Monday, June 23, 2008

America's Got Talent

Not sure if you guys caught last week's premiere of "America's Got Talent," but I really enjoyed it. As in seasons past, the audition round brought a fair share of the totally clueless and talentless (like the guy with the longest tongue or the Tom Jones impersonator), but it also unearthed plenty of stars-to-be that showcased their talent and wowed the judges while winning over America's heart (ala Neal E. Boyd, an insurance salesman and aspiring opera singer, singing for his mother--a single mom who struggled to raise him and his brother). My favorite performance of the night though was by 4-year old Kaitlyn Maher, singing ''Somewhere Out There." It was syrupy sweet, but how could you not cheer for this gorgeous little doll. The best part was when judge Sharon Osbourne asked Kaitlyn if she was from New York, Kaitlyn answered "I'm from America." Awww. Here's a clip of Kaitlyn:

Another wow moment for a totally different reason was Derrick Barry's impersonation of Britney Spears. This guy deserved to make it through to Vegas if for no other reason than the fact that it's incredible this a guy.