I thought Team iLuminate was amazing. Better than Fighting Gravity, IMO.
Agree with most of what you said.Most likely to win from this group:
Ryan Andreas (the "Angel" singer) - he's a young male singer; that seems to be the trend.
Definite possibilities for the final 10 / the tour:
Vegas Birds - if she really does have different birds who can do different things, and none of them freeze on camera (see any number of Carson-era Tonight Show episodes for this), she has a decent shot of being the next Terry Fator, although can you make a 90-minute stage show entirely with birds?
Frank Miles (the Stun Gun juggler) - his problem: juggling is a "one-trick pony" kind of thing. It's like QuickChange; it's good, but you eventually run into a wall.
Miami All-Stars (dance troupe) - they'll probably end up in the finals, like some of the "family music groups" in the past. A number of Branson theaters are probably eyeing them as I write this.
Sh'boss Boys (really young "whappers" (rappers)) - cute, but cute only gets you so far.
Team iLuminate - probably the most likely to become a Vegas act first.
Note that there will be another "YouTube's Got Talent" round this year - not surprising, considering how well last year's YTGT "winner" has done.
Not that I saw.Was there a guy that was a "fast talker?" My cousin has a bunch of YouTube videos of him speed talking and supposedly AGT flew him to LA to audition for the show. Not sure when/if he's supposed to be on.
I don't think it's fake. The last time Howie was on Stern he talked about how much he feels Pierce hates him and how he loves to torture him backstage. It was pretty funny stuff.The fake tension between Piers and Howie is going to get tired, as if it wasn't tired last night.
Howie told the crew that he was sick of being called "annoying" by fellow 'America's Got Talent' judge Piers Morgan, so he's decided to embrace it and become the world's most annoying man: "I love to just prey on that." So far it's working: "Last week on the show he told me to go f' myself." Piers even lashed out when Howie interrupted his nap with an airhorn: "He had a bowl of candy and he whipped it at me."
If it was just the one bird, or if all of her birds do the same thing, then you're probably right, but if she was serious about, for example, the "mind reading" bird (and didn't she say one did card tricks?), she might advance a few rounds.I don't see Vegas Bird lady making it to the live shows. Cute, but that act would get old real fast.
The first guy had an awesome face plant!!! That fall was the only reason he wasn't put through, right?!?What was up with people falling off the stage? Or was it 'staged'?
Might be, but a ventriliquist won it a while back. And he was controlling the mouth of the dummy...not a bird trained to move its mouth when asked to speak.Were we supposed to believe that the bird was doing all of the talking for the 'bird parts' of that act? It seemed to me that she was doing more of a ventriliquist act with a bird instead of a dummy. Was I not seeing that right?
She did do that, but it looked to me like her lips were moving while the bird was speaking, which is what makes me wonder if it really was the bird speaking.I think she was just echoing what the bird said to make it more clear to the audience.