What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, and tonight, we see just who has that staying power as acts try out for a spot in the top 48, hoping to impress the America’s Got Talent judges to win one of those coveted spots. Check back for updates, as we’re recapping live as the show airs!
WARNING: AMERICA’S GOT TALENT 2012 SPOILERS AHEAD
Please be aware this post contains America’s Got Talent 2012 spoilers from Monday night’s top 48 elimination rounds. Please stop here if you don’t want to know what happened!
The show opened tonight with an announcement that wasn’t very popular with the potential acts: that they had been split into sections. First are the judge’s favorites, which will be performing first for a chance into the top 48 on America’s Got Talent2012 . Next are the standbys, who will perform second for any remaining spots. If they’re on neither list, however, the acts go home without even a second chance. There are some tears, a lot of disappointment, and a little bit of anger as we watch the acts find out their fate in this initial roundup.
The first category for tonight’s eliminations on America’s Got Talent 2012 is danger, so I’m hoping to see some exciting acts that will keep me on the edge of my seat. I wasn’t impressed with the first act, a huge stunt troupe with a little bit of everything. It was just too much. The judges shared my opinion.
The second danger act – stunt bikers – had a bit of a snafu but was otherwise decent. It was followed by a stone-faced female in military garb surrounded by guys tossing around guns. It was kind of bizarre and not very entertaining.
Next was a guy balancing on a pile of random crap, and then an act that I have mixed feelings about. It started out with a girl flouncing around the stage and looking rather ridiculous, but ended with a blindfolded backward crossbow firing that had me on the edge of my seat. The judges weren’t quite sure about this one either, with Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne being left wanting more, and Howard Stern being quite impressed.
Next was Flo Jo’s daughter, who sounded pretty rough tonight and was wearing a really unflattering dress. She knew she didn’t perform well tonight and cried when she walked off-stage. The next few singing acts were much the same: kind of decent, but far from great. Deli assistant Luna blew it the worst of anyone when she let her anxiety get the best of her and forgot the lyrics.
The judges are getting sick of the lack of talent. So am I. Come on, people, try harder.
There’s what I’m talking about! Australian Nikki Jensen blew it out of the water with a unique rendition of a Rolling Stones classic.
Time for the dance category. I have to admit that I get rather tired of watching the dance troupes, it seems to just be more of the same. Tonight, these acts vying for a spot in America’s Got Talent 2012 top 48 aren’t doing much to change my mind. I can’t help pulling for the Puerto Rican troupe, but I don’t have high hopes for them after one of the dancers nearly got knocked out. Howard Stern and Howie Mandel seemed to disagree over them, so they may still have a shot.
Now for the novelty acts, which are some of my favorites. I usually love seeing what people come up with, but the first act tonight involved a little too much genital abuse for my liking.
All Beef Patty, the over-the-top cross-dresser, did a passing job at singing. The sand artist impressed me once again. Next was some kind of strange ventriloquist act with a dog that I found painful to watch.
A very Fantasia-esque light show followed, with dancing flowers, and then a second light show that was more serene but just as well-done. Novelty acts are definitely where it’s at tonight. Most entertaining by far.
The funny little singer Sergio forgot the lyrics and stood there humming like a fool for the rest of the song, yet denied that he forgot them, insisting that he just chose to hum instead. Right, because that’s what you do on stage when you’re trying to show off your voice – you hum. Howie found him funny. I found him awkward and strange.
Last but certainly not least, the guy that everyone has been waiting for – the goth opera singer Andrew De Leon brought tears to my eyes once again, but not for a good reason this time. I wanted so much for him to do well, but his emotions got the better of him and he just froze. This kid is so incredibly talented. I don’t understand why he can’t see his own talent! Somebody shake that guy!
How some of these acts even made it through in the first place baffles me. Tomorrow is night two of Vegas Week on America’s Got Talent 2012, and I can only hope to see a little more actual talent than I saw tonight. I’ll be here, recapping live, so check in tomorrow and Wednesday as the bid for the top 48 continues!