America's Got Talentjudge Howie Mandel has predicted which two acts he believes will most likely win the reality talent competition's seventh season, and neither of them is his favorite act.
"I do [have a favorite]. I actually do. I think William Close, the guy that plays the Earth harp, is the guy I'd put my money on if I have to invest. [But] I don't think the audience is going to pick him. I think the audience is going to pick Olate Dogs or Tom Cotter because it's easier for them to connect with a human being or dogs," Mandel said during a Wednesday morning appearance on NBC's Today show.
"I've been tweeting live and I just sense that's how America's going."
Mandel added fellow judges Howard Stern and Sharon Osbourne also agree with his perspective on whom will probably take the cake.
"I think we all see -- we kind of get a sense. As I said, I tweet live during the show... I can sense -- I see, like last week, when The Untouchables... when she broke down crying at the end, I was looking at my Twitter and people were going, 'Oh my God, oh my God. I've got to vote for this little girl.' I saw the sentiment change," Mandel explained.
"So I'm thinking it will be Tom Cotter, because he makes people laugh, or the adorable little dogs, because everybody loves dogs."
In addition to William Close, Tom Cotter, Olate Dogs, and The Untouchables, performance painters David Garibaldi and his CMYK's and sand story artist Joe Castillo are also still in the running to be crowned America's Got Talent's seventh-season winner.
America's Got Talent's seventh-season finals round will air tonight and feature the Top 6 finals acts performing for the chance to win the $1 million prize and become a headlining act in Las Vegas. Following the season's last performance show, America's Got Talent's final results show will air on Thursday and one finals act will be crowned the winner.