Twenty-seven-year-old electric violinist Brian King Joseph played his way to the “America’s Got Talent” Finals with his bold song choices, and his performance Tuesday night was no exception. Brian took on Kanye West‘s “Heartless” in an exciting performance that even featured red-hot flames behind him. “Take me on tour, Kanye! Let’s go!” Brian shouted after his act. Will Brian be named the winner of “AGT” 2018? Watch the “Americas Got Talent” performance video above, read the judges’ comments below, and then make your predictions before Wednesday’s Season 13 finale.
Howie Mandel: “What an amazing — I can’t believe that we opened the show with what I would consider a closer. You know, that’s the way you need to close a show. That was epic. The production, your playing, your performance, the sound. It was truly amazing and that was like a drop the bow moment, you know? You just set the bar for the whole evening, young man. Good luck, everybody else.”
Mel B: “Yes! Oh, Brian King, I always get so excited when I hear your name ’cause I know that you are gonna deliver. You are 100% the best violinist performer of all time, I think. You just ooze confidence and excitement. And you know what was really cool? The very start of when you started your performance, we got to see those eyes of yours. They are so dreamy. Hands down, one of your best performances. Well done, my love.”
Heidi Klum: “Brian Joseph King [sic], you fiddled yourself into the finale. You really, really did. Really, really well. You’re so unique. You’re so lovable. And I have my fingers and my toes crossed for you. So good luck.”
Simon Cowell: “Well, you know how to make an entrance, don’t you, Brian? I haven’t got much time. I’m gonna say this. Last week was sensational. This was better. This is everything this show should be, which is someone who starts off good, ends up amazing. Look, I think you’ve got a real shot here. I think this show — I hope — will change your life. You deserve it. Thank you for coming on our show with your talent.”
In his “AGT” live blog, our recapper Denton Davidson had this to say about the performance: “Electric violinist Brian King Joseph will kick off the finals, defying the pain of his progressing peripheral neuropathy, for a chance at $1 million. With a bright light shining behind him and dressed in white, Brian appears to be emerging from the heavens as he jams out to ‘Heartless’ by Kanye West. Soon flames appear behind him as he turns things up a notch and lifts the judges to their feet! It was another spectacular performance from the showman who is oozing with star power.”
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