Tuesday night was the 2nd night of Judge Cuts on season 10 of America’s Got Talent. 20 more acts performed for the judges, and 7 of them are headed to Radio City. This week’s guest judge was singer Michael Buble, who I do not like. Let’s hope he’s a better guest judge than Barney Stinson was. On with the show!
Aiden Sinclair-He passed a deck of cards to the judges and asked them to randomly pick a card. Howie tossed it back and missed, so Aiden asked them to put their hands up and put them down if he said their card. He got all 5, which was quite impressive. I think he has a really strong chance of making it through.
Next we see a montage of nervous singer Jenna Ranae singing “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, who I don’t think we’ve seen. She’s got a good voice though.
Shirley Claire-I’m not sure what she sang, but I wasn’t overly impressed by it. She’s an adorable lady with a lot of personality, but her singing really isn’t anything to write home about.
Daniella Mass-She sang “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” and it was good but it felt really restricted. I get that she was nervous, but I could tell she was holding back. It was good and the judges loved it, but I wasn’t overly impressed.
Ira Fennelbloom-This dang puppet is back again. This time, his mom accompanied him on bass guitar. Oh and dude, you can’t win Mel B’s heart, she’s married! He sang “Let’s Get it On”, which just creeped me out so much!! He sang it okay, but the song choice was just enough to knock me out of it. His mom told him that “getting it on” means getting ice cream.
Benjamin Yonatton-He’s lost some vision since his last audition, gone from 4-7 degrees down to 2-5 degrees, which is very sad. He’ll be completely blind fairly soon, which is even sadder. He did a good job this time once again, and he has probably the saddest story of the season. I figured he was a lock for the live shows anyway.
Uzeyer-He did the ladder thing again, but stands right at the top while it’s wobbling away. Like I was seriously scared for him. I think he could go through, but people will get bored with him.
Next we see a montage of singer Ryan Shaw singing “I Can’t Make You Love Me”
Craiglewis Band-They sang “I’m Going Down” which is verging on overdone on these shows. They decided to actually sing more like a duet this time, and it was okay but I still don’t like their voices and I thought the harmonies needed to be be a lot tighter. It was okay, but once again, I didn’t love it. Michael must have loved it though, because he hit the Golden Buzzer for these two so they’re off to the live shows.
Dr. Danger’s Daredevil All Stars-I was wondering how they were going to top their audition terrifying auditions, but they decided to go small this time around. The little one jumped a ramp on a motorcycle, not scary at all. Howie and Howard both buzzed him, and then he rode right into a flaming fence and had to be put out!! He was okay, but I didn’t love it.
Next we see a montages of dance acts. Center Stage, whose audition wasn’t shown. The other dance acts backstage seemed impressed. We also see a montage of Daditude!, whose audition was shown but I’m guessing we won’t see them in the lives.
DM Nation-They danced to Lorde’s version of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, and it was really good!! I loved their auditions, and I liked this dance too. High energy, strong, and they danced really well!!! They’re easily a favorite of mine and I will be devastated if they don’t advance.
The Chippendoubles-This is the first time we’ve seen them, and I figured it would be the last. They came out in black robes and masks looking like the Grim Reaper, and then stripped down to reveal powerful women. It was really a waste of time, and they got 4 X’s so it is the last time we’ll see them (thank God).
Chris Jones-Instead of hypnotizing Howie this time, he decided to hypnotize Mel and Michael, or at least attempt to. Neither of them fell for it, and Howie hit his buzzer. It was really a waste of time, I can’t believe the other 3 didn’t buzz him too.
Scott Heierman-The bearded drag queen comedian came out dressed a bit more casually this time around but still cute. At one point, he forgot his routine and broke down. That was really a hard thing to watch. Howard felt sympathy, but Michael did not. I kinda side with him because every performer has off-days, but he kinda cracked under the pressure so that probably ruined his chance.
Selected of God Choir-This time around, they sang “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child, and I liked it better than their audition. They got to show a bit more swag and it was a song that actually calls for it. The soloist sounded great, the choir was great, and I really hope these guys make it.
The 7 acts making it through to the live shows are…
- Craiglewis Band (Michael’s Golden Buzzer)
- DM Nation (YAY!!!)
- Benjamin Yonatton
- Daniella Mass
- Ira Fennelbloom (are you freaking kidding me?!)
- Selected of God Choir
I would have switched out Ira for Aiden, but whatever. He won’t make it past the first live show anyway. So that’s it for the 2nd week of Judge Cuts. Judges cuts continue next week, and the guest judge is Marlon Wayans.