The first batch of semifinalists performed tonight on America's Got Talent, and it was a good show all in all. Yet catching everyone's attention was dancer Arcadian Broad sort of revealing that the producers made him do High School Musical. Or not exactly made, but gave him a hand in doing the number. Nevertheless, props for saying something that might do him more trouble than good. Host Nick Cannon then goes on stage to clarify that the performers have the final say on how their numbers will shape up.
Elsewhere on the episode, the following performed: standup comic Grandma Lee (still with the Brit-inspired knickers), acrobatic dunkers Acrodunk, illusionist Drew Thomas Magic, former chicken-catcher and sometimes singer Kevin Skinner, clogging sisters The Fab Five, disc-catching dog act Tony Hoard and Rory, acrobatic dancers Paradizo Dance, singing trio Texas Tenors, and yet another singing trio Voices of Glory.
Now for the real talent.
The Muppets' Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are set to take the America's Got Talent
stage in this week's results show. The Muppets, as well all know, are currently celebrating the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, and will fill in the gap because all of us also know that without these performances, announcing the results wouldn't take more than 10 minutes - but where's the fun in that, NBC asks.
Also, judge David Hasselhoff is performing, reminiscent of how Paula Abdul took on the American Idol
stage to launch a new album of sorts, and we all know what happened to her.
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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