Sure, opera sensation Andrew De Leon appeared to completely choke under pressure Monday night on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t advance to the live shows in New Jersey.
Let me explain…
In 2010, a singer/guitarist from Waveland, Mississippi, delivered a spectacular performance for his audition on AGT. But when he got to Las Vegas, it appeared as though he shot himself in the foot.
His performance for the callbacks was far longer than the 90-second time frame that he was allotted — and the judges warned him that this could lead to his disqualification. But in the end, they forgave his mistake and sent him to the live shows in Hollywood. His name is Michael Grimm, and he eventually won the $1 Million prize that year.
A somewhat similar situation arose last year in the semifinals, as Sinatra sound-alike Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. – according to then-judge Piers Morgan – delivered a well-under par performance. But if you remember what happened two weeks later in last year’s finale . . . . . need I say more?
The bottom line is that this type of thing has happened before. A particular act will audition for the show, convinces America that he/she is going to win hands down, and then the act runs into some sort of problem later in the competition that gives AGT’s hardcore fans a 24-hour heart attack.
Don’t allow your blood pressure to spike as high as the sky over what happened in Vegas.
Mark these words: Andrew De Leon WILL MAKE IT INTO THE TOP 48. He is too unique of an individual, a very classy character, and his voice is a gift from the Gods.
- BY CHRIS MANNINGS
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