The June 5 episode of America’s Got Talent brought the team back to Austin, and boy were they in for quite a surprise! There was the usual artistic light show acts and guitar-toting singers, but none of those were the cream of the crop. Andrew De Leon — who is clearly inspired by Marilyn Manson — was, perhaps, the biggest surprise yet of the season. But that’s not all! With the assistance of a pole-dancing Nick Cannon, the panel uncovered several rare gems that should do well in this competition.
Let’s break down the top five acts of the night, shall we?
Some people are just made to audition for America’s Got Talent, and this week’s golden contestant came in the form of Tim Poe, a Texas native who suffered a debilitating injury during the war in Afghanistan which left him with a severe stutter. Fortunately, Tim doesn’t stutter when he sings, so he had the entire Austin auditorium — wait, make that all of America — eating out of the palm of his hand June 4 as he crooned a smooth country ditty.
“I gotta feeling it’s going to be a great day,” host Nick Cannon asserted from his helicopter looming over the Statue of Liberty on the May 22 episode of America’s Got Talent — and it was. This episode demonstrated the pure golden talent that still flourishes across the country; and not only was the talent mind-blowing, but it was some of the most original we’ve seen yet.
The rumors are true: Howard Stern really is just a big softie. The shock jock-turned-judge showed his true colors on the May 21 episode of America’s Got Talent, when a 7-year-old boy nearly caused him to quit the hit NBC show. As Howard began to explain why he was reluctantly giving Mir Money an “X,” the tiny rapper started crying — and Howard began questioning his life choices.
“Does New York have talent?” host Nick Cannon boomed at the top of the hour. Judges Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel and Howard Stern took to the streets of New York City to an answer that question and find their million-dollar act. Arriving in their luxurious limos, they did not know what to expect. Surely, what they did not expect to find was that rap fever had struck the Big Apple.
Much like last night’s episode, Howard Stern did not hesitate to deliver pointed and truthful critiques to over two dozen hopefuls featured in the telecast. Rounding out the panel, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel continued to motivate the truly talented individuals and (gently) crushed the dreams of others. With the help of Nick Cannon, the two-hour episode did not disappoint — as the show traveled to San Francisco!
With new judge Howard Stern at the helm, ‘America’s Got Talent’ returned for its seventh season May 14 in an explosive array of male strippers, scorpion eating, dancing, singing and archery practice. Returning judges Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne proved, once again, to be the right celebrities for the job of searching America for the…