New York City/Chicago
Last week, the talent came back with a
vengeance, but we're nowhere near done yet, as the search for the
million-dollar act continues in...
NEW YORK CITY
Back in the Big Apple (and home of the
original Trouble Triangle), we begin again with a 62-year-old mother of
three, Carol Lugo of Jersey City. She's a cashier, but tonight, all she
wants to dance. She believes in following your dreams no matter what.
Tonight, her dreams take her (and us, by proxy) to moonwalking, shaking,
and doing jigs. Talk about entertaining... The judges think that she's
amazing. She's off to Vegas.
Will Joseph Harris (aka Yo-Yo Joe) join
him? The things he does with Duncans are legendary. So the answer...
How about the Diva League (dancers and
four drag queens). Yep.
How about Chris Allison (aka Coney Island
Chris), who eats light bulbs for breakfast... literally. Yep.
Jay Mattioli is a magician from Manassas,
VA. He always wanted to be an illusionist, spending hours upon hours of
watching footage of famous magicians and wondering how they did it. He
starts by making his mic stand levitate. Then he dances into a tank that
squashes him AND calls for applause. Pretty good stuff. Piers likes him,
the way he does things with star quality. Quality cool gives him the
green light to continue.
So far, New York is shooting aces. Will
we find the same in...
All rise, AGT is now in session, the Hon.
Franklin Seine auditioning. He wants to escape from the seriousness of
the penal system and take Detroit talent to another level. He'll be
doing that by singing "Downtown" by Petula Clark... I OBJECT! So do
Piers and David. Judge Seine says he's performed in front of
prisoners... which would explain the temperament of Detroit prisoners.
Thank you, judge, you are dismissed.
Thia Megia is hoping to be a ray of
sunshine. This 14-year-old schoolgirl is really excited to sing for the
judges. Being there is a dream come true. She's small, but does she have
a big voice on "I Am Changing" by Jennifer Holliday? For 14... oh yeah.
It's not half-over, and the audience is already on their feet. And the
way she performs it? That's called "swagger". David calls it beautiful
and God-given. Piers calls her the best so far. It's three yeses, and
Thia is off to Vegas.
Jeffrey Johns wanted to perform in Vegas
for a while, but only one thing has stopped him... being 5'3". What's he
going to be doing at such a small stature? And with such a big chair?
Singing, of course! Aaaaaand Piers has had enough. And so had the
audience. And so has David. And so have I. Piers sums it up thusly: it
was stupendously irritating.
And he's not alone, as Witches in Bikinis
(burlesque band... in bikinis)... razzed. Robert Myers (a character
changer)... razzed. Samba Samba Samba (dancers dancers dancers)...
razzed razzed razzed.... And apparently they don't know that three Xes
But five sisters are not giving up.
They're the Fab Five, originally from Utah. Not only are they sisters,
they're all moms. This is their family's dream. And judging by the
sounds coming from their feet, they're going to be clogging. If they won
a million, they'd... freak out. Unfortunately, history does not favor
cloggers, but this group might be the one that breaks the skid... or at
least lasts a while. The crowds want them to say "yes". David thought
they were tight and together. Sharon says they were fab. Piers likes the
idea. They all say yes, they all send them to Vegas.
It's getting down to the wire in Chicago.
Time for Kevin Skinner of Mayfield, KY, a country singer. He a chicken
catcher who likes to hunt and fish and drive his truck and sit on his
porch and count the stars. But he's not good at math. Thank goodness
this isn't "5th Grader". He's a country boy through and through. He
sings Garth Brooks' "If Tomorrow Never Comes". He's definitely going to
get the country vote, even though he's not the best country singer (or
singer, period) in the contest. Piers is going to remember this
emotional, powerful performance. Sharon thinks it's just lovely and
genuine. David was moved. Needless to say, America's going to see more
of Kevin the Chicken Catcher. He's off to Vegas.
And we're off for 23 hours. Next time,
it's Houston, and you remember that twist we promised last week? It's
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