Taylor Williamson’s quarterfinal performance on America’s Got Talent 2013

Unlike other performers on America’s Got Talent, stand-up comedian Taylor Williamson didn’t try to pull at anyone’s heartstrings with his background video, nor did he ramp up his routine with bells and whistles to make it anything more than it is. Williamson just wanted to make you laugh.

Of course. That said. Williamson did fill his background video with humorous elements, open with a musical cue to toy with one of the judges, and managed to sneak a not-so-subtle cue for a standing ovation past the live studio audience at Radio City Music Hall.

The judges all liked him. Heidi Klum might have quibbled with the material. But it’s not up to her. It’s up to you at home who could have voted for him last night. For what it’s worth, of the 12 videos AGT posted on YouTube overnight, Williamson’s was the third most-watched. Four acts make it through tonight to the semifinals. Will he be among them.

Stay tuned! Roll the clip!

Sean L. McCarthy

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