Thankfully President Obama’s BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico speech did not disrupt Tuesday night’s episode of America’s Got Talent. This was the second night of auditions in New York City, but it was also their last, sadly enough. We saw what seemed like a lot of bad auditions mixed in with some absolutely mind blowing ones too. The latter you had to see to believe. In a way I wish the President’s speech did interrupt the bad acts on America’s Got Talent. Some of them were real doozies. What are the show’s producers really thinking?
Mary Ellen – You’ve got to give this woman credit for making it to 74 years old, God Bless her. However, when I first saw her I immediately pegged Mary Ellen as one of those delusional bad acts. She had that practically written all over her. Unfortunately her appearance did her no favors. When Mary Ellen got onstage behind her keyboard to sing it was really awful. Yet, once she started doing some yodeling the show’s host, Nick Cannon was really getting into the act, so was the audience. It seemed to change everything. Piers Morgan did not like her act, but liked her as a person. Sharon and Howie put her through to the Vegas tryouts, but she will probably be in the group that’s going to be automatically eliminated. I’m glad we got to see her perform on national television.
Just The Two of Us – This couple have been married for thirty-five years. They perform as a duo on a flute and a lute, which is a guitar/mandolin type instrument from the Renaissance period. Their singing was truly bad, no other way to put it. That’s a real shame the AGT producers had to humiliate them like that. At least they have each other.
Chale – He was a complete waste of everybody’s time. I must admit he has a great voice-over voice. That is what he should pursue instead of singing. His act was singing a love song dedicated to Sharon Osbourne. Needless to say he received all three X’s before he could finish his song. I was never so relieved to hear those buzzers.
Main Squeeze Orchestra – Who listens to accordion music anymore? Their act comprised of some very amateurish accordion players who needed their music stands and sheet music to play. They were out of tune and off tempo the short time we heard them, which seemed like a lifetime before all three buzzers sounded off. Thank goodness for those buzzers.
Erik Koloski – Talk about a yo-yo extraordinaire. Erik was absolutely unbelievable with his yo-yo tricks. He moved so fast I could hardly see them. Hopefully we will see more in the coming weeks.
Anna and Patryck – These adorable youngsters are ballroom dancers. It was almost like watching “Dancing with the Stars” for a brief moment. I could have sworn I’ve seen them on that ballroom dancing show during their kids competition a few seasons back.
Chipps Cooney – When they first introduced him backstage I was not sure if his act would be for real. He stated many times he is an illusionist. I love watching illusionists on America’s Got Talent, but I had my doubts about Chipps. After he did his first illusion I realized right away what his take is on the act. He is not a brilliant or eye-popping illusionist at all. It’s like he pokes fun at illusionists with his parody of magic tricks. Chipps Cooney is hilarious with his so-called bad tricks. That is the point of his act. Unfortunately Piers did not get it, yet Howie and Sharon certainly did. Like Howie I loved Chipps extremely deadpan delivery.
Nina Morajes – What an adorable 10 year old from New Jersey who was the lead singer while members of her family were the back-up dancers. The only problem for this act was Nina. She tried too hard to sound mature when her voice is nowhere near at that level yet. Her voice was not too pleasant to listen to in my opinion. For some reason I wasn’t buying her act. I completely agreed with the judges for not sending her through to Vegas. She seemed upset, but she better get use to rejections if this is what Nina wants to pursue.
Spangles Dance Company – We only saw this ’80’s tribute dance troupe for a few seconds. From what I saw I wasn’t too impressed, though I have to say they looked like they stepped out of a time machine from the 1980’s.
Rudi Macaggi – An acrobatwho literally balances his head while in a handstand position. Below are some stacks of champagne bottles and glasses. On the top of this stack is a basketball where Rudi then balances his head ever so carefully on the ball while the fragile bottles and glasses rest below. It was absolutely incredible to say the least. He says he has more that “will blow the socks off”. I can’t wait.
Michael Grasso – Speaking of illusions and magic earlier here was a magician unlike any I have ever seen on this show or any other on television. His act was simple but beyond description. His assistant went inside this tiny box. She sticks her hand out of the box. The magician covers the box with a blanket that has a hole for her to stick her hand out. There is a third cover up below where the magician stands, yet you still she her hand out. In less than a blink of an eye the magician covers the blanket and before you can say a word the assistant takes his place and the magician is in the tiny box. This all took place in a nanosecond. It may be hard to believe, but you need to see this act.
Alice Tan Ridley – She is the mother of the Oscar nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe. Obviously this talented family comprises of a mother who has an extraordinary voice that is exceptionally powerful, polished, and phenomenal. Alice enjoys singing in the subway. Her rendition of At Last by Etta James was stunning to say the least. We are definitely going to see her go very far in the competition. It’s going to be nice to see Gabourey in the audience soon.
This concludes all the great talent seen Tuesday night on America’s Got Talent. Wednesday night will have auditions in Orlando, Florida. Wonder if Mickey Mouse will show up? What better way to end then with a song made famous by Frank Sinatra:
New York, New York
I want to wake up in a city,
That never sleeps
And find I’m a Number One
Top of the List,
King of the Hill
A Number One