The 2012 season of talent rolls on with Howard, Howie, Sharon, and Nick.
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Actually, right now I’m sort of seeing double, as I have one of those cement-head cold/sinus things, but we’ll get through this! I think I’m on the tail end. So, let’s get started!
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Okay, so here we sit. Me, my viewing group, a head cold thingy, and a computer. How could it get better? Seriously. It’s the head cold that seals it, right? Luckily it’s not too bad. I’ll have some tea at 8.
So, the opening montage. So many groups already. So many…Sternisms…and we’re just getting started with the season. Of course, by “we” I mean NBC, as I have nothing to do with the show itself. But still….
So, Nick’s airboating in Tampa Bay with alligators. Ok. Why not? That would probably clear my head, right? Getting swung around on an airboat?
The first group? Another arts “family.” Inspire the Fire. I’m glad these things exist. Long after America’s Got Talent, these places provide havens for folks who may really need a friend. They did a really interesting version of of Lean on Me. I have to say, we really haven’t seen this before. Singing and dancing. And no lip synching. Send ’em through just for that! To say they were excited would be an understatement. See you in Vegas, Inspire the Fire.
Now, North Carolina is giving us their best with a group that didn’t even need to perform. NC Bikini Bombshells. But alas, they did perform. Never have cheers turned sour so quickly. Attractive sans rhythm. No Vegas. At least they got a road trip to Tampa out of it.
Some kind of creepy dance thing came up next. Like, really creepy. Like, head between the legs creepy. Moving on.
A scissor hand performed next, with a hair cutting act. He was clipped off pretty quickly. Than a stripper that could have used his services. A rapper with a baby puppet on his chest. A ballet dancer with no partner…except Howie. Not much of a partner.
Oh, and they keep complaining about the heat. Um, guys…it’s Tampa. I have family in Florida, and when I go to visit, I can’t shave for the whole time I’m there. Why? It’s so hot and sticky, I can’t bear to put a razor on my face. Hey! Maybe that’s my act. I’ll go to Tampa, get on stage, and shave in the humidity and heat. Think that’d make it to Vegas? Probably not.
So, someone in the viewer group here brought a cherry pie from a famous pie place just north of here. I donno. We’ll see. It’s either a dish of that or a dish of greek yogurt with berries. That’s some good stuff, too. Greek yogurt with raspberries, blackberries, and bananas. I feel so good after eating that. Yum.
Oh, we’re back. A montage of people eating and Howie doing something with a table cloth.
Myrtle Beach South Carolina’s clogging group All That! was up. “No pressure, do what you do,” said the leader. Indeed. Didja hear that song? Georgia Satellites’ Keep Your Hands to Yourself. Love that song. I did that at karaoke once in college. Why? I have no idea. If I’d clogged along with it, then that would really be something. Anyway, that was quite entertaining. Brought the audience to their feet. They could be like some kind of Thunder from Down Under with clogs. Is that legal? Can you have that? We’ll find out when we get to Vegas.
A hula hoop artist appeared on stage with an act that takes the hula hoop to new places. Jonathan Lowly (is that your name?) wowed everyone with some illusions. But that’s a tall order on this show. Can he keep it going? Boss, contemporary dancers, came on without shirts to do some contemporary dance. It was so contemporary, the Boss head cried. Oh, and they’re going to Vegas.
Welcome back to the Disco Inferno. Burn that mother down, Tampa. And hey, they played one of my favorite Alan Parson’s Project songs. Sirius. You hear it at basketball games. And tonight, they played it to prime an escape artist who says he once hung himself off the back of a horse. Sounds…interesting…Anyway, his name is Michael Griffin and he pulled Nick Cannon and Howard Stern on stage to help. He did a pretty good tie job. Griffin rolled on the floor and escaped just before the third “X.” The judges didn’t go for it. They gave Griffin the “no” from which there is no escape.
One of my viewing partners just said, “I think this guy has potential.” Unfortunately, no one listens to us.
After the break it was a mini band called The Distinguished Men of Brass. They went out on their own after losing their jobs and formed a dream. Love it. And wow. Is brass cool again? I think it just might be. All I can say is, whatever theme park that was that laid you off, shame on you. Disney, call them right now (unless it was you that let them go). Put them on Main Street. Tomorrow.
So what was up with that gum commercial? The one that shows life coming alive the minute you put gum in your mouth. I put gum in my mouth on Friday, and you know what happened? I had minty breath for 5 minutes. The Distinguished Men of Brass didn’t appear to play me down the street, and the NC Bikini Bombshells were nowhere to be found. Maybe I’m just chewing the wrong gum. I’ll have to look into that.
We arrive back to Ulysses, the snoring singer. I like this guy already. Then, when he said he liked Gilligan’s Island? Well, that sealed it. No, actually, the theme song to The Love Boat sealed it. Oh, yeah. Those were good days. The question is, how many people in the audience know The Love Boat? Retro. Melodic. Cool. Oh, man. He did Green Acres. Put this guy through. Put him through until we get to my personal fave–The Brady Bunch.
Hopefully I get my wish. He’s goin’ through to Vegas.
I think Ulysses and the Whatcha Gonna Do guy need to team up. Now, that’s an act I’d pay to see.
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