Critics: Acrodunk Stole the Night on 'America's Got Talent'
Critics: Acrodunk Stole the Night on 'America's Got Talent'
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Still no Susan Boyle moment on America's Got Talent, but critics say a high-flying, slam-dunking group from Houston provided the highlight for the night on last week's America's Got Talent.

Acrodunk, who sashayed into the stage with their attitude, said they're worth more than a million dollars and wowed the judges, the audience, and the critics with their acrobatic, almost physics-defying stunts. While there have been trampoline-jumping basketball acts in the past, Acrodunk did it with such precision and finesse that they can have a show of their own, rather than relegated to halftime fillers.


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"Arguably the most visually impressive act of the night was Acrodunk, a group of trampoline acrobats dunking basketballs in ways you or I could never hope to replicate," writes Henning Fog of Entertainment Weekly. "These guys commanded the stage, the judges hanging on their every bounce...Sure, it was nothing you haven't already seen at every basketball halftime show ever, but the performance was pulled off with such grace and professionalism that originality was almost irrelevant. Not even "I Believe I Can Fly" ushering them off the stage could tarnish their accomplishment. Flawless."

"What we do is acrobatic slam dunking, high-flying, gravity-defying, acrobatic slam dunk," says Acrodunk frontman. "We all have different levels of responsibility ... each and everyone of us has heard from someone in our family, parent or someone, 'Why don't you get a real job?' The bottom line is, this is something we love to do, and we believe that we can take what we love and make it work for us."

The judges of AGT were astounded after their performances. "On this show, we have seen so many punks in trunks trying to do dunks, and I'm telling you, you are by far the best," said David Hasselhoff. "No way that last guy - that was impossible," said Piers Morgan. "I could watch you guys all night," gushed Sharon Osbourne.




- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Entertainment Weekly
(Image courtesy of NBC)

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