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America's Got Talent: Performance show two

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Aug 12th 2009 2:30AM
America's Got Talent(S04E15) Before I comment on this week's performances, in case you missed it, I posted the list of the eight wild cards that they judges picked. I feel robbed of talent that should have been given the chance to be part of the now Top 48. I promise you, however, that it's the last time this season you'll have me say that the America's Got Talent judges made oh so wrong decisions, which, based on some of your comments, actually had people stop watching. Now that I know who is part of the Top 48, I've decided to embrace these acts and stop complaining. Otherwise, I'll end up not enjoying the season.

Last week, Arcadian Broad (judges' pick), Acrodunk, Drew Thomas Magic, Kevin Skinner, and Grandma Lee made it to the Top 20 -- I got four out of five right. You? Who will join them this week? My comments, Piers' Xs and predictions coming up!

Fab 5, Power Tap Dancers (Audition show 3) - Even if they had cyber rehearsals because they live in three different states, they still gave an energetic and in-sync performance. Sadly, the soundtrack wasn't hip and fast enough to get me too really sucked in. Nonetheless, it was an original and well-done routine.

Charles DeWayne, Singer/Musician (Audition show 9 and his YouTube channel) - The setting was perfect for this fantastic and smooth rendition of "Just the Two of Us." The lighting and the effects were cool and fun, he had a real grand piano to accompany himself, even his clothes were perfectly picked. His voice was perfect throughout the song and his piano playing was just amazing. I agree with Sharon that he must pick a more challenging song next time but he chose the perfect song to get voted through the next round. He'll definitely go through.

Carol Loo, Dancer (Audition show 3 and her MySpace page) - Giving her backup dancers, adding lighting and video effects on the screens will not make this a good act. I can't believe that The Hoff said he loved the presentation and that it was a great job! WTF?!? Carol had no routine, her moves were not fitting what the back up dancers were doing nor were they working with the song. Piers said it best: Carol is fun and it's great she can do that at her age, but her act is far from being worth a million. That's why he Xed her. America please do not vote her through. Actually, don't even give her one of your votes out of sympathy because she may end up in sixth or fifth place and may end up being the judge's pick! Send her packing!

Tony Hoard and Rory, Canine Flying Disc Team (Audition show 1 and their official website) - Once again Rory rocked the house, even if Piers Xed him. However, even if Tony changed the setting of the act -- Baywatch theme -- and added a few people to help in some of the tricks, he and Rory didn't step up their game from their audition. I think their audition performance was even better than this. Maybe Sharon is right and Rory and Tony don't need the music and the theme. I hope they get another chance because they are unique but they wouldn't be my top pick. In case you missed it, they were Xed by Piers.

Eleisha Miller, Singer/Pianist (Audition show 6 and her official website) - Even if the soundtrack was too loud, we could still hear that her voice was off most of the song. She is not ready to be a singer. However, she showed once again that she has style, energy and spirit, which will come in handy when she gets her singing in order with a good vocal teacher as Piers suggested. She shouldn't move on. She was Xed by Piers.

Paradizo Dance, Acrobatic Dance Group (Audition show 1 and their official website) - Sadly for them, there was too much smoke to fully see the moves they performed on the floor. Nonetheless, they performed a smooth routine that had some daring moves. As Piers said, the difference in weight between both of them makes this act even more amazing. I hope they move on to the next round but I'm doubtful they'll go to the Top 10 since there are many dancing acts this year.

The Texas Tenors, Singing Group (Audition show 6 and their MySpace page) - They showed that acts don't need all the glam and background extras to give a great performance. I agree with Piers that it was a bit cheesy but thanks to their fantastic vocals, the Texas Tenors deserve a Top 20 shot.

SQ Entertainment, Urban Dance Crew (I missed what audition show they were in, if you remember, please comment) *Wild card - Did you know they auditioned last year as well? Check out their 2008 audition video on YouTube. As I watched them, I got the feeling that they weren't 100% sure of themselves during the act. I agree with The Hoff that they need to have a more defined storyline to their act. They have the moves, they have the energy, and they have the synergy, so they don't need a lot of improving to really wow us.

Pete Peterkin, Impersonator (Audition show 1 and his official website) - The Rock & Roll president tried to impersonate Jamie Foxx doing his Ray Charles impersonation. A bit confusing as Piers said, but it allowed Pete to show that he can sing, play piano, and impersonate more than just Obama. Pete's jokes were also rather basic. His act didn't entertain me at all. Personally, I think he should stick with doing Obama if he his voted through as Obama is the flavor of the month and may get him further in the competition than mixing things up. However, if he only does Obama, he'll need to come up with better jokes.

, Singers/Musicians (Audition show 2, their official website and their MySpace page) - Didn't they learn from the comments given to them by Piers after their audition? He warned them that their voices were not that great. The triplets didn't listen and performed a bad singing act tonight. No wonder they were Xed by all judges. Sharon is right that the stripper-like moves were too much as well. If the triplets had performed a violin act, I'm sure the comments would have been totally difference and would probably move on to the next round. Sadly for them, they'll more than likely go back home because their act was almost as bad as Carol Loo's act! They went from one of my favorite acts in their audition show to one of the worst act tonight.

Beale Street Flippers, Flippers (Audition show 10 and various YouTube clips) *Wild card - Their flipping is pretty amazing and they tried to offer us a few more daring moves by flipping over one another. Removing their shirts and the rose will surely get them a few extra votes. Piers Xed them because the act got boring. He also told them that the routine wasn't properly choreographed. Sharon added that it wasn't diversified enough. I must agree with both of them as I got tired pretty quickly and would definitely not pay to see them for an hour-long show on the Vegas Strip.

