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The first AGT semifinals show of the season was Monday. Tuesday (today) is the reveal.
Sorry, folks. I couldn’t be here live. Life is getting a bit hectic, and I have a good reason for missing, I promise. Good reasons.
Life is full of surprises, no?
Anyway, we’re here now. Is your favorite moving on in tonight’s reveal? Let’s find out.
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Now, it’s late here, so I might be doing some fast-fowarding. Do you mind? You do? Well, tough. I have to. I need to sleep, too y’know. Actually, I’ll watch Cirque du Soleil.
So, I see Sharon did a prayer move tonight with the hands. Shoot. That was my backup to the temple-tap.
And, uh…what’s up with Howie’s hat?
I guess fame allows us to take liberties with our wardrobe. That’s why we here at Nobody Nation wear jeans a lot.
So there’s Cannon in his blue suit and a…well…orange and yellow flower? Interesting touch. I wonder if I could pull that off (I couldn’t).
Anyhoo, let’s get to it.
Michael Nejad, Shanice and Maurice Hayes, and Nikki Jensen
I thought the Hayes’ were incredible last night. They really are a good duo. I loved Jensen’s rendition of The Scientist, but enough show? As for Nejad, the guy makes instruments out of shovels. That’s cool, no?
Stern congratulated all three acts, including Nejad who told him to “go to hell.” And he was just as hard on Nejad tonight. And he was kind of harsh on Jensen. But he was very gracious to Sharon, Howie, and Nick. Cold comfort for the acts going home.
Shanice and Maurice Hayes. I think that’s the right choice. We know Howard thought it was! I look forward to hearing this duo sing again.
After the break? Well, if it’s Cirque, I’m not going to fast forward, that’s for sure.
Okay, here we are in the Orville Lounge. I’m sure it was all impromptu, right? No one said, “Okay everyone…look like you’re having fun in here…and throw popcorn all over the place!”
But now? Zarkana Cirque. Did you see that juggler? Wow. I can juggle three tennis balls, but throwing them against (and under) a backstop? And how about that contortionist strongman?
I’m in the wrong profession. Why didn’t anyone tell me contortionist strongman was a viable career pay when I was in high school. Maybe I could get into that now. All I have to do is learn to spin on my hand. And how about acrobat number 4 whom they hurled into the air to land on that other guy’s shoulders? Oh, man. I’m not sure that’s a career path I’d choose.
So, that was impressive.
Well, after the break, another elimination.
The Scott Brothers, Lil Starr, 787 Crew
The Scott Brothers were incredible last night. Just terrific. The other acts? Well, they had energy, but was it enough to get through? Howard’s pick was The Scott Brothers, and I think that’s the right choice from these three. However, I’m sure Lil Starr is on her way to an incredible dance/choreography career.
Sharon seemed surprised that these three groups were on stage together. She thought at least two of them would go through. Are all going home?
In the end, it was……………..The Scott Brothers.
Again, I think that was the correct choice. The Scott Brothers are just so unique, and I’m looking forward to their next performance. Whatever it is, I’m sure it’ll be innovative as hell.
Wow, no time to catch our breath there.
David Garibaldi and His CMYKs, Jarrett & Raja, American BMX Stunt Team
Garibaldi is my favorite out of this group. I found Jarrett & Raja entertaining and the BMX team was wild. But there’s just something about Garibaldi and his CMYK crew. I could watch it for hours. Maybe I’ll get that chance someday in Vegas.
So, who did America choose?
David Garibaldi and His CMYKs. Yes. Had to be. I can absolutely not wait to see their next performance. Stern said they won the whole night last night, and I think I’d agree with that. Just incredible.
Now, a tour of NYC. Been there. Wore the wrong shoes. Let me tell you: don’t wear anything but tennis shoes when you’re touring the city. I cannot stress this enough.
Ok. That’s all the advice I have.
Ok, back to eliminations. Nick was in the back room with Edon, Todd Oliver, and The Distinguished Men of Brass.
Edon was sensational last night. That kid is great. If Garibaldi won the night, then Edon definitely came in a close second.
The other acts? The dogs are very clever and The Distinguished Men of Brass are great. But my vote goes to Edon. But that doesn’t matter. Who did America choose to leave? And whom did the judges choose to stay?
America eliminated…….The Distinguished Men of Brass. Wow. I didn’t see that coming.
So now, the judges have to choose between Edon and Todd Oliver. Edon is talented. His plea was well-spoken. He’s my choice.
So who was it?
Howie had high praise for both of them, but he chose Edon.
Howard said the dog act was really unique and he called Edon a prodigy who needs to mature. But in the end, he voted for Edon.
Sharon didn’t have to vote. Lucky her! But she said she would have chosen Edon.
So there they are: your first 4. I think these were great choices, and I’m looking forward to the next 12!
Be safe out there Nobody Nation. Keep searching for your dreams. And when you find it? Well, you won’t need a judge’s vote to validate it.