Things were a little bit wild this week on “America’s Got Talent”, as each judge brought back four acts who were previously eliminated through one form or another.
While this seemed like a waste of a show at first, a few acts did prove that America got it very wrong the first time around.
Kruti Dance Academy: Piers wanted to specifically bring this group to the table since they brought something fun to Bollywood. The problem was just that we’ve seen so many different dance groups in the competition already, and after watching the “So You Think You Can Dance” people do Bollywood this wasn’t nearly as special.
Rudi Maccagi: Last time on the show, Rudi nearly got his head sawed in half. Could he really go up from that? The producers told him that his trick last time was a little too scary, and so he toned it down by merely doing an acrobatic move. Impressive, but not as much as last time.
CJ Dippa: This is not the same CJ Dippa we’re used to. It’s possible that the pressure is getting to him, or that he was taken back to earth pretty hard after getting eliminated the first time. In the end, this performance will be good for him as a talent — even if it’s not good now.
RNG: Once again, we are faced with the unfair comparisons. These girls chose a song that was dominated by Alex Wong on “So You Think You Can Dance”, and they showed a remarkable amount of spunk. It wasn’t the most entertaining thing I’ve seen, but they got a chance to pass through.
Harmonica Pierre: Before we start into the actual performance, we have to comment about the judges. Stop making the show about you! Howie buzzing at the start of this act took the attention away from what was important, and that was the guy’s playing. It was a pretty fun performance in the end — not enough to win, but maybe to go into the next round.
Michael Grasso: After getting undeservedly booted from Las Vegas, this magician really did deserve another chance at this. Thankfully, he did not disappoint. Michael has earned a spot in the semi-finals — not only that, but he’s given Murray some competition as the best magic man on the show.
Hot Shot Tap Dancers: The first fifteen seconds of the routine were phenomenal, but following that this tap routine slowly descended into pure boredom. It wasn’t ultimately fun to watch, as the choreography for the group wasn’t there.
Doogie Horner: Doogie has been a mystery on this show most of the season. He has been funny at times, but also incredibly annoying at other moments. He really shouldn’t have made the decision to include some hecklers, but the jokes tonight were actually pretty funny.
Connor Doran: This is a difficult one. Connor really is fantastic at flying a kite, and he does deserve some praise for that. However, he is not a Vegas act on his own. He needs to connect with some sort of group so that his talents can fully be shown.
Anna and Patryk: Maybe Howie Mandel has a genuine debate when he wonders whether or not these two should be doing the samba at age 12. However, this is the standard imposed by ballroom dancing — and these guys are actually quite good at it.
Michael and Ashley: These two are like Anna and Patryk — except older and skilled at acrobatics rather than ballroom dance. At one point I was pretty sure Ashley had fallen to certain death, but it was all part of the act and it was supremely entertaining.
Swing Shift Side Show: This week, they decided to give a carnie act the final spot. However, they didn’t exactly live up to expectations. The group was screwed over a little bit by producers in that they weren’t allowed to do exactly what they wanted — that said, they were still freaky.
Moving to Wednesday’s results show, it appears that Michael Grasso and Anna and Patryk are sure locks. The rest, though could be up in the air. Who are your favorites?
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