"America's Got Talent" viewers may be all abuzz about 6-year-old hip-hop moppet Tanner Edwards and stunningly cornrowed opera goddess Lys Agnes, two of this week's standout "AGT" auditioners. And rightfully so. But I'm all aflutter about my new favorite, Daniel Joseph Baker--or "Daniel Josephine Baker," as Sharon Osbourne lovingly dubbed him. This week Sharon also declared Daniel "this generation's Liberace," and that wasn't far off the mark. At the very least, he's this generation's real-life Kurt Hummel, a boy positively bursting with "Glee"-glee and what he aptly calls The Fierceness.
In other words, Daniel Joseph Baker is all sorts of awesome.
Yes, a lot of "sashaying," as Howie Mandel worded it, happens when DJB is onstage. And Piers Morgan may have been right when he warned than Daniel will be polarizing. (Interesting reality contestants usually are.) But Piers also said Daniel is a "natural little showman," and all of the descriptions in this very here paragraph could apply to my "America's Got Talent" pick from last season, Prince Poppycock, who made it all the way to the finale.
So bring on The Fierceness, Daniel. "AGT" needs some DJB.