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Nuttin’ But Stringz on Dancing with the Stars Tonight

I was really excited last night when I was watching Dancing with the Stars to hear that America’s Got Talent alumnus Nuttin’ But Stringz will be performing as special guests. That’s awesome to see that Nuttin’ But Stringz is still alive and well. They really deserve their own show. I absolutely love what they do with a violin that you just don’t really see.

In case you can’t remember this group (is that possible?) or just want to relive Nuttin’ But Stringz time on America’s Got Talent, check out the following videos:

Nuttin’ But Stringz Original Audition

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April 13, 2010 I Written By

Neal E. Boyd and Nuttin’ But Stringz Perform in Las Vegas Show

America’s Got Talent’s Nuttin’ But Stringz and Neal E. Boyd performed “Dance with My Father Again”Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Soft Lee Vol. 8 - Dance With My Father Again at the Las Vegas show. Check out the video of their performance.

November 20, 2008 I Written By

Picture of Nuttin But Stringz’ and Jessica Price’s Sister

Enjoy this picture of Nuttin But Stringz’ and Jessica Price’s sister behind the scenes of America’s Got Talent.

Nuttin But Stringz' with Jessica Price's Sister

Nuttin But Stringz' with Jessica Price's Sister

October 9, 2008 I Written By

Guessing the Surprise Guest Appearances in Las Vegas

America’s Got Talent announced that there would be special guest performers at the America’s Got Talent Las Vegas show. The question is who might those guest performers be. Here’s my projections:

Terry Fator – Just makes since. He’s right down the street. Only question is whether he’s allowed to under his contract with mirage
Bianca Ryan – She’s performing in Las Vegas already too. She’s be a crowd favorite to see again and could nearly walk over from the V theater.

I’d really enjoy seeing any of the trio Cas Haley, Julienne Irwin or Butterscotch. They’re all still performing too.

I’d also not be surprised at all if an act like the Quick Change artists or the dog routine (can’t remember his name, but he has a show in Vegas now too) as a nice little opening act or an act to give the winner of America’s Got Talent a break.

Outside of people from America’s Got Talent, how cool would it be if Elton John stopped by if Eli Mattson was the winner? What about Andrea Bocelli with Neal Boyd, Gladys Knight (who’s from Las Vegas too) with Queen Emily or Josh Groban with Donald Braswell. Any of an array of rappers could join Nuttin’ But Stringz and be quite the event.

Any other acts you’d like to see?

Go and Buy Your Tickets to the show today!

October 1, 2008 I Written By

My Projected America’s Got Talent Winner

I’ve been following the show quite religiously since I have this America’s Got Talent Blog and I am thoroughly entertained by the show. So, you can imagine I have strong opinions on who I think will be the winners of America’s Got Talent. Without further ado, here’s my America’s Got Talent winner projection along with my rankings of the America’s Got Talent Top 5.

Eli Mattson
Nuttin’ But Stringz
Donald Braswell II
Neal E. Boyd
Queen Emily

At the end of the day, none of these performers should feel bad since they are all great. However, this is a popularity contest and I personally think that Eli Mattson is the most popular.

Let’s see your rankings of the America’s Got Talent top 5.

September 27, 2008 I Written By

Final America’s Got Talent Top 20 Music

The Taubl Family sang the song “When You Believe” from Disney’s The Prince of Egypt
Mariah Carey - #1's - When You Believe (From "The Prince of Egypt")
Jonathan Burkin Performed to “Pinball Wizard” by The Who
The Who - Tommy - Pinball Wizard
Sarah Lenore Sang “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love - Single - Bleeding Love
Leona Lewis - Spirit (Deluxe Version) - Bleeding Love – Original Music Video
SickStep danced to Michael Jackson’s “Blame It On The Boogie”
The Jacksons - Essential Michael Jackson - Blame It On the Boogie
Joseph Hall Sang “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis
Elvis Presley - Elvis #1 Singles - Suspicious Minds
Kaitlyn Maher Sang “Beauty and the Beast” from the movie Beauty and the Beast
Céline Dion & Peabo Bryson - Beauty and the Beast (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Beauty and the Beast – Céline Dion & Peabo Bryson
Angela Lansbury - Beauty and the Beast (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Beauty and the Beast – Angela Lansbury
Donald Braswell II Sang “The Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera
Original London Cast - The Phantom of the Opera - The Music of the Night – Original London Cast
Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Phantom of the Opera (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - The Music of the Night – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The Tapping Dads tap danced to Sing Sing Sing
Chris Tomlin - Hello Love - Sing, Sing, Sing
Eli Mattson Sang “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys - The Diary of Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
If I Ain't Got You – Original music video
Nuttin’ But Stringz

**I’m still looking for a few of the songs. If you know what they were, let me know and I’ll update the post. I’ll also keep looking and add them when I find them.

