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Good Night Mooney, Good Night Coordinated Buttocks

The judges give Alex Mooney the kiss-off.Photo: Courtesy of NBC


Last night on the freak show America’s Got Talent, we saw the advancement of a female beat-boxer named Butterscotch, a teary-eyed white reggae singer, and a magician who turned a dummy into a midget. Not everyone was so impressive: The singing mime, the backward talker, and the throat-singing banjo player all struck out. Most tragic of all: We bid farewell to Alex Mooney, the young man who broke pencils, rulers, and silverware in his butt cheeks. Hope arrived in the svelte form of a Latino transvestite named Luigi, who explained the hardships of impersonating Shakira. “It’s a tough world,” he lamented, “and a lot of people don’t accept what I do.” With his mother looking on, he wowed everyone with his energetic pelvis — except for David Hasselhoff, who later stormed off set declaring, “The world has gone mad!” Does Boy Shakira have what it takes? The Hoff, at least, seems threatened.—Mike Bilandic

Good Night Mooney, Good Night Coordinated Buttocks