The America’s Got Talent 2016 finale is upon us. Watch it via live stream at NBC Live.
The popular reality TV competition is about to close another successful season with the America’s Got Talent 2016 finale. This would be the icing on the cake as the show received good news earlier for yet another season on NBC. Season 11 brought in a bigger audience for America’s Got Talent this time around. The chemistry of the cast along with the variety of this year’s acts were the key to its resounding popularity.
Of course the appearance of choice celebrity guests was also helpful. Fans have yet to get over One Direction Louis Tomlinson’s Judge Cuts participation. Hence, they remain hopeful he will join Season 12 as well. Meanwhile, the finale features the best of the best among the hopefuls who auditioned this season.
1. Sal Valentinetti (Jazz Singer)
2. Tape Face (Comedic Mime)
3. Jon Dorenbos (Close-up Magician)
4. Grace VanderWaal (Singer-songwriter/Ukelelist)
5. Laura Bretan (Opera Singer)
6. Viktor Kee (Juggler)
7. Linkin Bridge (Vocal Group)
8. Sofie Dossi (Contortionist, Hand Balancer)
9. The Clairvoyants (Mentalists)
10. Brian Justin Crum (Singer)
Half of the acts on the list for the America’s Got Talent 2016 finale are singers. USA Today attributed this to Simon Cowell’s presence on the judges’ panel this season. However, his fellow judge Howie Mandel believes the music mogul brought something to the show.
“Simon created more of a gravitas to the judging panel; it’s not just a talent contest, but stars can be made. [Contestants] come on with hopes of not just doing well in this contest but having a career beyond this, and singing in front of Simon Cowell means more than it ever meant before,” Mandel said. However, he declined to predict his winner for this season although he did foresee a bright future for his golden buzzer choice Grace VanderWaal regardless of the finale’s outcome.