AMERICA’S GOT TALENT returns to NBC March 31st with it’s live audition episodes. “Hollywood Junket” attended two days of the Los Angeles live auditions. Exclusive report below!
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“America’s Got Talent” judges Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan and Howie Mandel saw some interesting acts during the first day of the Los Angeles auditions.
The first act up was an aerialist , as seen on the show’s current show previews. Piers Morgan was the first and only judge to strike him with the show’s signature “X”. Morgan commented, “I don’t know many people that would say on a Saturday night – let’s go see this!”. Mandel added, “It would need more production and more people. During that first drop, my heart dropped!”.
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The next talent act was a electric cellist. Her style was punk/rock. She played “Flight of the Bumble Bee”. Mandel was taken by her good looks and flirted by saying “You are great looking. I’m a fan of the cello! It’s an interesting instrument. I like the cello too.”
The show welcomed to the stage a “YouTube” sensation, music teacher John Jacobson. His site is called “Express Magazine”. His video received 2-3 million hits after one month. He was on talk shows. Mandel said he was already familiar with Jacobson’s video and that he watched his video to try to learn moves at home with his kids. Jacobson’s dance is called “Double Dream Hands”.
Another interesting musical act was with a piano played by a 35-year-old unemployed IT administrator with a “great voice” who sang “In the Arms of an Angel” by Sarah McLachlan. Mandel said he seemed so nervous that he closed his eyes. “The sound of your voice blew me away. Kind of like Michael Grimm. Out of the million people singing Sarah McLachlan song, I’ve never heard anyone sing with originality and such flair”, stated Mandel. Morgan said he was the most exciting vocalist. Mandel followed-up with , “this is what the show is about. It’s about a journey”.
Other talent acts included: comedy boxing; a ringleader who balanced a shopping cart on his chin; a wedding dancer whose act involved a skateboard – he stated “I do a special dance at weddings to pump-up the crowd”; a promising 13-year-old singer and piano player; a young band who performed a “Black Eyed Peas” song whose ages range from 15-19 years of age. Mandel stated, “you guys are like a party band”. Osbourne thought that they sounded like an “80s pop band”;
Another interesting act was a Magician who performed using a light box. Mandel stated that “It was an original way to make someone disappear!”.
Watch all of the talent acts from across the country when “America’s Got Talent” premiers Tuesday, May 31 on NBC.