America has talent returned on Tuesday for his 17th season, with a noticeable absence of brave competitors – probably the format was reworked after AGT veteran Jonathan Goodwin was paralyzed during a stunt stunt last summer, now a canceled spinoff show America’s Got Talent: Extreme. Indeed, the only dangerous act of the 17th series premiere was an Austrian named Joe, who burned himself while seducing the “Eternal Flame” Bangles for his wife. But the flame was obviously No eternal, because Joe was rejected by the jurors before the scenes of firefighters even finished putting out his fire – and his chances.
There was another on Tuesday AGT to refuse – by day the podcast sound engineer, by night the emo singer and songwriter and granular cheese enthusiast Ben Lapidus – whose hopes also seemed to be dashed. But then Ben somehow managed to turn the four red X juries into three yes and advanced to the next round against all expectations. After 16 years of broadcasting, it was a historic event AGT First. “I’ve been told by the producers that we don’t remember anything like this happening before,” said a Yahoo Entertainment source. “There were never four X’s, and three of them were turned over and turned into yes.”
When 29-year-old Ben first showed up with an acoustic guitar and told the sad story of the sudden loss of his father at the age of 6 and turning to the “lifeline” of music to calm down, the audience no doubt was expecting a sensitive coffee shop. troubadour. “I will be doing an original song and I hope it resonates with the jurors,” he said seriously. AGT host Terry Crews. Ben’s bizarre (but definitely original!) Song actually fit into an Italian bistro rather than a coffee shop, because he sang about his inner moral struggle as he tried to demand extra Parmesan cheese for his pasta without being too miserable or greedy.
“I always want more parmesan, but I’m ashamed,” Ben said, getting more and more desperate and upset as the tune went on. “Why are they so greedy? / Is there a lack of Parmesan? / Is it really that expensive? / I just want more cheese, is it that bad?”
While Ben’s spicy protestsong against Italian restaurant servers and “Big Parma” seemed to resonate with European jury member Heidi Klum, her teammates quickly became angry when Simon Cowell was the first to press the red X button. Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara followed Simon’s example, and once Ben got into full-screen mode and really let it tear, Heidi didn’t seem to have any connection to Ben’s spicy message either. , so she buzzed him too.
But Heidi is a woman of the people. So when a living audience, apparently quite lactose tolerant, enthusiastically began chanting, “Parmesan, Parmesan, Parmesan,” she made the executive decision that Ben deserved not only another penny of Parmesan, but also another chance. AGT glory. “I will not remain silent, I will not give up / I will die before I let Big Parma win,” Ben howled shamelessly after he was granted bankruptcy. “People want more Parmesan cheese! Give it to them! ”
“You know what? I want to kill you right now because I can’t get it [chorus] from my brain, “Simon snapped. “Take X away. I give you a YesHowie remained firm, so his X remained clear and red like a bowl of fresh marinary, but Heidi and Sofia also changed their minds – and changed their no to yes. “It’s the power of the people!” Heidi said as the studio audience continued to chant “Parmesan.” “Sometimes you have to listen to the public,” Simon explained. The triumphant Ben and Terry then celebrated this surprising, historic last-minute victory behind the scenes. satiated.
Although it should be noted that Simon is a savvy A&R man who has been involved in the pop careers of international reality stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, One Direction, Susan Boyle, Fifth Harmony, Leona Lewis, Little Mix and Jackie Evancho, yet to be seen. if his pop instincts and Heidi and Ben pay off. Although Heidi and Simon pressured Sofia to reverse her decision, she still looked unconvinced and told them, “You are crazy. … It was a terrible song and Now we’ll have to hear this guy againI don’t know if Ben wants it to be more than just a kitschy miracle for one hit America has talentbut in the future he could have a lucrative support agreement with Kraft or Progresso.
Meanwhile, Tuesday’s two-hour race AGT some perhaps more serious rivals performed at the premiere, such as the incredibly charismatic stand-up comedian Mike E. Winfield, XOMG Pop (a rainbow-based girl band formed by JoJo and Jessalynn Siwa) and the sensitive saxophonist Avery Dickson, who received Terry’s Golden Buzzer the day after night.
And of course there was the necessary goat yoga and poodle jumping and online spoilers suggest we could see cat negotiate the coming AGT episode! So tune in next Tuesday, because the most beautiful talent search continues in America.
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