7/25/12 America’s Got Talent Is the Reveal for the Toughest Quarterfinal: Can’t They All Go Through?

Thanks for joining us at 8pm in the West for the LIVE America’s Got Talent blog for the toughest Quarterfinal yet.  Last night was crazy.  Too much talent for too few spots.

Will your favorite go through?  Impossible to tell.

Guess we’ll find out together!

[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.]

Ready to get started?  Good.

Hey, did you see the end of the CLIOS?  I just caught the end, but they showed that classic “Aaron Burr” milk commercial.  Loved that commercial.  I remember that commercial.  I think it was from 1994.  I was watching TV in college.  Seinfeld.  Frasier.  Simpsons.  Ah, memories.  Ah, television.

I told you Ulysses had the best potential career.  Singing old TV show songs.  Awesome.

Speaking of memories, remember last night?  Good lord.  I wonder who’s going to get those last four spots?  I mean, look at this montage.  Just look!  Are you looking?  Crazy stuff.


Elimination 1

Ulysses, Olate Dogs, David “The Bullet” Smith

Well, I have to say that out of this three, Olate Dogs was probably the most mind-bending.  But, as you know from previous posts, my last dog could barely do a good “sit” so, maybe I’m easily impressed.

The Bullet was pretty amazing, and I have a soft spot for Ulysses, but I have to go with Olate Dogs.

Hey, we have room in Nobody Nation for dogs living their dreams.

So, after Sharon’s apology to Ulysses for buzzing him, the act moving on is: Olate Dogs.  It’s quite possible that Britain and the U.S. could both see $1 million dog acts.

Clearly, Sharon was excited.  I have a feeling Olate Dogs may be seeing some Osbourne money producing their future shows.

Heck, I’d settle for a dog that could retrieve my paper in the morning.

But, we put our dreams away.


After the break, a peek at the totally-unscripted-and-in-no-way-encouraged-by the-producers-or-advertisers Orville Lounge.

And then?  A performance by Cher Lloyd, with “Want U Back.”  Or, as I call it, “yogurt time.”  Oh, but before I go, did you hear about Sharon Osbourne possibly leaving America’s Got Talent?  Wow.  Geez.  Put me in her place.

Oh, that’s right.  Nobody’s View.  Forgot.


I see by the ol’ stats that a lot of you are checking in with us here at Nobody’s View.  It’s that kind of night, right?  The kind of night where there’s just so much talent, that we simply don’t know what to think.  So much unknown.

Okay, that might be a bit grandiose, but thank you for your support, Nobody Nation.  We appreciate it.

Now, where were we?  Ah, yes.  The eliminations.  And, speaking of which:


Elimination 2

William Close, Unity in Motion, Sebastien, “El Charro de Oro”

Oh,no.  This was my fear weeks ago.  Close and Sebastien in the same elimination?  C’mon.  Wildcard, anyone?

Regardless of who’s in what group, William Close was so exceptional, I’m not sure he can be beat.  I mean, Olate Dogs may have a chance, but…we’ll have to see.

Sebastien, you are amazing.  Amazing.  I don’t know where you are heading in life, but enjoy the ride.

As for William Close?  Goodness.  I have a feeling we’ll be seeing you in Vegas in a few weeks.

I agree with Stern.  Horror of horrors to have Sebastien gone.  Maybe a wildcard will save him.  And if not?  Well, a few lost votes can’t crush a dream.  If they could?  Well, so few people would do anything in life.  Anyway, on to….


Elimination 3

Joe Castillo, Eric & Olivia, Horse

And it’s Castillo.  He was terrific.  Although, I have to say I’m sorry to see Eric & Olivia gone. But wherever they go, I hope it’s someplace successful.  I wish I’d had their opportunity in college!  But, since I only recently taught myself guitar, that wasn’t much of an option.

But again, can’t say enough about Joe Castillo.  What an exceptional talent.  We’ve had dancers and light artists doing all kinds of interpretation in big groups.  But here’s one guy doing it all with sand and light.  It’s quiet.  It’s meditative.  It’s beautiful.

Oh, and Joe?  There beret doesn’t look any better on Stern than on you.  You can do what you like with that statement.


After the break, the cast of “Once.”  Very cool.  Decided not to get more yogurt during this performance.  Sometimes I wish I lived closer to New York so I could see more shows on Broadway.

Oh, well.  Who knows?  In my next life, maybe I’ll get to perform on Broadway.  I wonder if I’ll get any credit for my brief stint as Linus in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown in high school.

Probably not.


Elimination 4

All That!, Eric Dittelman, Lindsey Norton

I’m so sorry that Dittelman and Norton are in this group together.  In any other quarterfinal, these two would probably have been gimmies.  But tonight?  Ah, tonight.  Dreams done just as well as any other night, suffer due to the strength of the competition.

I do have to say, I’m a bit surprised Dittelman dropped all the way to the judges’ choice, but here we are.

But first, the act leaving and going home is: Lindsey Norton.

Wow.  Didn’t see that coming.  Well, that just frees her up now to get to Cirque du Soleil even quicker.

That leaves All That! and Eric Dittelman.  Dittelman is so unbelievable, I find it hard to believe he isn’t going to the finals.  All That! may have a Vegas show with leather pants, but Dittelman….

Anyway, we’ll find out after the break.


So who’s it going to be?

It’s up to Osbourne, Mandel, and Stern.

Howie voted first.  He showed high praise for both act, but he said Dittelman “boggles the mind.”  And he’s right.  Mind reading is an incredible skill, and it’s so new to AGT.  Howie chose Dittelman.

Sharon was next.  She had a hard time, but picked All That! (probably for the hope of some kind of leather).

Howard Stern said that, in the end, he’d want to see more Dittelman.

I agree.  Not that clogging isn’t cool, but Dittelman.


Oh, and by the way.  Sharon picked All That! for the wildcard show.  So, so much for that surprise.


Congratulations to all the acts going to the semifinals.

That’s it for AGT until August, folks.  Why?  Well, the Olympics of course.  But Nobody’s View isn’t going anywhere.  We’ll be here.  Blogging.  Talking about regular things. Regular folks.  Or, the regular in the not-so-regular.  And probably, the Olympics, too.

Join us!


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