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Tag: america’s got talent

Singing dog impresses Simon Cowell

I’m waiting for the day when a dog comes on “America’s Got Talent” with a trained human.

Until then we have this — a performance Tuesday night by a singing dog named Oscar and his piano playing human, Pam.

The 3-year-old golden retriever performed Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major” — so well that judge Simon Cowell pointed out that he had some promise. (Cowell wasn’t quite as positive about Pam’s piano playing.)

Oscar, unlike some contestants, actually sounded like he was on key, or at least harmonizing.

Before the performance, Pam boasted, “He can sing. He can hold a note. He can even do a vibrato.”

The dog started singing about a year and a half ago when she was playing the piano at home, she said.

“I’m not kidding. I’ve done this show a long time and I always said if we could find a dog that could sing, that would be everything to me,” Cowell said before the performance.

After the performance, Cowell said, “I think your piano playing isn’t great, by the way. I think it could use a little practice, but we may have found our first singing dog. Genuinely. This is exciting.”

Accordion-playing dog fails to impress

I wasn’t personally tuned in, but it seems Pup, the accordion-playing pooch vying to win the NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” competition, failed to make much of an impression last night.

Maybe he was overwhelmed by the bright lights, the big stage and the huge Hollywood crowd, but Pup only tugged a couple of times on the elastic strap attached to the accordion, and once it snapped out of his mouth, he stayed away from the accordion altogether.

After Pup balked, the act turned into a solo — basically his owner, Ed,  singing and strumming “Ghost Riders in the Sky.”

Pup failed to live up to the expectations of the judges, and his owner, Ed, from Oakhurst, California — and anyone else who saw his impressive audition tape (above).

“If Pup had continued we may have had a sensation on our hands, but we’re never going to know,” said judge Piers Morgan, who “X-ed” the act early on.

“We had some problems,” Ed explained afterward.

Pup’s on air performance — a bit painful to watch — is included in the video below.

Dog makes finals of “America’s Got Talent”

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“America’s Got Talent” is the grammatically incorrect name of an NBC television program in which three people who, as far as I know, have never displayed any of their own, judge whether other humans have talent.

This season, though, another species somehow sneaked in, or is it snuck?

A dog named Rory, whose Frisbee skills are indeed stunning, is one of five contestants who have made it to the semi-finals. Rory beat out singer and piano player Charles DeWayne for the final position.

Before the final vote judge Piers Morgan — a former tabloid editor who serves as the token British snot on the panel — said if the dog was chosen over DeWayne, it would be “the biggest scandal” in the history of the show.

Judges David Hasselhoff and Sharon Osbourne, however, called Rory’s performance “brilliant.”