Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC
The picture above this article says it all. Look at that zany bunch of characters! Their playful expressions and mannerisms speak volumes and explain why this show has been such a pleasurable and entertaining presence in our lives every summer. It is such a gem of a show and the variety of talent just catapults it to another level entirely.
Last week, we saw some incredible talent. Everyone was spectacular.
However, I loved 13-year-old classical singer Laura Bretan who justifiably received the Golden Buzzer from Mel B., automatically sending her to the live shows. She gave a beautiful peformance of “Nessun Dorma“with heartfelt passion and mighty fine technique. Although I do not approve of young singers, especially female singers, singing such advanced operatic repertoire, I appreciate Laura’s respect for the lyrical, musical and expressive challenges required to successfully perform this number.
I also loved the vocal group, Linkin’ Bridge, who vocalized a very current, very hip version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow“. Their harmonies were sublime – very difficult, yet executed so well. These guys made it look far too easy because the arrangement of this song was extremely difficult. This was a professional, polished and entertaining showcase. I am rooting for these guys.
The visual artist, Hara, mesmerized me with his gorgeous peformance. It was one of the most beautiful visual performances I have ever seen – just impeccably creative and magical to behold. I could have watched him all evening.
So, what will this week bring? Tune into NBC at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 7th and find out!!