The second night of Texas auditions for "America's Got Talent" promised to be just as death-defying as the first. What audiences got was a night with some terrible acts, some great surprises, and some nail-biting moments.
The Doppelganger Circus Side Show was a "Goth"-style sideshow that included a girl with pink hair holding an apple in her mouth as her partner attempted to chisel it with a chain saw. Unfortunately, things went wrong as the girl got "lock jaw" from holding the apple in her mouth because it was too big. They were booed and sent off stage to see a medic.
Richard Grossman, an opera singer, sang completely off key, haltingly out of time with the music, and looked annoyed when the audience started booing. Howard Stern said he thought it was a complete disaster, to which Grossman replied, "I don't appreciate the rudeness." He was in complete denial that his performance was off-track.
The Aurora Light Painters crew seemed a little wacky, but their act was really cool. Their lights were projected onto a screen, and they "drew" with the light to create a story to music. The story depicted an astronaut who fell in love with a mermaid. They were a definite "go" to Vegas.
Eric and Olivia, a young musical team from the University of Texas blushed as Howard Stern ribbed them for not being a romantic couple, as well. Olivia's powerful voice surprised everyone in the audience, and they cheered them along. Howie Mandel said that the act wasn't "big enough," but Sharon and Howard Stern disagreed and sent the couple to Vegas.
Eric Dittelman, a mind reader and magician who performs mostly at colleges and comedy clubs, wowed the crowd with his mind-reading abilities. He gave the judges three pieces of paper to draw on. He was then blindfolded by the host, and he wound duct tape over the blindfold. Nick held the drawings above the magician's head, and Dittelman actually described each drawing with amazing speed and accuracy.
The Most Surprising Act of the Night
Andrew De Leon was yet another "Goth" style performer who didn't make a great first impression. He said it was his first time singing in front of anyone, and he was clearly incredibly nervous. It was a complete surprise when he opened his mouth and sang a beautiful opera aria in a high tenor voice. There were several shots of women in the audience wiping tears from their faces as he sang. When it was all done, the audience and judges stood up to cheer him, and Andrew cried, as well. "I'm just so used to being rejected. I'm not good at anything," he said. With plenty of encouragement from his parents and the audience, Andrew was heartily sent through to Vegas.More auditions continue next week!