I’m not even going to bother with a witty intro. You know the deal. Final 20, second out of three shows this week. The battle continues. Let’s see what happens. To switch it up tonight, Terry Fator gave us a special performance. I can see why he won. Who doesn’t love a turtle singing “Let’s Get it On”? And his Elvis-impersonating puppet probably had twice as good a voice as Joseph Hall.

SickStep opened the night, and according to Jerry, they “are hip-hop.” Because nothing says hip-hop like silver vests and Michael Jackson. After their performance, I may have lost the challenge I posed to myself. I’m not sure if I can make it through the six hours NBC has planned for me this week. Not after Hall’s lackluster Vegas-era Elvis performance (see video above). Not when the Taubl Family further proved to me that all of America must be tone-deaf. Not when the audience won’t even let the judges make negative comments without booing, even if it’s totally deserved. Not when there is a commercial break after every act. Plus, you know you’ve watched this show too much when you can actually finish Jerry Springer’s lines.

Maybe Sarah Lenore’s act (see video below) was redeeming if only for the five men in vests with no shirts underneath. And Kaitlyn Maher was pretty cute singing “Beauty and the Beast.” But at this point, everything has become too predictable. What happened to the buzzes and the challenges? When did the judges get so nice? I want the drama! I want the tears! It may have been corny, but at least it was entertaining. The only two who brought any sort of life to their performances were Nuttin’ But Stringz and Tapping Dads, who actually looked like they were having fun up there. The good news is, I have no idea what’s going to happen tonight. But we’re getting the final 10, so stay tuned.

What did you think of last night’s performance? Who do you think will make it to the final 10? And how many of you think that, at this rate of unbuttoning, Hoff will be completely shirtless by the finale?

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