After terrible performance, contestant’s mom storms out to argue with 'AGT' judges

Stephen Proctor

On America’s Got Talent, one doting mother wasn’t about to let the judges disparage her son’s original song and took to the stage to defend it, despite the fact that he’s a grown man. Dr. Steven Eisenberg, an oncologist from San Diego who sings for his patients, sang a ditty about his No. 1 fan (his mother), and the judges’ reactions made it clear that he would not be going through to the next round.

As the judges began to tell Dr. Eisenberg that the song was terrible, his mom came out with a microphone and said, “Wait a minute. You have to get, he’s not here because he’s a singer.” Simon Cowell responded, “No, we got that.” When it became obvious just from Simon’s face that begging him wasn’t going to work, she tried appealing to Howie Mandel. But ‘80s nostalgia may not have been the best way to go. “Howie, I wanna tell you, I understand what your mother must feel like,” she said. A confused Howie responded, “What?” “St. Elsewhere, right? You were a doctor.” “But that was pretend,” Howie replied.

She went on, “But can you imagine a mom having a son write a song about her? It’s pretty amazing.” His mom was obviously a big fan of his music, but unfortunately for Dr. Eisenberg, her pleas fell on deaf ears. All four judges voted to send him home.

America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC. Watch clips and full episodes of AGT for free on Yahoo View.

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