Chelsea Handler has been feuding on Twitter with actor Nick Cannon for a while now. To be fair, Chelsea started it -- when she mocked the fact that Nick was doing a comedy tour. "Who's going to provide the comedy?" she Tweeted. Nick said this in reply, slamming Chelsea's looks: "Chelsea Handler looks like she got hit in the face with a bag of nickels." Ouch!
"It's really still sinking in," Grimm told TV Squad after the show. "But I do want to thank America, 'America's Got Talent,' the judges and, most importantly, I want to thank God."
Prior to his victory, Grimm, an aspiring singer, had trouble getting record labels to consider him. They'd want to know how big his following was because they didn't have money to invest in him. "Well, now I have a little money and I have fans," he says gratefully.
"I haven't talked to my grandparents yet," he said. "But it's going to be an emotional moment."
"When you stand there and you see a guy who's never had a break in his life and he starts crying, you say, 'This was the right decision,'" judge Sharon Osbourne says about Grimm's victory.
Judge Piers Morgan stood by his decision to give Poppycock, an audience favorite, a strike.
"I have to be honest," Morgan told TV Squad. "I buzz when I think they can't progress any further. [Poppycock] blew it big time. He lost the humor that he had in his act. He's an OK [opera singer,] but opera is not his bag. When Jackie [Evancho] sang 'Ave Maria' it became a different kettle of fish altogether."
Can you identify all of the former contestants who reappeared on the show tonight? Or did you only have eyes for the finalists?
"The four that made it into the finals have kind of been the favorites the entire time," noted host Nick Cannon. "It's tough because of the great performances we had [in the Top 10.] But America chose the ones it felt like it always wanted to choose."
Is Cannon ever even tempted to read a name other than the one written on the card?
"No. I just hope I don't say the wrong name," Cannon laughed. "It's live TV so I have to focus on exactly what those cards say."
Judge Piers Morgan didn't even come close to hitting his buzzer. "Not once," host Nick Cannon says. "He had all positive things to say."
"I got to the end of the night and realized I've never been through a whole show without buzzing anyone before," Morgan told AOL TV Squad after taping. "I couldn't believe it. Any of these acts now will have a great career. This is the first time we've had that."
"All the acts rose to the occasion," judge Howie Mandel said. "What a show this Top 10 was. Can't we just have a Top 10 and go home?"
"I agree," judge Sharon Osbourne said. "They're all so different and they're all at the top of their game. How do you pick?"
Studio One Young Beast Society was selected as the last finalist by the judges over singer Alice Tan Ridley. Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne voted for the young dance group first making judge Howie Mandel's selection a moot one.
"I am so thrilled," Mandel told TV Squad after taping. "I love not being part of that decision. I don't want to be responsible for sending anyone home. Tonight, I got to sit back and be like the audience. At this point in the competition, all the talent is worthy of going through." (Mandel says he'll save what his choice would have been for his memoir.)
"There was no shadow of doubt in my mind," Osbourne said as to why she picked the dance troupe. "Alice has a really good fan base. She's popular. Her life will change for the better."
"As a human being, I feel bad about [buzzing] somebody, but my gut takes over during the show," Mandel told TV Squad after taping. "[Alexander Bui] is an amazing pianist. At this point we have so much more 'wow' coming from other people."
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.
'America's Got Talent' threw a few curve balls at its audience on Wednesday night's results show. Traditionally, the show invites three to four acts up on stage and then host Nick Cannon announces which one will advance to the next round.
Lightning performers ArcAttack, magician Dan Sperry, the dance duo known as Future Funk and singer Kristina Young had every reason to think that at least one of them was going to the finals after they were called up to face the judges.
But Cannon shocked the crowd by saying that it was the end of the road for all four acts.
"I'd never seen that," said judge Piers Morgan after the program. "I had no idea it was going to happen."
The initial group of potential finalists consisted of: ArcAttack, Future Funk, Dan Sperry, and Christina Young. Host Nick Cannon stood at the side of the stage, and read from a card announcing the winner of this group. And the winner was ... none of them. "Wow," Nick said. "No one is moving on." That's the first time this has happened all season, and the judges looked shocked. "Is that real?" Howie Mandel asked. Yes; yes it was. The entire group was sent home.
Based on tonight's performances, one man seems like a cinch to make to the next round. And that man is ... Prince Poppycock. The fairly bizarre singer -- who is best described as sort of a "glam rock opera diva" (or something), was able to pull off a fairly incredible rendition of the song 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'
But the night belonged to the final act of the evening -- Prince Poppycock's smashing operatic rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody -- brought down the house.
"Poppycock is amazing," raved judge Piers Morgan. "He's got an incredibly creative brain. He took a massive song by Freddie Mercury and did it brilliantly. He brought down the house. He's camp, fun, brilliant...he's got everything you want in a contestant at this stage of the game."
Howie Mandel had the deciding vote after fellow 'America's Got Talent' judges Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan chose, respectively, aerial artists Michael and Ashleigh and Harmonica Pierre to be the final winning semi-final act on last night's wild card results show.
Mandel's decision to side with Michael and Ashleigh had everything to do with talent and nothing to do with the fact that his on-air nemesis Morgan had championed the harmonica player.
"First, I apologized to Pierre for buzzing him on Tuesday's show," Mandel told TV Squad after the results show broadcast. (Mandel hitting the strike button at the top of the harmonica player's act was meant for Morgan, who kept buzzing the acts that Mandel and Osbourne had invited back to the show.)
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