They’ll need to rethink this one next year.
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT may have set a live show record what felt like a hundred well deserved X’s Tuesday night. In fact the annual YouTube trainwreck might better have been called “America’s Got No Talent.”
For two excruciating hours we were tortured with bland cover bands, a crazy air guitar dude, some guy who shoots puffy snakes out of cans and comic who got so few laughs it was downright uncomfortable to watch.
And we haven’t even mentioned the strange masked man playing Christmas songs on 8000 pounds of bells.
So it was no surprise when Howard Stern piped up midway through the second hour and asked the obvious question: ”Whose idea was it to have a YouTube show?”
There was one bright spot — a group of theatrical hip-hop dancers from Northern California called Academy of Villains. The 25 or so members, dressed as skeletons, used their hands and arms to create animated characters singing to “Bohemian Rhapsody” before bursting into a vibrant acrobatic routine.
“Finally, finally,” Sharon Osbourne exclaimed. “I tell you, it’s been a tough one tonight, but finally we got you.”
Yes, finally. Because otherwise this was, unfortunately, was AMERICA’S GOT TALENT at its absolute worst.
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