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America’s Got Talent Season 7: Semifinal Music List (Round Two)

SEMIFINALS GROUP TWO
All That: Flo Rida – “Good Feeling”
Sebastien “El Charro de Oro”: Agustín Lara – “Granada”
The Magic of Puck: Avicii – “Levels”
Clint Carvalho and His Extreme Parrots: The Black Eyed Peas – “Let’s Get It Started”
Shanice and Maurice Hayes: Mariah Carey – “Anytime You Need a Friend”
All Wheel Sports: Pitbull – “Give Me Everything”
Tim Hockenberry: John Lennon – “Imagine”
The Untouchables: José María Vitier – “Tango Apache”
David Garibaldi and His CMYK’s: Wolfmother – “Joker & the Thief”

September 9, 2012 I Written By

America’s Got Talent Season 7: WildCard Auditions Top Four!

Last week I posted a poll that asked which of the four Wildcard acts would you want to make it through to the semi-finals. From that original poll:
- Andrew de Leon
- Todd Oliver
- Spencer Horsman
- Lindsay Norton

After watching last night’s episode Katie’s top four picks were:
- Todd Oliver
- Bandbaz Brothers
- Andrew De Leon
- Spencer Horsman

Interestingly enough three of the four acts appeared to have stepped up their game enough for Katie to place them in the top four. Lindsay however, was in the middle of the pack for Katie. Where was Bandbaz Brothers in the original poll? Oddly enough at the bottom of the poll.. interesting.

However, after seeing the results show we have a surprising change in the standings… America chose:
- Todd Oliver
- Andrew De Leon
- All That
- Sebastien “El Charro de Oro”

Now, Todd Oliver and Andrew De Leon appear to be “shoo-ins” from all different realms depending on which poll or post you look at, however, the other two… well to say that I was surprised is a bit of an understatement. So let’s look at how I think they will fair:
All That: What they pulled this week was inventive and fun to watch. The stripping wasn’t too bad either. What I like about this group is that there are ways to turn a group into a full one hour show. There is that much flexibility where they could dance a full group of seven or in smaller groups or even as individuals… This is going to be an interesting to see what else they could bring to the table after this though. I would love to see lots of layers of dance and the numbers of people dancing so we’ll see. In the end it would be largely dependent on what they bring onto the table come the Semi-Finals that would help decide how they will do.

Todd Oliver and Irving: Oh Em Gee. I am really liking this comedy act. Now that Todd Oliver has changed up his jokes and did something topical he is really drew my attention. One issue, he could create really slick jokes without having to be topical but it is nice to have that as a part of his repertoire. In fact the other comedians that have come through thus far had really good material and haven’t even touched the surface of current events. So I would be curious to see what else Todd and Irving could bring to the plate that would be entertaining, because right now I am not 100% sure he’d make it to the finals, but he could give others a run for their money as long as he stays on this upswing.

Andrew De Leon: I would have to agree with Katie when it comes to Andrew, I think he has a magnificent voice and a really good story to boot, but honestly with the talent as tight as it is this season and polished to boot I really don’t think that Andrew will stand a chance. Unless he brings something absolutely mind-blowing to the table during the semi-finals, I really don’t see him progressing any further. However, he has the natural raw talent and in all honesty he could come out on top in the end… he is a “diamond in the rough” and with time and training could really polish and shine down the road. And I intend to be towards the front row when he gets there. Side Note: Maybe he and Prince Poppycock could duet together… I’ll pay to see that!

Sebastien “El Charro de Oro”: As I have mentioned before I have never been a fan of children on this show… I really don’t like the idea of a pre-teen or younger having a full one hour show revolve around them. That being said Sebastien is rather entertaining and I am curious to see what else he could bring onto the table, however, he still has a lot of growing and polishing to do. I am curious to see how far he can go but I would be surprised if he makes it to the Finals.

August 23, 2012 I Written By

America’s Got Talent Season 7: YouTube & WildCard Music List

YOUTUBE AUDITIONS
Reverse Order: Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl I Kissed a Girl - One of the Boys
Rudy Coby: Devo – Puppet Boy Puppet Boy - Shout
7 in Unison: Peggy Lee – Fever Fever - The Best of Peggy Lee
Drew Erwin: Natalie Imbruglia – Torn Torn - Left of the Middle
Eric Buss: The Blue Danube The Blue Danube - Strictly Ballroom Series: Strictly Viennese Waltz
Romeo Dance Cheetah: The Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love I Believe in a Thing Called Love - Permission to Land (Bonus Track)
The Magic of Puck: Pitbull, T-Pain, Sean Paul – Shake Senora Shake Senora (feat. T-Pain & Sean Paul) - Planet Pit (Deluxe Version)
Bria Kelly: Miranga Lambert – Gunpowder & Lead Gunpowder & Lead - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Cast in Bronze: Mykola Leontovych – Carol of the Bells Carol of the Bells - Joy to the World
Academy of Villians: Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody Bohemian Rhapsody - Classic Queen & Remy Ma – Whuteva Whuteva - Most Anticipated

WILDCARD AUDITIONS
All That!: Nuttin But Stringz – ThuNder Thunder - Struggle from the Subway to the Charts
Jake Wesley Rogers: Lady Gaga – The Edge of Glory The Edge of Glory - Born This Way (Bonus Track Version)
Sebastien “El Charro de Oro”: Frank Sinatra – New York New York Theme from New York, New York - Nothing But the Best - The Frank Sinatra Collection (Remastered)
Andrew De Leon: Il Divo – Regresa a mi or the Tony Braxton version Regresa a Mí (Unbreak My Heart) - Il Divo

August 22, 2012 I Written By

America’s Got Talent Season 7: Fourth Quarterfinals Music List

David “The Bullet” Smith

All That
- Ram Jam: Black Betty Black Betty - The Very Best of Ram Jam

Ulysses Singer
- “American Bandstand Tune”

Joe Castillo

Sebastien “El Charro de Oro”

Eric Dittelman

William Close
- The Who: Love Reign O’er Me Love Reign O'er Me - Quadrophenia (Remastered)

Unity in Motion
- Requiem for a dream

Eric & Olivia
- Taio Cruz: Dynamite Dynamite - Rokstarr

Olate Dogs

Lindsey Norton

Horse

July 24, 2012 I Written By

America’s Got Talent Seven 7: Vegas Week

This week there are three days of America’s Got Talent at 8:00pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

At the top of Vegas Week the judges have separated the acts into two primary groups:
- Judges Favorites: are the acts that the judges believe have the best chance to succeed on the live shows
- Standbys: are the acts the judges are unsure about and will see them if there are slots available after the Judges Favorites have gone through

Anyone whose name is not found under the two groups mentioned above they would not perform in Vegas and would be going straight home that day. The catch is with that though is that some acts that do not have a chance to prove their worth at all while there will be some others that were given a free pass to the Live Shows in New York. The acts that we will definitely see in the Live Shows include:
- William Close: Earth Harp
- Olate Dogs: Dog Act
- David “the Bullet” Smith: Human Cannonball

While the Judges Favorites are performing the Standbys are required to sit in the audience and watch what happens. What I found to be interesting is that people are crumbling left and right. I am not used to seeing that for America’s Got Talent, but a major part of that could be how the show is being edited to evoke maximum drama within a one-hour show.

On Wednesday / Thursday I will post who made the Top 48 Acts (well now 45 since 3 acts got a free pass to New York) that are moving on to the Live Shows in New York, I will also attempt to breakdown who came from which group / category so we can see how they all panned out.
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June 26, 2012 I Written By