'America's Got Talent' Top 5 Revealed
'America's Got Talent' Top 5 Revealed
Last night on America's Got Talent, nine acts attempted to wow us with their vocal gymnastics, while Nuttin But Stringz tried to earn votes by mixing violin bowing with a dash of Cirque Du Soleil.  In our poll asking BuddyTV readers which act gave the best performance, 37 percent of you voted for Eli Mattson, 22 percent voted for Nuttin But Stringz, and 11 percent cheered on possible ringer Neil E. Boyd.  On tonight's mercifully short episode of America's Got Talent, Jerry Springer revealed the top 5 acts that will compete for a show in Las Vegas.  Did your favorite make the cut, or are we doomed to hear Kaitlyn Maher stumble through another Disney ballad?  Read on to find out.

Now that we're in the home stretch of America's Got Talent the judges no longer get a say in who stays in the competition.  That means that every act that made it through tonight did so based on America's votes.  Unless, of course, you believe in the conspiracy theory that Neil E. Boyd is a ringer, in which case he's destined to win the entire thing even if no one votes for him.  Let's hope that's not the case.

Before I ramble on like the Hoff on a bender, let's get down to the business of talking about the top five finalists.

The America's Got Talent Top 5:

Nuttin But Stringz
Queen Emily
Neil E. Boyd
Donald Braswell
Eli Mattson

Acts Going Home Tonight:

The Wright Kids
Joseph Hall
Kaitlyn Maher
Paul Salos
Jessica Price

If you didn't tune into America's Got Talent tonight you missed out on a performance from Natasha Bedingfield.  I envy you.  Anyway, I couldn't be more thrilled with the top five.  I feel like the top 10 just had a colonic and all the lesser talents were flushed out, hopefully never to be seen again.  Listening to The Wright Kids and Kaitlyn Maher brought me stabbing abdominal pains every week, Joseph Hall was consistently underwhelming, and Paul Salos was no Sinatra.  I did truly like Jessica Price, but it's possible she just didn't have the confidence or consistency to make it through to the finals.

Now that we're down to the top five, we're left with four singers and one pair of creative violinists.  Who will win, and more importantly, who deserves to?  I'll ponder that in an article tomorrow, so check BuddyTV on Friday for my extremely biased opinions.

America's Got Talent returns next Wednesday at 9pm for a one-hour performance show.  That'll be your last chance to vote for your favorite before the winner is crowned on October 1.  It's time for me to go make my Eli Mattson banners and begin posting them around town.

- Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Writer
(Image courtesy of NBC)