America’s Got Talent is still in Orlando, Florida looking for some amazing talent worthy of a chance at a million dollars. The eight Orlando talents that were sent through by the judges to Vegas include (listed in alphabetical order by first name) – Erin Barylski, Frankie Elliston, Harmonik, Max Winfrey, Murray Sawchuck, Simeon Mulder, Studio One Young Beast Society, and The South Philly Vikings.
Erin Barylski on America’s Got Talent
This 28-year-old artist gave viewers a new take on painting with your body. With some patriotic music playing in the background, this limber artist makes U.S. Flag strips by putting red paint on her thigh, doing the splits and then “hopping” up a large piece of paper. She makes the blue background for the stars by painting her chest blue and doing a caterpillar like crawl across a corner.
Frankie Elliston on America’s Got Talent
Frankie is an aspiring magician who swallowed a piece of string and then seemingly pulled a piece of string out of his abdomen. Nick, who was his “assistant,” said the string even had blood on it.
Harmonik on America’s Got Talent
Harmonik is a young 6-piece stage band from Haiti who want help their country rebuild. Their rendition of Hallelujah was very moving.
Max Winfrey on America’s Got Talent
Max is a knife thrower who tries to be funny by first drawing an outline of a body on a board to practice on before he uses a live person to throw knives at. His second attempt at humor was to drop a knife before he begins his practice throws. Everything is looking good until the third throw when, oops, he hit the thigh of the imaginary man on the board. But here comes the real surprise – he turns the board around and viewers see Nick Cannon tied and gagged onto the back of the board with the knife blades sticking through the board all around him.
Murray Sawchuck on America’s Got Talent
This 30-year-old magician was a “teacher” in his act, while his assistant was dressed up as a schoolgirl. Their props include a large box and a large pencil. You can probably guess that the schoolgirl got in the box and he made her disappear.
Simeon Mulder on America’s Got Talent
Simeon, 16, was by far the highlight of this episode of America’s Got Talent. This talented musician came from the Netherlands with his mom to be on AGT. He was dressed as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and introduced himself to the judges as Amadeus. Simeon has great stage presence, a nice sense of humor and thinks quickly on his feet. And he can also play the piano really, really good.
Studio One Young Beast Society on America’s Got Talent
This young hip hop dance group is comprised of young people ages 10-21. I’m not sure what makes them any different than any of the other dance groups we’ve seen so far. They all are beginning to blur together for me.
The South Philly Vikings on America’s Got Talent
Yet another dance group but at least they have costumes, sort of. Howie described them best as “the Power Rangers meet Liberace.”
So far auditions for America’s Got Talent have been held in LA, Dallas, twice in New York and now twice in Orlando. Here’s my list of top ten contenders so far:
1. Fighting Gravity, Fraternity Brothers, Dance Group, NY Auditions 1
2. Prince Poppycock, 32, Singer/Entertainer, NY Auditions 1
3. Haspop, Entertainer, LA Auditions
4. Arc Attack, Technological Performance Group, Dallas Auditions
5. Michael Grasso, 36, Magician, NY Auditions 2
6. Nathaniel “Nate” Kenyon, 19, Musician, Orlando Auditions 1
7. Wreckless, 17-26, Dance Group, Orlando Auditions 1
8. Michael Grimm, 30, Musician, LA Auditions
9. Nathaniel “Nate” Kenyon, 19, Musician, Orlando Auditions 1
10. Antonio Restivo, Fire Magician, NY Auditions 1
Even though there is not an America’s Got Talent just for under 18-year-olds, I have a top five list for the under 18-year-olds.
1. Simeon Mulder, 16, Musician, Orlando 2 Auditions
2. Lil Chris, 12, Singer, Orlando Auditions 1
3. CJ Dippa, 11, Rapper & Writer, Dallas Auditions
4. Taylor Matthews, 18, Musician, Dallas Auditions
5. Anna & Patryck, 12, Dance Duo, NY Auditions 2
America’s Got Talent Orlando Auditions Part 2 aired Tuesday, June 22 on NBC.
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