Last time on America's Got Talent, we hit
New York City, Chicago, and Seattle... and New York City, Chicago, and
Seattle hit back. Now it's on to Miami and back through the Emerald
City. Who's going to Vegas and who's going home? Time to show the world
that America's got talent!
The search for million dollar talent
First up, Manuela Horn, a 36-year-old
mother of two who loves to sing with her kids. It's because of them that
she's here. But how will she do with ... a dominatrix act? REALLY!?
Technically, she's a yodeling dominatrix who sings. I don't know what's
more painful, the yodeling or her whip. And she even throws in a jig.
Nice. Piers thought it was very entertaining. She gets three "ja's" and
she's on her way to Vegas.
And she's not the only one, as we welcome
the Comic-Bots, a band of guys in giant robot suits. TRANSFORM... into
Next is Tom Durnin, a retired firefighter
who pops and locks to "Baby Got Back". Also includes some magic. He's
Next is G-Force, a girl band. Emphasis on
girl. They're in.
Next is Rafael Serrano, a bouncer from
Federal Way, WA. He says he's got to be tough. He holds his ground. He
has a command. He wants to show the world what he can do. And he's
singing... "The Last Dance" by Donna Summer. With no shoes on. And in a
falsetto. This is begging for an X. And Piers and David... thank you.
Sharon's dancing. And Rafael does the splits to end the act on a painful
note. And Nick's dying. David: "You hurt every man in this room."
Unfortunately, it's a yes from Sharon. Fortunately, it's a no from the
others. Thank you.
Now it's time for little people with big
steps... Eric & Rickie, eight-year-old dance partners. They're sick of
each other, but they're quite fond of each other as dancers (and nothing
more... well, maybe friends). They dance to "Proud Mary"... the Tina
version. I think they were on Dancing with the Stars last season, but
I'm not quite sure. And if they weren't, then they should've been. And
Eric breaks out with the worm. They're both good dancers to be sure, but
not as cohesive as a unit. Sharon thought it was fun to watch. David
says that they're what this show is all about. They give them the pass,
And we pass through the city where the
heat is on, all night on the beach... *puts on wayfarers* ... to the
break of dawn.
First contestant is 28-year-old Jennifer
Guadix, who works out of UMiami's cardiothoracic surgery ward. She's
really nervous, but at the same time, she's looking forward to
performing in Vegas. She wants to show us something "different" (C-Note:
when someone says that, they've usually got something that would
otherwise be unfit for a television audience). That something
"different"... is a dance to "Circus". Well, it's supposed to be a dance
for one, but it turns into a duo. Remember that Jennifer had a suitcase?
She was hiding another Jennifer inside.... And a rather bad one at that.
David and Sharon razz'em... Piers? "Why would you even try?" David's
line of the night: "I think you should both get into the suitcase and
mail yourselves home."
Drew Thomas didn't bring any luggage,
because he's hoping to do something amazing with his illusionist act
(and partner Rebecca). They're hoping to get out of job after job and
land a steady gig in Vegas. He takes a seemingly empty box and makes
three women appear out of it. Nice little act. Finally, a magic act
worth shouting about. David wants to send him through right then and
there. So is Sharon. So is Piers. Get your ticket and check your crate!
You're going to Vegas!
Next are triplets Alexandra, Monica, and
Izabella, together known as Alizma. They were born in Poland, but now
call Miami home. They come equipped with violins. And they're not afraid
to use them. What they are afraid of is delegating a speaker. So they're
all speaking. Hopefully they can all sing as well. They sing a little
Charlie Daniels, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". They're not good
singers... but they're great performers and okay fiddlers. And they're
beautiful. Piers just wants them to play the violins. Sharon agrees that
they can't really sing. But they are talented. They get a pass.... Hope
they don't blow it.
Things are picking up with Janifer James,
a 30-year-old student and dance teacher. She's been showered with praise
since she was a little girl. Will the judges do the same tonight? She'll
be doing... African bohemian dance under the name Nubian Beauty. And by
"dance", we mean "sit on the floor and flex her boobies... and
bootylicious pelvic thrusts." And then it gets weird. She gets the
triple X, and Nubian Beauty goes into talking back at the judges. We all
know where THIS goes. To the land of parting gifts with you.
The Veniamin Shows (featuring the Human
Blowfish) put it together to get torn apart.
Tim Monteith, a dancer with Kewpie Doll
partners... also gets disassembled.
DeanO and Friends are clowning around...
and the judges are not feeling "It".
Dan Diaz, the balancing server, stacks
buckets... right before he kicks the bucket.
"Miami is a strange place."
It's getting close to the end of the day
in Miami, and the last contestant is Arcadian Broad, a 13-year-old
dancer. This is all he knows how to do, and he has been told that he
does it well. His advice: feel as if nothing can get in his way. He
interpretively dances to "I'm Still Standing". When he's doing the
ballet moves, it's actually very good. Otherwise, it's like... what?
David thinks that it's great. Sharon says he's got a god-given gift.
Piers says he's great. End result: Arcadian's on his way to Vegas!
I don't think he lasts, though. But I've
been wrong before, and I'm wrong now, then I welcome it.
Next time, the search for million dollar
talent takes a turn... and a twist. Trust us on this.
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