“America’s Got Talent” finds its first five members for the Top 10.
The first group of semi-finalists brought down is ArcAttack, Dan Sperry, Future Funk and Kristina Young. Well, I hope ArcAttack advances, but I fear Future Funk will snake their spot. And then bombshell! No one is moving on from this group. WOW! That stinks. ArcAttack is good enough to go on, I knew somebody would sneak in there who doesn’t deserve it and clearly it’s going to be Christina & Ali. Gag me.
The first performance is Recycled Percussion from last season, rocking out to Heart’s “Barracuda.” This is fun, but since it’s just them playing along with a track, I’m kinda bored. Just as I type that, however, they start actually drumming without a track and that gets much more interesting. Cool. Also, congrats on the show at the MGM Grand.
Jimmy Fallon is up next, which is a bit weird but he is hosting the Emmys on Sunday, so I suppose he gets a pass. His bit is doing impressions that he did for his very first talent show, changing every 10 seconds. He does Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Norm McDonald, Gilbert Gottfried, PeeWee Herman, Jeff Foxworthy, Eddie Murphy, Larry the Cable Guy, Stephen Wright and Adam Sandler. It’s pretty great. Nick Cannon then comes out and shows off his Cosby impression, which is delightful. Who knew Nick could do that?
The next group of semi-finalists is AscenDance and Anna and Patryk. Oh noes. No, no, no. And then Anna and Patryk advance. I’m very excited for them, but that’s too bad about AscenDance.
How could ArcAttack and AscenDance both not advance? That stinks.
Kylie Minogue is the next performance and she’s fine, but not really my thing. I enjoy her remake of “The Locomotion” from like 20 years ago, though.
The third group of semi-finalists is Taylor Mathews, Michael Grimm and Prince Poppycock. Well, clearly since they did a “no one got through” group, all three of them got through, right? Though I don’t think Mathews deserves to. And then, in what is no big shock, they all advance.
And the last spot of the night is between Antonio Restivo, Connor Doran and Christina & Ali. Really, America? Really? You send home ArcAttack and AscenDance and you keep these three plus Taylor Mathews? Blech. Nick Cannon sends Antonio Restivo packing and then it’s up to the judges.
Piers says he would’ve voted for Antonio if he hadn’t been eliminated already, but he votes for Christina & Ali. Howie votes for Connor Doran. So it comes down to Sharon, who votes for … Christina & Ali.
Man, I freaking knew it. Only three of the five acts I thought deserved to go through advanced. Bah.
Next week: Studio One Young Beast Society, Fighting Gravity, Murray, Alice Tan Ridley, Maestro Alexander Bui, Nathaniel Kenyon, Haspop, Debra Romer, Jeremy Vanschoonhoven, Michael Lipari and Ashleigh Dejon, Michael Grasso and Jackie Evancho.