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America’s Got Talent brings the final twelve new acts this week. Only four spots remaining in the semi finals. Four of these twelve acts will move forward.
The first act on stage is the Virginia State University Gospel Chorale. They sang with such power and grace. They are phenomenal. Mel B tells them their energy is on point and praised them on their harmonies. Howard tells them they are at the top of their game. Heidi tells them it was powerful and loved it. The next contestant was supposed to be Red Panda, she was the one with the bowls and would ride her unicycle. However, due to personal issues, she could not continue the show, Therefore, Melody Caballero, a child contortionist, was given a second chance. She was one of the finalists from the Vegas rounds. Her talent is ridiculous however, we have seen this before, so the question is, does she have more to show? Howie told her what she does is unbelievable. Howard told her she was fantastic, the problem he said is that there’s not much variety but that’s ok because what she does is amazing. Heidi told her she looks like she is made out of rubber and she is stunning.
The singer Dave Fenley takes the stage next. His voice and look is unique. He has a rasp to it, which makes the song instantly his. Howie told him he’s great, just to maybe clean up a bit. He has sort of a rustic, look to him, he has a beard and wears a cap. Howard tells him he has a beautiful voice. Mel B says she actually loves his rugged look, she adds that he is one of her favorites. The next act is 2Unique. They are a kid Dj and rapper duo. These girls are so cool. Heidi tells them she loves their energy. She does say that she doesn’t know if it is a Vegas act. Mel B wasn’t sure if it was their best act. Howard said they got lost onstage.
Next onstage was Sam Johnson. His act is to go on an 80 foot pole and balance. Everyone goes outside. He climbs the pole then lingers there for a while, the wind sways him back and forth. He then hangs from it and with the pole he swing around. It was scary, and thrilling. There was not net, he was just hanging by a rope. Mel B wasn’t sure if it was dangerous enough. Howie said he now wants to try that. Heidi called it exciting and insane. Duo Resonance were next to perform. These two are phenomenal. They are a strength and contortionism, as well as dance act. Howard tells them they are classy, and they must go to the semi finals. Mel B called it erotic and loved it. She calls them graceful too. Howie takes it to another level, they it is family porn. Nick adds that clearly they have pleased everyone.
D’Angelo and Amanda are next and they are a ballroom dance duo, the ages 12 and 13. They did a paso doble, which is an intense form of a tango. These kids are ridiculously amazing. Outstanding said Nick as he approached them. The judges gave them a standing ovation. Howie said their intensity is beautiful and perfect and precise. Mel B called it flawless. Heidi loved it because it was dramatic. Howard told them they were terrific and perfect. The next contestant is Selena Mykenzy Gordon. She is a singer. This girl is beautiful and talented. Heidi called her gorgeous, but felt like she was struggling a bit. Mel B agreed with Heidi and said she was a little thrown off and maybe not as committed as last time. Howie said maybe it was the pressure. Howard said she was a much better singer than that. That she looked nervous and was off key.
John Wing, a comedian is next onstage. His comedy deals with everyday topics, for example his teenage daughters. Mel B said he was bloody funny, current, and loved it. Howie called him seasoned, relatable, and funny. Heidid which tends to be tough on comedians, said she loved him. Howard said he loved him, and deserves to move on. Sprice is next on stage. He is a guy who builds domino effects. These contraptions are incredible, he is a genius. Howard calls him amazing, but he thinks his act is more for some kind of convention. Mel B said she didn’t really like it. She knows his precision is on point, but found it a little boring. Heidi said she loved it and thinks its original. He is an interesting character as well. He lacks enthusiasm. This translates as funny because it’s almost as if he has no emotion. So the judges tease him a little on that. Sprice says he’s just shy but is very grateful to be there.
Ruby and Jonas, are another ballroom dancing duo, and are set next to perform. Ruby is actually D’Angelo’s little sister. D’Angelo and his partner performed earlier in the show. They are competing against each other in the competition. Ruby and Jonas performed a Jive. They did really well but I think her older brother did better. Mel B told them they were on point but thought it was facially over the top. Heidi then says she loves that over the top faces. Howard says this routine was not as powerful as previous ones but still thinks they are great. Howie said this dance was not as intense as her brother, he adds that he liked theirs better, The last act of the night is Catapult Entertainment. Their performance was dedicated to the Sandy Hook Elementary children. The dedication was a celebration of life, which lead us through the various stages of an adult. All the way from birth, marriage, having children, and so on. All of the judges stood up. I almost cried because it was so beautiful. Heidi told them they are on a different level with their imagination. Mel B told them it was truly a celebration of life, they took us through a journey. Howie told them there is no one that could have followed them, what a great way to end the night. Howard told them their story came through crisp and clear, and they stole the show.
This is the last of these performances, who will move onto the semi finals next week, we will find out Wednesday night! America’s Got Talent airs Tuesday and Wednesday night on NBC.
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