The "America's Got Talent" 2014 Season 9 has come to an end with the winner of the show to be announced on Wednesday based on America's votes. The last live performance of the top 6 finalists was fierce and everyone gave their best as expected but only one will win the $1 million prize.
The winner of "America's Got Talent" will be announced on NBC at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday (6:30 am IST, Thursday). Host Nick Cannon will declare the winner of the show from among the finalists - Quintavious Jonhnson, Emily West, Sons of Serendip, AcroArmy, Mat Franco and Miguel Dakota.
Recap of Final Live Performance:
The six finalists were made to perform twice – a repeat performance and a new act - in the final episode. They raised the bar despite all the pressure.
Quintavious Jonhnson: The 12-year-old kicked off the night with "I'd Rather Go Blind" by Etta James for his repeat act, earning the praises of the judges, particularly Howard Stern and Heidi Klum.
For the new act, he sang The Beatles' "Let It Be." Howie described it as a "winning performance" and said that "America cannot let it be, they need to vote." Howard also said that it was a remarkable performance and that America would have a hard time picking the winner.
Mat Franco: The magician repeated the act he did during the audition. He added freshness to the act by telling a story about Heidi, Howie Mandel, and Howard. Howie said that he has the "whole package."
He stunned everyone, from judges to the audience during his last new act. He pitted Mel B and Howard against each other and ensured that many members of the audience were involved too. Howard said, "It would be awfully nice to see a magician win."
Emily West: She repeated "Chandelier" by Sia. It was a beautiful rendition and Howard thought it was a "winning performance." However, Mel B thought her previous performance was better.
The singer and songwriter performed "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," by Roberta Flack for her final act, earning the praises of the judges. Mel B said, "That was off the chain! If that can't win you a million bucks, I don't know what can."
Miguel Dakota: The 19-year-old singer sang "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes for his repeat performance. However, judges think it was not a winning performance. Howard said that he did a good job but "I don't think it was enough to win."
For the new act, he performed "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson, which a big risk worth appreciation. Howard said that it was his best performance, adding, "I always think you are strongest with just your guitar and singing on stage. I think it was your strongest performance and I liked it."
Sons of Serendip: The band performed "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane for the repeat act. Howard said that it would be an image problem if they don't win the title. Mel B said, "America loves you, I love you, they have to vote for you."
The band performed "Bring Me To Life" by Evanescence and it was beautiful. Mel B said that she wanted to buy their album right away.
AcroArmy: The acrobats performed "The Immortals" for the repeat act and it was amazing. Heidi said that they deserve to win the title.
For the new act, AcroArmy performed to Fall Out Boy's "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark," receiving a standing ovation from the judges. Heidi described the act as "Jaw dropping," Howie thought it was a "winning performance" and Mel B said, "You were thrilling, and amazing! That was seriously on fire."
There were too many winning performances if the feedbacks of the judges are anything to go by and America will have a hard time choosing the winner.
(Image Credit: Screenshot from America's Got Talent YouTube Video)