September 11, 2008 I Written By

America’s Got Talent Top 20 Videos

I previously posted the videos from the first 10 of America’s Got Talent top 20. Here’s the rest of the videos of the America’s Got Talent Top 20 performances: The Taubl Family, Jonathan Burkin, Sarah Lenore, SickStep, Joseph Hall, Kaitlyn Maher, Donald Braswell, The Tapping Dads, Eli Mattson, and Nuttin’ But Stringz.

**Click on the arrows on the sides to skip through the various videos.

I’ll be posting a video of Terry Fator‘s performance on AGT top 20 soon. Also, check out music from Terry Fator’s CD.

September 10, 2008 I Written By

Music and Performances from America’s Got Talent Semifinalists Part 4

Below you’ll find a list of all the performances and music from the America’s Got Talent Semifinalists part 4. If you’re looking for the AGT Semis videos, you can find them here. Also, here’s a link to a list of all the America’s Got Talent music from previous episodes.

The fourth episode of the live performance semifinals broadcast from Los Angeles, California on September 3, 2008 had the following performances along with links to the music they used:

Dallas Desperados Dancers
General: The dance team of the Dallas Desperados Arena Football team.
Preliminaries, Week 5: Passed through
Las Vegas Callbacks: Performance was not shown. Passed through
Semifinals (Part 4):

Bryan Cheatham
General: Singer, a former Chippendale dancer
Preliminaries, Week 5: Sang “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith Aerosmith - Armageddon - The Album - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing.
Las Vegas Callbacks (Part 1): Sang Percy Sledge’s “When A Man Loves A Woman” Percy Sledge - The Best of Percy Sledge - When a Man Loves a Woman
Las Vegas Callbacks (Part 2): Passed through
Semifinals (Part 4):

General: Fire breather
Preliminaries, Week 4: Passed through
Las Vegas Callbacks: Only shown briefly in a montage. Passed through
Semifinals (Part 4): Received 3 X’s from the judges, who complained his act this time was boring, his timing was slow, and that in general his act was too scary.

Kaitlyn Maher
General: four year old singer
Preliminaries, Week 1: Sang “Somewhere Out There” by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram James Ingram - Forever More (Love Songs, Hits & Duets) - Somewhere Out There
Las Vegas Callbacks (Part 1): Sang “When You Wish Upon A Star” Kate Voegele - Disneymania 6 - When You Wish Upon a Star
Las Vegas Callbacks (Part 2): Passed through
Semifinals (Part 4): Sang “What a Wonderful World” Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong's All-Time Greatest Hits - What a Wonderful World.

Dorae Saunders
General: transexual Tina Turner impersonator
Preliminaries, Week 5: Lip-synced and danced to “Proud Mary” Tina Turner - Tina Turner: The Collected Recordings - Proud Mary.
Las Vegas Callbacks (Part 1): Performed to “The Best” Tina Turner - Simply the Best - The Best.
Las Vegas Callbacks (Part 2): Passed through
Semifinals (Part 4): Performed to “Disco Inferno” Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do with It - Disco Inferno.

Donald Braswell
General: Former professional opera singer, his vocal cords were severed in a freak car accident eleven years back. He was told by doctors he might never speak normally again, let alone sing.
Preliminaries, Week 5: sang “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban Josh Groban - Closer - You Raise Me Up.
Las Vegas Callbacks (Part 1): Sang One Day I’ll Fly Away from the musical Moulin Rouge Nicole Kidman - Moulin Rouge - One Day I'll Fly Away.
Las Vegas Callbacks (Part 2): Eliminated (Judges Wild Card)
Semifinals (Part 1): Won the Wildcard slot and returned to the competition.
Semifinals (Part 4): Sang “Impossible Dream” by Robert Goulet Robert Goulet - Robert Goulet: 16 Most Requested Songs - The Impossible Dream

General: Romanian twin sisters Mikaela and Gabriela
Preliminaries, Week 1: Sang “New York, New York” Frank Sinatra - Nothing But the Best - The Frank Sinatra Collection (Remastered) - Theme from New York, New York by Frank Sinatra
Las Vegas Callbacks: Montage shown singing “Viva Las Vegas” Elvis Presley - Elvis Viva Las Vegas - Viva las Vegas. Passed through
Semifinals (Part 4): Sang an original song.

