Silhouettes set to win on America's Got Talent finale tonight

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Silhouettes perform to Louis Armstrong's "Wonderful World"
It was another great night for Denver's Silhouettes on America's Got Talent, as all three judges seemed to agree that America should vote for our favorite shadow dancers. Beset by technical difficulties, the group was forced to perform last. And we can't help but agree with judge Piers Morgan, who said that "the best was saved for last."

This was little comfort to audiences, however, who saw the live show cut short in the middle of the Silhouettes performance. Unable to view it in its totality before voting, many took to online message boards to vent their frustration. Others believed it put the Silhouettes at an advantage, as they may get a kind of sympathy vote for being the underdog. It is now possible to view their entire performance here and on the NBC website.

The season finale of the show is at 7 p.m.; it will be two hours long. Guest performers include Queen Latifah, Jackie Evancho, Tony Bennet and Def Leppard.


Dancing to Louis Armstrong's "wonderful World," the team gracefully began with a mother putting her child to bed. The child then pulls out four multi-colored balloons and proceeds to dream, her imagination running away with her as the song progresses. The shadows change into various wonders of the world, like the Eiffel Tower and a Japanese dojo, before a full-color photo is transposed over them on the huge screen. The effect was breathtaking. In the end the dancers tied it all back to a single word -- love -- before we once again saw the mother putting the child to bed.

This being week sixteen for the series, the competition is down to four acts: Silhouettes, LA's Team iLuminate, who do a similar, though also very different, light-and-dance routine, singer-songwriter Landau Eugene Murphey Jr, and teenage band POPLYFE. Denver's other contestant in the race, Lys Agnes, was eliminated after her performance of the Aerosmith classic "Dream On."



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KathyNYC
KathyNYC

 I didn't think they were more impressed with the other groups. They said the Sillouettes.. like Team I and Landau... saved the best for last...as is gave their best performance on for the finals. The only group the didn't do well was Poplytes. In the interview portion that was not shown on the east coast because of tech difficulties, Howie even said Silhouettes could win. As for taking the children to live in Las Vegas for a year - none of the winners are performing in Las Vegas for a year and even if they were, there are schools in Las Vegas and home schooling programs. If they feel it's ill-advised to have "children" win, they should have an age limit on the competition. They don't. There are professional children all over and many do very well. Besides, it's all a matter of taste. I think  "Team I" is much more repetitive than Silhouettes.  I would have been happy with either Landau or Silhouettes and I was glad they came in 1-2.

Tek no wit al
Tek no wit al

You are right, Silhouettes have become very repetitive. Illuminate, didn't do well wit the lighting, they did more of a dance with the lights on, not much hyper human illusions.Overall, it would be a waste and not have much impact to divide a million dollars among many group members. Landau all in all deserved it. even though singing belongs to American Idol.

KathyNYC
KathyNYC

 Just for the record, if they won, Silhouettes was on record as donating most of their winnings to the homeless in their area. Money is not the only reason people enter the contest.

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