Semifinals 4 - August 7
Gordon: If you are watching the most powerful,
compelling exciting show right now, chances are...you're not watching this show
Gordon: But for those of us who have to watch this instead of Power of 10, like
myself (Gordon Pepper) and Don Harpwood, here's your America's Got Talent Recap.
The theme this week - Heroes, which means that we have to listen to all of them
saying who their heroes are, making this extra saccharine.
Gordon: We have 10 acts - but only 8 of them will be here performing this
evening. 2 of them are leaving. Doing this Nashville Star-Style, the first
performer to perform will be...Robert Hatcher! Robert is crying from the
family's love and support, and he dedicates his performance to them. AwwwwBarf.
Don: He has a few backup singers on the stage this time.
Gordon: The question is...is he actually going to sing a song sung by a man? He
now is going to sing 'Let's Stay Together', and since that song was made famous
by Tina Turner, the answer is...no.
Don: *Hits head on desk*
Gordon: And Tina would never sing it that badly out of tune and flat. X.
Gordon: This is borderline painful
Don: *Switches to Power of 10 for the rest of the performance*
Gordon: David thought he was terrific and apparently he stuffed his ears full of
cheeseburger. Sharon wants to see him raise the bar and adds that she wants more
oomph. Piers thought it was very good. Do they saute the food in vodka before
serving it to the judges?
Gordon: And I can see me on The Power of 10. The next person to be safe
is....Julienne Irwin! I'm shocked! I'm completely...ok, no Im not. Julienne
hopes to redeem herself. I'm not nuts about her starting key, but she pulls out
the song with her amazing tone. Definitely not as good as last time, though she
selected a song that she could handle. She also handled the song much better
than what Robert did.
Don: I thought she did great with that one.
Gordon: Sharon wants her to be upbeat and sing younger next week. David liked
the song. Piers thinks that she won't be here next week, adding that her voice
is not mature enough yet to win the competition. And because Piers has said it,
that will pretty much assure Julienne will make it to the round of 4.
Gordon: The third person up is...Terry Fator!
Gordon: Again, not a surprise. Terry is going to do this for his sister, who has
rheumatoid arthritis. Terry is going to do a medley of songs (including That's
Amore and I left My Heart in San Francisco) with a Dean Martin puppet. If
Julienne's song was old, then this is Grandma Moses. Piers thinks that he sings
better than most of the singers in the competition. David and Sharon are
Don: I am certainly impressed by how well he has been doing!
Gordon: I think we have found our first lock to advance, though I am not
thrilled with the choice of song. As we have seen in American Idol this year,
who usually votes in this show?
Don: Those in their teens?
Gordon: The younguns, yes. Thats why I think Julienne is in. That's why Im a
little concerned about Terry if he continues to go really old on us. Next up
Gordon: Cas says that this week, song selection is crucial. He's going to sing
'Easy' to honor his parents, who are heroes to him.
Don: Ah, more backup singers.
Gordon: We get the Calypso reggae version of 'Easy' I like the arrangement of
Don: Same here. It sounds great!
Gordon: Piers says that he can win - but he wasn't blown away. I liked it...but
I didn't love it. I'm also wondering if he can do anything else besides reggae.
Next up...Jason Pritchett?
Gordon: Apparently, there's a lot of Carnival Cruise people who like to hear him
sing. He sings 'If Tomorrow Never Comes' Piers hopes that the next lyric never
comes as he X's him. Ironically, I think that this is the best that I've heard
him. Not that it's saying much
Gordon: David calls Piers a wanker, adding that it threw Jason for a second, but
he did his grandpa proud. Sharon loved it until he got Xed. Piers says that he's
not more that a cruise ship singer. Jerry gives Jason permission to throw Piers
Gordon: Artist #6 is....The Glamazns!
Don: Good choice.
Gordon: They sing 'Its Raining Men' for her mom. I hate o say this, but bad
choice of snog, and the vocals are not tight this time. X But they incorporate 4
half naked guys, so David was happy. Wha?
Don: Um, okay... X
Gordon: Sharon agreed with me on the start, but she thought they pulled it
together. Piers says that they are not great singers, but pased on sex appeal
and on fun, they should be going to the finals. That's as much of a half-hearted
ok as you're going to get. 4 acts left. 2 places in the show. Just to remind
you, we have Butterscotch, Calypso Tumblers, Duttons and Sideswipe. Next
Gordon: She looks visibly relieved. I would not have been a happy camper if she
left now. Butterscotch will be performing 'My Funny Valentine' for her deceased
grandparents. She's got the piano, singing, and beat boxing all together. Is it
just me, or is she looking like Alicia Keys?
Don: She does bear a resemblance...
Gordon: And so does the vocals. Wow. She gets a standing ovation and she cries
at the mike. That's a lock for the finals.
Don: I agree. That was awesome.
Gordon: Amazing, Even Piers calls it a beautiful and perfect performance. David
and Sharon loved it, with David calling her a star. That may have severely
damaged Julienne Irwin's chances, as they may have the same voting base.
Don: I agree.
Gordon: We have 3 acts left - SideSwipe, Calypso Tumblers and Duttons.
One of them will be the last act of the evening. The other two gave their last
performance 7 days ago. Don, who is performing?
Don: I'd guess the Calypso Tumblers.
Gordon: I'm gonna say SideSwipe.
Gordon: Last act is...Side Swipe! Yes, I am studly. Thank you.
Don: Hey, that's fine with me. As long as Celtic Spring 2007 is gone...
Gordon: We see the funeral videos of Celti...I mean The Duttons and the
Don: So how come they are out?
Gordon: I think the Tumblers are out because they didn't elevate their game. The
Duttons are out because they attempted to raise their game and it turned into a
mess. Back to SideSwipe, who dedicate this performance to Sensei Sharkey, the
person who taught them the martial arts.
Don: They've gone with a pirate theme tonight.
Gordon: Didn't they know that CBS got rid of Pirate Master?
Don: And they have weapons!
Gordon: Meanwhile, they send the scantily-clad woman, who was dancing with them,
to the judges. Heh.
Gordon: David said that Piers did them a big favor and really raised the bar.
Sharon said that they made it theatrical and took it to another level. Piers
says that they turned it from a sport to entertainment and that's exactly what
he wanted to see. It was electrifying.
Gordon: The guy could have thanked Piers, but he just says that its a part of
what they do. Oh dude, where's your humility? X So who does make it?
Don: Julienne, Butterscotch, Cas, and... I'm actually thinking SideSwipe will
make it. Just my intuition.
Gordon: Im going to go with Cas Haley, Terry Fator, Butterscotch and SideSwipe.
Any last words?
Don: I'll be looking forward to next week.
Gordon: Me too, because the artists finally raised the bar. For the Donut, this
is the Pepper, wishing you all a pleasant Game Over