It’s come to the last week of auditions and we’re here tod see who else will be in with a chance at the $250,000 prize.
First up is Queen of Rock, a Suzi Quatro tribute show … who are clearly not the original talent…. or any talent at all.
Next up is Michael Jackson impersonator with his own dancing girls. But unfortunately, like most tribute acts, it’s the thought that counts… not the talent, and our singer is told that maybe miming the songs would be better next time.
And yes, another tribute/impersonating group, paying tribute to the sounds and styles of The Andrews Sisters, but with a sound of their own. The Belles, 3 singing teachers, in their swinging old style dancing and costumes, and sassy attitude, impress the judges and the crowd.
The next act is kind of creepy in a stalkerish kind of way, and it’s hard to tell whether they’re serious, or just a serious joke. Manparts is a boy band of the 21st century, and they have Danni in hysterics with the comedy part of their act. Brian gives them a piece of his mind, flashbacks and all, for mocking his boyband days “thou shalt protect the boyband from the jester”. Sorry boys, it’s come to the end of the road.
There’s fire, fire and more fire from some talented fire dancers and gymnasts
Howe School Dancers give us some latin dance fever. Brittany Boffo shows us her gymnastics and aerobics skills, tempting Kyle to give it a go. Sorry Kyle, no semi finals for you.
Our next act can disclocate 27 joints and get out of a straightjacket … but today he’s keeping the straightjacket off so we can see every bit of his act. The judges can’t even look. Brian begs the other judges to say no because he can’t bear to watch this talent again… but Danni and Kyle want to see more, so we’ll be seeing this 15 year old boy again.
The next group “definitely ticks the strange box”, Ambassador Belles, with their bell playing and random vocal additions. Brian tells this group “You do what you’re doing very well, but what you’re doing is wierd” and Danni likens it to music from a horror film, half expecting a body to pop out of the ground. Sorry but that’s not going to make it through to
The Badpiper with his 25 years experience show us that bagpipes don’t have to be boring. With dancing pelvic thrusts and fire from the pipes, this is no ordinary bagpipe performance. Badpiper bring it back it’s a definite yes from me. All 3 yes’s, more fire and pipes to come.
From a tightrope walker to Opera-Karate-Chic … yes, that’s their name, the acts come in all shapes and sizes.
Rod Collins is the harmonica player from another planet sounding like a 3 man band with only himself, and getting the judges on their feet.
Jim McCallister relives his rock and roll days, but then our next act Beth O’Driscoll is up with a song she’s been practising since 1973. After about a 1 minute musical intro and the judges and audience wondering what’s going on, Beth FINALLY started her song … a song with no lyrics from Pink Floyd. Kyle sums it up well with his comment “the sign there doesn’t say Australia’s Got Interesting”.
Wholesome, harmonic, and hot are three words the judges use to describe the next act …. but Kyle isn’t impressed with their fashion sense
Vocal Evolution …. the biggest boy band in the world, an all male choir with some fantastic tone and power. These guys will be heading on to show us some more in the following rounds. Even Kyle is impressed.
Blue Nation acapella group are a group of 5 friends with a year of experience getting together just for fun…. but there’s definitely some talent there and they have the audience clapping along shortly into their performance of Bright Sunshining Day . Talent? Yes. Image? No. They’re through … on the conditions of a style makover.
Double trouble and twice the craziness… the twins who show up on every reality show. Kyle is annoyed that even changing networks doesn’t let him escape from these two. 27 year old John and Steven bring us their own rendition of “when you were young” from The Killers … their version is the out of tune and off pitch version. “The singing definitely is not for you.”
The Black Birds are from all over the world, meeting up as buskers, and forming their own band a whle ago to bring us their unique laid back lounge song. Brian “could sit and listen to that all night”, and Kyle would sign them right now if they walked into his office…. there’s no doubting these 3 yes’s.
Simon Russell Baker sings up a storm with his broadway style rendition of “this is the moment” from Jekyll & Hyde , and is followed by yet ANOTHER martial arts performance, but Kyle isn’t about to say no to 12 black belts.
University mates Jack In The Box take acapella and beatboxing to a whole new level playing drums and the digiridoo, scratching, dance music, Mcing, and all with just their voice and a couple of microphones. I could listen to these guys all night. 3 very certain Yes’s … Jack in the Box will be back.
Our last dance crew of the auditions is Justice Crew, from all different walks of life and teaching community dance classes to give something back. And theyre’ here today to show us YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU DREAM. They got the judges on their feet with looks of awe, the audience screaming, and young and old on their feeet. Danni is amazed and tells the boys “the tricks were incredible, the music was phenomenal, and you guys are so likeable… and man I want to see that again!” Yes yes and yes. I wouldn’t be surprised if Justice Crew make it to the final showdown of Australia’s Got Talent.
With the auditions over and the judges beginning their deliberations with 100 acts that need to end up as 32 by the end of the show tonight. Singers with too many skills in common, some performers who really stood out and wow’d us, another Susan Boyle but with less talent, and some …. odd acts.
Kyle points out that you can’t put through all the dance crews, or all the singers, and choosing between them is REALLY hard. With the decisions made it’s time for the judges to announce who’s going through.
We say goodbye to a few dance crews, duets, martial artists, and a variety of …. um … talent.
And coming up in the semi-finals are Kstar Evolutionz, Justice Crew, Bobby Andanov, our duet that got parted during their act, belly dancers, our swing dancing legends The Swingchesters, Shorty-D, a million dollar pianist, Rolling Entertainment with their roller skating performance, Jack in the Box, and even the water melon man, yes, the watermelon man. These are just a few of the acts going through to the semi’s. Watch next week to see more of these amazing acts.