Americas Got Talent Audition

Submitted by: madest 7 years ago in Entertainment

If you haven"t seen it, we"d like to introduce Prince Poppycock.
There are 117 comments:
Female 388
;P I am such a big fan of his now, he`s absolutely AMAZING. If he doesnt win the whole thing, It would be a shame.
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Female 198
I have to say, that was interesting...but PLEASE can we have a NORMAL person come from Va. Not more abusive rappers or this. PLEASE!!!!!!
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Male 282
uhh.....Lady Gaga called, she wants her look back.
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Female 94
I so thought he would be awful yet funny. I was wrong and I must say I would like to see him preform live.
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Female 803
Loved it! I hold opera singers, especially good novice singers, in the highest regard.
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Male 180
Awesome costume, awesome performance.
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Female 24
Sharon is right..He is fabulous! :D
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Male 5,194
Certainly did not see THAT coming. Bonus points for the unexpected.
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Male 605
WOW!!...unexpected...thought another bad singer!!Touche!!
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Female 52
He is adorable! Much love <3
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Male 12,365
iceblack:

Yes, he`s amateur. And he`s not very good for amateur. Besides, he`s entering a national talent competition, i.e. he`s essentially claiming to be the best amateur. That makes it reasonable to compare him with professionals.

People are giving professional names because it`s easier to find examples of them performing. The point was that if you like this performance, which is opera done not particularly well, you`ll probably very much like opera done well.
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Female 35
I was skeptical when he came on, but as he left the stage, I was rooting for him. I can`t wait for his next performance.
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Female 263
Ha. The closing statement`s awesome. Yay culturality.
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Female 582
not a great singer, but he`s interesting and that`ll boost TV ratings

The show is just like any other tv show -- isn`t about talent, it`s about viewership
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Male 236
What has been seen... cannot be unseen :|
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Male 1,150
Pui`s last statement is true. He`s got a ways to go, but it was still entertaining.
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Female 91
I love Prince Poppycock!
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Female 129
I have to agree with Pui. He`s a good performer but he doesn`t have the voice for opera.

Maybe he could have a future as a drag queen.
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Male 145
I keep seeing Daffy Duck bouncing around.
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Female 3,598
wow i`m totally stunned... i thought that was gonna be bad.. so bad... but everyone really got into it!!! that`s awesome.
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Female 3,574
@iceblack, like I said I`ve seen two AMATEUR performances of The Barber of Seville (As in people who have day jobs, they don`t do this for a living but more as a hobby) and both those performers were better than this guy.

Why exactly should I be impressed by this guy`s mediocre voice and acting ability? What does he do that is so special that hasn`t been done before? It`s an enjoyable performance, but hardly amazing.

He`s trying to get into the professional opera world. In that case, he`s got a lot of work to do because I doubt his voice would even carry without a microphone. Overall his performance is a novelty people who know nothing about opera will enjoy very briefly, and the people who appreciate opera won`t notice.
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Male 551
@6point02

Two thumbs up for you. I tried to
be respectful, but that`s totally
true...

Anybody can just google "Opera"
and think they can judge now
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Male 551
Everybody saying this is not impressive
and that there are better singers. Well,
yes... You are giving PROFESSIONAL names

What were you specting in this kind of
contest? Pavarotti?

This is Amateur, the guy clearly is out
of tone in many occasions, but he has a
good voice considering he probably spends
his day dealing with drunks and thieves
instead of practicing his performance
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Female 71
pui, just because "other people are so much better" that doesn`t mean he ISN`T good. i think it`s awesome that you know your opera, but let the rest of us enjoy this without being an opera snob.
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Female 331
I think he was pretty damn good...but that`s only my musically uneducated and uncultured philistine opinion.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Wait a second, we can say "cock" now?[/quote]

Maybe all the references to roosterroaches on IAB attracted attention from authorities, who suspected Fancyclad of running an illegal genetic experimentation facility :)
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Male 1,764
Wait a second, we can say "cock" now?
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Male 12,365
I found this Youtube video interesting. There`s a fairly famous scene in The Fifth Element in which an alien opera singer sings some odd techno-opera fusion that does sound quite alien. There`s argument about whether it`s possible for a human to sing it as in the film and it`s probably edited. I`m not expert enough to say for certain, but I think it is.

