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America's Got Talent Names Its Winner

And the award goes to . . . MICHAEL GRIMM!

Yes, total surprise.  Don't get me wrong.  I think the guy is fabulous.  Great singer and his voice is to die for.  He was performing live, people and he sounded like Joe Cocker in the studio.  The man definitely deserves a recording contract and a successful career.  No doubt about it.

But as a Vegas act?  When I think of Vegas I think of acts that you either wouldn't see or wouldn't pay to see elsewhere.  Out of the four talents competing for America's Got Talent's Season 5 crown, that meant Fighting Gravity or Prince Poppycock.  And since Prince Poppycock seemed to lose some of his steam this week, I would have given the prize to Fighting Gravity.  They are a true Vegas act, through and through.

Not that any of the three runners-up (including the angelically voiced Jackie Evancho) will be pining for jobs -- all of them should be signing contracts with record labels and/or agents after their appearance on the show, if they haven't already.

Congratulations, Michael Grimm!   I'll be looking for your CD.

If you missed the final performances before Michael was crowned last night, here you go.


  1. I am really surprised and was kicking myself because I forgot to watch last night, got caught up in Survivor and totally forgot AGT was on an hour early. I feeling thought Fighting Gravity would walk away easily with a victory.


  2. Me too! I thought Fighting Gravity was the easy winner. Shows you what I know!
    I love Michael Grimm's voice but he doesn't strike me as a Vegas act. Hmmm . . .


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