America's got Talent Fever, and it's
spreading online, as the best acts submitted to the show via video have
been invited to take on the judges live and in person. Welcome to the
Thousands of MySpace friends have sent in
their videos to myspace.com/agt, and the best of the best were called
back for a live audition in front of the judges. Same rules, same
buzzers, same 90 seconds.
First is Jerry "El Vegas" Katz, an Elvis
impersonator from New Jersey who's brought in his own ladies. Piers
buzzes before we get to see the ladies... and the Fourth Judge is
waiting for the other buzzers. They... won't get it. Sharon: "What went
wrong?" David wanted to see what was going to happen... then it
happened... and now he still doesn't know what was going to happen.
Three nos. Goodbye.
Also saying goodbye... "jumpropers"
Jumping Eagles, "singer" Shaun Berkey, "interpretive actor" Don
Baldaramos, and "singer/dancer/glitter sprinkler" Shaunie.
Thousands of acts on MySpace, and these
are the best we can come up with? What about singer Ashley Groff, a
singer from an Indiana high school with her own fan club on MySpace? She
has a great opinion of herself. Will she still have a great opinion of
herself after singing "Hate Me" by Blue October? That almost sounds like
a challenge... and... I accept. I hate you. Piers and Sharon razz her...
and we're waiting for David to follow suit. He never does, but he does
call her Linda Blair from "The Exorcist."
Ishaara hopes to turn the auditions
around with their Bollywood dancing skills, hoping to ride the wave set
by Slumdog Millionaire. The friends from Berkeley look at this as the
opportunity of a lifetime. They dance to... what else, "Jai Ho! (You Are
My Destiny)" by AR Rahman featuring the Pussycat Dolls. And for the
first time, the judges are all smiles. The Fourth Judge says it all...
"Vegas". David loves it. Piers thought it was original, fresh, and
unbelievably exciting to watch. They... are... going to VEGAS!
Following suit are acrobatic jugglers The
Flash... but how will Duo Design fare? These bald brothers originally
from Poland practice every day... in the dark. What they do is very
physical. They are... acrobats. Very versatile acrobats. And Piers... is
not amused. Perhaps his buzz was premature, because they build to a
climax. Sharon thought it was fabulous, while Piers calls it oddly
compelling. David thinks that it's "alien cool". Sharon will have the
ultimate decision.... and by a vote of 2-1... they're going to Vegas!
Next up is Eddie Green, a 52-year-old
landscape designer from San Diego. He says a lot of people who see his
talent love it. He... has "Puppet Divas". And one of them performs
"Proud Mary"... very poorly. And the judges make him go away.
How about Marcus Terell & the Serenades,
a group of friends who like to blend rock, hip-hop, and old-school doo
wop. They call it "a tribute to classic feel-good music with a modern
twist." There's no harmony... but there's a show there... somewhere.
Marcus Terell is brilliant, says Piers... but the ladies were not up to
his standard. Sharon likes the concept.. but the vocals from the girls
were ropey. David needs them to support each other. They ... get three
yeses. And no, the band isn't breaking up. Which may be a problem.
Charles DeWayne Dorsey Jr. from LA calls
his parents his #1 fans. He'll be singing on the keyboard with a little
nervousness and a little excitement. He says he's getting closer and
closer to his dream. Will his dream become a nightmare after singing
"Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours"? I don't know about you, but I'm
just not feeling. He's giving it a good go, but is it good enough?
Sharon says he ticks all the right boxes AND he has star quality all
about him. David calls it terrific. Piers calls him a star. Three yeses,
and he's off to Vegas.
We're about to log off, but it looks like
we're going to finish on a high with dance crew Encore, comic Alycia
Cooper, SoCal violin/piano duelists N2UN, and musicians Kara & Corey
Hoping to finish the day with a win is
Heavy Vee, a dancer who's very... very heavy. She has the self-esteem,
the swagger, and the moves to propel her to Vegas... she hopes. She does
her thing to "Milkshake" by Kelis. And the audience wants to lighten the
load. And so do the judges. Oh well. Can't win'em all. Piers says she
worked "about three inches in two minutes". Three nos.
And Nick comes out and tries to help her
out... as a partner. There was the secret ingredient that stopped this
trainwreck from sucking.
Okay, we approved some friend requests,
and the judges leave with smiles on their faces. Tomorrow.. the final
auditions. Have we saved the best for last? ALSO a special treat, an
interview with a Britain's Got Talent runner-up you may have heard of...
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