Vegas Week Part 1
(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.)
You've seen five weeks of auditions. Now
it's down to two words... VEGAS, BABY. Only the best of the best will do
as we head to the live shows. But who steps their game up and who
just... trips up? It's the last step until Radio City Music Hall.
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
With 60 spots to fill, the judges have a
tough task ahead. There are three scenarios... 1) You are fast-tracked
to Live Shows. 2) You are sent home. 3) You are given another shot.
Our first decision is coming with a large
group of un-named acts... and they're all going to perform ONE MORE TIME
for the judges' votes. Only half of them will go to Live Shows. The
other half are going home.
Next up, Angela Hoover, Anna Christine,
and Branden James... and two dance troupes... have MADE LIVE SHOWS!
Joining them.... Tone the Chiefrocka and Sprice, a robot dancer, the
escape artists. Belly Talk, and... some other acts.
On the other end of the spectrum, a
singer, two pint-sized dancers, Sully Dunn, and our African American
Two choirs join the ranks for New York
City. Joining them.. Jim Meskimen and the voice chick, two more comics,
our Italian hip-hop groups, and the cyber dancers. Sorry for the
vagueness, folks. The chyron operator is probably off today.
Next day begins with a courtesy wake-up
call and a sleep-in for 30 acts. The other 30 have yet to be determined.
That's all going down today.
- Taking money out of his bar mitzvah
account, David Ferman has procured 26.5 million volts worth of tasers.
The objective? Juggling taser pins inside a circle of them... on a
- Brad Byers is burning his tongue off
with an acetylene torch.... then hooking his nose with a meat-hook...
outside of his mouth.... and using THAT to pull Nick and an assistant on
a cart. First of all.. Ouch?
- Alexandr Magala is going to do some
pole dancing... and some sword swallowing... and more pole dancing with
the sword down his gullet. He ends it by sliding down the pole... head
first... and STOPS an inch from being impaled.
- Sam Johnson goes from a swaypole to a
fiery top hat... and a kerosene-doused Sam. He will juggle... on a
unicycle... on a highwire... flaming torches. And his head ended up
burned a bit.
- "Red Panda" Rong Niu is performing hurt
(back) the same act that got her here... and she misses her landing.
That's gonna cost her. Or not. She nails the fiver.
- Hana from Forte pulled out before the
trip to Vegas, but we have an alternate, Sean. So this is basically a
re-audition. The song: "The Prayer" by Josh Groban. And they're just as
impressive as they were in Los Angeles. Turns out Sean is the star of
- Brandon & Savannah decide to cover
"Little Talks" by Of Monsters and Men, a move outside their comfort
- American Hitmen are leaving it all on
stage with "The House of the Rising Sun" by Muse.
- 2Unique drop the beat to Miley's "Party
in the USA". '
- Lil Demon dances to "Don't Stop the
Party" by Pitbull
- Heretofore unseen Melody Caballero
balances and contorts.
- Ruby & Jonas... and D'angelo & Amanda
are competing up against each other... again. D'angelo & Amanda to
"Moves Like Jagger" and Ruby & Jonas on a tango. That ends up badly.
COMEDY (aka The Toughest Room in America)
- Jimmy Failla (36; cabbie) is looking to
be a funny guy and not just a hack (in more ways than one). And he's
dying on stage talking about his wife really quickly.
- Eric Schwartz (aka Smooth E) has no
problem making the panel laugh by comparing Jewish culture to hip-hop
(including a joke I swear I've heard before).
- Taylor Williamson... not sure if the
panel is laughing with them or AT them. "I'm not cheap because I'm
Jewish, I'm cheap because I'm poor."
- John Wing (53; stand up comedian) is
trying to get out of his drug-addled past and onto Radio City with a bit
about his father's punishments. "The only way my father would call 'time
out' is when he was winded by beating the crap out of me."
- Archbishop Molloy Step Team are on
point. Way to stomp the yard, boys.
- The dance instructors of Hype move to
"Bohemian Rhapsody", but ended up dancing like zombie Freddie Mercury.
- Artspark is looking to come back from
their horrible audition with a stellar, all-Art Spark performance.
- Kid the Wiz is breaking out some more
hat tricks - one with a mistake - while his competition Dylan Wilson
will try and pop his way to Radio City... with a younger (and hairier)
Howie Mandel on his shirt.
- Tavi & Antonio are wrapping themselves
up in their cloths and each other... and that was it.
- "Accro" Brandon Rosario does a little
pole dance and a lot of "circusy" tricks.
- Duo Resonance has added a spinning
element... which needed a little more spin.
- Timber Brown turns his pole climb into
a cowboy act.
- And then there's the KriStef Brothers,
who are... not really taking this seriously. Spoke too soon, we have a
- Deanna DellaCioppa sings ...
prematurely... and with a bit of technical... Guess we'll talk to her
- Skylir Hicks sings another original,
"Second Chance". Which is what she's hoping for.
- Selena Mykenzie Gordon will fly on "A
Broken Wing" by Martina McBride.
- Cami Bradley sends us to the dog days
- Back to Deanna.... with "I Won't Let
Go" by Rascal Flatts. We'll see how she and the rest of the Vegas
Callbacks go TOMORROW.
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