Thursday, August 28, 2008

"America's Got Talent"- Performance Show II

Before we get to the second set of 10 from this season's Top 40, it's time to reveal who's moving on to the Top 20. Four of the five that move on to the next round were determined by the votes of the home viewers, while the other is chosen by the judges.

Let's see who moved on because of the viewers...










Extreme Dance FX
The James Gang
Derrick Barry
Elite
Ronny B.
The Cadence
Jessica Price
Shimshi
DC Cowboys
Neal E. Boyd

...now, the ones definitely eliminated...

The James Gang
Derrick Barry
Elite
Ronny B.
Shimshi
DC Cowboys

...as soon as Derrick was paired with Neal E. Boyd, I knew Derrick was toast. The judges then determined that the last qualifier out of this pool of ten was...










The James Gang
Elite

...The James Gang. Too bad Elite got cut.

Now, for the second group of ten. First up was the Beyond Belief Dance Company and they danced to PCD's new hit single, "When I Grow Up". Piers thought the performance started on a bad note, but got better as time went on. Sharon said more gymnastic moves were needed. David thought they nailed it. My score: 7.

Second was the Frank Sinatra impersonator, Paul Salos. His song choice this time was "I Did It My Way". Piers said he wisely did it the same way Frank Sinatra would've done it. Sharon thought he was classy and David thought he was Vegas. I gave him a 9!

Third was Kazual, a black singing quartet, and they sung "Damaged" by Danity Kane. I can understand why Piers buzzed them early on; their singing sounded awful, mainly because they chose the wrong song to sing, as Danity Kane is a girl singing group. Piers added that when the group shifted to individual singing parts, most of the group members blew it. Sharon agreed, while David said half the group was nervous, but thought the group pulled it together in the end. I only gave them a 3.

Fourth were the ZOOperstars, who came out on Segways while performing to a medley of Village People songs. Piers almost immediately buzzed them and if he wanted to, shoot all five of them down with a harpoon. Sharon thought it was a good halftime routine but didn't think that this act would sustain a while in Vegas. David thought they were funny and entertaining. Although they improved towards the middle of the act, I thought these guys were a bit stiff, so I gave them a 6.

Ozzy Osbourne was in the audience!

In the halfway spot were the Wright Kids, a youth band from Rocky Mount, VA that performed this time to "Daydream Believer" by The Monkees. Piers thought they were a charming band. Sharon said they took a risk with this song and thought it paid off for them. David thought that he was seeing "The Patridge Family" again with that performance. I decided to hand them a 7.

After them was Jonathan Arons, performing to "Boogie Wonderland". Piers thought he was incredibly entertaining. Sharon thought his instrument was out of tune. David agreed with Piers. I also gave him a 7.

Daniel Jens was next, playing/singing to "Every Breath You Take" by Sting. Piers thought he was just OK and still hasn't heard a singer this night that was worthy of a Vegas act. Sharon said he was running short on breath about midway in the act. David thought he was an inspirational man. I also handed him a 7.

Next were the Slippery Kittens with "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy". Piers buzzed them about midway in the act for taking their clothes off in a spot that wasn't of his liking. Sharon thought they were capable of performing in Vegas, and David liked them as well. Another 7 from me.

Next-to-last was George the Giant, who decided this time to act like a human pinata. I can see why Piers and Sharon buzzed this; it was poorly executed. Piers thought it was childish, embarassing and pathetic. Sharon thought the buildup at the beginning was wasted on a humorous act, and David thought it was strange. I gave him a 5.

Finally, Queen Emily (Davis) sung "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". Piers thought he had just found a superstar. The other judges agreed, so I gave her the night's only 10!

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