Last night the first group of 12 semifinalists, including four wildcards each judge felt should be given a second chance; performed on Radio City Music Hall in the hopes that America will vote for them and send them to the next round and perhaps win the grand prize of 1 million dollars and headline an act in Las Vegas.
The first act was Heidi Klum’s wildcard Flight Crew Jump Rope, yes they were entertaining, but for them to headline an act just does not seem plausible. Mara Justine was next and her singing was a bit shaky at first, however, got a hold of herself and concluded with a resounding voice that can move any audience at any time. Next was Mel B’s wild Bad Boys Of Ballet, yes they were outstanding much better than before, there seems to be room for innovation so without doubt they could headline an act, based on last night’s fascinating performance. Next performance was by Paul Iety and although he was fabulous during auditions and yes he looks like a very nice a person, as of late he has not measure up to the high standards this show is about and last night, he was not impressive, and thus it is unlikely that he will move on in the competition.
The next performer was Howie Mandel’s pick Mike Super, who took Howard’s advice and got rid of his invisible sidekick Desmond, and his act was one of the best illusionist performances seen in a very long time, outstanding and fascinating does not encompass the originality and mesmerizing feat Mike Super presented last night. Andrey Moraru followed and this man balances on one hand and that is all that needs to be said, would people pay to watch an hour of this? Not likely. Miguel Dakota was next and his singing was outstanding with renewed passion and stage presence to spare and without question raised up the ante on a night and a stage of the competition where those performing need to wow the judges even more than during the auditions; Miguel Dakota could without question take the grand prize. Next Sons Of Serendip and the music was beautiful and peaceful with the front man singing in a soothing manner, this act is also outstanding and will without doubt be a contender for the ultimate prize.
David and Leeman followed and they are two magicians that are hilarious as well and despite the act being elaborate, they were entertaining enough to hold everyone’s attention and not seem boring, awesome act that might be moving forward. Dan Naturman was next and his quirky and sarcastic sense of humor is outstanding, not afraid to poke fun at him, he is hilarious and original. Aerial Animation was next and it is an original act but last it was a bit too long with not enough wow factor, and Emily West was the last act last night and her singing as always was outstanding and the stage presence on the spot based on the top of music she performs with. Recaps, episodes and contestants information can be found online at www.nbc.com/agt
“America’s Got Talent” runs on Tuesday at 9 p.m. and results are announced on Wednesday at 9 p.m. EDT on NBC.