Tonight’s 'Opening Act' had special meaning not just for the unknown artist who had a chance to open for Jason Mraz, but for every American watching the show. Jonathan O'Neal was born and raised in Aurora, Colo. On 'Opening Act' he represented a refreshing breath of hope for the Denver suburb that has suffered so much after the tragic events of July 20. And, if Aurora was watching, they can’t be anything but proud of "Jono."
It’s possible television didn’t need another “plucked from the people” talent show, but we don’t care, we welcome Nigel Lythgoe’s ‘Opening Act’ to the reality show scene. At this point, we’re all nobodies from the internet and it’s fun to see one of our own finally getting some attention for having talent. That’s exactly what happened to Arielle from Allen, Texas on the show tonight.