‘America’s Got Talent,’ Week 10, Night 1: TV Recap

Although the show is already up to Week 10, "America’s Got Talent" is showing no shortage of gifted performers, even as the semi-finals enter the home stretch. Throughout the series as a whole, the show’s producers did an excellent job of arranging the various contestants to provide the widest variety of both kinds of performances and their respective quality. And Tuesday night demonstrated that the worst and best America has to offer can appear on stage right next to one another, providing fitting bookends for a show full of different levels of talent.

The Kinetic King went first, and after an introductory video showing how he spent some 36 hours setting up his Rube Goldberg-like performance piece, he failed to impress either the judges or the audience when it failed to go off. Muttering "what a disaster" as he scurried around the stage trying to set off various parts manually, his non-starter routine offered an inauspicious beginning to the evening’s performances. Judge Piers Morgan was candid but not without sympathy as he rated the King: "On a scale of one to 20 million, it’s a negative one," he said. "The King meanwhile tried to make the best of it, saying he took solace in being "the biggest loser ever on America’s Got Talent." Read More...


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