Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season Seven: The SemiFinals – Group One
Off to the Semi-Finals we go! Tuesday evening’s America’s Got Talent will highlight the first group of twenty-four acts that secured a position in the semi-final stage of this wacky show.
The show airs at 8:00 P.M. on NBC when we will be treated to the best of the best.
Twelve acts are set to perform and on Wednesday’s 9:00 P.M. Results Show, we shall find out who moves on to the Finals in a couple of weeks.
Here are the Group One Semi-Finalists: (courtesy of Examiner.Com)
Singer Andrew De Leon
Dog ventriloquist Todd Oliver
Earth harp musician William Close
The Scott Brothers Dance Duo
Sand and Light Artist Joe Castillo
Singer Bria Kelly
Academy of Villains dance group
Comedian Tom Cotter
Donovan and Rebecca acrobats
Mind reader Eric Dittelman
Contortionist dancer Turf
This is a mighty competitive line-up and I am sure you have your favorites. Please tell all in the comments section.
Good luck to all the performers this week.
Andrew De Leon is singing Gounod’s Ave Maria. Lots of strain in his voice and he jumbled the Latin lyrics. He needs training. And the judges are finally realizing what we all realized here in the MCL Community. He is too green and a bit of a poser I’m afraid. Ooh – sort of an arrogant attitude when answering the judges. Not good.
Todd Oliver and his talking dog are next. Well done. Nice Leno vibe and even Howard (who clearly detests Jay Leno) is laughing. Quick, witty dialogue. Good shtick.
Donovan and Rebecca are amazing athletes. Totally out of this world. And they took their act to new heights, so to speak. Their resilience and flexibility are flawless.
Edon is a wonderful young singer. But there are so many talented kids out there that can sing, so I am not sure if he will make the Finals. But, he has enjoyed well-deserved exposure through this show and this will jump start his musical career in a big way. Gorgeous performance nonetheless. Lots of confidence and a great, meaty sound for a young 13-year-old male artist.
The Scott Brothers are one of my favorite acts in the entire competition. Their creatively synchronized dance routine puts a huge smile on my face. They are quirky and fun and reminiscent of the vaudeville years. Their performance this week was a great change. Very futuristic and so very different. Love them.
Eric Dittlemann is quite possibly the best mind reader I have ever seen. And he never disappoints! Tonight’s trick was ridiculously jaw-dropping. How he duplicated Howard’s color selections is one for the books.
Turf is not human. The way he maneuvers his body, twisting and turning muscles and joints into weird positions is pretty freaky. Yet amazing and extraordinary. This dancer-contortionist knows no boundaries. I did love his performance this week. So fluid!
Bria Kelly is a 16-year-old country singer. She performs very well and has a lovely voice but does seem overwhelmed by the whole experience. Not a standout on a very competitive night of performances. Beautiful head voice ending to this song. Good job.
Joe Castillo tells such a beautiful story through his magical manipulation of plain old sand. It is a mesmerizing experience and spectacular in its creative element. What a gift this man has and what a privilege to witness yet another phenomenal performance. Bravo Joe!
William Close and The Earth Harp is an astounding act. Developing homemade instruments and molding them into truly a Las Vegas stage act requires stellar vision and creativity. The singers were not good tonight, though, and, in fact, jeopardized this act in its quest for the Final. However, the judges are clearly in this act’s corner, so they will probably move on.
Tom Cotter presented Comedy On Demand. Howie picked a subject and he, basically, ad-libbed. Great timing, great presence, great material. Loved it. He nailed it!
Academy Of Villains are an amazing dance troupe. I love their look, their creativity and combined stage presence. They lost one of their dancers due to injury but you would never have known it! This is the most proficient dance troupe I have ever seen. It is like something I have never ever seen – beyond explanation. They need to be in the Finals!! Vote people!