America’s Got Talent 2019 Emerald Belles Auditon
Locals who have been to a Carroll Dragons football game have likely seen it the during halftime show. The dancers, adorned in sparkling skirted uniforms and sequined white cowgirl hats, spend 2 to 3 minutes high-kicking their way across the field, making innumerable different shapes. Once the finale comes, they jump and spend a moment suspended mid-air as a solid unit before landing in splits on the field. The crowd goes wild.
The team members are high school students ages 14-18. The girls are VERY CHIRPY!!! And there are like…hundreds of them crawling out of the woodwork. It’s the attack of the high steppers. Major props on the music choice–Blue Monday by New Order–awesome 80s new wave. Their precision is spot on. So many of them moving like one. Some of the formations they make are downright creepy-crawly. The choreography is creative. Gabrielle says “You brought it.” (she starred in Bring it On a cheerleading movie). Julianne compliments their cohesiveness. Howie compares them unfavorably to the Rockettes. Hm. This troupe is very different. Howie says no. The crowd boos. But the rest say yes. Finally, there is some dissension on this panel. – 1 no 3 yeses