“America’s Got Talent” – Quarterfinals 4
There seems to be a trend this season on America’s Got Talent. Each week, we see one act that really stands out, a few good ones, and the rest are either okay or they just didn’t step it up. Last week we saw Chicago Boyz, Jonathan Allen, American Military Spouses Choir, and one of our favorites to win this year, Kenichi Ebina, advance in the competition. A lot more singers are advancing this time around deep into the competition, including a number of group acts.
Timber Brown – Act of the Night
Here’s a guy who’s stepping up his act every time. The speed and precision of Brown’s acrobatics while suspended in a metal orb is fantastic. He doesn’t use any safety equipment, so being suspended that high up adds that element of danger. Brown has amazing upper body strength to suspend himself in the air and hold his positions as he spins ridiculously fast.
The awkward character works. His timing is great and his jokes are funny. A good comedian also has to push the envelope with some of the material. What works in his favor is that he doesn’t have to try hard to be funny; he is. Williamson just has to deliver great jokes and one-liners.
I never get tired off dark acts that use technology and lighting as their performance. SensEtion combines those techniques with magic and choreography. To effectively use virtual objects, you need impeccable timing to create a seamless transition from one motion to another.
What a risk by taking on Cher’s classic “Believe.” Bradley delivered. She made the song hers, coupled with her fantastic piano playing. Bradley has the voice and the stage presence to lead a show. She’s very likable and possesses great star power. We’’ll be seeing a lot of her, even if she doesn’t win the entire competition.