America’s Got Talent Show #2, Cocktails and Vampires

We never know what short of acts we'll see. It could be anything.

We never know what short of acts we’ll see. It could be anything.

It is summer and it is Tuesday so…drum roll please…it is ATG Night! The second night of the try-outs to see who will go to Las Vegas.

I started the America’s Got Talent posts last year and shall continue to. My kids like it. I think it is fun. My husband puts up with it and uses it as an excuse for summer cocktails.

Yes we’re Vampires, but who wants to sit around all night and be all dark and gothic when we can just sit back and be silly and clear our brains of everything. We’ll hunt on Thursday (tomorrow is 8th grade graduation). And of course Vampires always save Friday for the best lunch of the week (as my regular readers know.)

So here we go for our opinions on tonight’s show. And by the way, we still don’t like Special Head and his trick is something side show folks have been doing for centuries. He had a plate in the floor mat, he stuck his pole in it and then his seat popped up under his butt. That is why he wore a robe and walked funny. Let him try it in shorts and a tee shirt – no way in Hell could he pull that off. I thought he was just plain creepy.

So before the show starts we have cocktails (Thank you darling husband Teddy)

Bloody Teddy

Mix everything together and pour over a lot of ice in tall glasses. Serves two.

  • 1 (11.5 fl oz) can spicy vegetable juice cocktail
  •  1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 4 dashes pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 4 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers vodka, or to taste (I use a lot more)
  •  4 (1.5 fluid ounce) blood (optional if you’re not a Vampire)
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 4 marinated cocktail onions
  • 2 short stalks of celery with leaves (stick in glass for  garnish)
  • 2 stuffed green olives
  • 1/2 lime, cut into wedges and squeezed into glasses over the ice.
  • 2 small sprigs of mint

Now we’re all settled in…on to the show!

I might spell some names wrong…so anyway…

First let me get this out of the way. The guy who brought us the Untouchables last year and the year before is back again exploiting children as hoochie dancers. I’m sorry if you like that sort of thing but no little girls should be shaking their little butts and flat chests like that. No kids should be exploited for the glory and ego of an adult. Period. That is my opinion and I think that guy should be banned from the show. He is sick and twisted and exploits children.

Brad Byers swallowed 9 swords. Cool. Good old fashioned side show stuff. We liked him.

There was a 16 year old who did magic. He was so sweet. It was with the dollar bill and the chip bag. Very sweet. I’m happy for him. Good job kid.

Travis Pratt holy cow where’d you get that beautiful voice. He also has the face to go along with the opera music. Good job. Wow. And SHE SAID YES. He proposed to his girlfriend. Awwwww it was so sweet. OMG it was cute.

Jonathan if you’re reading this NEVER GIVE UP. He has a beautiful opera voice. His parents kicked him out of the house when he was 18 for the sin of being Gay. Listen up folks, if your kid is gay it isn’t a sin. It just is what it is. Love your kids or don’t have them.

Paul Thomas Mitchell – a singer with a sweet voice and a big future ahead of him. He wrote his own song and it was good. I’d like to see what he does next.

We loved the girl with the puppets – my husband and Garrett (age 16) and I did. Clara (13) thought the puppets were creepy. She thinks most puppets are creepy.

The rest of the acts were ok but not much stood out. Yes, we have to admit that we all know somebody like JC Starbright the older guy who was a computer programmer by day and a rocker by night. HA HA very funny. No really, in a painful sort of way.

So that brings this post to an end (because I spilled my drink on my notes and can’t read anything else). And remember…if you sound good in the shower it doesn’t mean you sound good on stage…BUT you never know. So if you have a talent show it off and share share share.

Until next Tuesday have a good week. And continue to check this blog for fun posts about parenting, Vampires, books, jaded opinions, life and love.

Enough with the snakes PLEASE!

Enough with the snakes PLEASE!


~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

4 thoughts on “America’s Got Talent Show #2, Cocktails and Vampires

    • It happens so much and too many people just let it happen – mistaking it for “cute.” I see it everywhere. It is sad and disgusting. I’ll continue to call it when I see it.


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