The pickings on Tuesday night’s America’s Got Talent Seattle audition show contained less meat than LeAnn Rimes’ hipbones. Yeah, 8-year-old Sadie, in her black and white houndstooth trench coat and shiny black rain boots, kinda killed it on “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” but I don’t really care to see or hear pre-teens performing music on my TV set. (What next? Deadliest Catch: Grade-School Edition?) And Zuma Zuma’s human pyramid/pretzel shtick was okay, I guess, but won’t that get old fast?
I’d normally pick my Top 3 auditions for an AGT recap, but in this case, I feel like it would be disingenuous to choose more than one. So who’s my favorite? (Drum roll please…) How about comedian/celebrity vocal impersonator Melissa Villasenor (embedded below)? Her Barbara Walters and Natalie Portman were amusing enough, but when she launched into her Kathy Griffin and Christina Aguilera bits, I surprised myself by LOL-ing hardcore.
What did you think of Melissa? Did anyone else in Seattle impress you? Could you have lived your whole life without experiencing the magic of Paper Horn Man? (Oh, and please, j’enough with the Howie-vs-Piers ridiculata!) Sound off below, and for all my reality recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!