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America may have talent, but it doesn't have much money these days. Therefore the first part of "America's Got Talent" was pre-empted on the east coast by an address from President George W. Bush about the failing economy and the $700 billion banking bailout plan.
After 15 minutes, it was time for Jerry Springer to get the show started. He addressed the Presidential interruption and said the one-hour performance finale would be done quicker to accommodate the last-minute change.
First, some deep thoughts from each of the five finalists...
Queen Emily: I never thought that life could be this way. You see if on television all the time. But when it's happening to you, it's... wow.
Donald Braswell: I've gone through incredible challenges, and to be at this place in my life is just unbelievable for me. I am so close to fulfilling my dreams right now.
Nuttin' But Stringz: We started out going against hundreds of thousands of acts in America. Now it's down to five. We came from two kids playing ...