The judges might have complained it was to hot in Tampa but the talent wasn’t exactly smoking. And the judges were pretty nice (bland?) about all of them. Has Howard been in trouble for making a seven-year-old cry the previous week? Isn’t that exactly the kind of judging we want to see? So would things get any more heated in St Louis last night? If so, Howie could be in trouble as he brought his mom to the show!
Tom Bonham, a really bad puppeteer opened the show. All the judges buzzed and told him how bad he was, with Howie hitting the nail right on the head by telling him it was ‘atrocious.’ But he urged him not to give up the dream. Everyone said no to a Vegas trip, though.
He was followed by some appalling acts like Lucy playing the drums and singing, a girl who bust beer cans with two hands, Gerry the dancing chicken and a cowboy on a unicycle; all are sent packing.
The next act made it worthwhile to sit through all of that. Isaac Brown (just six years old) is an amazing singer and dancer, ‘the whole package’ according to Howie. Howard admitted that a lot of the children who come on the show are annoying (don’t tell me you disagree with him!) but he loves Isaac. Sharon said he had star quality, so of course he is through to Vegas and I cant wait to see him again.
Spencer, the world’s youngest escape artist was next. He was hanging upside down in a straitjacket and had to release himself before the rope burned on this horrific steel contraption that could potentially kill him. Howie was totally mesmerised; although Howard poured cold water on the kid’s successful escape by saying he doubted it would kill him. Sharon too also didn’t fall for him immediately and wanted to know what else he could do. Having been told his next act would involve more fire and more bone crushing he got through to Vegas.
Girl clog dancers the Clark Academy got through next, evening up the guy cloggers who got through the day before. They were joined by an amazing violinist.
Little Ozzy was pretty bad but made Sharon miss her husband. She was the only one who didn’t buzz but she gave him a hug which is probably what he came on the show for anyway.
The Cut Throat Freakshow was next; a girl walked and jumped on broken glass, a guy lifted a chair with his eye lids and another guy swallowed a sword. Howard thought it was the sickest, but he enjoyed it. Howie thought they were good. Only Sharon refuses them a no vote (she, like me, probably thought she’d be sick if she had to see them again. But they got through to Vegas anyway.
Ron Christopher Porter, whose dream is to be a voice over, was buzzed by everyone as he doesn’t really seem to have an act. But he got to hang out with Nick announcing the contestants.
Then Curtis Cutts, who also got three no votes, had to repeat his act, singing ‘Give It To Me Baby’ by Rick James with Nick and Ron Christopher Porter as his backing dancers. It’s still a no but the dancing from those two was definitely the best part of last night’s ‘America’s Got Talent.’
Next week we go to Texas. Will things be bigger and better there? I hope so. Apparently, according to the trailers, there is an act so surprising that it is going to change the competition. I can’t wait to see that!