America’s Got Talent airs tonight with a whole new episode. Tonight AGT is headed to New York City as the auditions continue and Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osborne and Nick Cannon continue with their search for the million-dollar act.
On last week’s episodes they headed to San Francisco and St. Louis to find talent. It was also the premiere of new judge Howard Stern. So far reviews have been mixed with some people loving him and some people hating him.
Some of the notable performances from San Francisco were: Luis Meneghin – A 54-year-old opera singer, who lost his dad last year. All the judges loved him; Tim Hockenberry – 49-year-old recovering alcoholic, who sang “You Are So Beautiful” and the judges loved him too. The best act of the evening was a contortionist Alonzo “Turf” Jones. The crowd loved him and Howie told him he was a star. If you missed the episode you can read our full and detailed recap here.
Meanwhile, despite hiring Howard Stern America’s Got Talent premiered lower in the ratings this year. Monday’s two-hour Got Talent returned to 10.3 million viewers and a 3.6 rating, down 16 percent from last year.
On tonight’s show America’s Got Talent heads to Howard Stern’s hometown New York City, will they find that million dollar act, tune in to find out.
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RECAP: The “king of New York” Howard Stern arrives and the crowd goes insane, adorable Howie and Sharon get the same welcoming applause, but nothing like the “king”.
Up first tonight is an acrobatic dunk team, timing is everything, if somebody misses they can get hurt. The team is called The Flyte Cru and they are going to perform their incredibly dangerous act. Howard thinks they are tremendous, Sharon thinks they are fabulous but Howie is on the other side of the fence, he doesn’t think they are original. One NO from Howie, Sharon and Howard give them a YES and they are off to Vegas.
Max does an aerial piece and impresses all the judges with his amazing twirling ability, three YES votes gets him to Vegas. The New York Irish Dance Company modernizes their moves and costumes, on to Vegas for these three. Jason wants to be a professional pianist and blows everyone away with his amazing talent, another one off to Vegas with three YES votes, his parents are estatic back stage.
Next we have Mir Money who is seven years and says he knows how to rap, he’s not afraid to be on stage. He’s been rapping for four years and tells Howie that he will take care of his family with the million dollars if he wins. Nick is rockin’ back stage just when Howard hits the X buzzer. Wow, Sharon is next to hit the buzzer. This boy is adorable, but he is too young for this. Nick comes out on stage and brings Mir a bottle of water. Howard tells Mir that he is very brave, poor Mir starts to cry and Nick comes out to console him. Howard goes up on stage and apologizes to Mir, tells him he is so brave and he doesn’t want to make him cry. He goes on to tell him that he is better than a lot of the rappers whose music he plays on his radio station. Howard is shaken and says he’s not cut out for this. Howard is so upset but gives him a YES, Howie and Sharon give him NO because they don’t want to prolong the rejection. Wow, the “Shock Jock” turns to mush when he sees kids cry.
The next act is all about man’s best friend and they are going to show us something we’ve never seen before. The act is called The Olate Dogs and these labadoodles are certainly talented and can skip rope better than Nick can. Hold on, the dogs do back flips! Howie is amazed, the best animal act he has ever seen. Sharon loved the dogs, especially because they are rescues. Howard is thinking of having The Olate Dogs to go to his house because his dog does nothing, he also says that he has never let an animal act go through. Howie, Sharon give them a YES (Howie tells the crowd that he is the judge America listens to and this is his stage) then Howard gives up his.
Horse is 25-years old and his talent is something nobody else in the world would do, he is planning on shocking the “Shock Jock”. He basically keeps getting hit in the nuts, even gets two cement blocks hammered on his privates while he is in his underwear and survives. Howard and Howie are on their feet. Howard thought he was wearing a cup, but now he knows he’s not but wants Nick Cannon to kick him in the nuts and Nick does it, not once, but three times. Howard is fan of “Jack Ass” and this fights right in. Sharon thinks his act was absolutely amazing. Howie says yes Horse has two little girls at home, but guess what, there won’t be a third. Howard is proud to give Horse a YES and crowns him “king of the nut shot”. Howie and Sharon also give a YES, which sends him off to Vegas, with his nuts!
Next we get to see a few different acts: one is a music band made up of children that get three NO buzzers, the other are two gothic KISS wanabees who can’t dress and can’t sing – so it is again three NO buzzers, next is a band that is like a family who puts their heart and soul into what they do and they are called Wordspit and blew the roof off the place. Sharon says they made her day, Howie thought it was Jay-z fused with Pink Floyd, so these guys get three YES votes and join the rest of the lucky acts tonight on to Vegas. (Howard says he loves finding talent, then Howie replies “on your stage”. I guess Howie didn’t like what Howard said before about it being “his” stage)
Burton Crane is the next contestant, he does yoga and pilates to stay young and claims he has been rapping since 1972, he’s the grandfather of rap. This is the first time this season that I have seen the audience boo. This grandpa sucks so much, I can’t believe the judges did not hit the buzzer and give him a NO. Howie is delusional, he gives him a standing ovation. Howard says he was going to hit his buzzer but finds he is pretty talented and is sending him through. Sharon wants to know how many songs he has in his repertoire, he claims to have 100. Howie loved the “hook” and gives him a YES. All three judges send this poor old man on to Vegas, ridiculous.
That’s it for tonight, what did you think of the show? I personally thought it was a little lame tonight, but tomorrow Howard is apparently throw down the gauntlet, I can’t wait.