Here are a couple of notable performances from America’s Got Talent, including, one from the repeat of last Wednesday that aired before this week’s new episode.
From this week, 35 year-old Kevin Skinner, comes across as your stereotypical dumb hillbilly. So of course he can’t have talent… But not so fast! Kevin manages a heartfelt rendition of Garth Brook’s “Tomorrow Never Comes” and OMG the judges are all “Go hillbilly go!!!”
ETA: Yes, the producers were going for a “Susan Boyle” moment, complete with the pre-performance eyerolls, and the judges attitudes transformed into admiration after Kevin sang. But good luck to Simon trying to capture lightening twice–the odds are pretty low on that one. And, while I could feel Kevin’s connection to the song, I was less impressed with his singing.
Last week’s clip features a real-life Billy Elliott by way of 13 year-old Arcadian Broad, who seems to fly across the stage when he dances. Arcadian has the misfit backstory–he was teased, bullied and miserable until dance brought joy into his life.
Pretty much your typical AGT backstories…
Videos after the JUMP…