The Voices of Glory, Singers (Audition show 1 and their MySpace page) - Even if this year the show didn't always keep the act they wanted us to root for as the last act of the night, somehow, I knew Voices of Glory would get to close tonight's performance show. I would have liked to see them perform a different song style than what they did in their audition. They went the safe route, which will definitely get them voted through since the song allowed them to show they have great voices, even if a tad shaky at times, and can sing very well as a trio. I agree with Piers that Nadia shined and has a fantastic and powerful voice.

My Top 5 picks: Charles DeWayne and the Voices of Glory will definitely get voted through. I had a hard time picking up the other three acts that I think should get to the Top 20 because they didn't as clearly wowed me as Charles and Voices of Glory did. In any case, here are my other picks: Paradizo Dance, The Texas Tenors, Fab 5. I don't forsee me getting more than three out of five right.

Do you think Piers was too harsh tonight by Xing most of the acts or do you think he was right on with his comments? Which acts do you want to see go through to the Top 20? Share your picks as well as two cents about Piers in comments below.

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


    AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Judge Piers Morgan.


    AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Judge Sharon Osbourne.


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


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


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First of all, I predicted the Fab 5, Voices of Glory, Paradizzo Dance would go thru. I also thought Charles Dwayne would go thru before the Texas Tenors. The Texas Tenors were so cheezy with that proud to be an American song, They knew they would get voted thru if they sung that song, and sure enough everyone voted them thru. I predicted the fifth vote would be between The Texas Tenors and Tony and Rory. If that were the case, I would have gone in favor of Tony and Rory, but since the Fifth spot was between Charles Dewayne and Tony & Rory, I would have gone with Charles Dewayne. However, I do love dog acts and Rory is so cute, so I am glad they made it thru.

August 13 2009 at 12:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Larry Grove

Does anyone know who the remaining wild card acts are?

August 13 2009 at 12:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jill in LSL

I cannot believe the judges kept on the dog act and bounced Charles. This is the last time I will watch the show, only Piers has any idea of talent, Sharon and Hoff are clueless.

August 12 2009 at 11:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Larry Grove

When Piers Morgan said tonight that if Charles Dewayne didn't get voted through it would be the biggest scandal in America's Got Talent history. I would like to remind this IDIOT that when he and these 2 other judges sent Tallan, Kari, and the little 8 year-old Hawaiian girl with the beautiful singing voice home from Las Vegas that was in my opinion the biggest scandal in America's Got Talent shows history!

August 12 2009 at 11:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Blow me away! I just watched the results. No offence to Tony and Rocking Rory (I love dogs and Rory) but I cannot believe that David Hasslehoff and Sharon Osborne were in their right minds tonight! Voting Charles DeWayne off was sheer, absolut lunacy! There was no comparison between the quality of the two acts! A cut dog that catches frisbees brilliantly is fine for a park, great maybe even for a TV role... but for a Vegas show... no was Jose!

August 12 2009 at 10:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Isabelle Carreau

I couldn't believe it either when Sharon said Tony and Rory were going through. I get that she wanted more diversity in the show but even if I'm the first one saying the show should not have solo singers anymore, Charles should've moved on. He had a good shot of winning the whole thing.

August 12 2009 at 10:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
clayton baker

Piers Morgan is the only talent judge. david and sharon should not be judging.

August 13 2009 at 1:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I liked 11 of the 12 performances. Except for Aliza. When that lead female singer of the violinist-based trio hit that high note trying to sound like Mariah Carey on the Natural Woman, that killed the performance, the other 2 judges after Piers blasted their buzzers and I turned the TV set off on them! I didn't want to hear the judges' comments because all of them hated it! It was directionless, disastrous and just badly executed. Some dancers and other acts didn't need those 3 or 4 dancers dancing behind them. They needed to be freestanding, just be on their own on stage with their performances.

August 12 2009 at 8:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mikalis anis

where is kevin skinner ? he did not sing last night aug.11 2009

August 12 2009 at 10:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Isabelle Carreau

Kevin Skinner will be back on the stage when the Top 20 starts to perform. We still have two more weeks of Top 48 before that happens.

August 12 2009 at 8:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Scott Humphrey

I agree with your Top 5 right down the line. I thought last week's show was far superior, and I had a hard time deciding how to cast my votes this week. I prefer the variety acts, but four of the acts I voted for (Fab 5, SQ, Rory and the Flippers) have very little potential for the Top 10. I hope Paradizo goes far. I generally do not vote for singers, but given the dearth of talent this week, I think three singing acts will make it through.

August 12 2009 at 9:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A couple things: 1. You seem to REALLY support the voices of glory... okay, I understand they're a heart wrenching act, but when it comes to talent, they're not that good. And 2. SQ Entertainment were showed in a montage of good acts in the 10th episode (i think) -- they were on the show last year, but they've got some new faces this year, principally the single white guy... his name is Benja and if they get through, which they should, watch for some solos (he briefly had one last night).

August 12 2009 at 9:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Isabelle Carreau

Actually, I don't enjoy Voices of Glory all that much but I can see why they will be voted through. They are not that bad, they sing songs that will connect with the public, and they have a heartbreaking story.

August 12 2009 at 8:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well, you've got 4 out of 5 right. However, I see SQ Entertainment making it in over Charles DeWayne. So my 5 are:
Fab 5
Paradizo Dance
The Texas Tenors
SQ Entertainment
The Voices of Glory

August 12 2009 at 8:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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