Anyway, someone decided to have a go at it while sitting in their house and put it on Youtube. A probably humanly impossible piece of opera, sung sitting in the bedroom and put on Youtube. Oh dear. Surprisingly, she does a good job of it:

Diva Dance

Here`s the film scene. ~4:24...that`s been fiddled with.

Diva Dance - original
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Male 12,365
[quote]I have performed pieces as difficult as Mozart`s Alleluia[/quote]

My mother sang that in the Royal Albert hall, many years ago. She was terrified (she was very young and it was her first performance in such a venue) until just before she started. Then it was all about the singing and the venue didn`t matter. She must have been absolutely bricking it - she was only 16.

She doesn`t talk about music much and even less about her singing (cancer nearly killed her and left her too weak to claim the scholarship she was offered for Covent Garden, family far too poor to pay for professional tuition at that level, no real way to self-promote a la Youtube in the 1950s - that level of loss isn`t something you completely get over), but she has mentioned Mozart`s Alleluia for being very hard to do well, especially in the RAH as it was then. Apparently, the acoustics were bad from the stage, with multiple echoes.

If I could pick one talent, it would be singing.
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Female 3,574
@Angilion, people do not even appreciate how difficult that aria even IS. My singing teacher (who is a former tenor of the Opéra de Montréal and has over 50 years of experience in performing classic music) won`t even let me TRY singing that yet, and I am a professional singer who has been studying privately with him for over 10 years. I have performed pieces as difficult as Mozart`s Alleluia, but I`m only 23 and still very young in the opera singing world. My voice just is not mature yet.

It makes me sad to see so many people think this performance is impressive, because it means they haven`t ever seen better. They`re missing out.
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Male 877
i like her...she gah spunk, it all ova er facey
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Female 247
Whoa haha....and POPPYCOCK!!! I love that name...
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Female 446
winwinwinwinwinwinwin!
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Male 12,365
Talking of just watching just part of an opera on Youtube, here`s a suggestion:

Diana Damrau - Queen of the Night

Skip to ~2:10 if you want to miss the dialogue and get straight to the singing.

I don`t usually like soprano - the pitch is just too high for my tastes - but she does this difficult aria so well. The imperious fury is superb. Bear in mind this is on Youtube and therefore the sound quality is inferior. Also bear in mind that this is live as performed. No editing, no autotune, no allowance for error.

*she* can actually sing very well. Listen to this and then compare.
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Male 12,365
[quote]If you are impressed by this, you are probably not very familiar with opera. I`ve seen the Barber of Seville performed three times in person (two of which were rather amateur productions), and all three of the performers of this piece had better stage presence, better acting and better voices. This is a mediocre performance and it only went over so well because it was "unique" in the eyes of that audience. Seriously, if this delights you, I urge you to go out and see a real opera performed by real opera singers. You`ll love it![/quote]

Absolutely, to all of that. The image I`m getting is of a chariot racer from the past being highly impressed with a cheap modern town car because it`s powerful compared with the chariot they`re used to and they don`t know what a racing car is like.

Even if you just watch this aria done properly on Youtube, you`ll see the huge difference. I gave two links - there are many others.
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Female 876
he reminds me of tim burton`s hatmaker
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Female 54
omg this guy is amazing!
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Female 276
I liked it, He was good at singing, and I can see why he did it, if hed just got up on stage and done opera dressed normally, doing it normally, ppl owuld have been bored and not appreciated it much, as he did it, ppl were giving standing ovations! wd.
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Male 12,138
F*ck, The and What, though not necessarily in that order.
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Male 378
shopped
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Male 551
He is great...

On the other side...
I HATE how American people are so damn
uneducated. Starting clapping from the
start, ridicule dancing and screaming

