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Rockland County band in 'America's Got Talent' quarterfinals
A Rockland County band hopes to prove to America that it has talent worthy of a $1 million prize. The All Ways will perform in the Las Vegas quarterfinals on NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent" on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
According to the "America's Got Talent" site, The All Ways formed three years ago with the help of craigslist. The band, which consists of Austin Massirman (singer), Ron Geffen (guitar), Pat Heraghty (bass) and Andre Jevnik (drums), auditioned for the show in New York with a rocked-up version of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” a performance that garnered the band a standing ovation from the audience and impressed the judges enough to send the band to Las Vegas for the next round.
When interviewed during Vegas Week, Heraghty said that "Talent" judge Howard Stern is “really looking for a rock band. That’s what we are.”
Stern has another reason to favor the band -- he began his professional career as a DJ at 107.1 FM in Westchester County's Briarcliff Manor, so, like the band, he comes from Hudson Valley roots.
During the Vegas round, the band wowed Stern and the other judges -- Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel -- with their cover of Christina Aguiliera’s “Fighter.” Afterward, the band received three enthusiastic “yes” votes, advancing to Tuesday's quarterfinals. The top 24 of the 48 remaining performers will move on to the semifinals next week.
Check out a clip of The All Ways on "America's Got Talent" below: