David Garibaldi and His CMYK’s is a “performance art” group from Sacramento, CA. They auditioned in San Francisco for the 7th season of America’s Got Talent. All three judges of Sharon, Howie, and Howard gave them a YES, so they have made it to the Las Vegas audition round. This is essentially a speed painting act.
I have seen speed painters and other types of painters like the lovely Marikar on America’s Got Talent before. Usually, though, the problem is that the arrangement of the performance is a bit boring. David Garibaldi and His CMYK’s added more elements to the overall performance than previous acts. I’m not sure that this type of act can win a million dollars on a show like America’s Got Talent. But David and his team come closer to reaching that possibility than any similar act that has been on this show before.
What makes David Garibaldi and His CMYK’s better is that they add music and dance to the routine. It is a little odd that the dancers are not participating more in the art. And I found it somewhat disappointing that the face they drew was apparently just a random face and not a celebrity that the audience could identify. But for a performance art group, they are the best I have seen so far.
Naturally, it will be difficult for David Garibaldi and His CMYK’s to win. No such act has ever won, so I predict they will have a tough time winning, as well. To improve their chances, I feel they need to paint a recognizable picture of a celebrity. That would raise the talent level of the performance. And incorporating the dancers more into the creation of the painting would help.
I predict that David Garibaldi and His CMYK’s could be the first performance-art act to successfully get past a public voting round if they are chosen to advance in Vegas. But they will not win unless they show something different than just speed painting with some random dancing and a song thrown in to try to make it more exciting.