By Margaret Lyons
Updated August 25, 2010 at 03:04 PM EDT

Last night’s America’s Got Talent featured 12 of the semifinal acts. Well, technically it did. But what really happened was Prince Poppycock stole the show completely, with his biggest, best performance yet. Sure, his previous opera bits have been fun and all, but “Bohemian Rhapsody” brought his costumed act to a new level of outlandishness. (Not to mention mass appeal.) Piers called him “crackers,” Sharon called him the “male Lady Gaga,” and Howie said “this is your night.” Awww. Champers for everyone indeed!

Otherwise, it was a night of relatively weak performances. Future Funk is cute and all, but how much of them can you really watch? (That goes double for Christina and Ali.) Kite guy? Magician guy? Eh. Team Poppycock, PopWatchers! Are you with me?

More on AGT

With a name like Prince Poppycock…

The return of Prince Poppycock

Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne help us size up the strengths and weaknesses of this season’s semifinalists