RECAP | Powerhouse singer, Jennifer Anderson, and comedic magician, Lioz Shem Tov, are the next two acts through to the AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT Grand Final

Australia’s Got Talent
Source: Seven Network

Powerhouse singer, Jennifer Anderson, and comedic magician, Lioz Shem Tov, are the next two acts through to the AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT Grand Final.

They will be two of 10 acts to compete for the title of 2019 AGT Champion and $100,000.

 

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STAY-AT-HOME MUM JENNIFER ANDERSON HAD A DREAM RUN ON CENTRE STAGE WITH HER ROCK/OPERA MASH UP, EARNING GUEST JUDGE HANS’ GOLDEN BUZZER AND A STANDING OVATION

·         JUDGES’ CHOICE LIOZ SHEM TOV WAS PREDICTABLY, RIDICULOUSLY “WATCHABLE”

·         SHANE’S GOLDEN BUZZER BOY JJ PANTANO WAS BACK TO GIVE THE JUDGES A GOOD ROASTING

·         THE WOMEN OF HUMMINGSONG CHOIR DELIVERED ANOTHER MOVING PERFORMANCE

·         LIGHT DANCERS VOSPERTRON BLEW NICOLE’S “MIND NUTS” AS THEY LIT UP THE STAGE

·         GAYNOR TENSION AKA “BABS” CHANNELED HER INNER DIVA AND NOBODY WAS GONNA RAIN ON HER PARADE

 

JENNIFER ANDERSON - Singer

Melbourne’s Jennifer Anderson is here to prove that there is more to her than being a stay-at-home mum.

“As early as I can remember, I’ve known I was meant to sing,” the 50-year-old says. “The dream was to work towards an international recording career but we chose to get pregnant and I haven’t sung for the last 15 years because I wanted to commit myself to being the best mum that I could possibly be.”

Auditioning for Australia’s Got Talent was the scariest thing Jennifer’s ever done because “there was so much riding on that moment” but she admits now is the time for her to go after what she’s wanted for a long time.

Tonight, she earned a standing ovation and Hans’ Golden Buzzer with her rock/opera mash up of ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ from Les Misérables and ‘Dream On’ by Aerosmith.

Nicole Scherzinger: “You my love are the regal rock diva of Australia.”

Lucy Durack: “You are a powerhouse superstar, congratulations.”

Shane Jacobson: “Jen, I know you chose your boys and I think that’s a great choice but we chose you to come to the Semi’s and I’m so glad we did, you’re amazing.”

Manu Feildel: “They say you haven’t really made it until you have groupies, well I’m your first groupie.”

Hans: “You’ve put your whole life on hold to be a mother. I think there’s only one way that somebody in their fifties can start a career as a singer in this country and that is through a show like this.”  

 

LIOZ SHEM TOV – Comedic Magician

Israel’s Lioz is, in his words, much more than a phenomenal magician.

“I’m the only real magician in the world,” he says. “At the auditions I was very disappointed by the judges because they were laughing. What I do is not comedy, what I do is real powers.”

Tonight, with little more than a box of tissues, Lioz kept the judges and audience guessing as to whether he’s for real or not - but one thing’s certain, he sure knows how to make ‘em laugh!

Nicole: “You’re just so WATCHable and I could just WATCH you do anything and I hope I get to WATCH you again.”

Lucy: “I think it’s a bit unfair how much you make people laugh considering I’m pregnant and have very little bladder control.”

Shane: “Honestly I think you’re hilarious.”

Hans: “I have not seen tissues fly through the air like that since I was a teenager in Berlin.”

 

Also tonight:

 

HUMMINGSONG COMMUNITY CHOIRS - Choir

Nicole: “I couldn’t feel more energised and empowered by looking at you women right now; to be united, to stand together for such a beautiful purpose and beautiful message to make a difference, it’s just so powerful.”

Lucy: “You guys are the best choir I’ve ever witnessed.”

Hans: “You can even make a German emotional and that is a skill right there.”

 

VOSPERTRON - Light Dancers

Manu: “I felt like I was watching a 3D movie for the first time, it’s just incredible.”

Nicole: “Peter you’re a musical CGI lighting genius, its unlike anything any of us have ever seen, my mind nuts are blown guys, seriously. I would love to collaborate with you one day on one of my tours, that would be such an honour.”

Hans: “You know my mother makes my costumes. I think after seeing tonight I am signing her up for Certificate III in B class electrical at TAFE. I just think it’s so wonderful, so slick.”

 

JJ PANTANO - Comedian

Shane: “The thing that everyone has to remember is JJ is seven years old, but I’m going to quote Paul Kelly ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’. Mate, you’ve got a career ahead of you, well done.”

Manu: “If my son spoke the way you spoke to me tonight, he’d be in trouble but you can speak to me like this anytime because I find you very funny, thank you buddy.”

Hans: “You are so sassy, so cheeky, you actually remind me a lot of myself at your age so JJ this (framing his own face) could be a window to the future.” 

 

GAYNOR TENSION AKA BARBARA STREISAND - Celebrity Impersonator

Nicole: “You looked and sounded simply divine darl. You turned the Got Talent stage into Broadway.”

Hans: “This is going to come as a huge shock but I loved it. I mean, I feel like we’re kindred spirts here. I’m in the present of greatness.”

                  

For episode highlights or to watch again go to www.7plus.com.au/australiasgottalent

 

GRAND FINALISTS

Olina Loau, NSW, 15-Year-Old Singer (Jess Mauboy Golden Buzzer)

Sienna Osborne, NSW, 13-Year-Old Dancer (Judges’ Choice)

Captain Ruin, VIC, Knife Thrower (Joel Creasey Golden Buzzer)

Lil Kookies, NSW, Kids Dance Crew (Judges’ Choice)

Jennifer Anderson, VIC, Rock/Opera Singing Mum (Hans Golden Buzzer)

Lioz Shem Tov, Israel, Comedic Magician (Judges’ Choice)

 

Who will join them in the AGT Grand Final? Only four places remain.

 

SUNDAY 7.00PM ON AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT special guest Todd McKenney joins judges Shane Jacobson, Lucy Durack, Nicole Scherzinger and Manu Feildel as Manu’s Golden Buzzer recipient, acro-dance troupe aKrobatiKa; magician Josh Norbido; rapper D. Minor; comedian Umit Bali; singer Jael Wena; and physical comedy act Akira return to the AGT stage. Which two acts will make it through to the Grand Final? Australia’s Got Talent is hosted by Ricki-Lee.