Bad news for America's Got Talent contestants who find themselves in Vegas with no chance of going on to Hollywood and no chance of getting a plane ticket home either-America's Got Talent overshot its' budget and can't pay for return tickets. "I just don't know how this could have happened," said a tearful Sharon Osborne as she was getting into her luxury SUV holding her uber expensive pet dog. "I do hope they find a way home. Such a pity," as she drove off to catch a flight back home herself.
"Ok," said Jerry Sprinkler and his seven kids who all were shipped to Vegas to appear in the next round of auditions but were told they just weren't good enough. "So the "Tippy-Toe Tappers didn't float the judges' boats, I can understand that. But how am I gonna get these kids back to Tennessee?" Similar stories are being told all over Las Vegas.
Casino owners have put signs in their windows "Not Hiring" to keep out the hundreds of singers, dancers and accordion players who still think they have what it takes to make it in Vegas. "There have been a rash of dash 'n dines" said one police officer who was called to the same restaurant seven times last night to try and catch hungry performers who were left with no money and no way out of town by the America's Got Talent producers.
The only performers left behind who seem to be making it ok without the extra help are the dozens of illegal immigrants who came to the show hoping to just "blend in" and get a free ride to Vegas where they could hop off and "disappear" into mainstream America without much thought. "It pays to have a half-way decent singing voice," claims Manuel Rodriguo, who auditioned in Chicago just one day after narrowly escaping an INS raid on the restaurant he was working in. "I am now going to find a Tex-Mex restaurant and hopefully get some employment and leave the singing career for another day," he said.
Unfortunately, it won't be so easy for the Tippy-Toe Tappers of Tuscarawas, Tennessee.