Courtney Hadwin will win “America’s Got Talent” by a wide margin according to our survey of viewers. A whopping 43% of those that tuned into the first live quarterfinal of “AGT” on August 14 are predicting this English teenager to take the season 13 title next month. She earned a place in the semifinals with her rousing rendition of James Brown‘s soul classic “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.”
Only three of the other six acts to move on merited double digit support in our predictions poll. Angel City Chorale is at 18% for their soulful performance of “This Is Me,” the powerful anthem from the film “The Greatest Showman”; this 160-person choir was the Golden Buzzer act of guest judge Olivia Munn. Magician Shin Lim managed to conjure up 14% support for his card trick. And Mel B‘s Golden Buzzer, Amanda Mena, sits at 10% for her version of Pink‘s song “What About Us” that added Spanish lyrics to the English ones.
Like Hadwin, Mena is also 13. Either would be third youngster in a row to win the show, following ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer and another singer, Grace VanderWaal. Besides Lim, there are three other acts hoping to stop them from doing that: stand-up comic Vicki Barbolak, dance group Junior New System, sibling singers We Three.
Which of these first seven semifinalists do you think has the best chance to win the $1 million grand prize and a contract to headline at a Las Vegas casino showroom? If you haven’t voted yet, be sure to do so at the bottom of this post and then sound off in the comments section.
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