America's got talent. No, literally; "America's Got Talent" is stocking its final episode with so many performers that the final six contestants might be forgotten about entirely.
Among the performers who will be taking to the stage during the September 17 season finale: Luke Bryan, Josh Groban, Il Divo (featuring Heather Headley), Icona Pop and the Radio City Rockettes. Presumably, not at the same time.
Luke Bryan is still riding high off of his album "Crash My Party," which has remained in the top five of the Billboard 200 for its first four weeks on the charts, including two weeks atop the charts. Icona Pop is still riding high off of the success of their single "I Love It," which has gone twice-platinum in the United States since its release in 2012. Josh Groban also released a Billboard-topping album this year (although to less fanfare than previously) when "All That Echoes" dropped in February.
For Music Times' money, the most exciting part of the lineup has to be the Il Divo and Headley combination. Divo brings the same mainstream appeal to "pop-pera" that Groban does, but they also do it as a group, similar to a toned-down Three Tenors. Headley is a Trinidadian vocalist who's worked both onstage and in popular music (including a Tony for Best Actress for her role in the lead of "Aida"). We're looking forward to what she does with the Il Divo boys during the "America's Got Talent" finale.
Three musical acts are still among the final contestants on the show. Cami Bradley comes from a singer/songwriter background, Jimmy Rose plays guitar and sings country (perhaps a pairing with Bryan?), and Forte is an operatic tenor trio from a diverse set of backgrounds. Hmm. Sound like any of the guest performers listed above?