‘America’s Got Talent’ review: Malevo (George Lopez’s Golden Buzzer act), Tape Face, and more

AGT -Tonight, the third round of the “America’s Got Talent” Judge Cuts are here, and as a result of that we’ll get a chance to see not only how the acts fare, but whether or not George Lopez can live up to the pedigree established by the past guests. We do like that Howie Mandel gets a friend around, and hey, he’s performed on stage for decades. He should be as good of a resource for the acts as we’re ever going to see on the show.

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Jose and Carrie – This is a really silly dancing dog act. We’ve seen ones that are a hundred times better than this. Yet, it’s comedy, and we feel like that is what they’re going for. It’s at least cheeky fun.

Daniel Joyner – Yes, “Feeling Good” is a song that we’ve heard a billion times, but we seriously cannot believe that this is the same guy who we saw in the auditions! This is a prime example of what can happen when you listen to the judges’ feedback and go back and improve. Stage presence and personality was OFF THE CHARTS.

Ilan & Josh, The Finest Family – These two were barely shown … code for “they’re not moving forward.”

Blake Vogt – He promised a trick that we’d never seen before, and while changing bills with his mouth is not necessarily the flashiest trick that we’ve ever seen, we will give him some credit: The guy was right! This was thoroughly entertaining and it makes him a worthy addition to the next round.

Alla and Daniel – We’re not sure what the longevity for a mother / son dancing duo on this show really is, but at the same time, it’s pretty darn hard to deny the level of energy and preparation they bring to the table.

Charles & Rose – Someone backstage described this as “this is like watching an R-rated movie with your parents,” and that may be the funniest thing that we’ve ever heard someone on this show. Hilarious. The act itself is a complete trainwreck.

Tape Face – The first performance may have been slightly better just for the element of surprise, but this was a heck of a lot of fun as well, especially the part involving turning Howie into an envelope puppet. We almost thought George was going to give him the Golden Buzzer! Too bad.

Madison Watkins – After another montage, we had a singer who stepped it up! Yet, once again we were pretty distracted the whole time thinking that the Golden Buzzer was coming. (Maybe that’s just our fault.)

Malevo – On second thought, we’re glad George saved his Golden Buzzer for these guys. Their performance is great in that they can do so many different things — they’re not just percussion artists or clog dancers. More than that, they have fire and passion that probably plays even better in the room that on TV. You could feel the emotion from them not only from the guys, but from George, as well, when he pressed that buzzer and sent them onward.

Ryan Stock and AmberLynn – He’s a complete crazy person, and that is precisely why we like him! There’s just something so interesting about seeing someone be willing to put themselves through this sort of craziness. It’s tough to watch, but it’s fantastic.

Ryan Beard – A really great audition; unfortunately, it turns out that he may have just been a one-hit wonder. This song just didn’t work lyrically, and the melody just wasn’t there.

Sam Morril – Really strong material. We didn’t really remember him from the first round, but he has a good presence on stage. We even like his voice! He definitely improved as the set went on, and made the most of his time on stage.

Brian Justin Crum – A great way to close the show, and a tremendous voice. No surprise here at all given his first audition! We do want to see Brian have a little bit more fun on the stage next time, mostly just because “Creep” is such a dramatic song.

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