Jacob Elyachar Staff Writer @JacobElyacharAmerica’s Got Talent is having one of its best seasons in years! In lieu of a new episode this week, here are several more acts that you should keep your eyes on during the upcoming Bootcamp stage of the competition.
Beach AvenueThe Connecticut trio took a huge risk with their original song: “Coming Your Way.” I loved their stage presence and the arrangements. If they continue to deliver new material and quality covers, the trio might have the chance to be the Forte spot in this year’s finale.
Frank the SingerFive years ago, Susan Boyle proved that it was never too late to chase your dreams! When the former bartender delivered a heartfelt rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “I’ve Got The World On A String,” he became a contender with his timeless vocals. We have never seen over-60-year-old make it to a finale of a televised talent competition; hopefully Frank breaks the barrier this year. Skip to the 2:20 mark to hear Frank sing
Adrian RomoffThe nine-year-old piano prodigy delivered a spectacular audition! Adrian Romoff’s humor and talent could be a huge ticket to the season finale, but one problem that I could foresee is the potential of getting shell-shocked at Radio City Music Hall. Skip to the 2:50 mark to see Adrian kill it on the piano
SmoothiniThe self-proclaimed ghetto magician and former US Marine’s up-close magic stole the show. His tricks are superb and could be a huge frontrunner in the magic category. I hope Smoothini thinks outside the box during his Boot Camp audition, because that could be a ticket into the Top 48!
Mat FrancoSmoothini may have some competition in Mat Franco! I loved Mat’s storytelling ability using a deck of cards. To grab a spot in the Top 48, Mat needs to incorporate a different angle of magic and combine that with his unique storytelling skills. Skip to the 2:05 mark to see some magic!
David & LeemanThe show has not been too kind to magic duos! But, David & Leeman could change that. Their astonishing trick of using pressure phrenology pseudoscience on Howie Mandel, they upped the ante for the remaining magic acts. I loved their act and I want to see what they can do next! MORE magic begins at 1:45
Joe MatareseFor the past two years, a comedian has come close to winning this competition! The one man that I think could win this show is Joe Matarese. The Cherry Hill native’s delivery was superb and had clever material that made everyone laugh! Prepare to laugh at the 1:45 mark
John & AndrewIn order for this show to succeed, you need to have several controversial acts! One controversial act that was shown this season was John & Andrew’s same-sex salsa. I know viewers in certain states might not be happy if this duo makes it to the live show, but I don’t care! They were in sync and set the stage on fire…those are qualities that I am looking for in an AGT winner! This due gets down starting at the 1:55 mark
Rachel ButeraFemale impressionists have been stock contestants on this show over the past couple of years. However, Rachel might be the first female impressionist to make it to the semi-finals. Her outstanding impressions of Wanda Sykes, Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg were spot on and I hope she has more impressions in store for the Radio City Music Hall audience.
Head to the 1:30 mark to hear Rachel bring it!
One Voice Children’s ChoirI first fell in love with this group when I saw them perform on Alex Boye’s YouTube channel! Their cover of Frozen’s hit song: “Let It Go,” gave me chills and their over 45,490,916 views on YouTube showcased their bright future! It was a shame to see Howard Stern beg to Mel B to keep them on! Hopefully, they convince a certain bald judge that they are worthy of Radio City Music Hall. Skip to 1:40 to hear this incredible duo sing.
Mike Greenstein93-year-old Mike Greenstein represents the Golden Age of strongmen! In all of my years of watching AGT, I never seen a strength act that made my jaw dropped until Mike pulled a car across the streets of New York City! I want to see how he evolves his act for the Radio City Music Hall stage. Skip to 4:45 to have your mind-blown.