Wordspit, the ILLest! stood in the glare of the national spotlight on America’s Got Talent, and performed a brief, but energetic number that won the approval of judges Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Sharon Osborne, earning the group a trip to Vegas to continue in the talent competition.
It was back in January of 2010 when our Steven Otriz, covering the mobile music video platform Dollar Van Demos, met Wordspit, who coincidentally became part of the follow-up story, as he and Joya Bravo were selected by McDonalds for commercials based on that appearance.
Wordspit, The Illest! received strong kudos from judges, as Howard Stern, after some playful ribbing, admitted they “blew the roof off of the place! You were great!” Mandel called the performance “one of the most glorious moments we have had this season on America’s Got Talent,” and Sharon Osborne summed it up by saying, “It makes me tearful because I love these moments. They were fantastic.”
We’ve since noted Wordspit’s emotionally charged music and energetic stage show several times on the site, so it was no surprise to us to see Wordspit, along with The ILLest, take the nationally televised opportunity to explode. We’ll see how far they can make it in the overall competition, but for now, check out our hometown heroes lighting it up for a national audience.