The first live edition of ‘America’s Got Talent’ featured a group of dancing elves, a parrot singing “Over The Rainbow” and two of the most dangerous acts of the season – each cheating death for a chance at the $1 million grand prize.
You want highlights? We’ve got highlights:
Sandau Trio Russian Bar: As if it wasn’t dangerous enough being flung 35 feet into the air and landing on a 8 inch wide beam, acrobat/gymnast Cassie Sandau did triple back flips and performed her entire act over a bed of fire and nails! Luckily nothing went wrong. “The fact that you are alive and not punctured is phenomenal,” Howie said.
Fearless Flores Family: While Child Protective Services wasn’t looking this family from south Flordia taught their son and daughter (ages 8 and 13) to ride motorcycles inside a large metal cage called the “Globe of Death!” “Breathtaking!” Sharon praised.
Anna Graceman: Let’s remember to keep an eye on this talented tween. If she doesn’t make it as a singer, maybe there is a career designing clothes for Alaskan schoolgirls. After her performance of Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World,” Howie declared “A.G.T. now stands for Anna’s Got Talent!”
J. Chris Newberg: Gotta give this guy props for trying just about everything to get a laugh – including that group of bearded kids he got to sing with him on stage.
Those Funny Little People: Don’t judge them, just enjoy. It really is funny (once you get past how ridiculous they are).
Other acts on the show included: Echo The Parrot, Dezmond Meeks, Miami All Stars, Squonk Opera, The Fiddleheads, and Snap Boogie.
Eight acts will be eliminated on Wednesday (July 13). The remaining four will advance to the next round.