The Olate Dogs Take ‘America’s Got Talent’ Crown, Osbourne Moves On
They talk about things going to the dogs, and this is particularly fitting if you’re talking about this year’s winning votes on “America’s Got Talent.”
America voted the Olate Dogs the winner of season seven of the show, beating out comedian Tom Cotter, who finished in second place.
The Olate dogs have been known on the show for their performance of tricks including backflips, conga lines and “wheelbarrowing” across the stage. They won the top prize, which consists of $1 million and a chance to headline a Las Vegas show.
Judge Sharon Osbourne had been a vocal fan of the Olate Dogs throughout the season, and walked onstage after the dogs have won to embrace her furry friends. The night marked Osbourne’s last night on the show, as she had previously announced that she will be leaving after this season.
At the beginning of the two-hour finale, there were six acts left, and the first to go was the Untouchables.
“Don’t be sad, little one,” Osbourne told the youngest member of the Untouchables dance group who was crying after the announcement. “It’s my last show too, so we’re both leaving together, hand in hand.”
In fifth place was sand storyteller Joe Castillo, who remarked that, “God has given me a wonderful opportunity to tell sand stories and I will continue to do that.”
Howard Stern told fourth place contestant David Garibaldi (a painter and performance artist) that he had “electrified our lives.” Finally, in third place was William Close, an earth harpist and one of the favorites of the season. He remarked that, “I made it to third place on this amazing stage, and that rocks.”
In between all the announcements, the audience was entertained with performances by Green Day, Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, Blue Man Group, NE-YO and Frankie J.