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Watch: Daniel Joseph Baker's 'Bad Romance' on 'America's Got Talent'


Didn't get a chance to post this last week, but here's another standout from last week's show.


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  1. Well, get her!

    No Prince Poppycock but...

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 13, 2011 1:54:08 PM

  2. Ugh. Hard to watch.

    Posted by: Dan4444 | Jun 13, 2011 2:07:10 PM

  3. I can't really quite put my finger on it, but watching this sort of makes me cringe.

    Posted by: jason | Jun 13, 2011 2:14:02 PM

  4. It was not hard for me to watch Daniel Joseph Baker. . . at all. I thought he was adorable, a real sweetheart. He made me feel happy. When there is so much news of beautiful young men and women who are being bullied, who are unhappy, killing themselves, it feels so good to see a beautiful young man like Daniel who is so full boundless joy, and so comfortable in his own skin.

    Besides all that, he is quite talented. He won't be every ones cup of tea, but no one can be it all for every one. His talent and personality will not be denied.

    Posted by: Ricco | Jun 13, 2011 2:19:32 PM


    Posted by: JoeyB | Jun 13, 2011 2:24:54 PM

  6. The discrimination in the gay community baffles me. This kid is extremely talented, bitter bitches need to gtfo.

    Posted by: Monsieur V | Jun 13, 2011 2:25:25 PM

  7. He can sing. And he's funny because he embraces it. Wouldn't be someone I'd be interested in other than to enjoy him being him but then again, he probably wouldn't be interested in me either. Knock it out kid, there room for more fierce in the world.

    Posted by: Bart | Jun 13, 2011 2:28:09 PM

  8. I cringed, but not because of Daniel; I loved him. The reactions of some of the other major players in the video did hit hard and made me feel a bit uneasy. I would say that there was a bit of scorn in some of the ways Nick, Howie and them all reacted when they first encountered him. His talent did shine through in the end, but more than that was his authenticity--that's who he is. What I also truly loved is the fact that an audience in Texas can give him a standing ovation even if some readers of a gay blog can't.

    Posted by: Apsalted | Jun 13, 2011 2:33:44 PM

  9. I loved him & he made me smile. We have a rainbow flag for a reason people. It is sad that once, before I came out, and whilst I was uncomfortable in my own skin I used to cringe at, and bully, and belittle effeminate men. I grew to realize that this was more a reflection on me and my flaws than on the effeminate man, but this did not make my actions less painful to the subjects of my perverse ire. So a big congratulations Joseph for not only being talented but also for being unashamed of who you are xox

    Posted by: Matt | Jun 13, 2011 2:34:12 PM

  10. Congratulations for this young man to be "WHO HE IS" whether you like it or not he is embracing and sharing his personal Nature! He is multi-talented and very good at singing, playing and he articulates very well. So he's fey who gives a crap i want entertainment as well as personality and dam if he doesn't deliver on it all.. really so he sweats BFD!! If you had to stand in the limelight in front of a very vocal audience and 3 notorious judges in nationally televised show - yeah you'd sweat too.... You keep it young Mr. Daniel Joseph Baker!! OWN IT AND BE PROUD!!!

    Posted by: alexInBoston | Jun 13, 2011 2:37:28 PM

  11. I could no longer watch this show when Nick Cannon started hosting. I'm glad people post clips on YouTube... it's about all of Nick I can stomach in a sitting.

    That said, I love the guy, love that he's just WAY out there! I just really hope he gets that perspiration under control. :)

    Posted by: sparks | Jun 13, 2011 2:40:51 PM

  12. In complete agreement with Monsieur V. I came across something recently on another blog that is helping me to make sense of the tone of the negative comments. Gay men cannot have another gay man as an icon - because they are trained to hate themselves. This is why popular gay icons are non-gay females.

    When we can love accept and love ourselves then maybe we'll stop hating on other gay men.

    Posted by: Pierre | Jun 13, 2011 2:48:59 PM

  13. I can't decide whether I want to marry him or adopt him. He's just a baby! A smart, sexy, talented baby who is definitely going places.

    I love that he doesn't give a damn about the hate. He's smarter than most gay men three times his age. Totally made my day.

    Posted by: justme | Jun 13, 2011 3:03:23 PM

  14. Pierre and Monsieur V, you should also realize anyone can post here, so the negative comments may not be from the gay community. At least I hope not.

    I wonder why Piers had to add that he "oddly" liked it. Why would it be odd for him to like it?

    He's a very talented kid. I'll look forward to hearing what else he can do.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Jun 13, 2011 3:05:54 PM

  15. Pierre liked it "oddly" because Pierre doesn't care much for gay people. That is a typical reaction for him to anyone he perceives as gay on these clips. Once they prove they have talent, it softens somewhat, e.g. Poppy Cock.

    Kid you go boy, you got it going on. Be proud of who you are and who God made you to be.

    Posted by: John Simpson | Jun 13, 2011 3:26:08 PM

  16. ..All I can say is..."One of God's better creations"!.....Wow, the kid's got talent...IN SPADES!....

    Posted by: Casper | Jun 13, 2011 3:47:23 PM

  17. Lots of gay men suffering from internalized homophobia (y'know, the "str8 acting" type) are extremely uncomfortable watching someone as fabulous as Daniel Joseph Baker. I think he's delightful.

    Posted by: RATBASTARD | Jun 13, 2011 3:51:14 PM

  18. This is not the first time that the host has reacted in a manner some might find demeaning.

    Watch this video:

    At about 2:42 I believe he says something very negative. Let me know if anybody else can also hear that.

    Posted by: Jared | Jun 13, 2011 4:20:17 PM

  19. He's good, but not THAT good. He's confident, and comfortable with himself, and that, above all else, makes him a winning performer. Lets see what he does!

    Posted by: Patrick | Jun 13, 2011 4:22:51 PM

  20. They had no idea what to make of him in a shirt and tie.

    Posted by: BobN | Jun 13, 2011 4:43:09 PM

  21. he reminds me of ertha kitt

    Posted by: Alex Paris | Jun 13, 2011 4:50:05 PM

  22. I thought he was adorable! And bless his soul, he should have worn an undershirt (or 3, LOL). This made me smile.

    Posted by: Tommy Marx | Jun 13, 2011 5:23:44 PM

  23. If you're uncomfortable watching this, it's because you are a homophobic homo.

    Posted by: chuy | Jun 13, 2011 6:26:31 PM

  24. I love the self-hatred expressed by gays here. Last week, Towleroad
    published a video of a 9 year old boy voguing and people on Towleroad applauded the child.

    But, here we have an older teen who is just as effeminate as that 9 year old and the gay homophobes come out with their knives.

    I'm sick of these self-hating gays. The "cringe" you feel is the hatred and discomfort you have with yourself being seen as "other." This kid is mirror being held up to you, and you're afraid that straight people will see you as different.

    It's also pretty pathetic to listen to the judges fall over themselves trying to deal with a gay man. Every one except Sharon Osborne acts as if he never saw an effeminate gay man. Their faux shock and squirming is pathetic.

    Get over it! There's nothing wrong with effeminate gay men.

    Posted by: J | Jun 13, 2011 6:33:04 PM

  25. His genuine happiness at moving on to the Vegas round is what seals it for me. We should wish that pleasure, that happiness so deep inside, for all of us - and especially the people we don't like.

    More power to the kid for being himself, and embracing every ounce of it.

    Posted by: PugsRule | Jun 13, 2011 7:00:33 PM

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