Few things are quite as baffling on AGT as when an act that took a highly creative mind to develop suddenly does something mind-numbingly stupid with it.
Such was the case of the Aurora Light Painters during Season 7.
In fact, neither was really expected to make it into the Top 48 at all. This was because, during Vegas Week, the two acts were completely overshadowed by the Aurora Light Painters, whose light pens and digital canvas allowed them to create art of a greater quality than Garibaldi with an even greater ease than Castillo.
The contrast was so great that, in Las Vegas, the Aurora Light Painters didn't even consider the other two art acts to be rivals. They instead identified Light Wire Theater as the act to beat in Vegas (with whom the feeling was mutual).
Instead, Joe Castillo and David Garibaldi & His CMYK's both made it to the finale, while the Aurora Light Painters were eliminated in the first round.
And it's a complete no-brainer as to how this came to be.
Simply put, Castillo and Garibaldi kept their acts about the art, while the Aurora Light Painters spontaneously decided that, instead of painting another light picture, that they would perform a confusing, insipid skit about a little girl and a Jim Henson closet monster.
At the end of it, everyone wanted to hear a completely different story: The story of what in God's name had possessed them to think this was a good idea.