Warning! The following contains spoilers for the semi-finals round of America's Got Talent: The Champions. Read at your own risk!
The finale contestants have been announced for America's Got Talent: The Champions, and of course, fans are upset by some snubs. There were bound to be some sour feelings after many fan favorites were sent home, though there are quite a few viewers sounding off on social media on the contestant they feel is undeserving that got a spot. Folks are confused and angry that Hans made it to the finals, and they aren't being silent about it.
The tweets were almost immediate in the final moments of America's Got Talent: The Champions, in which Hans was announced as a finalist for Season 2. Some were happy for the German's unique flamboyant song and dance act, but others were beside themselves with anger he entered the final leg of the competition.
Hans outlasted a good deal of contestants in America's Got Talent: The Champions, including Season 14's 3rd place contestant Ryan Niemiller. While Niemiller and crowd-favorite JJ Pantano both got the ax the same night, Hans was given the green light by the unnamed and unseen super fans who voted him on ahead.
The decision has been controversial as more than a few have questioned Hans' talent compared to others in America's Got Talent: The Champions. While the pageantry of his performances is on point, it's more than fair to say his singing voice could use some work. The end result is a solid performance, though one that many don't consider "championship" level.
It has been shown time and time again on America's Got Talent that popularity can outlast talent when it comes down to it. While his act may be polarizing, there is no denying that Hans has a certain commanding presence that wins over the in-studio audience whenever he performs. Hell, he even managed to win over previous naysayer Simon Cowell in the most recent episode!
While Simon Cowell may have warmed up to Hans, there are others who haven't. This includes fans who had followed the performer prior to this, who think recent performances don't measure up to what he's done before.
Hans made his American debut on America's Got Talent in Season 13. His past acts featured a solid amount of accordion work, whereas now the instrument is more or less used as a prop leading into his dance numbers.
The change has been a turn off for many, not that Hans cares. The America's Got Talent: The Champions finalist has been clapping back at his harshest critics on Twitter, and keeping that same energy he has on stage on social media.
I can't blame him for the attitude; it's not like he's controlling the votes of the super fans. Obviously someone in the America's Got Talent network loves what he's doing a lot, or he would've been sent home by now.
Getting to the finals is one thing though, and winning is quite another. It's hard to believe Hans will actually be the winner of Season 2 of America's Got Talent: The Champions, though he definitely has a shot. The performer posted a message to fans and haters alike with fellow German and judge Heidi Klum to possibly remind them they haven't seen the last of him.
If there is any talent Hans lacks going to the finale, he's certainly made up for it in confidence and charisma. I can only imagine the reactions if Hans ends up winning Season 2 of America's Got Talent: The Champions, but perhaps we should just wait and see what he has in store for the finale just in case he has some secret act that'll convert all his haters into fans.
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