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So, I guess we’re in Austin this week. I live in a big city. Why don’t they come here? I can play my throat. Did you know that?
Anyway, tonight is Nick Cannon on a stripper pole and a dangerous cannon act. Now, wait. If they shoot Cannon out of a cannon does that win some kind of name/stunt prize? Probably not.
Hey, the opening montage showed, once again, the guy who has the super-strong crotch. I’m not sure how many more times I can watch that…at least without my legs crossed.
So, Nick Cannon in a train opened us up. One of my viewing partners said, “he has the best job!” I agree with that. I’d like to be Cannon-for-a-day. Maybe the day they do auditions in Orlando. That’d be cool.
Sebastien de la Cruz and his mariachi band El Charro de Oro came out first. This kid is quite a showman. And what a voice. Good lord. Sebastien de la Cruz–bringing the “cool” back to mariachi. And, he has an enlightened view on relationships. He said he’s decided to focus more on his music right now. This kid is awesome! Can’t wait to see him again.
Back from break? Guns. Rodeo. Lassos. It’s Austin, baby. I’d like to see Austin. The impressionist? Not so much. The Tinderbox Circus Sideshow gave it their best shot. Vegas? Not so much.
An acrobat duo, Bandbaz Brothers, from Iran (and Vegas!) came on to save us from the doldrums. Uncle and nephew. Danger. And the uncle said he came out of retirement to do this, and that he is “tired.” I’m not sure I’d do a dangerous balance act with someone who describes himself as “tired.” It turned out to be incredible. I’m not sure I’d pick a job where I can never ever make a mistake, but here we are. Did you see how the nephew balanced on his uncle’s head and then folded himself onto his uncle’s shoulders? Wow.
If we could work Sebastien de la Cruz and his mariachi band in there, we’d be golden!
Okaaaaay. Where are we? Ah, yes. America’s Got Talent in Austin. Howie playing the piano (poorly) and contortionists. Nice way to come back from commercials. The contortionist duo was pretty impressive, as was the kid on the keyboards.
And then? Lulu. Pole-dancing Lulu. Confidence, courage, but a million bucks? Not this season. But time out. Nick Cannon took his turn on the pole in a matching bikini top.
Lulu and Cannon. That has a…ring to it.
We’re back. Joe Castillo, storyteller of light and sand was next. Very, very cool act. He used his hands to make pictures on a light box. A sand picture of veterans and a flag, that turned into the Statue of Liberty. It was really, really great.
And then, the moment came. David Smith, Jr. and his human cannonball act. He said he was 19 the first time he did it. Took over for his dad who “hurt his back.” That’s right. And Smith says he gets scared whenever he does it. Gee, I wonder why?
So, out they went into the gray Austin day. Rain. Wind. Ambulance. Stretcher.
Okay, so after the break, Nick Cannon counted down the cannon. And, out shot David the Bullet. He was okay. Of course he was okay. If he wasn’t they wouldn’t have showed it.
Now, how do you top this? Shoot yourself through fire? Land on a bed of nails? Shoot over a pit of rattlesnakes? I guess we’ll see.
So, another Monday come and gone and more talent come and gone. There were some great acts here. What will tomorrow bring?
Join us tomorrow for the LIVE blog at 7pm in the West!
Good night, and happy cannonballing!