Despite hiring shock jock judge Howard Stern, ‘America’s Got Talent’ premiered lower in the ratings this year. Monday’s two-hour Got Talent returned to 10.3 million viewers and a 3.6 rating, down 16 percent from last year.
Last night we went to Stern’s hometown New York City. The crowd went insane for him. So cute.
Up first was acrobatic dunk team, The Flyte Cru whom Howard thought were tremendous, Sharon thought were fabulous and who Howie didn’t find original. With two yes votes they were off to Vegas.
Max impressed all the judges with his amazing twirling ability, and three yes votes take him to Vegas, to be joined by the New York Irish Dance Company and amazing pianist Jason, which makes, his parents ecstatic backstage.
Mir Money was a seven year old rapper who has been rapping for four years and told Howie that he will take care of his family with the million dollars if he wins. He was adorable and I was kind of shocked he got buzzed, but I guess he is a little too young to be doing this. He cried! This really cut up Howard, who went on stage to apologize to Mir, telling him that he is better than a lot of the rappers whose music he plays on his radio station. Howard gave him a yes. So now we know how easy it is to make the shock jock cry. I kinda like that, don’t you?
The Olate Dogs were acrobatic labradoodles who even do back flips! Howie was amazed, saying it’s the best animal act he has ever seen. Sharon loved the dogs, especially because they are rescues and Howard was thinking of having The Olate Dogs to go to his house to motivate his own dog. Three yeses.
Horse (25) basically gets through by being repeatedly kicked in the privates. Snooze fest!
A children’s band unusually gets three no votes, as do a KISS lookalike band. Family group Wordspit get through, though. Sharon said they made her day, Howie thought it was Jay-z fused with Pink Floyd. They get three yeses.
Burton Crane got the first boos of the season, yet his rap got a staning ovation from Howie. Howard said he was going to buzz but ends up sending him through because he thought he was talented. Go figure! I can hardly believe I’m writing this but he got three yeses.
That was it from New York. Some controversial decisions, surely?