Seattle/New York City
We've seen some serious talent, and some
seriously twisted talent. But the search continues as the judges move
one step forward in their quest to find the elusive million dollar act.
Back in the land of Jill the Pill (Hi,
Jill), we head to the Pantages in Tacoma. First up to take on the firing
squad is Chris Kegley, who wants to be the next big Seattle rocker. He
learned the guitar at 4... and got his first Bret Michaels at 10. He
dreams about the day that he gets to do this full time. He calls himself
KEG, the Lone Ranger of Rock. And why, you may ask? Because he's a
one-man rock band... And he rocks out to "Rock'n'Roll All Nite"... And
it looks like all the kicking he's doing is going to get him kicked off
the stage. One word... Reverb. David defers to the fourth judge...
Fourth Judge: "Off! Off! Off! Off! Off!"
He'll be back. Heh. No, he won't.
Silvia Brasil sings and dance... and
fails at both. Madmat the Indestructible Man... and his ladder of
knives... get cut. We then start with the Shanghai Pearl, a pink gorilla
to start and end with a bikini-clad problem.
Next up is Kari Callan, a 43-year-old rad
tech with a dream to be a singer. It's been a lifelong dream of hers,
especially given that she grew up with a bilateral cleft lip & palate.
She wants to say to the world, "Yeah, I can sing." She auditioned for a
cruise ship and was turned away before a single note. How will she fare
with "Somewhere" from West Side Story? The crowd reacts kindly... and so
does David. Not the best singer we've had this season, but the most
courageous. "You're going to go back to the cruise ship, and you're
going to charge that guy $40,000 a night and he's gonna pay it!" She
gets the sweep easy.
NEW YORK CITY
Back in New York, we look for some
competition for Kelli Glover... Fire artist Simon Chaban... he's on
fire. Keith Johnson singing "Walking in Memphis"... walks to Vegas.
Pixies Mystere... believe in pixies.
New York is off to an amazing start. How
about Linden, Nick, Nicole, Bobby, and Jordan, known together as
Reality. They're best friends who know they can win. They've polished
everything, and they're ready to say hello to America for the first
time. They'll sing "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat". Speaking of
boats, they're the show kind... and no, the Fourth Judge doesn't like
it... The other three... rock their boat. Piers? "I'm still sitting
down, you weren't definitely rocking MY boat..." And cue the begging
from the alpha of the group (Linden).
Destined 2 Be is next from Indianapolis.
They've been slapped in the face so many times, they wonder if they can
continue to dance. But it's about these 90 seconds. And they use it to
pop to "Shawty Get Loose" by Lil Mama. Lots of showmanship.
Destined 2 Be are destined for Vegas.
Meanwhile, we meet Rashida Jolley, a
singing harpist whose father suddenly passed a few years ago. She'll
sing and harp to "Killing Me Softly with His Song". She's not the best
singer, but she's the most unique in that she does it while playing the
harp in a unique way. Sharon is confused by it together. Piers thought
it was inventive and creative. The guys say yes, and Rashida is on her
way. Sharon makes it a sweep.
Next, song-and-dance act Matt Lucas &
Anthony Morigerato. They're both socially backwards, and they think that
contributes to their charm. We'll see. They perform "Use Me", with
Anthony on the guitar and Matt tapping. David thought it was totally
unique. Sharon's blown away. They get a pass... And they're not the only
duos to get through as Louis Bar & Laura Cantu tango, Mikhail & Ivan
Kalinin balance, and Chris the Whip Guy and his wife Laura Camp ...
whip... their way to Vegas.
We wrap the day up with someone who knows
all too well the pressures of being on this stage. Mia Boostrom was on
season three, and she made it to Vegas only to be cut. She says she was
devastated. She wants to prove that she was more than just a "girl in a
red dress". Will she redeem herself from last year with "Georgia on My
Mind"? Sharon notes improved confidence. Piers says that her voice is
much more mature. David still thinks that she has a ways to go, but
she's got everyone's attention. Sharon says yes. David says yes.
Piers sweeps it. Mia will get her second chance in Vegas. Only time will
tell whether or not it was worth it.
Next week, we've tried scouring the
nation for raw talent... Now we're going online. It's the MySpace
auditions next time!
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