America’s Got Talent Season 8 Episode 9

Vegas week began in America’s Got Talent Season 8 Episode 8. There were groups of singers, solo female singers, solo child singers, groups of dancers, solo dancers, kids who danced… and the occasional variety act. Tonight, more musical acts take the stage.

First there were musicians. Then there were kids. Then more musicians. Now: kid musicians. Aaralyn screams while her brother Izzy plays the drums. Why is this on again? Hopefully this is the only act of the night I have to fast forward. Chloe Channell wants to go to New York City more than she wants to catch a 100 pound snapper. Genesis Nava is also a country singer, but this time she sings without her dad by her side. Ciana Pelekai is the oldest of the kid singers at age 12.

Magic is the next category. R.J. Cantu makes a woman float then disappear. Naathan Phan tells a joke without an apparent punchline but does make some birds disappear. Collins Key gives Heidi an envelope to sign and sit on, buys Howie’s affection by purchasing his book (used like new) and putting a card in a random page, tears that page out, and puts it in the envelope under Heidi’s butt. Far more compelling act and presenter than I suspect any of the others can be. Ariann Black has her assistant crawl through her, which just confuses the judges and leaves me thinking she botched it. Leon Etienne balances Romy Low on a pole.

Howard has a question for Leon and Romy. Who should he send home? Romy responds that Ariann slipped up and should be cut.

Variety goes next. Special Head returns to levitate, this time without a cane. But he’s just bending over backward. Kennedy Davenport is a dancer. Just okay. Continuing the musical variety, Megan Piphus, a singing ventriloquist. Less just okay, which is not much of a surprise because she was a decent singer but not much of a ventriloquist. Lil Mike & Funny Bone return with a less catchy song and limited preparation, resulting in their immediate elimination.

The final category of the week is the male singers. Dave Fenley, Marty Brown, Paul Thomas Mitchell, Jonathan Allen, and Travis Pratt prove to be among the more competitive and competent music category.

We conclude with a going/not going to New York montage complete with no mention of any names or most people I recognize even still. Just put some names on the screen, that’s all you need to do.

The first of the live shows next week will feature Branden James, Aaralyn & Izzy (if Simon Cowell were here, he would have told the truth… and said no), Special Head, Fresh Faces, Anna Christine, Kevin Downey Jr., American Hitmen, Hype, Tellavision, Alexandria The Great, KriStef Brothers, and Collins Key.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of America’s Got Talent Season 8 Episode 10, which airs Tuesday at 9/8c on NBC.

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