YouTube Video: America’s Got Talent 8 – Top 6 Finals – Standup Comedian Taylor Williamson’s First Finale Comedy Routine (September 17, 2013)

Act: Taylor Williamson

Genre: Standup Comedian

Live Blogging Notes:

This is a little weird for a comedian to have to do two sets in one night. And as Taylor joked about, doing a reprisal of the same jokes is weird. But I think he is allowed to change it up some, just as the other acts were allowed to spruce up their reprisal performances.

This was Taylor’s first comedy set of two. It was the 6th of 12 total performances this episode.

He told Heidi she must have liked his animal jokes since she was once married to a seal. And he got a choir to tell the black poodle/fat white bitch joke. Those bits were funny. The guy in a camel costume was not so funny, though. For what a comedian had to do in telling the same jokes, though, this was good.

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.

I will link to the official YouTube video for Taylor Williamson’s Top 6 finals performance (first routine) as soon as it has been uploaded onto AGT’s official channel.

Judges’ Comments On Taylor’s Performance:

Howard says he has a fully evolved character who has worked hard to make this routine funny. Howie says he works hard to entertain. Heidi said she did not like him but does now. Mel B said Taylor is very, very funny. He is awkward and weird, and she loves it.

Taylor Williamson Predictions Before The Show Airs:

I have ranked Taylor last out of the 6 contestants in this AGT 8 finale. That’s not based on personal preference, as I would have him 2nd at this point. That’s because, in addition to having funny routines, Taylor takes it one step further and is even hilarious during judges’ comments and interviews. This is not common even for comedians. This guy deserved to make the finals in my opinion. I like Kenichi a bit more, but Williamson is tops for me aside from him.

At the same time, this is just a grueling little finals. Tom Cotter did finish 2nd last year. So there is potential for Taylor to do better. But because he only finished 4th in his round of 12 in the top 60, he seems to be barely surviving through these rounds. So I have ranked him 6th but wouldn’t be surprised if he beat a singer or two to make the top 4.

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
2. Forte
3. Collins Key
4. Jimmy Rose
5. Cami Bradley
6. Taylor Williamson

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