June 12, 2012 07:37 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Tonight, America’s Got Talent returns to Tampa for another round of auditions! There are certainly a few talented souls in Tampa, but on tonight’s episode of AGT, there’s some good, some bad and a whole lot of ugly. Read on for the highlights!
America’s Got Talent is back in Tampa for some more crazy auditions. The fun starts with a dance group called the Untouchables. They strut on in bright pink costumes and, after a brief introduction, begin an impressive dance full of complicated tricks and footwork. It’s hard not to like these little dancers, for they bring the perfect mix of talent and sheer cuteness. Hopefully, the 8 to 13-year-old dancers don’t grow up too soon,
A quick explosion of talent follows the Untouchables, including another two great dancers, a magician and a singer. The judges are loving it, handing out yes votes like candy. Unfortunately, it is still the audition round and the talent won’t last forever.
The winning streak ends abruptly with the arrival of a group of puppeteers. Their portrayal of a worm circus garners a ton of boos and, surprisingly, a standing ovation from Howie Mandel. With two no’s and a yes from Howie, these puppeteers will have to try their luck elsewhere. The bad acts continue, with an awful rendition of LMFAO’s Party Rock, an awkward portrayal of “air sex” and an act that Howard Stern labels “hippie nonsense.”
Next up is Captain Dan and his Scurvy Crew, a rap group showing off the arrrt of bad lyricism. The judges, however, think the pirates are arrrful, which means that Scurvy Crew is doomed to walk the plank.
Florida native Lou Ann Best sends everyone outside for a little exhibition of waterskiing. But Lou Ann’s not the one getting on the skis. She is the proud owner of Twiggy, a squirrel with an amazing sense of balance. Howard thinks the whole act is a big yawn and Sharon Osbourne isn’t convinced that there’s enough versatility in squirrel waterskiing for a follow-up in Vegas.
The American BMX Stunt team proceeds to stun the audience with an incredible series of tricks. Howard is a bit disapointed that “nobody dies,” but he concedes that the group is “truly the best there is.” The other two judges don’t have to think through their answers at all; it’s an automatic yes.
Lindsey Norton is an acrobatic dancer from Tampa Bay. While performing, she manages to twist and twirl her body effortlessly, in a routine that is both gentle and strong. Sharon thinks that Lindsey is a “little angel,” as well as “a great example for all the 16-year-olds out there.” Howie just loves her because she laughs at everything he says. Either way, she’s through to Vegas and deservedly so.
After a round of fails (and a quick cane dance with Nick Cannon), it’s time for Big Barry, the “70-year-old teenager” who is, well, vertically challenged. Barry might be little, but he has a big voice. Perhaps not pitch-perfect, but definitely big. Howard Stern hits his X immediately because “it’s either that or jump out a window.” But after joining Big Barry on stage, Howard decides to show America that he does have a heart after all…by sending Barry to Vegas!
Next week, America’s Got Talent makes its last stop before heading to Las Vegas. Be sure to tune in for the final audition of the season!
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