Kid Metal Duo Aaralyn + Izzy (aka Murp) Eliminated from ‘America’s Got Talent’
Aaralyn and Izzy (aka Murp) have been eliminated from 'America's Got Talent.' The kid metal duo stole our hearts with televised performances of 'Zombie Skin,' 'Lullaby Crash' and 'Dog Poop,' but unfortunately, the shrieking Aaralyn and her drumming brother Izzy will no longer grace our television screens on 'AGT.'
Before 'America's Got Talent,' Murp had already developed a respectable online following from original songs and covers posted via YouTube. Fans of Aaralyn and Izzy, known affectionately as Murpsters, were treated to an unexpected debut from Murp during the 'America's Got Talent' audition rounds. Murp shocked the four AGT judges with a brutal offering of 'Zombie Skin,' which has since accumulated nearly 15 million views on YouTube.
Murp would advance once again after playing 'Lullaby Crash,' although judges Howard Stern and Melanie 'Scary Spice' Brown believed that Murp did not have the chops to win the million-dollar prize. This pattern somewhat mimicked the tenure of gothic teen Andrew de Leon, who captured the world's attention with a phenomenally beautiful operatic vocal performance during the 2012 'AGT' auditions. Despite his overwhelming popularity, de Leon was given the axe after a somewhat shaky offering his very next performance, although he was later brought back onto the show as a Wild Card pick.
Murp's final appearance on AGT was a performance of 'Dog Poop,' which featured a ridiculous amount of production, perhaps distracting viewers from the organic charm of Aaralyn and Izzy in favor of a somewhat soulless spectacle.
Aaralyn and Izzy recorded a thank-you video on Murp's official Facebook page, which was posted along with this statement:
Goood Evening Murpsters!!! Well, we didn't make to semi's. We are very ok with this. Great time, great experience. We can't wait to get home to see our family, play with our dog, and go to the beach!
And now a word from the kids :)
Watch Aaralyn and Izzy thank their many fans in the video below. And remember, even if the duo aren't brought back to 'AGT' as a Wild Card selection, Murp will always rock. Aaralyn and Izzy have already achieved great things at 6 and 9 years old, respectively, and we'll all be watching as they continue to blast our faces off with enchanting metal!
Aaralyn and Izzy (Murp) - Thank You Murpsters!