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June
24th

My big head was on “America’s Got Talent”

Not sure how much further Renton’s David Johnson will make it after confessing his love for Hasselhoff (a good gimmick) on last night’s “America’s Got Talent” episode. But here’s a clip for anyone who missed it.


Hey, just caught a glimpse of Fuschia Foxxx, the woman on the cover of the new Ventures/Wailers album, “Two Car Garage.” Then what happens when I look away for just a sec? My girlfriend exclaims, “Hey! Your big #@@ head was just on TV!” (I’m beginning to think my ol’ lady is kind of abusive.) See if you

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June
23rd

“America’s Got Talent” gets sensual with Seattle Aerial Arts

Hey, I met Bruce and Simmone from Seattle Aerial Arts backstage at the ol’ “America’s Got Talent” tryouts, but never got to see them perform. Nice peeps. I figured they’d get some face time after Bruce described the erotic aspects of their acrobatic routine with lots of new agey speak thrown in for good measure. I would link to their Seattle Aerial Arts web site, but it seems to confirm what Bruce told me about his partner sometimes performing topless.


But wait! They’re switching to New York already? I just knew the “yodeling dominatrix” I interviewed backstage would

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June
23rd

The Eriam Sisters rep Renton

Wait, here they are. The Eriam Sisters, the first local act to pass muster on “America’s Got Talent,” hails from Renton. They performed a Jackson Five joint, but click the link above to check out some original tunes. And the Renton Reporter’s got the skinny on the family act here.


And speaking of repping Renton, anybody else who went to the early taping remember this singer-songwriter guy that’s coming up? OK, no spoilers if you didn’t, but I knew he’d would wind up on TV thanks to his sexy muse (hint, hint). Pretty smart strategy,

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June
23rd

Eriam Sisters shine on “America’s Got Talent”

Are the Eriam sisters from Tacoma? Leave your tips in the comments section. Anyway, they were adorable. And I remember seeing daddy Eriam in the audience after their performance. (I was backstage when they were on.) Could they be our new Sanjaya?

June
23rd

Agh! I’m mad again! We … are … not … Seattle

OK, cliche footage of Nick Cannon with the fish tossing guys at Pike Place Market aside, “America’s Got Talent” did not shoot the bulk of the show in Seattle. The performances took place in frickin’ Tacoma! Not that most of the country really knows the difference. Just flash some stock footage of the Space Needle and it’s pretty easy to fake. (See also: Several TV shows shot in Vancouver, BC where they pretend it’s Seattle.)


On a different topic, the freaky fish hook and drill in the nose guy is simultaneous revolting and awesome. Huh huh, huh huh.

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June
23rd

“America’s Got Talent,” first commercial break

Backwards walking guy was freaky. Figured FootWorkingz would be tight. Was it Piers or the Hoff who mentioned having seen better dance acts in other cities as they were critiquing Seattle’s Massive Monkees? Anyone remember?


And for all you people who were there, isn’t it weird seeing the finished product all edited together? During the live taping there were five minute breaks between each act, with a hype man keeping everyone engaged. Lots of coaching on the cheering. Even coaching on how to act as we exited the theater.

June
23rd

“America’s Got Talent” serves up “Seattle” with extra weak sauce

Ha! See a couple of moments I remember from the “America’s Got Talent” session I attended just in the opening montage. Hey, there’s that flamboyant, heavyset bouncer guy from Seattle doing the splits. Ouch! And I hear that pig rangler they showed briefly was also at the Pantages, though I missed that performance.


But, really, I didn’t expect them to so blatantly fake Seattle. This is a much bigger slap in the face than the endless parade of pop knuckleheads that shout out “Seattle” from the Tacoma Dome’s stage. Get a map, people! We are, like, 40 miles

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June
23rd

Time for “America’s Got Talent” Tacoma style (not Seattle style)

Well, we just witnessed Federal Way’s Sanjaya Malakar bite the dust on “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here.” Now let’s see if any other locals launch their own 15 minutes of fame on the season premiere of “America’s Got Talent,” which starts in a few minutes on NBC-TV.


Not sure how much Pantages footage will be on this first episode. But between now and tomorrow night, expect to see snippets of Seattle’s Pure Cirkus troupe. Trust me. If you were at the taping, you know they’re getting face time, though not necessarily

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June
23rd

Could Tacoma produce its own Susan Boyle? “America’s Got Talent” judges think so

"America’s Got Talent" footage filmed at Tacoma’s Pantages Theatre in April will air tonight and Wednesday on NBC-TV. Which makes you wonder, could the South Sound unleash another Sanjaya type on the world (even as the Sanjayanator extends his 15 minutes of fame on "I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here”)? Or could the Tacoma sessions yield someone more akin to British reality TV phenomenon, Susan Boyle.


Well, judges Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff seem to be leaning towards the latter. Listen to the Hoff’s take here


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