Think we're done with this Talent trip?
Not by a longshot. Next stop, Chicago. Will we be blown away by the
First up, Zach Carty, who wants to
surprise, astound, and disgust the audience. How? By sneezing with his
eyes open. That's his talent. We should remind you that Howie is a
germophobe. I'd leave too if I was a germophobe, or if I had taste. Or a
lack of patience. And the kicker: Zach couldn't even do it.
Next up, eight roommates calling
themselves Strikers All Stars. They're not soccer players, they're
steppers from Florida A&M. They were on ABDC before, but we don't see
any recycled moves, thank goodness. And the Haiti flag at the end...
completely and utterly desperate. But it gets them what they're looking
for, a winning act that takes them to Vegas. Joining them: the Gentlemen
of NUCO (classical music rockers), NU Covenant (gospel group), and
Naishon Jones (dancer).
Next up, The Spellbinder. He looks like
he stepped out of a Blaxploitation movie, but he's here to do some
magic. His trick: making a handkerchief dance. Needless to say, the
judges aren't as spellbound. Joining him: Tom Zemke (singer?), Laura
Ernst (juggler in a plastic bubble), and Buddy Holly Cheesehead
Carlos Aponte has traveled from Puerto
Rico. He's going to sing. He thinks that he has a good voice. Frank
Sinatra good. He sings "Il Mare Calmo Della Sera". Not Frank Sinatra
good. More like Andrea Bocelli good. BRAVO! Judges give him a standing
O, then give him the trip to Vegas.
Polina Volchek (rhythmic gymnast) leads
the charge of... the ladies. We follow that up with is John Beatty the
Strong Man, a nurse with a 290-pound ball of concrete. What's he going
to do with it? Carry it. Then he bends a frying pan, hammers a nail
through two boards and a license plate, and bends a nail while carrying
his stone. Piers buzzes midway, unimpressed. He thinks he can unroll
that frying pan... He can't. Because he's a girly British man. John can,
and that gives him the ticket to Vegas.
Down to our last audition of the day,
Debra Romer from Kalamazoo, MI, a student/waiter. She's a musician who
ran away from foster home (and hasn't been back since). She sings
"Angel" by Sarah MacLachlan. She's got a very haunting, enchanting
voice... but it's also a mite effected and sound-alike. Howie didn't
think it was strong enough. Piers thought it was innocent enough. Sharon
gets what both judges are saying. Howie says no. Piers says yes. Sharon
And that'll do it for Chicago. One more
audition day left.
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