82-year-old John Hetlinger, who became a viral video sensation last month when he belted out the DROWNING POOL classic “Bodies” on “America’s Got Talent”, once again brought his screaming vocals to the show’s stage on the July 20 episode of the popular NBC competition show. For his second audition, Hetlinger chose to perform ROB ZOMBIE‘s “Dragula”, a decision that didn’t go over well with some critics. CarterMatt.com write that “the problem with [Hetlinger‘s] audition this time is that he didn’t have as catchy a song behind him. This literally just felt like an old man screaming.” Meanwhile, Gossip & Gab said: “[John] seems like such a sweet, old guy and then sings some hardcore rock and it is just screaming and annoying.” Judge Simon Cowell seemed to enjoy the performance, saying, “John, I have never seen or heard an act like you in all the years I’ve been doing this.” Cowell went on to say, “I am going to fight for you to go into the finals.”
Unfortunately, Simon‘s efforts were in vain as fellow judge Heidi Klum made sure Hetlinger did not advance to the next round.
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