Act: Taylor Williamson
Genre: Standup Comedian
Live Blogging Notes:
This is the second performance of the finals for Taylor. It is the 10th of tonight’s 12 total performances.
He joked about hooking up with Heidi. Most of the routine was about girls and Taylor not getting any. And he is not gay. LOL. I don’t know if this was worth $1 million. But it did have me laughing.
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 (second routine) as soon as it has been uploaded onto AGT’s official channel.
Judges’ Comments On Taylor’s Performance:
Heidi has gotten to think he is funny over time. Mel B said he is funny. There are no other words to describe it. Howie says people should vote for him. Howard says comedians get overlooked. If you believe in him, vote for him. He never wants to fast forward with Taylor.
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
3. Collins Key
4. Jimmy Rose
5. Cami Bradley
6. Taylor Williamson