America's Got Talent" premiered the first live show of the season. The judges no longer have the final word; now America gets to vote for their favorite acts. The show, however, didn't dive right in to the quarterfinals; They started with some reminiscing on the most memorable auditions and included some out-takes. A rather unnecessary and disgusting segment included Sharon and Howard Stern popping a blackhead in Howie's ear. With incredibly dramatic music (you'd think they were saving the world), the evening began. Here are some of the most promising acts of the night:On Monday night, "
- The Distinguished Men of Brass were the perfect choice to start the show. They energized the crowd with their exemplary timing and dance moves. The band was excellent and the choreography was more intricate than in the past. Sharon had nothing but encouraging words for the group, but Howie and Howard weren't sure they were finalist material.
- America's BMX Stunt Team stepped up their game with amazing stunts on the tiny stage. The confined space added to the sense of danger, and the judges loved them.
- The Scott Brothers, a quirky act that has the two brothers dancing in unison, entertained the audience and won a standing ovation. Even though they were not as athletic as the other acts, they won big points for their original feel and music.
-Shanice and Maurice Hayes, the father/daughter singing act clearly connected with each other and the audience. The judges said they have high hopes for the act.
-David Garibaldi, the artist who creates art to music and dance, added more choreography and used more colors on the canvas than previously. The image he was painting wasn't revealed until the end of the act for a fantastic finale. He got the judges on their feet. Howard predicted that they would be moving to the next round.
Cringe Worthy Moments
-Jarett and Raja, the pianist and the magician did a "Singing in the Rain" act. One of them jumped into a shower then made women appear from under a series of towels. During the act people started booing, probably because the magic wasn't so spectacular. Sharon said, "It got rather cheesy."
- Michael Nejad, the teacher who makes his own weird instruments out of found objects was buzzed and booed very quickly. He played a shovel/violin and a vacuum that vaguely sounded like a trumpet. Howie put it best, "If you were doing a show at Home Depot, this would be fantastic."
Results for the show will be revealed on Tuesday, July 3 at 9pm.