Checking out last week's article on the first batch of acts
to advance on America's Got Talent
, I honestly find it hard to believe that among the five, it's septuagenarian comedic act Grandma Lee whom people - or BuddyTV readers at least - will not put through to the talent show's semifinal round. Alongside Grandma Lee, the other four who made it through include Acrodunk, Drew Thomas Magic, Kevin Skinner, and Arcadian Broad.
Surprising, because all the America's Got Talent
judges applauded the efforts of Grandma Lee who, despite apparently lacking any new material whatsoever, still managed to make a lot of people laugh if only for her great comic timing. That being said, some critics have pointed out that Grandma Lee will need to come up with new material if she were to sustain a Vegas act, which was the point of the whole show. If you think about it, will she able to do nightly Vegas shows telling the same old jokes - pun not intended?
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If you somehow aren't familiar with Grandma Lee, she fiddles with the naughty/tough grandma act to its full extent (coming to the stage amidst applause, she yelled, "Cut the crap."). During her performance last week, she even engaged the judges Piers Morgan (whom she flirted even early on) and David Hasselhoff in playful banter. She even had union jack knickers, while saying, "Piers, I found this in my room this morning," and some leather thing, telling David he left it in the limo. Such novelty can wear off, and get old faster than everyone thinks.
"Awesome," she said, when host Nick Cannon asked her how it feels. With the cute haircut, though, who can not vote for her?
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of NBC)