So far, 46 million people have watched
what America can... and can't... do. But will we find the real tinsel in
Tinseltown? The search for America's next great act continues in
Hollywood is where stars are made and
dreams come true. But has LA got talent? The stakes are high.
First in is "Nasty Nate" Watkins, a
20-year-old singer from Atlanta with interesting hair. It's all his...
in that he bought it an is now currently wearing it. But will he bring
it with "Simply the Best"? In short... no. It's simply horrific. And the
Fourth Judge lets Nasty Nate have it. David: "It was simply the worst."
Nasty: "No, Hoff, YOU'RE the worst. Thank you." That's a no, Nasty.
It doesn't get any better, with one-man
instrument Zahid Khan... paper mime Leland Faulkner... and world's
fastest poet Iota Arcane... all getting the hook.
Will we finally see some talent after
lunch? Or is David Hasselhoff going to have to don his Baywatch jacket
to resuscitate the room? Next up to face the judges is Sheldon Wesley &
Alexandra Stratego from San Fran (collectively known as Footworks
Fitness), turning a stepper into a drum. And... Piers is bored. The rest
of the judges... also bored. There's a saying in this town... Get to the
bloody point. The audience says it all... "OFF! OFF! OFF!"
Now things are starting to get desperate.
Kite-flyer Scott Weider with an ill-prepared kite... dance crew Circus
Runaways with an ill-conceived act... burlesque act Trixie & the Monkey
with an ill-conceived premise... rapper K-Dizzle with an ill-conceived
cover of "OPP"... ALL meet the same fate... Trip Xs.
Will nurse Terri Willis be the one to
turn it around? She says that talent runs deep in her family. Her mother
can sing. Her grandmother sung opera. She's actually a seventh-cousin of
Celine Dion. She will sing "Because You Loved Me." And... Sharon commits
hara-kiri, while the other judges walk off in protest.
Needless to say... Hollywood is not a
wealth of talent today. Even the Hoff couldn't rescue us today. Will we
find ANYONE on day 2? News of yesterday's flameout is spreading like
wildfire. Nervously waiting to quell the fire is BRI, a 17-year-old
singer/musician. She calls herself a nerd in school. Her biggest
supporter is her mother. Some butterflies are in her stomach as she
tries to do her mom proud. Will she with "Burning Up" by the Jonas
Brothers? So far, it's the best LA has to offer, great voice, great
piano skills, reminiscent of Alicia Keys. All we have to say is...
FINALLY! She's got attitude... she's got raw talent... she's got a
swagger... she's got a million dollar smile... she's got... a ticket to
We have one. Will this lead to a run on
tickets? All it takes is one. Will the next be TJ & the Little Mamas?
They're a dance act ranging from 6 to 9, and they're all great friends
with a lot of experience for such a little age. We'll see when they
dance (and flip out) to "Dance to the Music". They're precocious, that's
for sure. But they have raw ability, and that counts. David says that
they're an inspiration to all the kids in America. They're on their way
The talent keeps coming with Miss
Germany, a firedancer... and breather... and eater... Three jas from the
crowd. Next is Janice Martin, an aerialist... who plays the violin on
the silks. Three yeses there as well. Next are the Scott Brothers, who
are "cartoon-style" poppers. In synchronicity. That gets the crowd on
its feet and the judges on their... whatever it is judges get on to send
them to Vegas.
So Hollywood is starting to live up to
its billing as dancers Iconic Crew bring the moves to the stage. They're
going to Vegas. Back in holding hoping to follow up on that is Robert
Dunne, who does an unusual dance that he discovered "last summer". He
calls himself "Monsieur Pedicure" because... he's a "toe dancer". This
would be funny were it not so tragic.
Mario & Jenny Ferreira are risking it all
for a shot at the big time. They work well together, but will they work
well together behind something that promises danger... and even death?
They're going for sexy... and dangerous. A combination that works well.
It starts with her splitting... and him breaking out a chainsaw... her
flipping... and him cutting lumber. And now... juggling chainsaws! This
is sexy and dangerous! Kids, needless to say, don't even THINK about it.
Piers says that they were born to be Vegas performers. Sharon says that
the timing was perfect. Sexy and dangerous is going to Vegas.
We're down to our final act in LA... and
he's feeling the pressure of being the last one here. Lawrence Beaman's
passion is singing, and he says that he always has a song in his veins.
He's used to performing, but that doesn't stop him from being nervous.
He calls AGT the biggest platform that he has ever experienced. He'll be
singing "Old Man River"... Molto basso. It's a very hardy, very robust
rendition. And out of all the acts in LA today... this one is hands down
the best. Simply put... Wow. Judges? On their feet. Sharon even goes so
far as to approach the stage and give Lawrence a handkerchief. "You are
one class act." Piers leaves it in the hands of the Fourth Judge...
Needless to say, Lawrence Beaman is going to Vegas.
And after much despair in day one... we
end on a high in Los Angeles.
The question now... can anyone top that?
We'll find out as the auditions continue with one more miraculous
performance... Confirmed. Be there.
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