Three episodes in and I am already starting to worry about this season. Once again it appears that the singers are going to take over the show once again. I do have to admit though one of the best performers of this season so far was tonight along with another interesting act which was relegated to 20-30 seconds of screentime. Without further ado let’s get into today’s act and hope that future auditions have more original acts.
Carol Lugo (Elder Dancer): She’s not a bad dancer but not nearly good enough to win the competition in my opinion. Somewhat entertaining even though I personally wouldn’t have moved her on. C+ Moved On
Also moved on: Joseph Harris (Yo-Yo Performer), The Diva League (drag queen dancing group), and Chris Allison (Eats glass/variety act).
Jay Mattioli (Magician): The best magician yet this season in my opinion. He’s got quite a bit of personality in his act. While the second trick wasn’t spectacular he made it his own. The first trick was great in my opinion. While it is early and I suck at predicting finalists, but I think he might have finals potential. A- Moved On
Franklin Sane (Singer): One of the worst singers of the season yet. How could Sharon not X him? F Obviously not moved on.
Thia Megia (Singer): She’s a pretty good singer but I will reiterate that I don’t root for singers on America’s Got Talent. Most of these singers can showcase their singing on other reality shows. For example in a year or two she could just go on American Idol, get more publicity, and most likely have a better career. That opportunity is not available for these other acts. I really think America’s Got Talent needs to institute an individual singing title or I fear we will have a singing final showdown once again this season. I don’t mind singing acts moving on, I don’t like 75% of the acts moved on being singers though. B Moved On
Jeffrey Johns (Singer): A terrible singer who for some reason implements a huge chair in his act. At best I could see him being a birthday party performer. D- Not Moved On.
Other terrible acts not moved on: Witches in Bikinis (Rock Band), Robert Myers (multiple singer impersonator), and Samba Samba Samba (Samba dancers).
The Fab Five (Clogging/Tap Dancing Group): First I can’t imagine coming up with a more overused and bland group name. They are pretty good cloggers though but at this point I am kind of sick and tired of clogging. I personally have seen enough clogging and can’t seen an act bring anything new to the table. None of the prior acts could some close to winning so I don’t think this year will be any different. Unless you are phenomenal you have no chance at winning. The Fab Five wasn’t phenomenal in my opinion. They deserve to move on but I don’t think they have much lasting potential. B Moved On
Kevin Skinner (Country Singer): How they promoted the chicken catcher you knew he couldn’t be terrible. I honestly don’t think he is that good either. Maybe I am tone deaf but I thought he was only an average singer. C Moved On
Check out recaps of the rest of the America’s Got Talent season four episodes:
America’s Got Talent Complete Quarterfinalists List
America’s Got Talent Quarterfinals Auditions July 28th, 2009
America’s Got Talent: July 22nd, 2009 Auditions
America’s Got Talent: July 21st, 2009 Auditions
America’s Got Talent: July 15th, 2009 Auditions
America’s Got Talent: July 14th, 2009 Auditions
America’s Got Talent: July 8th, 2009 Auditions
America’s Got Talent: July 7th, 2009 Auditions
America’s Got Talent: July 1st, 2009 Auditions
America’s Got Talent: June 30th, 2009 Auditions
America’s Got Talent: June 24th, 2009 Auditions
America’s Got Talent S4.E1 (June 23, 2009) Live Review