It was another exciting night of Talent at the final week of auditions for the America’s Equestrians Got Talent at the White Horse Tavern in Wellington Florida, Wednesday night. Contestants consisted again of singers trying for the Wild Card position, as well as several variety acts including a tap-dancer, a fire baton twirler and a pair of hip hop dancers and a duet of singers. After the first round, the audience voted the tapper, the duet, and the baton twirler for the second round.
The audience declared the Frances Novella, the twirler, and Andre Lussier, the tapper, tied and made the judges determine the winner. Judges Leslie Streeter from the Palm Beach Post, Randese Lioni, former Broadway performer, Xavier Garcia, a Palm Beach Opera singer and Chrystine Tauber, USEF President determined that the tap dancing should advance to the Finale to be held Sunday, March 20 at the Global Dressage Facility in Wellington, Florida. Robert then was able to pick two additional Wild Cards to advance also to the Finale round. His first choice was tonight’s runner up, Frances Novella, as well as a performer who had been on the stage several times in past weeks, violinist, Juliana Aughey.
Remember that now that we have the complete line up for contestants, everyone can start voting NOW for their favorite performer! Part of each performers score is the number of votes and the amount of money collected and to give them a slight advantage coming into the Finale. The remainder of their score will be computed using the point totals on the judge’s score cards.
The seven judges for the Finale will be winner of 4 Golden Globe Awards, 7 Screen Actors Guild Awards, nominated for Academy Awards, Movie and TV Star, Alfre Woodard; Entertainment attorney for the late, great James Brown and Manager for Led Zeplin, Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, as well as an artist with paintings hanging in museums around the world, Ashwood Kavanna; American Idol top 8 finalist from season 5, toured with One Direction and has new album out this month, Felippe Biatti; Founder of BMF Media and "Chief Buzz Officer", Brian Feit has launched the careers of literally the who's who of today's entertainment world including Lady Gaga; CEO of Equestrian Sport Production and creative force behind the Wellington Equestrian Festival, Global Dressage Festival, Tryon International Jumping and Dressage venue, and Colorado Horse Park, Mark Bellissimo; Executive Producer of AEGT and owner of Hampton Green Farm, Kim Boyer; and former head coach for Notre Dame and the New England Patriots, AEGT Honorary Chairman, Charlie Weis.
There are tables and seats available in the VIP tent or general admission tickets for the bleachers or on the main floor of the arena. Tickets and Tables are available for purchase online at: http://www.uset.org/American_Equestrians_Got_Talent_Finale.php
Here is the line-up of contestants for the Finale! Text and Vote for your favorite today!!
- Roberto Gallardo (Dressage) Text AEGT13 to 71777
- Teaghan James (Jumping) Text AEGT8 to 71777
- David Willis (Dressage) Text AEGT7 to 71777
- Alix WHO? (Vaulting) Text AEGT3 to 71777
- Juliana Aughey Text AEGT17 to 71777
- Hillary (Jumping) Text AEGT4 to 71777
- Andre Lussier (Jumping) Text AEGT15 to 71777
- Frances Novella (Dressage) Text AEGT16 to 71777
- Grown But Young (Eventing) Text AEGT11 to 71777
- Zachary “Zack Attack” Duckworth (Dressage) Text AEGT9 to 71777
- Kayden Muller-Janssen (Dressage) Text AEGT6 to 71777
- Taylor Hughes (Jumping) Text AEGT10 to 71777