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America’s Got Talent Finale Recap: The Doggies Win ‘Olate’ Cash!

September 13, 2012 08:06 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

After an insane season of America’s Got Talent, we’ve finally arrived at the finals! Howard Stern thinks that either Tom Cotter or William Close will go home a wealthy man. How close did ‘America’s judge’ come to hitting the mark with his predictions? The suspense is killing us!

Another season of America’s Got Talent has passed all too quickly, and tonight, we get to relive all the best (and some of the worst) moments. Oh, and we get to see Nick Cannon in a white tux! He looked pretty darn debonair yesterday, but he’s outdone himself tonight!

There’s quite the lineup for guest artists tonight, and it’s all kicked off by Flo Rida performing I Cry. Next, Neyo pops on stage with Let Me Love You Until You Learn To Love Yourself. The audience appears to enjoy the music, but judging by the number of teenage girls present, it’s clear that everyone’s just biding their time until Justin Bieber shows up.

In one of the more interesting guest performances we’ve seen, One Republic joins William Close for a unique version of new single Feel Again. If Earth harpists always make Top 40 groups sound this good, maybe they need to be a permanent part of the band setup!

Another joint performance follows: this time Olate Dogs and The Untouchables join Frankie J in an exclusive performance. We’re wondering how quickly

As if living through the dud auditions once was bad enough, we have to see them again! Rounding out a ton of cringe-worthy moments is Burton Crane, the self-described grandfather of rap. This time, though, his catchy tune Whatcha Gonna Do gets a remix! Out of the corner of my eye, I can see Trish (the blonde ‘rapper’ who was obsessed with Howard) getting very cozy with one Mr. Stern. It’s amusing to see Burton again, but Trish is just annoying.

Awww, Howie has a little gift for Howard…and we mean little! To celebrate the end of his first season, Howie presents Howard with a close-and-personal performance from Big Barry! It’s nice to see Big Barry, but thank goodness he’s not actually performing on stage again.

Next, Blue Man Group shows up, instantly raising the energy level in the theater. The audience looks like it’s having a great time, but Sharon looks either shocked or disgusted. Or maybe her face is just frozen from all the plastic surgery.

More filler: we get to learn how Sharon, Howard and Howie are all best buddies. They really are goofs and it will be sad not to see Sharon as part of the trio.

In one of the more hilarious bits from the night, Tom Cotter roasts the judge. Problem is, he’s just too nice. He gets a little assistance in the form of Joan Rivers. First, she pushes Tom aside, telling him the rule of celebrity roasting is to work alone. Then, we learn that Howard is the new Imas, Sharon is ugly and Howie jumps up and down when he’s done with the urinal.

Joe Castillo brings us yet another inspiring sand painting, but this time he’s accompanied by the PS22 Children’s Chorus. Comparing tonight’s artwork with last night’s proves that Joe Castillo is at his best when he’s bringing a message of world peace…as opposed to drawing Howard with a beret.

Finally, it’s time for some results! Talk about suspense. The first act to go home is…The Untouchables. Aww, it looks like one of the little girls is about to cry. Sharon tells the dancers that they have a bright future and once again expresses her resolve to leave the show, saying, “This is my last show too.”

With The Untouchables out of the running, we learn that 5th place is going to Joe Castillo. Howie thanks Joe for inspiring the audience. As for 4th place…well, that honor goes to David Garibaldi and his CMYKS. Wait, that means that Howard’s predictions of the top 3 were correct!

OMFG it’s JUSTIN BIEBER!!! Cue the screaming of preteens everywhere. The incessant screaming is kinda cute at first, but it gets old quickly. Still, it’s nice that America’s Got Talent invited the Biebs  back, seeing as he got shafted earlier this season.

We’re promised more results, but first, a montage of Nick Cannon’s best moments. The good thing is, this means getting to relive Nick on a stripper pole and being straddled by a tap-dancing grandma. The montage reminds us just why we love Nick: he’s crazy, but in the best possible way!