I know this is a joke-show, but I`ve seen
it a lot of times or very very classy events
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Male 122
basically my weekend job
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Female 414
Since the winner gets a show in vegas... i could definitely see him doing a 1-3 hour show with that character... its pretty damn awesome
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Female 1,172
Loved it :)
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Male 9,305
Hahah awesome! XD
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Female 56
This made me happy. Much like watching Velvet Goldmine makes me happy. :D
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Female 1,401
he was a great singer, I would go to an opera to see him
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Male 71
Wow, I would love to meet this person, that was awesome. I admit at first, when he walked on stage, I was like WTF, but once he really got into signing, i was amazed. This person has real balls for going out there like that. I have the utmost respect for him. Though my top places of respect lie with those whom have given their lives for freedom.
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Female 6
Weird Al got pretty.
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Male 220
Saw him when it was on, he was awesome ^_^
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Male 305
Somehow I think he`s a long way from bring back fop though.
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Male 305
Well sink me, he`s a real dandy!
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Female 2,352
This guy is the most normal person I`ve seen on this show.
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Female 491
This man deserves all the cookies in the world...
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Female 179
I LOVE HIM!!
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Female 3,574
If you are impressed by this, you are probably not very familiar with opera. I`ve seen the Barber of Seville performed three times in person (two of which were rather amateur productions), and all three of the performers of this piece had better stage presence, better acting and better voices. This is a mediocre performance and it only went over so well because it was "unique" in the eyes of that audience. Seriously, if this delights you, I urge you to go out and see a real opera performed by real opera singers. You`ll love it!
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Female 21
Wow. That was awesome.
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Male 204
He`s a turbofop! I super ultra love him. He`s good, too. He can actually sing very well!
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Female 47
That was prrrrretty much awesome. xD
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Male 592
Oh and Baalthazaq; You`re obviously very talented in evaluating people and their ability to sing.

Oh wait, NOT.

Drop the evaluation. It makes you seem arrogant.

Besides, this guy didn`t only impress the judges, but clearly got the audience`s attention as well. Which is more than most of the contenders.
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Male 592
I. LOVE. THIS. GUY.

Great voice, refreshing, and a true performer and artist. You can tell he`s very passionate.

Thank you I-A-B for posting this. Really made my day! : D

Really hope he gets far.
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Female 1,963
I think he`s kind of awesome. Clearly not the best singer, but highly entertaining. I would like to see what he could do with a whole show.
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Male 339
madest, haha dude you seen the queen? shes always unimpressed, a german decendant kept around for the amusement of the country and the sake of tradition!

and i totally agree, the winners of britains got talent were very entertaining and i also wholeheartedly agree that Cirque du Soleil is a far greater act

also i think Prince Poppycock is a very talented individual, and i hope he does very well for himself, as my quarrel was not with him but rather with the judges general ignorance when it comes to britain
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Male 7,378
@ alexander_xx, Say what you want, I saw Britains got talent winners and they were entertaining if you`ve never been to a circus. The queen has probably seen Cirque du Soleil she`ll be completely unimpressed.
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Male 339
K3vin, yeah i just checked it up on the net, suprised to see that there are NO american judges in americas got talent...

my point still stands, hes ridiculously ignorant of other cultures. and if hes gonna be working with two brits, he should prolly do some homework, at least enough to realise that modern day britain is not 18th century france
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Male 487
alexander, the `american` judge is actually a canadian. It`s Howie Mandel
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Male 154
that was awesome.
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Male 339
dont know who the american judge is, but wow hes drating ignorant, three in every drating class? does he still think were still think were led by a monarchy?

and for another point, this `fashion` was started by france, not britain
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Female 190
I think... I think I love him.
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Male 25,416
Wow didnt expect that!
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Male 12,365
Hmm...I made myself listen right to the end (thanks, green_batman) and in the last 10 seconds or so it sounds like he can sing.
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Male 12,365
When I was a student, I shared a flat with an amateur opera singer who was singing in a production of the Barber of Seville. So, of course, he practiced singing this aria. Several hundred times. He was so much better than this performance that the comparison is farcical, and he was an amateur doing it for his own enjoyment. He wasn`t top tier.

This guy is a pop singer trying to sing opera with some quite silly costuming. Maybe he`s a good pop singer. He isn`t a good opera singer.

This is a very poor quality recording of a brilliant performance. I`m going to look for a good recording on CD:

John Rawnsley

This is a good quality recording with an excellent singer but I think the music is too loud.

Ta
Female 728
He started off a little poorly, IMO, with a lot of sliding around the notes, but he finished strong. That was good. Certainly better than any other singers I`ve seen from those sorts of talent shows.
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Male 4,546
Erm.
Pop Idol was British which changed its name to American Idol for the USA. It is produced by Simon Fuller. He is British.

America`s Got Talent was produced by Simon Cowell, a brit. It was originally Britain`s got talent (though the British release was delayed for legal reasons, and America`s got talent was actually therefore first).

Basically, it`s run by Brits, who bring in people they want. Simon brought in Piers. Simon brought in Sharon from X factor.
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Male 4,546
His voice is 6/10 as far as singers go.

