I am hooked.
I cannot but love a show that gives talented misfits who have had horrible lives, a chance to strut their stuff, receive amazing feedback, hear the crowd cheer for them, and be for that moment (and maybe longer), a superstar. Remember Susan Boyle?
This season I have a soft spot for Daniel Joseph Baker. He's 19 and hails from Katy, Texas. Sharon Osbourne (judge) called him this generation's Liberace. Based on the bio bits about him, he doesn't fit in, has few friends, and sings mostly in his home. Yet since his first audition he has become quite the sensation.
He's now into the semi-finals and even if he doesn't "win", the show will have given him a shot at his dream. See why I'm hooked on the show?
Anyway, here is Daniel Joseph Baker's first audition for the show. I won't inundate you with more DJB, but on YouTube you will find his Vegas audition and quarter-final performance.
America's Got Talent is on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.