beth ann robinson americas got talent 'America's Got Talent': Four advance, Wild Cards announcedThis week we had the 12 YouTube acts on “America’s Got Talent.” I read a lot of comments last night that they didn’t think it was that strong. I really thought it was – no one act blew me completely away, but it was all of their first time doing this show. I just thought it was really strong top to bottom, which you cannot say about any other quarterfinals nights.

Anyway, the first group brought down is Gymkana and Powerhouse, the show choir. Gymkana is much stronger, I hope they advance. And they do! Excellent.

I shall not be recapping the “Chocolate Rain” performance by Tay Zonday, other than to say that his smile will haunt my dreams. Pure nightmare fuel.

Now it’s Keenan Cahill, the kid who became famous for lip-syncing “Teenage Dream.” Yeah, bleep bleep bleep.

And now it’s OK Go. Oh my god, how many people are ON this show tonight?!

Back to results, finally. TNC Elite, Matt Wilhelm and Aeon. Hmm. I’m not sure. My vote is for TNC Elite, but it could go to any of them. Matt Wilhem advances! Wow, good for him. Not my favorite, honestly, but that’s cool for him.

Now Rebecca Black is here, performing that godawful “Friday” song and being a terrible singer because she actually is fairly lacking in vocal ability. I want to stab myself.

The next group of results is Brett Daniels, Breena Bell, Kevin Colis and Kalani. I’m going to guess only Kevin advances. And then that’s what happens. Yep.

So the final group is West Springfield Dance Team, Gabe the Bulldog and Beth Ann Robinson. Obviously the bulldog is out. So the judges’ choice is between group dancing or solo dancing. Now, talent-wise – I think Beth Ann far outstrips the West Springfield crew. BUT – for this show and the format and entertainment value, I think West Springfield is better. So I’m really fine either way.

But first –  more stupid internet performers. Good god.

Finally the judges vote. Piers votes for Beth, Sharon votes for West Springfield and Howie votes for Beth Ann! Cool. I’m actually surprised at that turn out, but I’m very pleased for her.

And then Sharon invites West Springfield back as her Wild Card choice, so good for them. The other Wild Cards are: Landon Swank, The Kinetic King, Summerwind Skippers, Charles Peachock, Yellow Design Stunt Team, Shevonne, J. Chris Newberg, Those Funny Little People, Seth Grabel, The Fiddleheads and Avery and the Calico Hearts. Hmm. I’m happy with that group except for the Funny Little People. And I also don’t remember Shevonne at all. What’s that about?

What say you, “AGT” fans?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."