'America's Got Talent': Lightwave Theatre Company's puppetry and incredible storytelling gives fans goosebumps
The four-piece group from Romania left viewers spellbound as they told an elegant and emotional story about a little girl and her dog
'America's Got Talent' kicked off with another episode of Season 15 on Tuesday night with no audience present yet again, thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Heidi Klum was also missing since she was still unwell, but host Terry Crews and the remaining judges Sofia Vergara, Howie Mandel, and Simon Cowell all made appearances as per usual. Eric Stonestreet wasn't available this time around, so it was just these three jury members to impress.
One of the standout performances from this audition round was the Lightwave Theatre Company, a four-piece professional puppeteer act who worked with life-size puppets. The company's founder, Cristina Andreea Ion, a young stage director, had actually persuaded Petru Stratulat, who had previously worked as radio jockey to join her act and that's when the magic started happening. Working with elaborate sets, well-synced visuals, and beautiful music as a backdrop, the four-piece troupe said that they hoped to provide hope and inspiration with their elegant, well-crafted stories.
The story that the Lightwave Theater Company weaved revolved around a little girl and her dog. It was a classic story of two loners finding a soulmate in each other, as they both became friendly and then the dog heroically saved the girl from being hit by a car. The music used was brilliant as well, since they chose the moving track 'Carry You' by Ruelle to help convey their heartwarming tale. Special mention must go to how well synchronized their soul-stirring puppet routine was, as it seamlessly blended in with the background visuals and music.
The judges said they absolutely loved the performance once they had finished. Simon Cowell noted that it was beautifully done and said that he got very emotional while watching the simple story unfold. Sofia noted that she had never seen a puppet show in person before, so it was very special to her. She also noted that the dog was fantastic and that their choice of song was beautiful. In closing, Howie Mandel said that their act was unique, sweet and highly enjoyable.
On social media, fans were also buzzing about their performance. One fan exclaimed, "Wow I have never seen a puppet act like this, I’m just so amazed how they projected the story and a little dance there, I really love this audition." An enthusiastic viewer also said, "That was good! I got goosebumps, amazing piece of art." One emotional viewer also confessed, "That affected me way more then it should have. Kind of a crying mess right now, great performance!" As another fan concluded, "Lightwave Theater told an amazing story."
Make sure you tune in for more exciting acts every Tuesday night at 8 pm ET on the NBC network.