"America's Got Talent" (2016) Season 11 has come to the final show after weeks of gruelling competition. The top 10 finalists will perform one last time in the grand finale on Tuesday, based on which America will chose the winner of the season.
Interestingly, the top 10 finalists consist of five singers and five acts comprising a magician, comedic mime, juggler, contortionist, and mentalist. They will perform one more time in the grand finale on Tuesday before the judges and American audience.
This time, judges – Mel B, Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell and Heidi Klum – have no say in choosing the winner except giving feedback of the acts in the live performance. America will decide the winner of the $1 million prize by voting.
Who do you think will win the coveted title? Well, can't say as of now, with the final live performances yet to come. The finalists have come a long way in the completion, and they will try to impress the judges and audience with their performances in Tuesday's finale.
The winner of the "America's Got Talent" (2016) Season 11 will be announced at the results episode on Wednesday.
Profile of top 10 finalists
Sal Valentinetti (Jazz Singer): Sal Valentinetti is an Italian pizza delivery man from Bethpage, New York. He is affectionately known by everyone from Brooklyn to Bayshore as "Sal the Voice" for his soulful voice. He performed "That's Life" by Frank Sinatra in the semifinals and secured a place in the finals.
Tape Face (Comedic Mime): Tape Face is from Canterbury, New Zealand and his real name is Sam Wills. He won The Press People's Choice Award at the World Buskers Festival in 2008 and hosts his own show called The Boy with Tape on his Face. He did a balloon act in the semifinals.
Jon Dorenbos (Close-up Magician): He is an American football long snapper for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL), but joined "America's Got Talent" as a magician. He received a standing ovation from the judges for his magical game performance in the semifinals and has been voted to the finals.
Grace VanderWaal (Singer-songwriter/Ukelelist): She is a 12-year-old singer-songwriter from Suffern, New York. She started writing songs at a tender age and is known for performing her original songs in "America's Got Talent." She sang her original song "Light The Sky" in the semifinals.
Laura Bretan (Opera Singer): She is from Chicago, Illinois, and is aged 14. She started her singing in church at the age of four and later fell in love with classical music before deciding to become an opera singer. She performed "Pie Jesu" in the semifinals.
Viktor Kee (Juggler): He was born in Ukraine as Viktor Kiktev but took the stage name Viktor Kee. He started juggling at the age of six under the guidance of Alex Gruzin and has won several awards, including Cirque de Demain in Paris and the International Circus festival in Monte Carlo. He received a standing ovation from the judges for his performance in the semifinals.
Linkin Bridge (Vocal Group): Linkin' Bridge is a singing group from Louisville, Kentucky, consisting of Big Rome Kimbrough, Montre Davis, Shon China Lacy, and Ekoe Alexanda. They are known for their harmony and emotional rendition in the "America's Got Talent" Season 11. They performed "7 Years" by Lukas Graham in the semifinals.
Sofie Dossi (Contortionist, Hand Balancer): She is a self-taught contortionist and hand balancer, who fell in love with the art, while watching an online video at the age of 12. She has impressed the judges and the audience alike with her amazing flexible balancing. She put up a stunning show in the semifinals, enthralling the judges and audience alike.
The Clairvoyants (Mentalists): The group consists of Thommy Ten and Amélie van Tass from Vienna, Austria. They were chosen as "World Champions of Mentalism" at the World Championships of Magic in 2015, before deciding to join "America's Got Talent" to showcase their talent. They enthralled the audience by reading the minds of the judges, accompanied with a beautiful set in the semifinals.
Brian Justin Crum (Singer): Born in San Diego, CA, he started singing at the age of five and attended the School of Creative and Performing Arts. He joined the cast of the Broadway show "Wicked" at the age of 18 before deciding to pursue his dream in music. He performed Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" in the semifinals of "America's Got Talent," receiving a standing ovation from the judges for the performance.