The most popular show in the country
right now has shown up that America has indeed got talent. How much
talent could there possibly be left? AND do we have a winner in the
midst? The search for the $1 Million Act continues in Houston.
Texas has drawn record crowds, and we've
already seen a few of them do their things. Will we find some more?
First up are three Texas tenors, Mark,
John, and Jason... They call themselves... the Texas Tenors. They're
pinching every penny to get buy. Can the three of them together make
something happen? They're going to sing "Mountain Music" by Alabama.
Great harmony together. Jason needs to keep the mic a little bit away
from his mouth. Nice little fusion of country and opera there. The
Fourth Judge is ready to send them through. David thinks they did a VERY
good job. Sharon says they need to perform a lot more together. Piers
enjoyed it. He says yes. Sharon and Hoff agree. They're off to Vegas!
Next is Bruce Thomas, a 51-year-old
musician who believes that he is the only person in the world who can
compose music from his hands. He's a handyman by trade, and he'll be a
handyman by talent... making hand farts. He'll be performing "Yankee
Doodle". Aaaaaand it doesn't last long.
Next up, an urban burlesque troupe calls
the Ruby Revue.. They're... new at this. In Sterio are next with
their magic flutes... They don't last long either. The Crispy Family
Carnival staple things to each other and lift things with their
nipples... Painful, yes. Gruesome, yes. ....
Next on the stage trying to cleanse our
palate is Acrodunk, the familiar basketball dunking aerobatics troupe.
They're hoping that second... or third.. or fourth... I lost count...
time's the charm. They go into their act, flipping and dunking to "Boom
Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas. Thun-derrrrrrrrrrrr-dunking. What do
the judges say? David has seen hunks in trunks trying to dunk... and
they're the best at it. All three say YES!
It's hot outside. Will it be hot inside
with Live in Color (Dance troupe)? Yes. How about with Anna Pipoyan
(belly dancer with a candelabra)? Yes. How about with rapping waiter
Eclipse? OH YEAH.
Can big things come in small sizes?
Eleisha Miller is excited more to see Nick in action than in playing the
piano and singing. She's not that darn nervous to do what she's doing.
She thinks if she won AGT, she'd faint. The 8-year-old from Amarillo, TX
will perform "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. She's awfully
bulldozing with the cuteness here. Though she's sharp at points. Judges?
David calls her an inspiration to all the kids out there, but the
singing needs work. Sharon agrees. But she's adorable. Come on... are
you really going to say no to this... Yeah, she is. Piers thinks she's
funny, so... yes. David... YES!
She will NOT last long, though.
Next up, twins. Meet Timez 2 (Jamar and
Lamar Jefferson), R&B singers. Double the pleasure, double the fun, two
singers for the price of one. They sing Usher's "Yeah!" Double the
singing... half the talent. But it almost doesn't matter, because they
can work the crowd. David likes the raw talent. Piers didn't want to
like it... but he did. Sharon says what everyone's thinking. More voice,
less grind. It's up to her... YES!
Meanwhile, we meet 75-year-old retired
telephone operator Grandma Lee. She can do the fun stuff without being
the bad guy. She's ready to be a comedian one last time, living her
dream. She jokes about his husband playing the change machine in Vegas
and having her ashes sprinkled over the Krispy Kreme and how her
daughter ain't a virgin anymore. "All this money I'm sending to college
and you still say 'ain't'?" Then she says that she's do Piers. Grandma's
a little dirty. Her delivery's on point. Three yeses.
We're down to the last contestant in
Houston, and here to perform is a stay-at-home mom named Barbara
Padilla, originally from Mexico, now living in Houston. She never gave
up her dream of being a singer. She'd be satisfied with doing her best.
Will we hear her best with "O Mio Babino Caro" from Gianni Schicci?
We've yet to have a powerful voice from a female opera singer... and
Barbara just might do the trick. And the high notes at the end? That's
just insane! She believes in miracles, having survived cancer for five
years. Sharon thinks that she's absolutely perfect. Piers admires her
spirit. David says that she's got heart. She's got talent as well. They
give her a pass to Vegas. And I hope she uses it well, because she
Okay, that's all the talent we can pack
into an hour of television. Next week, the auditions wrap up with even
more great acts.
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