So we finished with Houston and have headed north to Minneapolis, dontcha know. Not for nothing, but the Twin Cities are gonna have to pull out all the stops to top high-dive guy.
With poor Piers stuck in a blizzard, well… we’re down to two judges, and the acts will need ‘yes’ votes from both in order to move on.
Away we go…
Echo of Animal Gardens – Well, I have to admit, I’m speechless. I have never seen a bird do that before. From animal impressions to actually singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, it was flat-out incredible. And it kinda made me want a cracker.
Mrs. Smith – Fine, a man dressed as an old lady (at least I think that’s what he/she was) can play an electric guitar. And he/she is through, why?
St. Luke’s Bottle Band – A little odd, yet still a little interesting. I’m not sure if Piers would have given them a Vegas ticket, but of course Howie did. Sure… why not.
The Halls of Magic – From the mustache to the sequins, it was a little goofy, but it was also a decent bit of magic.
Lys Agnes – I think she might just have more of a range than Mrs. Nick Cannon. That was just really, really good. And God bless her for picking up the pieces and moving on. The fact that she’s not the final act of the episode makes me wonder what’s in store for later.
Viva La Muerte – All I can say is that Piers is going to have a coniption when he gets to Vegas and sees that this act made it through. And by ‘this act’ I mean midget stripper. Is that PC?
Speaking of which, look who’s back! Welcome, Piers. Please class up the joint a bit.
Those Funny LIttle People – That was just bizarre… though, strangely, I couldn’t look away. Mostly because I was trying to figure them out.
Gasmask 90 Seconds – Ill give him credit for a creative name. Now go away.
Miss Cherries Jubalie – Thanks, Nick, for warning us not to try that at home.
Sid Yiddish – Honestly, how does an ‘act’ like this get through to the stage? And where can I get some of that crack?
Walt Winston – What website gave him 70 #1 singles? And can it be banned from the Internet? Understatement of the year? Sharon, “It’s not a million dollar act.” And, dude– you are so far from the Beatles that Paul and Ringo are rolling over in their graves prematurely.
Silhouettes – Now, see? That’s talent. Creative, interesting, and really fun to watch. I loved it. Easily the highlight of the night so far. Just brilliant.
The Kinetic King – I’ll just move right past the ’17 known universes’ comment. And the complete nerdiness of the dude. Yes, it was interesting to see 1,000 tongue depressors flip out like dominoes, but did it strike anyone else as more of a Science Fair project than a million-dollar Vegas act?
Through to the next round:
Echo of Animal Gardens – bird act
Mrs. Smith – electric guitarist
St. Luke’s Bottle Band – bottle band
The Halls of Magic – magicians
Lys Agnes – singer
Those Funny Little People – costumed dance troupe
Silhouettes – dance troupe
The Kinetic King – tongue depressor guy
So… right more get through. Next week, the madness continues. See you then.
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