On Monday night, ‘America’s Got Talent’ auditions continued inTampa, Florida with Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osborne and Nick Cannon continue with their search for the million-dollar act. Sorry I wasn’t around to blog it earlier but I was celebrating my birthday.
But there were some good acts worthy of a recap so here it is; but the most pressing question was maybe: would the growing tension between Howie and new boy Howard bubble up in Tampa?
First up on stage was a non-profit organization that gives back to the arts, called Inspire The Fire. Sharon honestly thought she was watching a production on broadway, it was urban and edgy, she loved it. Howard might hate Glee but he loved them. Howard loved what they are going for the great cause, they are phenomenal. They got three yes votes and moved on to Vegas with ease.
Howard appreciated the four fit women in bikinis next. Nick Cannon said it best about the Bikini Bombshells: ‘they’re cute but they can’t dance.’ Howie said they were terrible with no talent, but he still loved it. But Howard thought his 95-year-old Aunt Sally could have danced it better. Now that’s an act I’d like to see. We probably won’t, of course, but neither will we see the Bikini Bombshells again as they got three no votes.
Next it was Cirque de Soleil meets the Telly Tubbies, which disturbed Howie. Then was a guy blindfolded while cutting a girl’s hair. They got resounding no votes but they weren’t the worst of the night and I was beginning to regret my decision to watch a recording of this show and blog it.
Just in time, Howie got up on stage to partner and appalling ballet dancer. That was fun but didn’t help the guy get through.
So it was on to a clogging group who are in it to win it. ‘All That!’ were seven guys with serious talent. The audience were on their feet for them. Sharon loved it and wanted them to teach husband Ozzie how to clog dance. I was surprised she said she’s never seen an all-male clog dancing group before as there are plenty around but these guys are really good. Three yes votes with no problem.
Next Alissa the hula hoop artist made it to Vegas, as did illusionist Jonathan and ‘Boss’ who had their shirts off for a contemporary dance routine.
Michael the escape artist started when he was six years old and is the only human to survive a hanging from the back of a horse. He has been called an American Escape Hero (by his mom, probably) and invited Howard on stage with him tie him up. Nick Cannon had to time it. It took 26 seconds for the judges to say no.
Next was the Distinguished Band of Brass, who turned losing their jobs into following their dreams. Three yeses with no trouble at all.
Ullyses was up next wearing his lucky sweater. He sang ‘The Love Boat’ and Howard soon buzzed him but later said he may not be a million dollar act but he’s a lovely man. Howie was impressed, not having heard the song in years. They m ake him sing several songs but Howard still votes no, even though he nailed the performances. The other judges vote him through to Vegas, though.
So that was Tampa. So okay, there wasn’t a great deal of talent on show but there was quite a bit of bare chestedness that made Sharon happy.