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Americas Got Talent Recap

This Could Be The Best Prank We've Seen On TV

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.28.2014 | TV

"America's Got Talent" is back! And though host Nick Cannon and judges Heidi Klum, Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Mel B are all returning, Season 9 ha...

America's Got Talent Recap: Olate Dogs FTW

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 11.17.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

We know that the delightfully adorable Olate Dogs are headed for a show in Las Vegas, but I'll be sorely disappointed if runners up Tom Cotter and William Close don't gain welcome career breaks due to their time on America's Got Talent as well.

America's Got Talent Recap: The Final Countdown

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 11.13.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

It's finally here -- the America's Got Talent finals. It's a refreshingly eclectic collection of acts heading into the last round of competition. Sha...

America's Got Talent Recap: Semifinals, Week 2

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 11.10.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

The final rounds of America's Got Talent are just around the corner and I was totally bummed to say goodbye to some of my personal favorites during last week's eliminations, but the show must go on, right?

'America's Got Talent' Recap: Semifinals Wrap Up

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 11.07.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

With performances by "the world's youngest rock band," Haunted by Heroes, Dee Snider, magician Nate Burton, and Train, America's Got Talent wrapped up the semifinal rounds with the final three contestants gearing up for the performance of their lives.

America's Got Talent Recap: Three Go Forward

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 11.04.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

There were a lot of difficult choices to be made in the aftermath of Tuesday night's America's Got Talent semi-final round. I'm still reeling from what choices were ultimately made myself.

'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Semifinals Are Here!

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 10.29.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

Finally, you guys, FINALLY. America's Got Talent has entered the home stretch of this season's competition. This week it's the semifinals and the cuts are going to be brutal.

America's Got Talent Recap: Wild Card Results

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 10.27.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

So the creepy ventriloquist makes it through unscathed while the two awesome magicians and the death-defying balancing team are sent home.

'America's Got Talent' Recap: Pick a Wild Card

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 10.24.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

After the train wreck of the YouTube round, I for one, was totally stoked to see which familiar faces would be vying for redemption during the America's Got Talent Wild Card round.

'America's Got Talent' Recap: Welcome to the Show

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 10.17.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

Wednesday's results show featured Nick Cannon sharing his hosting duties with gold medalist Gabby Douglas, a delightful appearance by musical duo Karmin, YouTube comedian Randall "The Honey Badger Whisperer" and a short "Day in the Life of Howard Stern" feature that made me wonder when the man sleeps.

'America's Got Talent' Recap: The YouTube Auditions

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 10.17.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

America's Got Talent returned from Olympic hiatus with a lot of lackluster recruits from the greatest hits of YouTube. Why? Because very few things excel at wasting time like reality TV talent shows.

America's Got Talent Recap: Too Much Talent

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 09.24.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

There was a lot of concern voiced from the America's Got Talent judges on Tuesday night about the overwhelming amount of talent that graced the NJPAC ...

America's Got Talent Recap: The Final Four

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 09.25.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

Performances from Cher Lloyd and the Broadway cast of Once dotted the landscape of broken dreams as Tuesday's twelve quaterfinalists were whittled down to the four semifinalists who we will see again when America's Got Talent returns after the Olympics.

America's Got Talent Recap: Wordspit the Illest Sent Home

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 09.19.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

Performances by DJ/Singer Havana Brown and Britain's Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler and her dancing dog Pudsey killed time between announcing the cuts on the third quarterfinal round of America's Got Talent.

'America's Got Talent' Recap: Quarterfinal Jitters

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 09.17.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

It was a night full of ups and downs on the America's Got Talent stage as 12 more Vegas hopefuls brought out their best. Unfortunately for some, the (understandable) nervousness of competing at this level simply got to them. We saw some past favorites take a few spills -- literally.

America's Got Talent Recap: Fake Out to Break Out

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 09.11.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

So, was anyone else panicking a little bit when Tim Hockenberry and Turf were both called to the stage during Wednesday night's America's Got Talent results show?

America's Got Talent Recap: Four Move Forward

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 09.03.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

When asked by host Nick Cannon if she agreed with voters' decisions, Sharon opted for a perfectly diplomatic response, "America ALWAYS gets it right."

America's Got Talent Recap: Let the Voting Begin

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 09.02.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

The first 12 of the 48 quarter-finalists selected during last week's Boot Camp in Las Vegas performed and only four will progress. For the first time all season, that decision has been passed on to the audience.

America's Got Talent Recap: The Great 48

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 08.28.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

In last night's America's Got Talent 2-hour Vegas Week finale, it was the standbys turn to compete for the remaining New York slots.

America's Got Talent Recap: Vegas Boot Camp Begins!

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 08.26.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

Upon arrival in the aptly named "City of Second Chances," contestants from all over the country were split into two groups -- the Judges Favorites and the Standbys.

'America's Got Talent' Recap: It's Hard to Say Goodbye (Sometimes)

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 08.27.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

How many spots were filled tonight? How many are left? Who actually made the cut? Did anyone actually approach singer Shanice Hayes about ditching her dad, the other half of her duet act? We spent a lot of time talking about it and then never talked about it again.

'America's Got Talent' Recap: Are We There Yet?

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 08.19.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

It's almost time to head off to Las Vegas for, you know, the actual competition part of America's Got Talent, but first, more auditions, and with the exception of closing act Mary Joyner, there was very little to write home about.

America's Got Talent Recap: The Good, the Bad, and the WTF

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 08.13.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

There was some unnamed, possibly experimental, scarecrow-on-stilts performance art... something, that Sharon described as "disturbing somehow." I agree, sometimes there just aren't words. I'm still not entirely sure what I watched.

'America's Got Talent' Recap: Saving the Best for Last

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 08.06.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

Rounding up the Austin auditions, Andrew De Leon graced the stage in full goth glory only to break into beautiful operatic song. Self-taught, he admitted that his America's Got Talent audition was the first time he had ever sung in front of people.

'America's Got Talent' Recap: Everything's Bigger in Texas

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted 08.05.2012 | TV
MaryAnn Sleasman

The time honored Montage of Horror tradition took a backseat to legitimate talent when America's Got Talent parked in Austin, Tex., to scope out the next big million dollar act. It was refreshing, though somewhat disappointingly stereotypical, what with all the cowboy hats and God Bless the USA's.