Interesting for the show, but I think it`s mostly novelty.
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Female 963
..... REPRESENTING VA! YEAAAAAH.

He was amusing. Good parody of opera.
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Female 231
Hahaha I do not watch such a stupid and meaningless show, where every singer sounds EXACTLY the same. But, this was refreshing. He is amazing and I loved watching him!
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Female 20
=D I like this
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Female 70
This country, I swear, has a really screwed up definition of talent. This might be a fun trick for someone`s vaudeville dinner party, but id really prefer this country donate at least a fraction of the attention given to shows like AGT to singers who can actually do Rossini justice.
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Female 3,574
[quote]But really, whos going to pay to see an hour long Vegas show of "Prince Poppycock"?[/quote]
People who like Opera? Doesn`t seem that absurd to me.
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Female 1,593
His hair, as John, is beautiful.

Damn, he`s got stage presence! And his voice is amazing!
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Female 304
I hope he puts the same, uh, passion? into other characters or something like that. Then he might have a chance. But really, whos going to pay to see an hour long Vegas show of "Prince Poppycock"?
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Male 165
[quote] ummm, good singer, but, I think I want to blame either Britian or Italy for the rest of it. [/quote]

haha couldn`t have said it better myself
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Male 17,511
I was expecting that to go off the rails, But he`s really good.
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Male 40,259
Didn`t Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd do this song?

I like their version better.
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Male 4,014
He did well, I appreciate his commitment, and he definitely did not look like that kind of dude initially. That getup took work
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Female 3,574
eh, he`s okay, but not amazing.
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Female 104
isn`t the hoff german.
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Male 2,592
ummm, good singer, but, I think I want to blame either Britian or Italy for the rest of it.
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Male 1,627
lady gagas boyfriend
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Male 62
Woho Poppycock!
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Female 388
i loved him! i hope he wins the whole thing :)
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Male 233
that was pretty cool. im kinda impressed the judges and the crowd liked it too...i dont think he will make very far on the show though...
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Female 4,447
Very nice. Not what I expected from the link description, so very surprised. I hope he does well in competition.
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Male 53
"Why are there so many British judges on America`s got Talent? Are there no talented American judges?"

Like David Hasselhoff?! looool
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Female 735
THAT WAS AWESOME! GO HIM!
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Male 1,442
Mantolwen: I would joke that to judge talent you need talent, but Piers Morgan is there so no.
I think it is because America doesn`t take derogatory well, so the judges are going to look like bad guys to alot of Americans. And Americans love getting English people to play the bad guys...
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Female 71
He`s quite the handsome man without all that make up on!
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Female 34
Reminds me of visual kei bands over in Japan
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Female 387
Why are there so many British judges on America`s got Talent? Are there no talented American judges?
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Female 855
More like Princess Poopchute if you ask me.
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Male 1,442
We have three guys like him in every class? Hell no! I went to a private school... so basicly it was everyone.

Largo al factotum della citta.
Largo! La la la la la la la LA!
Presto a bottega che l`alba e gia.
Presto! La la la la la la la LA!
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Male 3,431
Yeah, uh it`s not my sorta gig. Kinda Cirque du Soleil meets Team Edward with a little Paul Potts, but you know, I can`t argue with his passion. More power to you P.P.
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Male 339
@jondegi
"We`ve found the male version of Lady Gaga"

Not quite. That`s Marilyn Manson.
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Male 748
He`s awesome, I want him to win! :D

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Female 837
Ahh! This is fantastic. I was expecting something much worse when I read the caption.
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Male 210
He`s got GREAT talent. Holy poo that blew my mind, as a classically trained singer. LOVE that persona.
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Female 455
If only Americans did Pantomime, he`d be perfect.
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Female 188
We`ve found the male version of Lady Gaga
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Male 142
Pure amazing! :D
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Male 2,148
What the drat just happened?
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Female 24
Is it odd that he kinda turns me on? lol
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Female 204
I LOVE Prince Poppycock! I can`t wait to see what he`ll do next!
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Male 80
That was weird, but actually quite entertaining!
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Female 986
:D I saw him. He was awesome.
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Male 7,839
weird as all hell, but guys got talent.
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Male 7,378
Link: Americas Got Talent Audition [Rate Link] - If you haven`t seen it, we`d like to introduce Prince Poppycock.
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