HOLLYWOOD, California - No one was really surprised except for maybe Michael Grimm himself at the end result of America's Got Talent. Grimm, the quiet, unassuming soulful singer from Mississippi came out the victor in what was obviously a very tight talent competition right up to the wire.
The evening really held no surprises. As usual, the smug look in Piers Morgan's face when Prince Poppycock was the first to be eliminated did not pass without notice. Although, to Morgan's credit, he did apologize for his obnoxious behavior the evening before when he buzzed Poppycock, royally pissing off Sharon Osborne. Osborne told Piers he was "utterly despicable" and actually threatened at one point to smack him right in his smug face.
Morgan, however, sloughed off the criticism and apologized directly to Prince Poppycock. "I just want to tell you, my little indulgence, that I was wrong, and I hope that I can somehow make it up to you another time, another place, a less crowded place, perhaps my dressing room immediately after the show." The audience ate it up.
As for the other two acts that didn't quite make it through, Fighting Gravity and Jackie Evancho, each had nothing to be ashamed of. Their performances on this season of America's Got Talent were some of the best the show has ever seen. No one will forget Fighting Gravity's enormous green balls and ability to appear and disappear on cue. And, Jackie Evancho, who appeared to have swallowed the entire contemporary opera collection of Sarah Brightman at a very early age, made it all the way to the number two spot in the show. Neither act has to worry about their future. They may not have won the big prize, but they will be going all the way.
As for Prince Poppycock, he may be going all the way as we speak, with Piers Morgan.