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Piers and Sharon enlist the help of a Deal-maker to criss-cross the country in search of million-dollar talent.

Recaps by Chico Alexander, Jason Block, Don Harpwood & Gordon Pepper, GSNN

Host Nick Cannon
Judges Howie Mandel
Piers Morgan
Sharon Osbourne
Announcer Joe Capitano
Creator Simon Cowell
EP Simon Cowell
Cecile Frot-Coutaz
Scott St. John
Jason Raff
Georgie Hurford-Jones
Packager SYCOtv
FremantleMedia North America
Origins CBS Television City, Los Angeles
Web www.nbc.com/gottalent 
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Universal Orlando/Portland Auditions

We're back in Orlando as Piers, Sharon, and Howie move their roadshow to Universal Orlando Resort.


First up, Frankie Elliston (local waiter at Chili's) who's going to perform some magic. He needs Nick's help with this. He says he's practiced too many times to fail. His trick involves "string passage". It goes into his mouth, and comes out of .... his belly. With blood on it and everything. The guys say yes. Sharon... says no, but it doesn't matter. Joining him: Murray Sawchuck (magician), the South Philly Vikings (robot dancers), and Max Winfrey (knife thrower).

Erin Barylski (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) is an artist who paints the American flag... with her body. She's in. Simeon Mulder (Dutch student) will play Mozart on his piano. He's REALLY good... He's in.

Tiahizzi Cherrelle (dancer) is next, having done a lot of practice. She needed to hit the singing a little more and the taking off her clothes a little less. And she takes her defeat a little graceful... VERY little. Master Yogi Laser (contortionist), Paul Pierog "Not Your President" (performance artists), and Fafo (Boy Scout in Hot Pants) get to join her.

On the other side of the equation, Studio One Young Beast Society (dance crew) gets in. Will Efim Tabachnikov (singer) join them? He's going to sing "Some Enchanted Evening". It's about as enchanted as can be expected from someone who says that he learned by listening to Pavarotti. Three nos. And apparently he didn't get the memo that three Xs mean no.

Harmonik have come all the way from Haiti to sing their hearts out. They do just that with "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. Great to hear something fresh and different from a band like this on stage, but will the judges agree or just go on backstory alone? Piers says yes... Howie says yes... Sharon says... YES! Sweep it!

Finally, Sponjetta Parrish (singer) has been singing and writing since she was 11. She says that lyrics just come to her and that she's just as good as Alicia Keys or Beyonce. She'll sing a Sponjetta original. And that's already a kiss of death right there. And the song itself... that's deep throat. Back to the studio, studio for Sponjetta. And Nick comes to defend her. So she gets a do over... and it's not any better the second time around. Oh well.

And that'll do it for Orlando, but we are not done, as we head to the Portland auditions. Let's keep it weird!


First up, Magique Bazaar (illusionists). They'll be performing magic with masks. They'll also be performing... stage diving! That's horrible, we know, but he gets a sweep of nos. Also getting the hook: the Living Dead Girlz (zombie dance troupe) die on stage (again), Bloody Maggie and Her Pet (artists) roll over, Vee Bee (trapeze singer) swings out, and Tiny Talent (animal act) literally goes to the dogs.

As you can tell, there's a buzz on the stage... and it's coming from the judges. Jeremy Vanschoonhoven (horseshoer from Talent, OR) will be doing some trial riding. Right after giving Nick the scare of his life, he goes Super Rider on the stage. And misses. He's very good, and he says he has more to offer. It's going to be a 2-1 sweep to ... send him to Vegas!

Bhangra Empire (Indian dancers)... IN. Keira & Jeff, The Strange Familiar (musician)... IN. Northwest Dance & Acro (dancers)... IN What about Airpocalypse (air guitar supergroup)? They perform to "Dueling Banjos"... then to "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath. This is too weird NOT to go to Vegas. And indeed it does. Joining them on the plane: Iron Horse (country singers).

... and maybe Rebecca Roudman (San Francisco), who plays the cello and has done so all over the world. But it's no ordinary cello. It's an electric cello that plays like an electric guitar. It was "distorted". Three nos.

Connor Doran (indoor kite-flying) has had epilepsy since he was four. He's been told that he can't do things, but he's proven that he can. Today, he's proven he can fly a kite indoors... but is it something that can last in Vegas? The judges seem to think so, so he'll be flying his kite in Las Vegas!

William Scott Anderson (medevac pilot) is a magician as a way of communicating to children in war-torn countries. Tonight, he's going to be doing some origami... people folding. And stabbing. This was basically some warrior magic. Howie thought it was a little small to win it. THREE YESES.

Last up, it's Sally Cohn, a retired teacher from Portland. She does something involving a wooden block for one of her legs and lubricating her hands... for handwhistling. "America the Beautiful" is the song. Sharon gives the razz... and the audience razz her for it. While she's on the stage, she peddles books... on handwhistling. Howie wants to see more of this on Vegas. Sharon... doesn't. So on the weirdest day of auditions so far with the weirdest audition we've had so far... it comes to down to Piers. "Hand Whistling in Las Vegas". 2-1, and Sally goes through!

And that's all we have for this two-hour edition. Back to one hour tomorrow.

To see tonight's episode in its entirety, or to apply to be a contestant on the next season, go to www.nbc.com/gottalent.