Adorable 12-year-old Grace VanderWaal seemed shy when she first stepped onto the audition stage for “America’s Got Talent,” and when the young lady revealed she would be performing an original song while playing the ukulele, the judges faces were instantly shrouded in doubt.
Although Grace has been writing songs since she was a toddler, this was the first time she would be performing in front of such a large crowd. As she started singing, all traces of nervousness faded away and the judges had to scrape their jaws up off the floor after hearing her voice. No wonder Howie Mandel gave her the golden buzzer!
Incredible. I’m sure Grace VanderWaal’s iconic audition will go down in reality TV history. It’s easy to say her flawless talent is what swept everyone off their feet, but honestly, it was her humility and positive outlook on life that really won the audience over.
NBC’s America’s Got Talent Season 7 is taping live at the Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco & in Hollywood! Join host Nick Cannon and celebrity judges Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, and Sharon Osbourne in the live television audience!
Be a part of the star-studded audience and watch the country’s best performers compete live on television. The show is in San Francisco and Los Angeles on select dates in Frebruary. ALL TICKETS ARE FREE. The minimum age to attend is 14. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be part of a primetime, television event. For more information and to print free tickets, please CLICK HERE.
Also, the show is looking for groups! If you have a team, organization, or group of 20 or more you may be able to attend the show as a fundraiser and earn money!! For more information and to book your group, please call us at 818-880-8200 and ask for Howard or Daisy.
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About the show:
“America’s Got Talent” was the #1 non-sports telecast on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox in total viewers every week it aired over the summer of 2011, making it the #1 summer series in total viewers for a sixth year in a row. Last summer, “America’s Got Talent” delivered its highest-rated cycle ever.
“America’s Got Talent” is the only talent competition show that is open to any age and any talent. Auditions for season seven kicked off in October with upcoming open calls set for Austin, Texas, Charlotte, N.C. and San Francisco, Calif.
NBC’s Summer reality competition show America’s Got Talent returns for its 5th season on June 1st, 8/7.
Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan are back as judges while David Hasselholff is out and is replaced by Howie Mandel, a Canadian stand-up comic more known for his stint as host in “Deal or No Deal.”
Nick Cannon will be back as host.
In case some of you missed, Simon Cowell is the creator and executive producer of America’s Got Talent.
It is a talent show that features singers, dancers, magicians, comedians and other performers of all ages. The last talent standing gets US$1 million, payable in a financial annuity over forty years (or the present cash value of such annuity), and a show as the headliner on the Las Vegas Strip. The show debuted in June 2006. (wikipedia)
This is what this show is all about! The unassuming country singer, known as the “chicken catcher’ Kevin Skinner wins over Barbara Padilla, gifted and survivor opera singer. We really liked Kevin’s very first performance. He blew it on his last. That was the Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” version we wouldn’t want to hear again! Over all Barbara Padilla was consistent, flawless and a powerhouse and should have won the competition. She is destined for greater things. She should be just fine.
A Bob Dylan original “To Make You Feel my Love” ; Chicken Catcher Kevin Skinner gives his rendition of the song that’s been covered by so many artists including Garth Brooks and very recently Adele and Kris Allen
… and here we go for the ridiculous hits and misses of America’s Got Talent as the judges deliberated on the fate of 160 acts who made it to Las Vegas. The semi-final round in Hollywood has only 40 spots to fill. What do the judges do? Of course “balance” the acts by intentionally putting through undeserving acts over better performers to make for an ‘interesting’ show. That’s what they think!
As in American Idol and SYTYCD, eliminations in the audition process tend to be done in fast forward. They give names to certain people while most remain just a face on TV and we will never know them. Those who they did name in the initial audition, they dismiss and cut in Vegas without so much as an explanation why. They’re just gone.
Sorry we don’t have a complete listing of all those who made it in tonight’s episode where they picked 20 acts because everything has been a blur…
Here’s who made it:
> 14 yo singer Thia Megia.
> Peter Peterkin, an Obama impersonator. Go figure!
> Platt Brothers
> Barbie Rockers
> Haido Torres, we wonder what in his mediocre dancing moves the judges liked?! We’ve seen better in So You Think You Can Dance.
“Billy Elliot” 13 year old Arcadian Broad is in.
Chicken catcher Kevin Skinner and Lawrence Beaman
Kari Callen who was dubbed by viewers as the Susan Boyle of this year’s AGT is eliminated! So is the kid who’s got soul, guitarist Tallan Noble Latz.
This is Callen’s audition video where all three judges gave her a standing ovation and NBC site says: “Kari proves that all you really need is a stage and a dream”
This is going to be a crazy Top 40… Elimination continues.