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‘America’s Got Talent,’ Week 15, Night 1: TV Recap

After last week’s performances completed the show’s semifinal stage, “America’s Got Talent” moved on this week to showcase the final ten acts to compete for its $1 million prize. Because previous weeks featured twelve auditioning contestants, however, the show opened with footage of a celebration held in the finalists’ honor, and followed the segment with a performance by previous winner Michael Grimm.

After a commercial break, Miami All-Stars opened the finalist performances with a high-spirited routine set to a dance version of Will Smith’s “Miami.” Despite their celebration of their hometown via football uniforms, only judge Howie Mandel correctly observed that their performance offered a slick bit of network synergy as the football season starts on NBC on Thursday. Judges Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan were largely unimpressed, Morgan characterizing their routine as disappointingly “cheerleadery.” Read More...


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