(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.)
It's an all out battle for $1 million as
the biggest year in America's Got Talent history continues to grow. Up
next, more from Chicago and San Antonio.
We pick up with Bailey and his best
friend Kelsey Huxford (17; dog groomer). Kelsey's been training Bailey
since he was 10 weeks old. He's a very happy dog. Hopefully it'll make
for a very happy doggy dance to Grease's "We Go Together". Obviously
Bailey is the star of the show, because Kelsey isn't really doing
anything to add to the party. The judges thought it was an original act.
They sweep the panel to kick off the show.
Next up, Bruce Purvier and his family of
basketball bouncers (among other talents). Champions Forever ARE
champions in the eyes of the judges. Cami Bradley goes "Over the
Rainbow" and finds a ticket to Vegas. Then there's dancing with TVs...
which turns out to be pretty electric.
Getting lucky with our next act, David
Ferman (19; Jacksonville, FL; student), who's a comedy juggler who adds
difficult dangerous stunts. His audition is so dangerous in fact, that
if he messes up, it could be his last performance EVER. He starts out
with some juggling... then there's a balancing act. He is
balancing a Molotov cocktail, on a balloon, on a stick, in his mouth. He
could take the entire audience with him if this goes wrong. He... NAILS
IT! The Fifth Judge wants Vegas. The others are just amazed. They sweep
him through to Vegas.
Next up, the Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team
(9-23), saved by their coach from the gang activity of the Southside of
Chicago. There's a big world out there that they can be a part of, but
can they be a part of this show? They do some flipping, some jumping,
some flipping AND jumping... jumproping each other... and bring the
house down. They need to have a cleaner act, though, if they want to top
this. But Mel thought it was unique and captivating. Howard brings the
coach out... and tells them that they're going to Vegas.
2Unique (Lela Brown & Nandi aka DJ Young
1; 10; DJ & rapper) is a collabo that hooked up online. They've been
together for 3 months. If they won the million, they would spend it on
their moms. They cover Run-DMC's "It's Tricky"... mashed up with "Boom
Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas. And mess up the lyrics to both. But
they still have stage swagger for days. That should be enough to give
them a pass. And it does.
We go from two ladies to 26 of them with
Innovative Force (dancers). They're in. Joining them... Cyana
(12-year-old singer) and Mitsi Dancing School (Chinese dance troupe)....
and an as-of-yet unnamed singer-songwriter with guitar. Howie and Howard
are going back and forth on this. Mel... says no as well. Of course, the
differences don't end there.
Sully Dunn (18; singer/songwriter) says
he's a weirdo off-stage and a cool weirdo. He's going to "play guitar in
the style of a teenager". He has no technique, but he has himself. Will
that be enough? He sings an original... and breaks a string.
Believe it or not, it goes south from there. Howie says that he's going
to be a star. Heidi... eggs him on. He says yes. Howard says.... no. Mel
B says yes... Heidi? Makes it three.
Branden James (34; Chicago) always had
the music in him. He's here with his mom. He grew up in a conservative
household when he came out as gay. Mom wishes that Branden was
different... and it hurts for him. She hopes for a wonderful future for
him, but they'll have to agree to disagree on his sexuality. He is going
to perform "Nessun Dorma" from Puccini's "Turandot". He's got an
instrument on him. The judges are on their feet. That... says it all.
Off to Vegas with you, sir. Howie says that his mother has "created a
Trevor Stone aka Spontaneous Art (38;
professor) comes from a long line of cat trainers. If you remember, DOGS
won last year. Is it a chance for a cat to go all the way? His cat... a
human-sized tabby who meows the Nutcracker Suite before coughing up a
hairball and... well, letting us all know what they think of this act.
Mel B's X says it all.
Next up, the Squared Circle Revue, the
world's only wrestling sideshow circus. Then.. Heidi puts Howie in a
headlock. Next... who cares, he's not funny. Enrique (24; Mexico), save
us with your samba... the judges conga through the crowd... which is
something. Ladies and gentlemen, we've absolutely lost control.
Lila Cockrell Theatre
Dave Fenley (34; Lufkin, TX;
singer/songwriter) is up first. He's been singing at bars and clubs.
He's got a wife and a family now, and the million will help him settle
down. He'll try his best with "Too Close" by Alex Clare. He brings a
little blues and a little bluegrass to the pop hit. Mel B loves it. Our
first act in San Antonio... and it's a sweep.
Dylan Wilson (17; Huntington, IN;
student) is known as "Dancin' Dylan", and the only dancing he's ever
done is for a variety show. It's a talent show with no winner. This DOES
have a winner, but is it Dylan? He has a dance style called "animation".
It's a variation of popping, and it's rather mesmerizing. Howie says
he's a diamond in the rough. He sweeps the hot'n'sexy panel.
THIS! IS!... Hunk O Mania's International
Men of Steel (27-49). Our Spartans are about to go to war... with
dancing. Honestly, it sucks for anyone with a Y-chromosome. The ladies
love it. The ladies say yes. Howard says no. Howie says... no.
Lil Mike & Funny Bone AKA Mike Bone (32,
27) are brothers and short people. And Native Americans. And dancers.
And rappers. They're performing "Rain Dance". They can spit. They can
also move. This should be an easy yes. And you think it's good now, give
us 30 minutes and then go outside. And now it's in Mel B's head. She
enjoys it. The Fifth Judge wants more... And the panel follows suit. #RainDance.
We end with The American Hitmen (Salt
Lake City), a group of Iraq veterans, Marines, and a literal band of
brothers. After their tours of duty, they enjoy jamming out on the
instruments. After the second deployment, they made their move to music.
Their music will close us out this week for the military and the men and
women who didn't come back home. This one's for them. It's called
"Simple Man" from Skynyrd. This could be the rock band that Howard was
looking for all season. And this is the only stage where it could
happen, that a band of soldiers put their guns down, pick up their
guitars, and go to work. IT'S A YES. What a way to finish.
We're on twice next week. See you then.
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