Yet another guest performance stands in the way of the results. this times, it’s Green Day. Not bad, but really, the extended guest performances are starting to make the show feel super long. We just want the darn results!

Be careful what you wish for applies to this situation; now that results are finally here, we’re sad to see another talented act go home. In the bombshell of the night, William Close DOES NOT WIN. What?! The judges’ have predicted his victory again and again. Then again, Howard changed his winning prediction from William to Tom Cotter. And that’s why you gotta stay on Howard’s good side!

It’s down to Tom Cotter and Olate Dogs. Both great acts in their own way. An Olate Dogs victory would echo the doggie days on Britain’s Got Talent, but it sure would be nice to see a comedian win the whole thing! Drum roll please…the winner is Olate Dogs! It’s an unexpected victory, but hey, those pups deserve it! Tom Cotter gets in one last dig, telling Nick that he’ll fall down the stairs and get his own million dollars.

That’s it for season 7 of America’s Got Talent. We’re going to have to wait a whole year before it’s back, and there’ll be no Sharon Osbourne. But we’re sure there’s plenty of great talent in store!

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12 Responses to “America’s Got Talent Finale Recap: The Doggies Win ‘Olate’ Cash!”

  1. Daniel Vollmer Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    no way! this is ridiculous! Tom Cotter deserved it! Whatever, are we serious right now?

  2. Janet L Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I like animals, and dogs especially, but Olate Dogs did not have the most talent. William Close was the most original and the most talented. Tom Cotter was also more talented. It was a pity vote for poor immigrants to get $1,000,000.

  3. nona kimball Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 6:14 am

    This show has gone to the dogs meaning “trash”.

  4. Sylvia L. Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 6:44 am

    I’m happy the Olate Dogs won. I’m not usually into dog acts but I thought these guys were really good. Sweet and humble too. I think they will be a very popular Las Vegas act.

  5. Jaimie Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 7:57 am

    You’ve gotta be kidding me!!!!!! Olate dogs?! Oh well, William and Tom will still get gigs. How can two talented people not make it from here?

  6. nick b Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    The american public voted for the dog act. In novembr they will vote for another dog.

  7. Angela Burton Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I agree this is so wrong. Tom Cotter was stellar, funny and deserved to win. If you want to see a dog show go to the Circus. I totally agree with others Tom Cotter and William Close should have been number 1 and 2 – I can not believe that “America” has voted for dogs over those two talented gentlemen. Did the ‘results’ have anything to do with Sharon’s love for animals and this being her last season on the show….just saying….

  8. stooge mutt Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    I’m so pissed off at this stupid show for picking Olate dogs as the winner that I could scream.Why do these idiot rob the best talent and pick some bogus act that will never make it in Vegas anyway.It should have been The Earth Harp guy or Tom Carter the comidian.I can’t make up my mind who was better.They should have let both of them win and split the million 50/50.But you know damn well those two will make it bigtime while Olate dogs will fade away into the sunset soon never to be heard from again so I’m not worried.

  9. Audrey Says:
    September 15th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    The most silly of all- I have just about had it with AGT – not worht spending time watching.

  10. Judy Says:
    September 17th, 2012 at 5:13 am

    I have watched this program from the start, however this year I could not continue to watch anymore due to Howard Stern, he is a idiot and I will not watch the show as long as he is on there

  11. Carol Says:
    September 17th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    This is the worst winner ever. They won’t do well in Vegas and you all should know it. How could they vote for the dogs with so many many much better acts that were there. Tom Cotter and some of the others deserve to be given gigs after the great performances they gave on the show.

  12. Laerra Says:
    September 23rd, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Well well why do many haters those dogs and the trainer deserved to win! Trainers and those cuts dogs are just exceptionally talented I never seen like that before in my life,. Thanks that they won I’m very happy,.


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