America’s Got Talent: Howard Stern & Co. Find Booms & Busts In Las Vegas

By Radar Staff

Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel surveyed some of the remaining 48 finalists as America’s Got Talent finally landed in Las Vegas Monday after weeks of nationwide auditions, and video of the top contenders.

One immediate standout was Aussie stunner Nikki Jensen, who delivered a rousing rendition of the Rolling Stones classic, You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

“She’s original sounding, really moved me, good song choice,” the King of All Media said. “We’ve got a lot of tough decisions.”

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Howie pondered if America would be ready to embrace an act so unique.

Also of note Monday was the return of Andrew De Leon, the Gothic-inspired teen who initially wowed in his Texas audition. Unfortunately, the Marilyn Manson clone did not fare well in his follow-up Monday after he stumbled on a high note in his act, prompting Stern to admit, “He blew it.”

Mary Joyner, the daughter of the late Florence “Flo Jo” Griffith Joyner and Al Joyner, also went through a sophomore slump, struggling to take things up a pitch in her performance.

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Said Howard: “She can’t [hit the high notes] … she can’t … she blew it.”

America’s Got Talent airs on NBC Mondays at 8/7c and Tuesdays at 9/8c.


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