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Nick Cannon, Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, and Howard Stern will sort through all the performances to bring us…well…who knows what’ they’ll bring us.
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[We here at Nobody’s View have a soft spot for America’s Got Talent. Why? Well, contestants on the show are our kind of folks. Just regular people like you and me who get to live their dream. Getting their moment in the sun. People doing what they feel they were born to do. Hard to argue with that! And, judging by the thousands of you who join me here each season, well, I think you agree! Welcome to the LIVE Nobody’s View America’s Got Talent 2012 blog.]
Okay, opening montage. Some great memories there, right? And what about tonight’s escape artist that may get caught in an iron jaw thing? I’ll bet nothing will happen. Just guessin’.
So, welcome to St. Louis.
They say it’s the biggest auditions of all time. Somehow, I think next week will be BIGGER! That’s marketing, pure and simple. But good for them if these really are the biggest. Good for the people of St. Louis!
Oh, yeah. Sharon did her hand-heart thing. That reminds me, I have to come up with something by the end of the season. Hmmm…
Anyway, did you hear that Willy Wonka music at the start? Cool. And a puppeteer up first. Hey, Jim Henson made it work, right? So why not Tom Bonham? The audience wasn’t really thrilled. But when you get buzzed by Sharonfirst, I think you have a problem. But Tom Bonham made a guarantee that he would make them all proud. Then Howard Stern crushed that guarantee. No puppets in Vegas…
Ma na ma na!
Next up? A one-woman band. Or, rather, a woman with no band who was her own band. Hey, y’know? Good for her.
Ma na ma na!
Next up? Something with 7-Up cans being crushed by Carrot Top or something. Hey, that’s talent! Takes a lot of strength.
Then there was the chicken suit guy, a cowboy/lasso thing with a unicycle that Howard couldn’t resist tying (and failing), and the quick rush to commercial.
Ma na ma na!
After the break? A 6-year-old singer/dancer who wants a limo. He asked the judges’ names and told Howie and Howard their names “sound the same.” Ha! His name? Issac Brown. I have to say, this kid is close. Close! In a few years, Issac Brown could be sensational. He’s not bad now!
And, we’re going to see more Issac Brown in Vegas. Keep him humble, Brown family. Then you’ll really have something extra-special.
Hey! The Budweiser Clydesdales. Cool. Someone in my family loves those.
Anyway, back to America’s Got Talent. A young escape artist named Spencer Horsman, “the world’s youngest escape artist.” Fire. Iron claw thing with teeth. Sharon’s nerves. My nerves. It was pretty tough to watch. And now that I know he had 16 stitches, I’ll probably change the channel when I see him in Vegas. Ugh. My regulars know I don’t do well with the danger acts or acts where people with piercings dangle things from their piercings.
After that? A clogging group in the national colors of Ireland–Pink and Black…wait…
Then, a hip hop violinist (if you’ve never heard Ashley MacIsaac, hear him here).
Then a guitar guy named Jake Wesley Rogers who has a voice that doesn’t quite match his chess-club exterior. I like this guy already.
But I still really like Ashley MacIsaac.
Little Ozzy. That’s right. A little Ozzy. Cool. He has a website. And, why not? Is the real Ozzy in the house? No. According to Sharon, Ozzy is “at a dog show.” At any rate, Sharon refused to buzz. I’m guessing that’s probably a good decision. No Vegas, but a hug from Sharon. And if he’s lucky, a signed album or guitar from Ozzy. C’mon Ozzy. Send one along. Imitation=flattery.
That’s no small thing.
We return to a montage of “yes-es.”
And then, it happened. The Cut Troat Freak Show and Eric Odditorium. I think I’ll look away now. Or maybe get some of that pie I didn’t have last night. I actually went for the yogurt with berries. I found that a better choice (is this distraction doing it for you? It better be, or you have to watch Cut Throat Freak Show lift up a chair with his eyelids. Horrifying). Then again, it could be worse. You could watch Eric Odditorium have a sword pulled out of his mouth with someone else’s nose. Jeez.
So, how do you “find out” if you have the aptitude for swallowing swords? What if you hiccup or cough?
Anyway, Ron Christopher Porter, Jr. Dressed in lumberjack regalia? Check. Great voice? Check. He may be the next big movie voiceover. “In a time…In a place…Sometimes, the thing you least expect is the thing you need the most…” Ah, voiceover work. Didn’t some kid just sign a deal to do voiceovers?
How do I get in on that movie announcer action?
I’d settle for Nick Cannon’s job.
Ron Porter announced our next act, Curtis Cutts Bey. Doing Rick James. Quick buzzes. Too bad. I would have liked to have heard some more of that. But then, I did. Cannon, Porter, and Bey doing James. Interesting. I’m guessing what started as a dare ended up in a really really really fun 5 minutes of fame. And why not? It’s five more minutes than most of us get.
That’s it for this week. Keep joining us here at Nobody’s View for opinion and inspiration. Oh, yeah, and next week for the LIVE blog.
Have a great week. Be talented.