What was YOUR favorite act of the night? See our top three picks!
Talent scorched the Tampa Bay stage May 28 as Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Howard Stern hoped to find a million-dollar act. Legions of hopefuls showcased a wide range of talents — hoop dancing, off-key singing, and more — with the hope of getting that life-changing “Yes” to Las Vegas. In the hour-long segment, however, only a handful proved to have the talent to take them far.
Let’s break down the top three acts of the night, shall we?
3. The Distinguished Men of Brass, Ages 24-60 – Band
As one of the biggest surprises of the night, this band of musicians took the stage (quite humbly, I might add) and knocked the socks of the crowd. Decked out in their best tuxedos, they brought the passion, energy, and talent (and not to mention the touching backstory). As Sharon pointed out, they were incredibly entertaining, even if they weren’t the most original.
2. Inspire the Fire, Ages 13-29 – Singing and Dancing Troupe
This non-profit group brought the passion and colorful sweaters. The performed a touching rendition of Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me,” very much in the style of Glee (but not as good). Despite being incredibly inspirational in their message, they lacked a certain edge or originality in their routine. Their spunk had the judges gushing and earned themselves a standing ovation. “I hate Glee, but I love you,” Howard told them. Let’s see what they bring in the Las Vegas round!
1. All That!, 23-36 – Cloggers
Seven studly tattooed guys took the stage, but what I did not expect was for them to break out impressive tap dancing. They all moved in sync, and their routine was fresh and fun. They brought the crowd to their feet with just their feet. Ha! They are real showman and proved that talent is more than skin deep. Bravo!
HollywoodLifers, which was YOUR favorite act of the night? Drop your favorite(s) in the comment below!