Act: Cami Bradley
Genre: Cami has been described as a church singer. But she is basically a pop singer and songwriter.
Live Blogging Notes:
This was Cami’s 2nd performance in the finals. It was the 7th out of 12 performances on this episode. That is probably the worst order for getting votes.
Bradley sang a slowed-up version of The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” This was odd, and the usual emotion was not there except with two or three measly notes. I don’t know who convinced her to do this. But they didn’t do her any favors.
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 Cami’s Performance:
Howard says this is another part of Cami’s long journey. She showed good performance skills. He said “perfect” a bunch of times. Heidi says nothing about her ever disappoints. Mel Be said it was flawless. Howie said her sound is the best, and she is a star. Howie just wants to hold her hand, and he doesn’t even do that.
Cami Bradley Predictions Before The Show Airs:
This singer went last in the top 12, so it’s no surprise she at least was in the Top 6 in voting and has made it to the finals. She also made it through every round without needing to be saved by the judges. Despite that, I rank her 5th out of 6 among the finals contestants. The only girl to ever win AGT was Bianca Ryan, in Season 1. Although I do love Bianca, competition was comparably very weak in Season 1. There was really no one to give her a serious challenge.
Besides that, I just haven’t been overly impressed with Cami’s vocals. They are good but certainly not as good as Forte, who I have ranked 2nd. I definitely think Bradley is a much better singer than Jimmy Rose. I only rank him ahead of her because he fits the voting demographic better.
Whether you look at it based on talent or based on voting demographics, Cami has an uphill battle in trying to win the million dollars.
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