Well, I have to totally agree with Piers when he said that last night's show just kept getting 'weirder and weirder'!
All we needed was apple-head/redheaded singing/keyboard player to take up an entire hour! What a cross between a circus act and a very bad dream, for the most part....
Although, we were saved by a few moments of greatness in between, Thank Heaven!
I do believe that Alice Tan Ridley will soon be recording and/or starring in some broadway show or musical. She is no doubt an amazing singer whose time has come. I gave her a 10 for the night.
Cheer SF? Blah. Felt like I was back in the HS Gym passing time waiting for the bell to ring to go back to math class. 3 at best for those guys....
Mona Sampatha Dance Co? Let's say an 8, just because. But please, no more pink and green outfits. Hurts the eyes, as someone else mentioned.
Iron Horse? What the heck was that?? There is a medication that the lead singer can take for that twitch in his leg, but sadly, not much can help out this floudering group of yahoo's. I never saw them before, and wasn't sorry. Gave them a 4 for effort and beating on the big bass at the end. (I know, I know, it's a cello!)
Strong Man: what can you do with that except compete in strong men competitions? Why did they put him through in the first place? Because he curled up a teflon pan? He's a nice enough guy and he gets points from me for being a nurse. God knows enough of us are disabled from moving large patients. Where was HE when I needed him??? Anyway, a 6 from me.
Ronith: All I can say is 'don't come back', and you'll not soon be forgotten, I'm sure. -1!
Hannibal Means: Can this guy get any stranger??? He does have some vocal skills, but he creeps me out. Sorry! A singing fashion designer, huh? Well, I did give him an 8, as long as I can close my eyes....
Wreckless: not reckless enough tonight. They are trying too hard and it's showing in a really pathetic way. Get rid of the costumes. Clowns NEVER work! Get back to the street smarts, and you'll be fine, IF you get through after that. 7 from me.
Lil' Chris: Nerves got the best of him. He's charming, has a nice voice that will continue to develop, but I think he needs more coaching and more time to really feel HIS inner sea horse before he goes much further. I gave him a 7 also.
Asendance(I think that's how they spell it?): best of the night, IMHO! So mezmerising, so astonishing, so breath-taking and moving in a way that can't even be described. I don't know what it is, but they are just GOOD! Better than good. But as we all know, the singers may just overtake them if we aren't careful here. THEY deserve the Vegas act, hands down! IMHO. 10++!!
Anton R: Ech. I had a hard time following him; couldn't figure out what was going on where. I usually like this guy, but he just couldn't keep up tonight. He deserved a 6 in my scoring. For what it's worth...
Micheal Grimm, last act of the night: Soulful, touching, melodic, engaging. But not quite at 100% this time. The new 'do' took away some of his magic for me. And I agreed with Sharon, there was a lack of connection, even though I understand why singers close their eyes when they are in their 'moment', but he seemed more shy and frightened than last time. I gave him an 8. If only one singer from tonight advances, I don't think it will be him. But wonders never cease to happen.
So, there you have MY break-down. I'd love to see what YOU all think!!