It's another season of "America's Got Talent" and boosted by the impressive discovery of 47-year-old Susan Boyle over on "Britain's Got Talent", the show has brought in a variable range of talents to its premiere on Tuesday, June 23. The first episode filtered talents in cities like Chicago, New York City, and Seattle.
The first bunch of people who auditioned came from N.Y.C. but not much talent were found in the city. A singer named Ray did a rendition of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" but the judges sent him packing. There were also a fire dancer, a guy who strummed his guitar while unicycling and a white rapper. New host Nick Cannon wondered where all the talents had gone.
The show then moved on to Chicago where a man named Moses demonstrated his backwards ability. He wore his jacket backwards and turned his feet 180 degrees, walking back and forth. David Hasselhoff thought it was impressive but not exactly a talent. Not as bad as the N.Y.C. audition, Chicago had a dancing act, President Obama impersonator Pete Peterkin, drum-beating crew Black Fire Percussion and a dog trainer called Rockin' Rory who advanced to the next round.
In Seattle, a rather gory act from Brad Byers delivered him a ticket to Las Vegas. He was able to insert a fish hook through the nose and had it coming out from the mouth. After a bunch of 'no' buzzes from the judges, finally a singing act was given a pass. The Eriam Sisters would like to be the next Destiny's Child. A highlighted moment was when a singer named David Johnson sang a song about his love for Hasselhoff.
The show later came back to where it began, N.Y.C. This time, a married dancing couple by the name of Paradiso Dance received the pass, so did siblings trio Voices of Glory who sang "God Bless America".
"America's Got Talent" will continue its search for talented people on Wednesday, June 24 episode airing at 9/8c.