"America's Got Talent" made it to Hollywood (hooray!) Tuesday night, embarking on this season's quarterfinals and the first of its live shows. Oddly enough, now that Vegas is in the rear-view mirror, we finally got a bit of that Glitter Gulch razzmatazz, which in some cases, sadly, tumbled right across the line into Sin City cheese, as the first 12 of the 48 quarterfinalists compete for four of the slots in the next round.
This week also marks the first in which the public's votes will determine who will roll on in pursuit of a million bucks and headline status, and who will be left thumbing for another ride along the highway to fame. We'll get the results in Wednesday night's show, on which the cast of the Broadway musical "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" and Avril Lavigne will also perform.
I won't make a secret of it, I have my favorites, the acts that don't make me cringe or sigh. Would I pay whatever it costs to see a show in Las Vegas these days to see them? I suppose that depends on how well I did on the slots that day. But in any event, here's who I'd vote for if I were the "AGT"-voting type, listed in Tuesday-night performance order: