Holy schnikeys… we’re actually THIS close to the finals.
Last week, the first five made it through, and tonight we’ll round our the top ten.
BUT there’s a ton of big-time talent tonight, so everyone still has a chance… to royally screw-up.
Away we go…
The Kinetic King – I hate to be a downer, but I seriously still don’t get this guy. Sure– it’s rather interesting… but how is he gonna sustain that for a whole show of more than, say, five seconds? Anyone? 1-866-60-AGT-01
Fatally Unique – Well, they kinda make West Springfield Dance Team seem kinda lame, now, don’t they? Much more interesting, much more in-your-face, and much MUCH better. 1-866-60-AGT-02
Landon Swank – I like the spectacle, and I like the danger of it… but the trick was just a little too convenient. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt based on his prior auditions, but it’s early in the night, and there are a lot more (really good) acts to come. 1-866-60-AGT-03
Gymkana – Well, that was unfortunate… what with the guy catching fire and all. And the fiery hoop falling over. And the terribly repetitive tumbling. And the act getting cut short. ‘S’okay, Piers, I would have buzzed the hell out of them, too. 1-866-60-AGT-04
Summerwind Skippers – I’ll give them credit for giving skipping an ‘edge’, sure… but at this stage in the game you can’t mess up (twice) and expect to make it through. You should be getting better the further you go… not worse. It’s a shame, though, ’cause I really liked them. Buh-bye. 1-866-60-AGT-05
Snap Boogie – I’m actually with Piers on this one; I wasn’t as dazzled as I have been in the past with Mr. Boogie. He has some amazing talent, yes– but tonight it just wasn’t there like it usually is; it seemed a little haphazard and all-over-the-place. 1-866-60-AGT-06
Anna Graceman – Boo-yah! Now that’s how you get it done. Great song choice (Go Crüe!), great arrangement, and great vocals. (And I’m not even going to say anything about her cheesy, poofy prom dress.) Rock on, baby girl. 1-866-60-AGT-07
Stephen Retchless – Can we please just put the Stephen Retchless era behind us? It was a unique bit o’ novelty several weeks ago, but frankly, it’s just tiresome now. And boring. Though I’m not in complete agreement with Piers that pole dancing should be a women-only ‘profession’, I will say that ol’ Stevie looks more silly than stunning up there. 1-866-60-AGT-08
Smage Bros. Riding Shows – Take the Fearless Flores Family, add a generous helping of talent, a scoop of danger, and a bit of ‘rad granny’, and you got yourself a show. I haven’t really been high on these guys the whole way along, but they brought it tonight… and brought it huge. 1-866-60-AGT-09
Professor Splash – I think we’ve reached the end of the Professor Splash era, too. Go to any state fair on any weekend, and you’ll see the same act. I liked the old jump-into-a-puddle bit, but… eight feet of water? It may be dangerous, but it sure doesn’t seem like it. 1-866-60-AGT-10
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. – My man. He’s been in my Top 3 from the get-go, and he’s still right there. I could literally listen to this fella all night. Dude’s got the pipes. 1-866-60-AGT-11
Silhouettes – They’re one of my other favorites (actually maybe my #1 fav) from this season, and they rasied the bar even more tonight. It’s one of the most creative and unique acts I have ever seen on AGT. Ever. And that includes Prince Poppycock. 1-866-60-AGT-12
My pick for the top 5:
Landon Swank (though -ack- I think the good people of America may pick Mr. Popsicle Stick)
Smage Bros. Riding Shows
Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.
So who gets your vote? We’ll find out tomorrow night.
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