On Tuesday night, the top 10 graced the stage with their final shot at convincing the country that they have what it takes to be crowned the season 11 winner of America’s Got Talent. But while the judges raved about each and every act on screen, the backstage consensus was that Wednesday night’s finale (Sept. 14) will come down to two specific acts.

“I think it’s going to be Jon [Dorenbos] or Grace [VanderWaal],” Heidi Klum admitted to Billboard on the post-show red carpet. “That’s what I feel in my gut.”

Simon Cowell is on the same page. “By the feeling in the room, that’s what I felt,” he added. The notoriously tough judge deemed VanderWaal an instant superstar, but admitted that it was Dorenbos that ultimately won over his heart. “I don’t know why, but I got very emotional during the performance. And I don’t normally feel that way,” he said. “There is something about him and what he said that was so genuine and it’s unique. He’s going to go a long way.”

Source : Billboard