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Last Wednesday’s America’s Got Talent results show was the end of the road for UT’s singing duo Olivia Applegate and Eric Nikolaides, better known as Eric & Olivia.
The pair of UT seniors, who met and had their first big break on the Forty Acres, performed a soulful version of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” on Tuesday’s show. Judges Sharon Osborne, Howie Mandel, and Howard Stern all hailed Applegate’s unusual voice, but, as Mandel put it: “It’s more lounge or coffeehouse than a big-stage, million-dollar act.”
Though the musical duo is headed back to campus rather than to the semifinals, you haven’t seen the last of them— they’ve probably got next year’s Longhorns Got Talent in the bag.
“She’s got that something special that says, ‘Hey, you know, this is someone who can seriously compete,'” says Lucien Douglas, senior associate chair in the Department of Theatre and Dance and one of Applegate’s former teachers, “and with a little bit of luck, have a terrific career.’”
Photo courtesy America’s Got Talent.
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