses and reward talent instead of voting on what they are used to seeing. Recognize the talent, for crying out loud.
Predictions And Rankings For The Top 6 Finale:
As long as people are willing to vote in large numbers for a foreigner (Japanese guy) like Kenichi, then I think he will win. But certainly some percentage may feel that at least some of the million is going overseas and would prefer that the money stay here. That is not the way I think. But I know some Americans might not vote for Ebina for that reason. I’d like to think that is a small percentage, though. So before the show airs, I am still ranking Kenichi #1.
Forte has been consistent and probably deserves a #2 ranking. It starts to get more difficult here, though, because the other acts have been a bit inconsistent. I am only ranking Collins Key #3 because he seems to get the votes no matter what he does. His status as a favorite seems to have been locked up from the very beginning. Howard is right that his pacing is an issue.
At this point, I wouldn’t even be shocked if Jimmy Rose wins. He is the least deserving of being here. I only rank him 4th because he fits the demographic. In fact, he fits it so well that he could pull an upset win.
I have never considered Cami Bradley a favorite. She has been pretty consistent, but I consider it consistent above average, not consistently great. So I ranked her 5th before the finals air.
Taylor has been my second favorite. He has been just a little inconsistent. It is a little surprising that he ended up making the top 6. I think it’s going to be very difficult for a comedian to compete in this top 6. You can laugh and laugh. But will it be as impressive or moving as Kenichi? I doubt it.
1. Kenichi Ebina
3. Collins Key
4. Jimmy Rose
5. Cami Bradley
6. Taylor Williamson