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America's Got Talent: Audition show 10

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jul 23rd 2009 12:16AM
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(S04E10) "We've saved the best for last." - Nick about this being the last audition episode

The last America's Got Talent audition episode not only featured loads of good performances -- sadly, most shown in a quick montage -- but also an interview with Britain's Got Talent's Susan Boyle. The "Susan Boyle - Daring to Dream" interview with Meredith Vieira depicted well Susan's path to fame and her life struggles, but I would have preferred to have seen Boyle perform live on the show during one of the performance episodes in August. Then the contestants could have interacted with someone who went very far in the competition and be inspired by her story, as well as show that everyday people who truly have talent can become stars.

Before we get to my two cents about tonight's performances, I wanted to point out that contestant Shaunie, who performed a unique singing number in last night's episode, dropped by the comments section in my review of Audition show 9 to share the link to his YouTube channel so you can watch more of his talent.

Some of the acts I didn't enjoy:

  • Joseph James, singer: I would say that 9 times out of 10, when you learn in a pre-act segment that the performer is a singing or dancing teacher, the act turns out to be a terrible one. Joseph definitely falls into that category. His voice was very high and pitchy. How can he be a choir director?!

Some of the acts I don't know what to think about:

  • Beale Street Flippers, flipping: Their flipping was really impressive! The Hoff was right when he said those are the best flippers we've seen on the show so far. As incredible as that act was, I don't think it's the sort of act that should win the show. Personally, I wouldn't go see a one-hour show of flipping. You? If you want to see more of their fantastic flipping, check out the various videos people filmed on them performing here and there.

Some of the acts I enjoyed/loved:

  • Breaksk8, dancing roller skaters: I don't get why Piers didn't love the fact they danced on 4-wheel skates. Piers keeps complaining that acts are boring or not original enough. Breaksk8 not only performed an entertaining dance routine, but they did it on skates! What more can you ask at this point in the game? By the way, Breaksk8 are not newbies when reality shows and performing are concerned; they appeared on MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. You can watch more performances from Breaksk8 on their official website and on their YouTube channel.
  • Mosaic, vocal band: In the few seconds we've seen of the vocal band, I must say that they sounded really impressive. They showed good harmonics and were on key. Since AGT decided to show us only a tiny part of their act, I suggest you check out their performance of the song "Thank You" on YouTube to see their talent.
  • Jeffrey Ou, pianist: Another act we've seen only a few seconds of. But, wow, did he sound extremely talented?! Imagine on a real piano!
  • Ciana, singer: Never would I have expected that such a deep and powerful voice could come out of an 8-year-old singer! Ciana gave an impressive performance of "At Last." It was amazing! She even displayed good stage presence and did some moves that fit the emotions of the song. Bravo! Want more of Ciana? Watch her perform "A Song for You" and "If I Were a Boy."

We've finally made it through the auditions! Next week, we get the "Vegas Verdicts" episodes during which contestants who made it through the first round of auditions perform for the judges to try for a spot in the Top 40. The first Top 40 performance show will air on August 4, meaning that we will get only two "Verdicts" episodes.

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    AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and David Hasselhoff.

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    AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Judge Piers Morgan.

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    AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Judge Sharon Osbourne.

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    AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and David Hasselhoff.

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    AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and David Hasselhoff.

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    AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Swinging Rat Pack.

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Jetta Johnson

I couldn't agree more with those who said that 8 year old Ciana was unfortunately let go. She was terrific and just because she was only eight and singing such a poweful song was no reason to let her go. If an eight year old is too young then whats the use of having them on in the first place. When a person sings a song is has no bearing on their age, only how they portray the song. I am eighty two and I sing that song with all the heart I have and get constant cheers and whoops. I guess I am too old to be singing such a song.

August 24 2009 at 11:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Linda

Ciana was amazing and I can not understand what they were thinking letting her go home. I look forward to seeing her again, which I am sure we will some time really soon.

July 29 2009 at 9:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DeeDee

Am I the only one who is concerned that the little 8 year old girl is singing a big torch song, about having been rejected for years and finally finding love? Pul-leeze. Get her a song that is more appropriate to her age. It doesn't have to be a Micky Mouse song,but something that is NOT about having been used, abused and tossed aside.

July 23 2009 at 4:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Isabelle Carreau

You are right that the song was not appropriate for a child her age. I guess they (her parents and her?) chose it because it allowed her to feature her voice range and power. I'm with you when you say that she should sing songs that are more age appropriate.

July 23 2009 at 5:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JRM

I really hope now the auditions are over it shows less of the crappy host nick cannon. Wow he is horrible, the worst host i have seen on any show ever in my entire life. It was almost enough to get me to stop watching.

July 23 2009 at 1:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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