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Jake’s Take On…The 20 Best Acts on “AGT: Season Nine”: Part Two

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Missed the first part of the 20 Best Acts on “America’s Got Talent”? Read it here: http://jakes-take.com/2014/07/jakes-take-onthe-20-best-acts-on-agt-season-nine-part-one/

America’s Got Talent is having one of its best seasons in years!

Here are several more acts that you should keep your eyes on during the upcoming Boot Camp stage of the competition.

Emil & Dariel
One of the youngest duos in the competition is Emil and Dariel. These cello masters made their grandfather proud when they transformed a Jimi Hendrix anthem into beautiful piece of classical music. I think they could be this season’s Nuthin’ But Stringz.

Mighty Atom, Jr.
93-year-old Mike Greenstein represents the Golden Age of strongmen! In all of my years of watching AGT, I never seen a strength act that made my jaw dropped until Mike pulled a car across the streets of New York City! I want to see how he evolves his act for the Radio City Music Hall stage.

Anna Clendening
While Mike might be physically strong, 20-year-old Anna Clendening is mentally stronger and braver than anybody her age. She beat her demons and delivered one of the most touching covers of “Hallelujah,” I have ever heard on a Reality TV competition. She deserves to be on the Radio City Music Hall stage!

Andrey Moraru
So far this season, we have seen so many hand-balancing acts! What really made Andrey stand out was his graceful routine. He told a story that combined danger and beauty into a spectacular 90-second piece. The Ukrainian-born performer is a strong frontrunner in the performance art category.

Paul Ieti
The U.S. Army soldier stunned everyone with his cover of Rihanna’s “Stay.” I loved his falsetto and the high notes at the decrescendo of the song. He also produced one of the season’s most memorable moments (getting a hug from Mel B, Heidi AND Howard). I hope he showcases his range and does an up-tempo song for the next round!

Emily West
Both Idol and The Voice have saturated the Reality TV market with superb singers! However, I think that AGT found a stunner with Nashville native turned NYC transplant Emily West. Her voice transported viewers to the classic age of singing storytelling. Because of that, I think Emily would be a great addition to this year’s live shows at Radio City Music Hall.

Kelli Glover
It is shame that Piers, Sharon and the Hoff did not put her through the last go-around (five years ago) and we had to have an out-of-tune chicken catcher win the show! Kelli Glover has a voice that viewers should not deny! Good luck, Kelli, I hope you advance further in the competition.

Aerial Animation
I love aerial acts! However, what makes Abigail Baird a frontrunner in this category is that she takes her act to a whole another level. I loved that she incorporated storytelling and animation into her 90-second-audition. I really hope that Abigail made it to the Live Shows, because she could have a spot in the Top 10!

Baila Conmigo
There is only one dance troupe that is worthy of the $1,000,000 prize and that is Baila Conmigo! They would give the Miami All-Stars family a run for their money! The choreography was impeccable and their energy was astonishing. I hope that the troupe continues to show their fancy and speedy footwork on the Radio City Music Hall stage.

Nina Burri
During the past few seasons of AGT, contortionists scared me! However, I saw something special in Nina Burri that really made her a superstar. Her flexibility blew me away and Nina brilliantly interpreted Sia’s “Chandelier” with her choreography. Like Howard said in her audition, she could be a potential $1,000,000 winner!

Next week, the cruel cuts begin as the Boot Camp round gets underway!

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