(C-Note: some of the acts that you are
about to read involve real danger in front of a live audience. They were
designed, practiced, and supervised by professionals, taking the
contestants' safety into full account. They are extremely dangerous and
should NEVER be attempted anywhere, by anyone, at any time)
America... Land of the free, and home of
the best talent in the world. Until we find such talent, though, we find
... this... in...
And true to form... it's raining and the
audtioners are fully caffeinated.
First up, Melissa Villasenor (23), an
impressionist, but a singing impressionist. She was shy growing up, but
now she wants to make comedy her full-time gig. We hope she doesn't
suck. She doesn't... but when's she going to get to the singing? There
it is... She does spot-on impersonations of Barbara Walters,
Natalie Portman, Kathy Griffin, Miley Cyrus, and Christina Aguilera. The
judges SWEEP her through to Vegas.
The Battle for Seattle continues with
Andrew & Charles Goodrey, the A+C Twins (both 23), who've been singing
together for 10 years. They already have a local fanbase, but can they
go national? They sing "My Girl" by the Temptations. They also moonlight
as models. I'd stick to the modeling. Amazingly, only Piers buzzes them,
but in the end the judges decide against them. A+C call them haters, and
Howie shows them how it's done... Interestingly, Howie's better than the
two and he's not a singer. Joining the parade of the damned: Litz
Plummer & Robert Close (singers who can't sing), the Rice Rockettes
(drag troupe that can't WORK!), and Mr. Mystic PTP (cut-rate magic act).
By the way, AGT is still looking for
acts. Hit up the YouTube page at
www.youtube.com/agt. You could be 90 seconds away from staring down
Anita McCoy (69) is hooping it up for the
judges... who split them. How about Zuma Zuma from Kenya East Africa?
They are acrobats and tumblers. Usually they pad themselves, but they're
professional... They're more of a rope act, though, but they have more
tricks up their sleeve, like stacking and flipping and pyramids. They're
swept to Vegas!
Next up, POPLYFE (Oakland), a young band
of brothers/sister who met in middle school. They make music, but can
they make the judges' day? They perform "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy.
Very nice for a group of teenagers, but the lead singer is the star.
Piers thinks she doesn't need the group. She thinks otherwise, citing
electric set. The judges split. And they're going... TO VEGAS! Joining
them... The Daring Jones Duo (aerialists), Sadie (eight-year-old
singer), and the Elektrolytes (dance crew from Gilbert, AZ).
Next up, Mauricio Herrera (33), a
superstar in Costa Rica (he says)... and proves it by bringing up a few
recordings, TV guide covers, and newspaper articles. Will AGT be the
ticket to international superstardom? He sings... "Livin' la Vida Loca".
And... good thing he has Costa Rica to fall back on. The Fourth Judge
(TM) is split. Piers... thought it was horrendous. Howie and Sharon give
him a pass. Why.
"Tell Howie Mandel war has been
declared." Howie Mandel, war has been declared.
Next up, Carlton Baltimore (56,
Philadelphia), a performer of... the paper horn. Seriously. He's billed
as a one-man band who plays paper cups. He is one of a kind. It was
interesting... until he decides to sing. And Piers is going back to his
dressing room. He has to come back out to vote. Until he does, Paper
Horn Man and Nick break into a little jam session. Piers is a big enough
man to admit when he's wrong... and this is not one of those times.
And that's Seattle. War continues next
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