(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)
NBC says that the summer of 2011 is the
summer of talent. ... So will we find any MORE in Seattle, or did they
all come out in day 1? Let's go back to the Emerald City!
Day 2 in Seattle begins with all three
judges in place... and Brian Jackson (46, Muskogee, OK) in place. He's
broken records AND bones with what he's done, and he's trained 19 years
to do it. What could it possibly be? Whatever it is, it involves... a
backpack? He blows up... hot water bottles. His record of three in 68
seconds is still a world record. Piers thinks the act blows. And we're
literally into "The Final Countdown"... before Howie gives it the buzz.
But he's not done. In the holding room,
he's trying to burst that bubble. Meanwhile the judges do the same with
Buffo (a stair-climbing priest), Kimo ("Madonna: 20 Years in 20
Minutes"), Robo (... he thinks he's a robot. He also thinks he's
funny)... danger Will Robinson. And we finally get a hot water bottle
busted. Also busted Fon Marcus' drums, Deborah Henson-Conant's harp, and
Next up in Washington is... Alaska (nee
Simeon Mountain), an interpretive dancer who feels the curve of the
earth. If this was America's Got Time Lords, he'd be a hands-on winner.
Instead, his "Flashdance" only flashes red Xes. Namely, Piers'. Go back
to Alaska.. Alaska.
We've gone 23 minutes and all we've seen
is... well, rain. After all, it's Seattle, and it's raining pain.
Next... Geechy Guy (46), a stand-up comedian. If you remember "Make Me
Laugh" back in 1997, you've seen him perform in season 2. If not, you're
infinitely better off than the rest of us. One thing we don't know about
him is that he allegedly told 676 jokes in one hour. Some of those are
actually funny. And he's sweating through a suit. That's worth a
sympathy vote. It's going to go to Sharon for the tiebreaker. 2-1....
YES! Joining him on the bus to Vegas... Illumini Men's Chorale (singing
"Baby One More Time" operatically), Soleil Rousseau (pole dancing
firefighter/med student), and Seth Grabel (acrobatic magician).
Amadeus is all of two years old. And he's
a pool shark. Did we mention that he was a dog? What else can he do? We
don't know, because he gets a no.
Next, Brandon, Dustin, and Josh, aka The
BGP. This band of brothers is also a band of fathers. They're hoping
that this is their big break after a 15-year hitch. They perform "Bennie
& the Jets". What they lack in vocals, they make up in showmanship.
Sharon sees it as more of a cover band than anything else. Piers and
Howie sees charisma... and then the little children come out from
backstage. OH DIRTY TRICK! They get the sweep to Vegas.
From one trio to another, three boys
called the Art of Teknique. They're hip-hop dancers. And they ain't too
bad for a trio of pre-teens. They would be better if they were in step
with each other. The Fourth Judge (TM) wants them through. The other
Next up, Marylee (55, realtor from
Denver) sings an original that she wrote. She looks like this year's
Kevin Skinner story. Oh, by the way, she writes music for DEAD PEOPLE.
That's right, she writes musical elegies. But tonight's song is for
someone very much alive... Piers. And right now, she's dying. On stage.
Of course Piers is going to say yes about it. And again... it's up to
Sharon. ... And Marylee is going... back to Denver.
Sing us out, Marylee. We're DONE here.
Next week, the Talent Train rolls through an 11-year-old who sounds like
Alicia Keys. You're gonna wanna tune in for that. But right now, I'm off
to Starbucks. GOOD NIGHT AMERICA!
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