The panel consisted of a former tabloid editor, the wife of a washed up heavy metal vocalist and Howie f*cking Mandel. Facing these brutal judges, UC Berkeley’s own a capella group Noteworthy delivered a rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” (their dismal performance/rejection begins just past the 4 minute mark!).

With these choice words, Berkeley’s representation on America’s Got Talent, Season 5, was dismissed: “Given that the name of the show is not ‘America’s got annoying little read more »

We don’t think you’re ready for this Bolly.

But you’d best be preparing thyselves. Dance team Ishaara may not have advanced to the next round of the NBC series, but they’re still winners as far as we (and the rest of the country) are concerned—and, thank our lucky stars, there’s plenty more where that came from.

Dance Team Gains National Recognition [YouTube]
Dance Team Gains National Recognition [DailyCal]

This is not them. UC Berkeley’s very own Bollywood dance team took to the airwaves earlier this week on America’s Got Talent. And, unlike previous UC Berkeley reality-show legend William Hung, seemed quite popular with the audience and the judges.

So popular, in fact that they’ll be going on to the show’s next round in Las Vegas, and David Hasselhoff made what we assume to be a simultaneously complimentary and self-aggrandizing remark in commenting that they should change their name to “Bollywatch.”

In any case, we wish them all the best. For those of you hoping to follow them on the show, it airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

Image Source: Mosseby under Creative Commons
America’s Got Talent-Ishaara’s Performance [NBC]
Ishaara Dance [Ishaara]