Terry Fator: Live From Las Vegas (DVD Review)1 Aug, 2009 By: Kyra Kudick
Prebook 8/4/09; Street 9/1/09
$14.98 DVD, $19.98 Blu-ray
I readily admit that I am generally not a fan of such shows as “America’s Got Talent” or “American Idol.” That’s mostly because I don’t think the folks who participate in such competitions are particularly talented, and I get no pleasure from watching people make fools of themselves on national television.
But Terry Fator, the million-dollar winner of “America’s Got Talent,” is a mind-blowing exception to my general perception. He may be one of the single most talented performers I have ever had the pleasure to see. I was fortunate to catch his live show at the Mirage in Las Vegas earlier this year and was excited to see the performance on DVD.
For those who have seen his show in person, the DVD is a hilarious reminder of the experience. And for those who have not yet had the pleasure, it is a taste of just how much fun the experience will be.
Some of my favorite bits include the heartwarming duet of “What a Wonderful World” between Winston the Impersonating Turtle (singing as Kermit the Frog) and Terry (singing as Louis Armstrong) and the gut-busting combination of country-singing Walter T. Airedale and Michael Jackson (Terry in a seriously bad wig) doing a duet of Brooks and Dunn’s “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.”
The DVD highlights some of the best parts of the live show and includes an audio commentary from Fator.
It is truly entertainment that can be enjoyed again and again, by virtually all ages (but is not really appropriate for small children).