The season premiere of Americaâ€™s Got Talent came with the typical menagerie of juggling, magic and singing, but for me it was all about the dancing.
Frankly, Iâ€™m tired of reality shows about singers. Enough already. Thatâ€™s precisely why I love AGT. Sure, there have been a few vocalists who have won out, but the dancers usually grab my attention.
Tonight, there was one act that brought the house down in Atlantaâ€”and donâ€™t start comparing them to Fighting Gravity. They are quite different.
These guys use a completely sequenced dance routine, which is all apparently driven by a girl on a laptop. But it isnâ€™t just fancy programming and lighting that make them great. They are all actually good dancers. Their styles range from break dancing and hip-hop to ballet. My only concern for them moving forward is that Iâ€™m not sure how quickly they can work out new routines. It needs to be fresh, and get better each time around.
This group was unreal. There had to have been twenty of them, and they were very well choreographed. They brought the Miami vibe with an upbeat tempo. There have been so many large group dance acts on the show, and Iâ€™m willing to give them the title of the absolute best so far. Again, I wonder how diverse their performances will be moving forward. Weâ€™ll have to wait and see.
This 12-year-old has grace and stage presence beyond his years. He is skilled at handling fire, and moves with ease. And donâ€™t get all caught up in his age. Sure, he gets an extra bump because he is a youngster, but he showed some true showmanship. Once again, it doesnâ€™t seem like an act that can really be changed up enough to make it all the way, but maybe he has more to show us.
I’m sure next week we’ll see many more promising acts. Stay tuned..
Did you watch the premiere? Who are you looking forward to seeing more of?