The Tapping Dads
General: A large group of tap dancing dads.
Preliminaries, Week 7: Passed through
Las Vegas Callbacks: Performance was not shown. Passed through
Semifinals (Part 4): Performed to “Puttin on the Ritz” Countdown Singers - 100 Hits of the 80s - Puttin' On the Ritz

Eli Mattson
General: Singer and pianist
Preliminaries, Week 2: Performed “Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn Marc Cohn - The Very Best of Marc Cohn - Walking In Memphis.
Las Vegas Callbacks (Part 1): Sang “Your Song” by Elton John Elton John - Elton John - Your Song.
Las Vegas Callbacks (Part 2): Passed Through.
Semifinals (Part 4): Sang “Nobody Knows it But Me” Eve Graham - 'Til the Season Comes 'Round Again - Nobody Knows It But Me. Osbourne commented “No dancers, no fire, no backing tracks, just talent.”

Nuttin’ But Stringz
General: Sibling violinists Tourie and Damien. They combine classical music with hip-hop.
Preliminaries, Week 1: Passed through
Las Vegas Callbacks: Performance was not shown. Passed through
Semifinals (Part 4): Their performance earned a standing ovation, including the judges.

September 3, 2008 I Written By

Videos from America’s Got Talent Semifinals – Part 4

Here’s the final performances from the America’s Got Talent Semifinals. Feel free to take a look back at videos from part 1, part 2 and part 3 of the semifinals.

The following videos include performances by the following AGT acts: Dallas Desperados Dancers, Bryan Cheatham, Flambeaux, Kaitlyn Maher, Dorae Saunders, Donald Braswell, Indiggo, The Tapping Dads, Eli Mattson, and Nuttin’ But Stringz.

**Click on the arrows on the side of the video to skip to the next AGT video.

My full evaluation of these acts and who got kicked off the show and who made the top 20 coming soon.

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America’s Got Talent Top 40 Decided

Someone has compiled a nice short video of America’s Got Talent top 40 results show. It’s in 2 parts and shows almost all of the top 40.

Part 1 – America’s Got Talent Top 40

Part 2 – America’s Got Talent Top 40 (starts with my favorite contestant Jessica Price)

Here’s the list of acts in the top 40. I’m missing a couple of them, but this is what they showed on the results show:
Jonathan Arons, New York, New York (dancing musician)
Indiggo from New York, New York (twin singers)
Nuttin’ But Stringz, Jamaica Queens, New York (musicians)
Kaitlyn Maher, Ashburn, Virginia (four-year-old singer)
Slippery Kittens, Salt Lake City, Utah (burlesque dancers)
Jonathan Burkin, Clyde, Ohio (baton twirler)
Derrick Barry, Modesto, California (Britney Spears impersonator)
Sick Step, Los Angeles/ Orange County, California (dance crew)
Extreme Dance FX, West Covina, California (dance group)
Neal E. Boyd, Silkeston, Missouri (opera singer)
Eli Mattson, Door County, Wisconsin (singer/musician)
The Taubl Family, New Haven, Connecticut (musicians)
D.C. Cowboys Dance Company, Washington, D.C. (dance group)
Joseph Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska (Elvis impersonator)
Beyond Belief Dance Company, Mesquite, Texas (dance troupe)
Paul Salos, Garland, Texas (Frank Sinatra impersonator)
George the Giant, Bakersfield, California (giant/side show performer)
Jessica Price, Freeport, Michigan (singer/musician)
Alex “Elite” Pyles, Galax, Virginia (martial arts)
Sarah Lenore, Plymouth, Michigan (singer/musician)
Flambeaux, New York, New York (fire performance artist)
The James Gang, New York, New York (performance artists)
Texas State Strutters, San Marcos, Texas (dance troupe)
Ronny B, Honolulu, Hawaii (singer/dancer)
Queen Emily, Stockton, California (singer)
The Cadence, Springfield, Missouri (drummers)
The Tapping Dads, Temecula, California (tap dancers)
Shimshi, Las Vegas, Nevada (magician)
Matthew Piazzi, New York, New York (impressionist)
Kazual, Columbus, Georgia (boy band)
Shequida (Gary Hall), New York, New York (operatic drag queen)
The Wright Kids, Rocky Mount, Virginia (family band)
Michael Strelo-Smith, Castro Valley, California (opera singer)
Spc. Daniel Jens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (singer/musician)
Bruce Block, St. Joseph, Michigan (performance artist)
Dorae Saunders, Columbia, South Carolina (Tina Turner impersonator)
Bryan Cheatham, Dallas, Texas (singer)
ZOOperstars, Louisville, Kentucky (acrobatic dance troupe)
Dallas Desperados Dancers, Dallas, Texas (cheerleading squad)

Now we’ll just have to wait until after the Olympics to see them.

August 8, 2008 I Written By