Friday, July 31, 2009

Marcus Terrell's Got Talent; his backup singers got it not.

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Rarely at the Wayward HQ are we pulled away from our quest to bring you music news that you can't get by turning on your TV or subjecting yourself to commercial radio promotions, so it is only through a call-in tip that we were made aware of the Great and Noble Sacrifice Kansas City man Marcus Terrell had to make in order to advance to the next round of America's Got Talent.

That sacrifice: ditching his backup singers.

A concerned caller informed us of the development, which he watched unfold dramatically last night on NBC (though it was probably a repeat from last week, so apologies if you've already seen this to death). In a moment reminiscent of Sophie's Choice -- but with even more emotion -- Terrell and his three lovely backing performers face the judicial array of David Hasselhoff, Sharon Osbourne and Token Snarky British Guy. The judges say that Terrell is an excellent singer, but they find his co-performers' abilities lacking. Tears are shed. Pleas are uttered. If I truly have talent, why am I always just auditioning! cries Marcus. Then, the tall brunette offers a proposition...

Just how bad were these girls? Definitive revelation awaits after the jump.

Hulu has it!

Geez. I didn't think the Serenades, as they are called, were that bad -- nor Terrell that good. If anything, it's an awkward mismatch. With his short stature and ripped-off sleeves and sneakers, he looks like a schoolboy among full-grown, classy dames. Terrell's better off without them? Probably so -- their drop-dead gorgeousness will no longer distract from his over-affected vocals and boyish stage persona. Better hope he can dance. I'd say this breakup, painful as it is, is mutually beneficial.

So, do the Serenades do parties? (Here's their Facebook.)

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