Susan Boyle visits America's Got Talent
America's Got Talent and MySpace got together and gave audiences something else including a boisterous Bollywood act, jolting jump ropers and a excruciating Elvis impersonator. Tonight, AGT welcomes Susan Boyle!
America's Got Talent's July 21 contestants were all picked after they submitted a video through the MySpace auditions. I assumed this meant that they all would be good at what they do but nothing could have been further from the truth. In fact, the ratio of awful to talented seemed even higher than usual. What gives? Off-key singers and bad puppeteers? Is that the only way to get people talking about the show the next morning? How about investing in some real talent? Now that would really be something to talk about.
Last night was also Day Two of Torchwood Children of Earth and it certainly was a wild ride. The hub destroyed, Captain Jack morphing back into a dashing crime fighter after being blown to bits and Gwen and Ianto were on the run. You gotta give them props for doing it up big! But they scared the heck out of me in the last scene. There's a huge glass case filled with poison gas that will house the aliens when they arrive. A man presses his nose up against the glass and...not this time, but you know a creepy face is going to popup in there at some point. Maybe tonight? Day Three begins at 9:00 on BBC America.
I also watched some of The Superstars but I'm finding it less entertaining now that Joanna is gone. And of course, I tuned in for the premiere of Ruby and the Rockits. I hope you did to, and I hope you enjoyed it.
Check out my visit to the set here! Now let's see what's on tonight!
Tonight's top TV picks:
So You Think You Can Dance
We're down to the Top 8 which means more group dances! I love those. And more solos. Not so much. Still waiting for someone to really grab hold and race ahead of the others but it's still a close race. Ellen DeGeneres is a guest judge tonight with Katie Holmes performing tomorrow!
Watch So You Think You Can Dance at 8:00 on Fox.
America's Got Talent
If you missed last night's MySpace auditions, you can watch a repeat at 8:00, then there are more auditions at 9:00.
Highlight of the entire America's Got Talent season could come with the performance of Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle.
Watch Susan Boyle on America's Got Talent at 9:00 on NBC.
Here's a Susan Boyle clip from tonight!
They say every TV show has an episode about a race track and one about boxing. They did the race track in the first season. Eliot enters the ring in order to take down a crooked fight promoter. That means Christian Kane without a shirt, all hot and sweaty. Yeah, it's a good night to watch Leverage.
Watch Leverage at 9:00 on TNT.
Toddlers & Tiaras
One of my favorite guilty pleasures has returned! It's time for more big hair on little kids, flippers, fake eyelashes and the moms, oh the moms! Sing out, Louise!
Watch Toddlers & Tiaras at 10:00 on TNT.
News and notable
Soprano's star Jaime-Lynn Sigler is joining the cast of Ugly Betty. In an even bigger move, TV Guide Network has purchased the rerun rights to the series.
Kendra is getting a second season on E!
ABC has renewed Wipeout!
So You Think You Can Dance: Pictured top row L-R: Brandon Bryant, Janette Manrara, Melissa Sandvig, Kayla Radomski, Ade Obayomi and Jason Glover. Bottom row L-R: Jeanine Mason and Evan Kasprzak. Mathieu Young/Fox
Toddlers & Tiaras -- Photo: TLC