8/15/12 is the America’s Got Talent YouTube Reveal; The Judges Made Their Choices Clear–Who Did America Pick?

8/15/12 America’s Got Talent is the YouTube show reveal.

Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, and Howard Stern made their views on last night’s show clear.

Did America?

We’ll have the write-up right here!

[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.]

So, what did you think about last night?  Good?  Bad?  Average?  Are you growing nostalgic for the Jackie Evancho years?  Ah, the good times.

Anyway, four of the YouTube acts will be going through tonight.  I’m guessing one is a parrot and one is a skeleton dance crew, but we’ll have to see.


So, Gabby Douglas led off the show.  She got some applause.  Two gold medals at the Summer Olympics, folks.  That’s talent.

But let’s not forget–the YouTube acts probably have never performed live anywhere before, so…we have to remember that.

Let’s also remember that Stern doesn’t have a signature hand gesture.  Thank you, Howard.


Elimination 1

Cast In Bronze, Reverse Order, Academy Of Villains

Well, I think this has to go to the Villains.  They really were the highlight of the show last night.  The red gloves?  Very cool.  Queen?  Very cool.

And the act moving on?  Academy Of Villains.

Not really much to say here.  And, not much for the Villains to say.  Even their leader was speechless!  But Stern said it all.  Yeah, a person can have a hit on YouTube.  But to do it on stage in front of millions…to reproduce it…well, that’s the difference between a one-hit wonder and true, lasting talent.

Now?  A short film featuring Justin Bieber.

So, that means it’s snack time for me.  See you soon….


So, we’re back.  Bieber isn’t.  Douglas is.  The Orville Lounge is.

We’ll wait…………

Karmin, a YouTube sensation, is now coming on stage.  Half a billion YouTube hits?

Maybe I’ll go get something else to eat.  You enjoy.


Have you noticed how that lighting thing around the stage looks like a haircut from the ’50s/’60s?  It’s weird.  It’s almost like they want the people who come on stage to look like they have a bob haircut or something.  Hmmm…I’ll have to consider painting something like that on my garage.

Well, with that out of my system, it’s time for the next elimination.

Elimination 2

7 In Unison, Rudy Coby, Bria Kelly

Who did you like from this group?  The judges liked Bria’s.  Were you taken in by the dark magic of Coby or the jazz of 7 In Unison?

Sharon praised their courage, and I really have to agree.  I know that’s corny, but listen folks, when we’re called on in a moment’s notice to be “talented,” well…it’s hard in front of millions.

The winner from this group?  Bria Kelly.  This was probably a foregone conclusion, as she had the judges’ seal of approval.  So, from YouTube, to the quarters to the semis in the snap of a finger.

Now, right into….


Elimination 3

The Magic of Puck, Eric Buss, Melinda Hill

Out of this group, I liked Puck’s magic.  I thought it was pretty clever.  I’d like to see it up close on the street.  Buss and Hill didn’t get the highest praise from the judges, but I could see how Hill’s one-liners could be really funny.  Reminds me of a comedian I liked from Last Comic Standing years ago.

Where did that show go?  I miss it.

And the winner from this group?  The Magic of Puck.  I think he was the most “on” last night, although Buss had his snake launching things working, so…maybe there’s something for that.

The judges were behind Puck, and I think that swayed some voters.  But whatever.  He’s a semi-finalist now.

And I’m just typin’ about it.


Back from break and YouTube’s Randall.  Randall you ask?  “This, is the Honey Badger!”  Loved that video.

Okay, he made some comments about the show.

Then, we were treated to a day in the life of Howard Stern.  So, he does his show in the morning, then heads to AGT in the evening.  I have to tell you, just seeing him drive to the studio made me nervous.  But then, seeing him get a police escort?  Um…okay.  Hope there’s no crime in the area.

Heckuva day.  I work one job for 8 hours.  Then I work another job.

Then?  Well, then I type for you people.  I type and type and type.  With no police escort!


Elimination 4

Clint Carvalho and His Extreme Parrots, Drew Erwin, Romeo Dance Cheetah

So, have you ever seen three so-different acts?  Parrots, a singer, and an air guitarist.  Wow.  It’s like the Gong Show on steroids.

The act going home right now is…Romeo Dance Cheetah.

So, that leaves Erwin and Carvalho.  I have nothing but the utmost utmost admiration for Erwin, a self-taught guitarist.  But Carvalho and the parrots?  That was pretty great.

So, it’s up to the judges.  Who will they pick?

We’ll find out.

….So we’re back from break.  Time to find out who the judges will pick.

Howard went first.  He said a lot of people fumbled last night.  But he said Clint and his birds were great.  For Drew?  Well, he said that in time, Drew might become a performer.  But for now?  Clint and the extreme parrots got his vote.

Sharon?  She said the parrot act was so good, it was on the news there.  She said Erwin would eventually get what he wants in life.  But in the end?  Clint.

So, Clint took the spot.


There are your next semifinalists, folks.  Next week?  The wildcards.  There were some faces in the montage that I was excited to see again.

Who did you want to see again?

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4 responses to “8/15/12 is the America’s Got Talent YouTube Reveal; The Judges Made Their Choices Clear–Who Did America Pick?

  1. Brenda Dissette

    Who is the honey badger Randall thing!?? Boring…unfunny

    • @BRENDA: Well, he had a great (I liked it) YouTube video about Honey Badgers. That sort of launched him to stardom. It was an Internet non-sequitur that sort of took on a life of its own. I’m not sure he was used to his highest…um…potential tonight.

  2. Puck sucks, I am sick of generic Magicians being put through, generic young girl singers, generic dance groups (Wow, they dressed up. I have not seen that before >>.>>). Everything cool get shot down, every generic and boring act gets put through. America my have talent, but America does not know talent. A stupid pet act gets put through? Wow, a bird did what birds do, fly.

    Rudy Coby got shafted.People and their bullshit short attention spans.

    • @JEREMY: Thanks for the comment. Talent is often subjective, as much as we want to believe we’re objective about it. Judging is a personal choice. That’s the “problem” with these shows where talent is “judged” by judges and America–it’s sometimes a contest of comfort and familiarity instead of innovation. You’ve certainly given us something to think about, though.

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