(C-Note: some of the acts that you are
about to read involve real danger in front of a live television 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.)
Last week, a stunner on the panel, as
Heidi elects to use her Wild Card on one act that would have ultimately
been eliminated. They're back this week, along with Mel B's wild card
and 10 acts that won their way thanks to America. Now the Hardest Panel
in America will give their insight as we move into the semifinals.
But first, ANOTHER injury report. The
KriStef Brothers were initially slated to perform tonight, however one
of them has an injury, and they will have to bow out of this heat. Enter
alternate (and recovering from an injury herself), the Red Panda, Rong
Tone the Chiefrocca (BOOTY caller): B-O-O-T-Why am I stuck
listening to this song again? This is the 50th Anniversary of MLK's I
Have A Dream Speech, which means that people of all races can create
irritating music to drive the masses to throw an anvil through their TV
Red Panda (Can put bowls on her head): I'm glad she was able to
perform from her injury and that she only dropped 3 bowls. Now please
get off the stage.
Angela Hoover (impressionist): So Howard told her to get better
writing material. She doesn't and instead gives us more bad
impersonations. As a result, she can do her impression of a set of The
Price is Right losing horns Wednesday nights.
Duo Resonance (gymnastic act): Not only was the box klunky, but
they made a noticeable mistake thanks to it. It was slow and not
impressive and although I understand the degree of difficulty, I don't
think it's going to translate will with America.
Collins Key (Magician): He uses the internet, the judges and the
audience to select words to describe his date. The judges may not have
gotten it, but I did (which was impressive) and more importantly, I
think the audience did. Toss in the fact that he's a chick magnet, and
this may be the vote that the young texters magically make appear in the
Innovative Force (Acrobats): Obviously what they do is
impressive, but I think they failed to raise the bar. I've seen these
tricks before and I was waiting for them to do something using the
background brick that would have been more impressive then just standing
in it. If Catapult blows the roof off the building, they are in serious
Dave Fenley (Singer): WHY are you doing a song from The Spice
Girls? Why is it "Say You'll Be There"? Why are you singing it that
badly out of tune? And WHY are you beatboxing in it? Note to Tone The
Chiefrocca: You were NOT the worst musical performance tonight. Fenley
may have promised himself that he won't be there come the Finals.
Taylor Williamson (Comic): This was clearly an extended 'screw
you' to Heidi Klum with her comments from last week - especially with
the black and white dog joke at the end. Ironically, this material was
MUCH better than the first week and the delivery was 10 times better.
Maybe he just needs to be more emotionally intense in his performance
because that was the best that I've seen him. Very clever showcase.
Jonathan Allen (Opera Singer): Not a good choice of song with
something that's not as known with 'Bring Him Home' (yes, it's from Les
Miserables, but this is not the track you are thinking of when you hear
the musical). He also struggled massively at the beginning with the high
notes. Despite the nice notes near the end of the song, this was just an
uneven performance. You know what act closes the night? Forte. If they
do what I think they are going to do, that's where the opera vote is
going and Jonathan will be brought home.
Catapult Entertainment (Shadow Dancers): Ok, so I got what they
were trying to pull off (Underwater scene with a woman saving her man
from an octopus, some mermaids and a whale). The problem here was the
execution: It was klunky, looked like a 6 year old drew the images and
another 6 year old was dancing, and they completely blew the couple
shooting out of the blowhole spot from a TV angle. We are going to find
out just how much of a fan base they have, because this was clearly NOT
one of the Top 4 acts of the night.
Cami Bradley (Singer): She croons 'Can't Help Falling in Love'
and once again takes a completely different stylish approach. Once
again, it works, after you get past the first semi-pitchy lyric. Not
perfect, but unlike Catapult, she didn't take a step backwards. A Really
nice chorus and refrain in the middle solidifies her spot in the finals,
and is more than good enough to send Dave Fenley packing.
Forte (Opera Singer): And while Dave is at it, make sure he has
enough space in his car for Jonathan Allen. That's because Forte took
one of my most hated and oversung songs ever and beautifully blended it
into an fun opera hearing that sounded great. In the words of Howie
Mandel, it was good enough to give them a career and send Jonathan Allen
Overall: Some of the front-runners showed why they should be, and they
are in. Others...well... I think we are going to have an upset.
IN: Forte, Cami Bradley,
Catapult, Dave Fenley, Jonathan Allen, Taylor Williamson
IN: Cami Bradley, Forte,
Taylor Williamson, Duo Resonance, Dave Fenley, Catapult.
IN: Forte, Cami Bradley,
Catapult, Dave Fenley, Taylor Williamson, Collins Key
IN: Forte, Cami Bradley,
Judges: Collins Key def. Catapult
Dark Horse: Innovative Force
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