Thus far, Flambeaux has been America's Got Talent's worst victim of Murphy's Law. Ultimately, the only thing positive that can be said of his performance during the Season 3 quarter finals is that everybody walked away from it.
Flambeaux wasn't exactly a fan favorite, but he was a strong contender in Las Vegas. Season 3 was the first season in which acts in Vegas were sorted into categories and watched their direct competitors performing, and many in the danger category identified either the Russian Bar Trio or Flambeaux as the one to beat.
Both acts made it into the Top 40, but the former had to pull out after sustaining an injury during rehearsals. So for all intents and purposes, that left Flambeaux without rival going into the Top 40.
The performance, however, was boring, and actually really confusing.
Flambeaux is the last act to be named who was so bad that even the live audience booed him. He shares in this rare honor with Indiggo, Ronith, Doogie Horner (who doesn't count), Jarrett & Raja, and Big Barry.
Later, when asked for commentary, Flambeaux confirmed that he had suffered several prop malfunctions, including the loss of his microphone.
As the final insult, when Flambeaux was called forth to receive his elimination, he was made to stand opposite, of all people, Kaitlyn Maher.
The only way things could have gone worse for Flambeaux on AGT would have been if he'd left the stage in the back of an ambulance.
So it's pretty commendable to see that Flambeaux is still performing today. The silver lining for him may have been the knowledge that, no matter how bad a night goes for him in the future, he'll be hard-pressed to have a worse experience than he did on America's Got Talent.
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