olate dogs tom cotter americas got talent 'America's Got Talent' finale: Olate Dogs or Tom Cotter, who won the prize?“America’s Got Talent” crowned a winner for Season 7 Thursday night (Sept. 13) and the final two choices came down to the Olate Dogs act and Tom Cotter the comedian. We were a little surprised William Close or David Garibaldi weren’t amongst the final two — did that surprise anyone else as well?

In the end, the Olate Dogs were chosen as the winners and good for them. They’re a very talented act and we were worried the fact that their act couldn’t grow as much week to week as other acts would hurt them — you can teach dogs new tricks, but not in the time span between weekly episodes. Once they have their own act, it won’t matter that every show is the same — that’s kind of the point — and they can work on new tricks in the down time.

Do you think the right act won? According to the Zap2it poll, it was a dead heat between William Close in first and Olate Dogs in second, with only .3% separating them, while Tom Cotter was in third in the voting.

Do you think William Close should have won?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."