This week, America’s Got Talent heads to Las Vegas where the judges will whittle down the hundreds of performers they advanced in the preliminary rounds.
The final selection of acts will be featured on live shows over the coming weeks, where the viewers will have a say in the elimination process via voting.
One of the strongest acts to be featured during the Los Angeles auditions was the exciting vocal trio, Forte, featuring Josh Page, Hana Ryu and Fernando Varela.
They astounded the audience and viewers with their stellar performing ability and exquisite harmonies. Each is a strong soloist in his own right, but together, their sound is magical.
However, if you watched Part One of the Las Vegas Rounds on Tuesday evening, you now know that there has been a change in the composition of this group. Unfortunately, Hana Ryu had to withdraw from the competition for undisclosed reasons and has been replaced by Sean Panikkar.
This change has obviously disappointed some fans and/or spurred the adoption of new ones. Totally understandable. Hana is an excellent, gifted artist and everyone here wishes him the very best in his evolving singing career.
However, after hearing their edited version of “The Prayer”, I feel that Sean is a stellar choice for this trio of sublime vocalists. I think that all three singers are evenly matched and will continue to surprise us with their crossover versatility.
Although they have been classically trained at the highest level, all three have the capability and the experience to present music from different genres.
And, we cannot underestimate the power of their combined charisma. It is “through the roof”, worthy of their determined climb to superstar status.
However, what will the judges decide? Will they move Forte forward to the live shows or will this be the last chance we get to see them on the America’s Got Talent stage?
Tune in to NBC at
9:00 8:00 PM Eastern on Wednesday, June 17th and watch how their tale and many of your personal favourites unfold.
Below you will find an edited video of Forte’sLas Vegas audition on Tuesday evening. What do you think?