Last night was another good episode of America’s Got Talent. Next week’s episode should be even better with the return of Piers Morgan. He doesn’t have a clue when it comes to politics, but he is an excellent judge because he pulls no punches. He is very fair, but brutally honest. I like that.
As for last night though, I think that mannequin from the Dolls Love act used to have a head until Al Snow got ahold of it. And speaking of heads, I think the 2% of people that hit the golden buzzer on the AGT app for that guy lost theirs. They either lost their heads or they were just women who hit the golden buzzer for him because he had shirt off.
Johnny Shelton, the man with the touching story about losing his son was one of the best acts of the night. It was a shame to see him go, but he had a lot of great competition against him. The right decision was probably made, but it was still tough to see him go. It would have been great to see him continue on. He should have a bright future ahead of him though.
The ventriloquist act, Paul Zerdin, was also very good. I agree with the judges that sometimes you forget there is only one person up there because his material is so good and he is great at talking without visibly giving away that he is the one talking. My wife can do that too though. Maybe she should have been on there instead of him. I have been trying to tell her she needs to go on AGT for a while as a singing act. Here is another possibility for next year.
One act that I am glad did not make it through was the Pretty Big group. I agree with Mel B that they have a very positive message, but I do not agree with her that they should have been given a spot in the next round just because they may make people feel better about themselves. It’s called America’s Got Talent. The show is not America Has A Positive Message. The other judges did a good job choosing the superior talent over warm and fuzzy feelings.
My favorite act of the night was Mountain Faith Band. Howard’s mockery of them was rude and distasteful, but I guess that should be expected. After all, that is Howard Stern. I guess I shouldn’t expect more from him. You take him out of his environment and put him into a different one, but he is still the same guy on the inside. At least Howie Mandel stood up for them by pointing out that they were judging Mountain Faith Band’s talent, not opinions on a genre of music. I just hope America won’t be affected by the same bias as Howard Stern when it comes time for the people to start voting.
Overall, I agreed with every one of the judge cuts. As the show went on, it became more obvious that they were going to have to cut some really good acts. I think they made the best decisions they could make though. Like I said earlier, I am really looking forward to next week’s episode with Piers Morgan. It should be a lot of fun.