On "America's Got Talent," there is a lot of pressure to get bigger and and flashier every week. Nobody feels that pressure more than Michael Grasso, the first magician to make the "AGT" finals. Grasso was sent home during Las Vegas week, but he was brought back as a Wild Card. "I know what it's like to go home and I know what it's like to make it to the Top 10," laughs Grasso. "I'm the first magician to make it to the Top 10, so it's a dream come true." "For a magician, it's very hard and it's very expensive," he continues. "It's not like a singer where you can just come up with a new song. You have to come up with a bigger illusion and every act you do has to basically be a 'closer.' It's very difficult and the timeframe of practice is getting shorter and shorter." To Read More Click Here .
It was a Tuesday night, which meant NBC and "America's Got Talent" finished on top. NBC averaged 10.2 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/10 share in households for the night. CBS (7.9 million, 5.2/9) came in second, ahead of ABC (5.7 million, 3.3/5). FOX came in fourth with 4.1 million viewers and a 2.8/5. The CW trailed with 808,000 and a 0.5/1. The adults 18-49 demo title also went to NBC with a 2.7 rating, far ahead of second-place finisher ABC's 2.0. FOX followed with a 1.5, then CBS' 1.3 and finally The CW's 0.3. To Read More Click here .
Patriotism was alive and well on America's Got Talent last night. I guess when America is deciding your fate, it can't hurt to pay a little respect to our founding fathers. Prince Poppycock's medley of songs sort of felt like a failed audition from the bicentennial (it even incorporated his own mini U.S. Capitol), but I still found myself rewinding his performance and watching it again. He's unlike anyone else in the competition - I'm not sure if that's reason enough to win, but it's certainly reason enough to watch. Check him out below. To Read More Click Here .
After weeks and weeks of dance groups, singers, contortionists and one hand whistler, 'America's Got Talent' viewers (with help from judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel) have nailed down an impressive list of 10 finalists. TV Squad spoke to the 10 acts that will perform tonight in the hopes of advancing to next week's finale. What's it like to have come this far? What's Prince Poppycock like off stage? Do people confuse Ali with Christina and vice-versa? Are the parents of 'Fighting Gravity' angry because their sons have (temporarily) quit college? Read on to get answers and insights from the Season 5 finalists and don't miss tonight's performances when 'America's Got Talent,' hosted by Nick Cannon, airs tonight on NBC at 8PM ET. To Read More Click Here .
Zap2it caught up with the Top 10 "America's Got Talent" finalists and with Fighting Gravity, it came up that they have dropped out of Virginia Tech in order to concentrate on the show -- but of course they are still prioritizing Va Tech's football showdown with Boise State Monday night (Sept. 6). "That's on the priority list for sure. Not gonna miss that. It's 1) Boise State-Tech game, 2) finish our routine for next week, 3) laundry," Fighting Gravity jokes. But what we didn't know is that the game has sparked a friendly rivalry with sister singers Christina & Ali. "Christina & Ali, the singers, their cousin plays for Boise State, so it's a fun rivalry," the boys tell us, while Christina and Ali start chanting Boise State! Boise State! Boise State! To Read More Click Here .
Last night's acts were so phenomenal (except three or four that were so-so) that it's almost impossible to 100 percent predict which acts will get a spot in the Top 10 this week. For sure, a lot of fans will be angry because some extremely deserving acts will not return next week. Which acts did America voted for? Are your favorites returning for the Top 10? Read on for the answers as well as the list of the Top 10 finalists who will perform next week for a spot in the Top 4. First up were Debra Romer, Michael Grasso, Murray, and Nathaniel Kenyon. My first thought when they walked on stage was that the results show would start with an upset and Nick would announce that everyone was sent packing. After all, the producers and Nick tricked us last week during the result show and could do it again! Luckily, one of these acts made it through: magician Michael Grasso! Mark your calendars 'AGT' fans, we finally have a magician going to the finals! A first! To Read More Click Here . If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now
Having an element of suspense is an important part of any contest. Suspense heightens the tension for the contestants -- and it raises the stakes for the audience. But in the case of singer Jackie Evancho and the 'America's Got Talent' judges, things just haven't been very suspenseful. The judges clearly loved the 10-year-old opera singer from the first second that they saw her. Tonight (Tue., 9PM ET on NBC) was no different. While there were some other impressive acts appearing on the show -- such as performance group Fighting Gravity, and vocalists Alice Tan Ridley and Nathan Kenyon -- all eyes were essentially on Ms. Evancho from the moment that she stepped out on stage. To Read More Click Here .
Nick Cannon announced the five acts that would complete the Top 10 finalists on this season's 'America's Got Talent' (Wed., 9PM ET on NBC). Were there any surprises? [Spoiler alert.] Well, one shoo-in made it through: the talented Jackie Evancho. The 10-year-old opera singer humbly thanked America for voting for her. More shocking was that 'AGT' will have its first magician in the finals: Michael Grasso. The judges had to pick between Studio One Young Beast Society and Alice. Check the video for their decision and the other winners. Source Here
America's Got Talent will be on the hunt for more talent as NBC has renewed the competition series for a sixth season, the network announced on Tuesday "AGT continues to be a ratings sensation and has hit it out of the ballpark creatively this season," said Paul Telegdy, executive vice president of NBC's alternative programming. "We're looking forward to an even bigger summer next year." Judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel, who replaced David Hasselhoff this season, will be returning for Season 6, along with host Nick Cannon. In its fifth season currently, the show has averaged 11.8 million viewers, which has undoubtedly been helped by opera-singing prodigy Jackie Evancho, Lady Gaga wannabe Price Poppycock and LeAnn Rimes' bikini-clad performance. Source Here
On the first "America's Got Talent" semi-finals results show, Australian pop star Kylie Minogue performed her new single "Get Outta My Way," complete with big hair, black minidress and half-dressed cabaret backup dancers. "Get Outta My Way" is Minogue's second single from her 2010 album "Aphrodite." "Way" will officially drop on Sept. 27. "All the Lovers" was the first single and it debuted in June at No. 1 on the U.K. charts. Minogue can also be seen in a cameo role as a rock star in the lesbian werewolf movie "Jack and Diane" starring Juno Temple ("The Other Boleyn Girl") and Riley Keough ("The Runaways"). "America's Got Talent" airs Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. Source & Video