“America’s Got Talent” Recap: Live Quarterfinals 4
If you didn’t watch America’s Got Talent last night, you missed the best show of the season. There were so many great acts that the judges had a difficult time picking favorites. It looks like the producers placed the best acts from the Vegas rounds into this round of the competition. We are going to give you our Top 4 acts of the evening. Trust us, this wasn’t easy to do. I even had to go back to my DVR, even YouTube, to watch all the acts again, along with audience and judge reactions.
Last week, our predictions were spot on. The four acts we felt deserved to go through did indeed:
Jacob Williams – Comedian
Lightwire Theatre – Glow light dance group
The Untouchables – Dance group
All Wheel Sports – BMX variety act
This week, it’s harder than ever. Two acts definitely stood out. For the last two spots, it could go either way.
Let’s start with our favorite, William Close. His “Earth Harp” is a spectacle. His performance sounded amazing from home. I bet it was even better live inside the theatre. Throughout the entire performance, my jaw remained open. You become mesmerized with this act. With the added percussion from the spinning drums, mixed with the vocals and the amazing Earth Harp, Close produces an amazing and astonishing performance that really opens your eyes and makes you say “Wow.”¯ At this point, I agree with Howie when he says, “We’re done. I think you’ve won this whole contest.”
Next, we have Joe Castillo. Again, this is an act where you sit back and just become hooked with the story. Castillo tells it through grains of sand. When it’s mixed with colors and music, the story comes to life. Sure, I can go to the beach and draw in the sand, but when you are able to manipulate the images elegantly and deliver a message at the same time, you have an act that can captivate and motivate a large audience.
Here we have Eric Dittelman. His mind-reading act spoofed Deal or No Deal, in which he told Howie to first choose a case. Then Sharon and Howard were both asked to remove an entire row of cases. Finally, Howie was asked if he wanted to keep his original case or swap it. It was an act that left me confused but amazed. This is easily an act I can see in Vegas. If he advances, I can’t wait to see what else he does.
Finally, the Olate Dogs. Let me just say that I’m not a fan of animal acts on the show. I personally went to see the New York City auditions back in April, and the Olate Dogs performed then. I was on my feet and cheering after their audition, as well as the entire theatre. Last night, they did it again. It’s an act that is fun to watch and undoubtedly difficult to pull off. These dogs have talent and have been the only animal act I can see going very far in this completion.
There you have it. Those are the four acts we feel will go through tonight. I’m sure we’ll see some of these acts return for the Wild Card rounds. If you’ve missed the show, please watch it online. You will not be disappointed. Who do you like? Do you agree with us? Find out tonight at 9:00PM ET on NBC.