Summer is upon us, or at least summer TV is upon us, and that means it’s time for America’s Got Talent, the variety show gloss on American Idol in which eccentric acts vie for a $1 million prize and the chance to become a Vegas lounge act. One part of the reality competition formula that AGT excels at is the ambiguous intro package, whereby the audience really doesn’t know if the act auditioning is going to be fantastic, craptastic, or just crap.
In Tuesday night’s season premier, which saw the return of Professional Mean Girl Simon Cowell to the judge’s table, a man named José and his dog Carrie were just such an act. The intro played it straight, as did the amused stage patter between the judges and José, who explained that his ex-wife would never dance with him, so he taught the dog to dance instead.
Would Carrie the dog panic and bolt off into the wings, take a dump on the stage, or rebel by shredding her costume in mid-act? You just don’t know until you watch the clip above, from America’s Got Talent.
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