Very much enjoyed the show tonight. My assessment of the acts:
01. David Garibaldi & His CMYK's, performance art/dance. Well, not so much dance this time, but that's okay. He was much better this week than last week, great song choice for one thing. I mean, you know, The Who, how could that go wrong. I was afraid, actually, given the song choice that the end result would be something, you know, (whispery voice) political. But it turned out to be Einstein! Brilliant!
02. Tom Cotter, comedian. Great material, great timing, kept it coming, my only comnplaint would be the waste of time roll the dice at the beginning of the set, he could have given us more funny!!!
03. The Untouchables, dance troupe. Unfortunately, these kids disappointed this week, it wasn't as good as what we've seen before. Part of the problem, I really believe, is they just didn't have enough time to perfect the routine, so they were sloppy in places. The biggest problem, and not the fault at all of the kids, it was just a horrible routine concept to begin with, and poorly choreographed at that.
04. Joe Castillo, performance art. Loved it, loved how he added an exciting element with the band and song choice, loved how he switched from heart-tugging inspiring message to just let's have fun this time, thought it all worked very well. Well enough to win? Not by a longshot. But I very much enjoyed it all the same.
05. William Close and the Earth Harp Collective. Very familiar patriotic song choice, very well done, very good singing this time even. I do think the limitations of the instrument itself are starting to show, but minor quibble.
06. Olate Dogs, trick dogs. Did pretty much what I expected they would do, a lot of the same tricks we've seen before and another new dog added to the mix to change things up a little. Enjoyable, best dogs ever, but to me the act just lacks depth, and the trainers have little imagination. I have no arguments with anyone who likes it enough to vote for it this week, I'm just not one of them.
And my votes this week, I limited myself to voting for only two acts since it is the final vote to decide who wins, and it was actually a very difficult decision. But in the end I voted for Garibaldi and Cotter.