The end is nigh on "America's Got Talent." On Tuesday night, the six remaining acts had one last chance to show viewers why they deserve the $1 million prize and a gig on the Las Vegas Strip — and they did it by going back to the beginning.
In a night of do-overs, Cami Bradley, Jimmy Rose, Collins Key, Taylor Williamson, Forte and Kenichi Ebina revisited and retweaked their earlier performances for their final faceoff.
The winner? Well, that's yet to be determined, but it's safe to say Ebina — once again — stole the show.
His robotic performance, complete with the usual seemingly impossible contortions and the new addition of lasers, earned him a following in the audition rounds, and it had the audience cheering again Tuesday.
But Ebina has some stiff competition.
Tenor troupe Forte delivered an encore of "The Prayer," the first song they performed together in their current line up — on "Talent" or anywhere else — that had the crowd out of their seats.
So will it be Forte or Ebina? Or one of the others? Judge Mel B stopped by TODAY on Tuesday and threw her support behind Forte. But when Howie Mandel paid a visit on Wednesday, he was split between Ebina and another.
"I like Kenichi or Taylor," he said.
But Mandel spread the praise around. No, not to the other acts — to himself and his fellow judges.
"I think we are one of the most brilliant panels in all of television," he said with a laugh. "I'm telling you that people should aspire to be us."
See that panel in action and find out whose talent is enough to take top honors when the second part of the "America's Got Talent" season finale airs Wednesday night at 9 p.m. on NBC.
First published September 18 2013, 10:16 AM