So far, the auditions are going... as
expected. The crazy are really crazy. The amazing are really amazing.
And the out there are ... REALLY out there. But the craziest, most
amazing, most out there auditions are yet to come as we continue our
journey in Portland.
First is Soriah, 38 year old taxi driving
singer. Singing gets him a lot of tips, but will he be forced to keep
his day job when he throat sings as a mummy? Apparently they just don't
get Tuvan throat singing. They also don't get the Amazing Amy
(contortion yoga dancing), Hart Keene (needle swallower), or Natasha
(singer... we think).
So far, the toughest room is
EXCEPTIONALLY TOUGH. Will it be too tough for The Hot Shot Tap Dancers?
They are a family group that used to do it as kids, and still do it as
adults. Ultimately, they want to make a living together. Will they start
here? They are all together, but at the same time, they don't have that
zombified blank stare look that All That did last year. Howie agrees,
says that there's a unity that makes it work. Piers wasn't wild about
the choreo. Sharon is so glad they came onto this show. It's a sweep for
Bringing their love of the outdoors to
the stage are Isabel von Rittberg & Ryan Gaunt, collectively known as
AscenDance. They met climbing. They think dancing and climbing are a lot
alike, so they'll be dancing... on a climbing wall. Think American
Gladiators meets Dancing with the Stars. If Ryan drops Isabel, she won't
marry him. Pressure. Nick says it's "weird, but it's a good weird." The
judges seem to agree, sending the pair to Vegas.
Next up are six little ladies called RNG,
which stands for Rated Next Generation. They're little girls who dance
with masks. Technically, they're not as proficient as other
pop'n'lockers, but let's see what the judges say. Howie thought they
needed to step it up a little more. Piers says it needs to be tightened
up. Piers says yes. Howie can't.... say no. They're through. Joining
them: Paul Safy Jr. (singing waiter), The Sky Sirens (doubles trapeze),
and Ken Jenkins (PVC player who plays Blue Man Group).
Ryan Compton (janitor) wanted to train
for something different, something that 99% of us couldn't even attempt
to do. Something involving singing... in falsetto. ... I could totally
do that. Then he gets into.... whatever the hell he's doing. I think
he's seizing on stage.
Pierre Herbineaux (harmonica player) came
from Belgium with a dream... to play harmonica in front of a reality TV
judging panel. He even left his wife to do so. If I were his wife, I'd
be really jealous right about now, because he's a good harmonica player
with "Flight of the Bumblebee." He calls the harmonica an extension of
himself. It shows. He's going to Vegas, but Sharon can't hear it often.
Courage. Strength. Talent. Ali &
Christina (singing sisters) hope to show that they have all three. They
both have cystic fibrosis. Will they get over that and blow us out of
the water with... their message of achieving their dreams and doing
anything they set their minds to. Never mind that, are they good singers
or not? They'll answer that question with "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus. If
I'm being honest, I've heard better singers on other shows, but they
work well together, and they bring the crowd to their feet. And at least
one judge. Needless to say, the judges give them the pass to
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