"Singers always have an advantage," said judge Piers Morgan in a conference call with TV critics. "Everyone can connect to a song in a way that they cannot do to a basketball act or a magician act or whatever."
Or, perhaps, with the five Whitear sisters from Utah who clogged their way into the finals by the skin of their teeth. Veva Ahlstrom, Cambria Gibson, Ayrion Meyers, Shaundalee Morgan and LaChere Vawdrey -- aka the Fab Five -- will be one of 10 acts who perform Monday night on "America's Got Talent".
Viewers will then vote for their favorite, and a winner will be declared in Wednesday's episode (7-9 p.m., NBC /Ch. 5).
Judge Sharon Osbourne isn't convinced that one of the singers will win the million-dollar prize (paid out over a number of years) and the contract to perform in Las Vegas.
"That is what our show is about," Osbourne said. "That is exactly what our show is about. It is not just about singers. It is about a variety of artists."
And, she added, she's quite taken with the Fab Five.