LAST EDITED ON 08-15-12 AT 00:42 AM (EST)
Overall a pretty mediocre night, not what I was expecting after the two-week Olympics break.
01. Clint Carvalho & His Extreme Parrots, animal act. Very neat stunt to kick off the show. You will believe a bird can fly! Well, you rarely see that in bird acts anyway.
02. Reverse Order, band. The band was soso, the singing wasn't quite up to soso, horrible song choice.
03. Rudy Coby, magician. X by Howard, X by Sharon. I thought it was an entertaining set, he has the showmanship, but the magic wasn't there.
04. 7 in Unison (Dance Precision), dance group. X by Howie. Looked like what they are, a high school dance team.
05. Drew Erwin, singer. Wasn't impressed, very nice kid but just another capable singer.
06. Melinda Hill, comedian. No one laughed. Shame, she's nice to look at, but no one laughed.
07. Eric Buss, novelty act. X by Howard, X by Sharon. Well, it was kind of amusing, but just another performance of his audition, seen it already.
08. Romeo Dance Cheetah (Matt Cornelison), air guitar. X by Howard, X by Howie. Well, I won't say air guitar isn't a talent, just that is something that should be incorporated into an actual talent, say acting or dancing or clowning. This dope wasn't at all entertaining to me, spent too much time air diddling his widdle diddle.
09. The Magic of Puck, magician. It was an entertaining routine, he kept going throughout, good for him; hope he makes it through.
10. Bria Kelly, singer. Female singer fans take heart, season 7 finally found its female singer! Nerves may have gotten to her in a few spots, could have (should have) been a bit better, but overall a solid performance.
11. Cast in Bronze (Frank Della Penna), travelling carillon. 3 Xes! Don't know if it was horrible song choice, the instrument needed tuning, the playing was just bad, but yeah, that was horrible. Shame, I was really hoping this one would blow me away.
12. Academy of Villains, dance group. Howie called them the best act of the night, considering what a mediocre night it was that's not saying much. Did like them though, except the opening bit, amusing as it was, went on too long and was not what the lead-in vid led me to expect.