The third Judge Cuts episode of “America’s Got Talent” opened with “comedic entertainer” Greg Morton doing vocal impressions of some of cinema’s most classic films. From “Jurassic Park” to “Back to the Future” to “Wizard of Oz,” Greg just gave his hilarious takes on some of your favorite movies of all time. Judges Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union, Howie Mandel and Ellie Kemper all jumped up to their feet at the conclusion of Greg’s performance. What do you think — can Greg go on to win Season 14 of NBC’s reality TV show? Watch the “AGT” video above and read the judges’ comments below.
Howie: “First of all, you know I’m a huge fan and you may be even a bigger fan because you know you did me, right? I’m Gizmo from ‘Gremlins.’ It’s me and you did me perfectly.”
Ellie: “I love that it was like an In Memoriam — you know, the sequence that they show when people have died at the Oscars — but upbeat and at lightning speed. It was just brilliant.”
Simon: “This takes me back to the beginning of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ which was genuinely believing there were people out there like you who had this great talent, but where do you showcase your talent to the whole of America? And I do think that you deserve this opportunity to be at the Dolby Theatre.”
Julianne: “We have 18 acts and only seven can go through. When you said that you tried a whole new act, I went, ‘Oh no, that is a big risk.’ And then you nailed it completely. That risk was worth it. It was unbelievable.”
In his “AGT” live blog, our recapper John Benutty had this to say about the performance: “Tonight’s first audition came from comic Greg Morton. Though he is a comedian, he identifies moreso as a ‘comedic entertainer’ because he does more than just stand up comedy. For this audition he shared his ‘favorite movie moments’ by way of doing sounds and a medley of interpretations from films like Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Toy Story, E.T. and Wizard of Oz. He moved so quickly through the film voices that it was quite impressive how many different tones he could master. The judges were enthusiastic about his performance with Simon even comparing him to the early seasons of the show where rare and oddball talents had a place to be seen.”