In one word, gone.
Believe it or not, the act I was looking forward to the most on Tuesday's America's Got Talent was Manuela Horn, the six-feet-two-inches yodeling dominatrix. See, I bet you wouldn't even come close to stringing the words "yodeling" and "dominatrix" if it weren't for her. Such is her originality. On Tuesday's show, we got at most what seemed like a two-second to her yodeling, before the third buzzer was buzzed and minutes later, she would confirm what we thought: "I am devastated."
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The judges said it best when they desperately asked her what happened? During her auditions, she need not say anything. When she walked into that stage, her costume and appearance alone intrigued everyone. When she started yodeling and prancing around, it was so bizarre that we couldn't help laughing.
When she started with her act, apron, pancake boobs (don't ask), feather duster and all, I thought the look would last a few seconds then she'd strip everything off and be back to her old yodeling dominatrix self. And the audience and the judges would love her again. Despite bombing, I think everyone will give her a chance because she was just so funny and the yodeling dominatrix act was just out of this world.
On to other things. The judges and I were probably hearing different things, because I wasn't at all impressed with the two singers on Tuesday's show. Piers, Sharon, and the Hoff, meanwhile, were showering Thia Megia and Kevin Skinner all praises. Thia's rendition of Miley Cyrus' The Climb was very lackluster compared to the original (and that's saying a lot). As for Skinner, very high expectations for this fella since his YouTube video was the only America's Got Talent
act which exceeded a million hits.
As for my top 3, in random order, it's Grandma Lee, Acrodunk, and the Platt Brothers. The three have pretty much showed the same thing that moved the judges into bringing them back, but, unlike the rest, improved on them. Although it's true that Grandma Lee's naughty granny act might get stale after some time, she's milking it for all its worth and it's still working.
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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