It’s the Top 6 finalists on “America’s Got Talent.” So who brought their A game and who flubbed it?
1. David Garibaldi and his CMYKs
This act is definitely one of the most Vegas-y acts left in the competition and for their final performance, the music and lights and lasers just add to that. Albert Einstein is their call for the final painting, along with their letters. It’s cute, but we’re a little surprised it wasn’t something more vote-bait, like a patriotic image. It’s interesting how David was able to paint it upside down and still have it be an uncanny likeness, but it felt a little easy for the finale — the backup guys just painted their letters and you could tell what they were halfway through. Not the strongest effort by this act.
2. Tom Cotter
Once again, he has a schtick where someone chooses his topic, this time via a dice roll. He gets “poor examples” and takes it in the direction of how fairy tales are scary for kids. It’s not funny and then it’s a bit homophobic. Also, the Donald Duck pantless joke is from one of the best “Friends” episodes ever, “The One Where No One’s Ready.”
*bzzzzz* Sorry, not a Cotter fan. It’s kind of astounding Howard Stern doesn’t take him to task for his jokes, because we feel like in “real life,” Stern would never find this guy funny.
3. The Untouchables
These guys are incredible. It’s not really an act for Las Vegas, though. But they are very, very good at what they do, especially for their age, and very adorable. It’s just another reason why we think there should be a kids division for this show with some other kind of prize for the kiddies.
4. Joe Castillo
This guy is like the non-exciting version of David Garibaldi and his CMYKs. It’s cool to watch and he’s very good — plus we love the backing music on electric guitar — but it’s a little bit boring sometimes and tonight was more boring than usual. It seemed like it took Joe so long to go from judge to judge in his “AGT” tribute that it really dragged.
5. William Close
Tonight the call is Pachelbel’s Canon/America the Beautiful. This is probably the next closest to being “Vegas” after David Garibaldi — his instrument is certainly cool and the act has built over the weeks, which is always the way to go on a show like this.
6. The Olate Dogs
This is an adorable act. The dogs are great. But you can only teach them so many tricks, and they have very little time between performances. So every week, the dogs do the same tricks. Which is fine for a Vegas show, because each show will be the same. But for a show like this, it doesn’t work as well not to build week over week. This week, the swing theme is a nice touch and makes it very fun, but is it enough to win? We aren’t so sure.
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