Judges turn on Mountain Faith

Tonight on America’s Got Talent, the celebrity judges seemed to turn on Mountain Faith following their spirited rendition of Can’t Feel My Face by Canadian R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, who bills himself as The Weekend.

The producers had created a down home, fall-oriented set for the band this week, with Summer McMahan singing seated without her fiddle, and bandmates Cory Piatt and Luke Dotson sitting on the edge of the stage.

To my ear, there was nothing different in the manner or style of their performance, but all of the judges suggested immediately that it was lackluster compared to their previous appearances.

Have the producers decided that this is as far as they want a bluegrass band to get in the competition?

Judge for yourself.

If you haven’t voted yet, NBC is counting all online, app-based, or phone ballots until 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning (9/2).

Votes can be cast on the AGT web site, by phone (866-602-4802), or by Google search.

Despite the judge’s comments, the only votes that count are yours. We need Mountain Faith to go all the way!

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.