World’s Most Amazing Dog episode 5 wrapped up the quarterfinals.
Facebook Watch’s TV series World’s Most Amazing Dog episode 5, titled “Are These Dogs Fur Real?’, wrapped up the quarterfinal stage of the competition.
World’s Most Amazing Dog has new episodes on Thursday nights, and fans can vote on the Facebook mobile app for their favorite contestant for 48 hours after a new episode drops.
Each week, judges George Lopez (George Lopez, Swing Vote, Beverly Hills Chihuahua) and Lisa Vanderpump (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules) select one dog to advance to the semifinals, with the top prize being a super-cool custom luxury doghouse and $100,000. Host, comedian Preacher Lawson (America’s Got Talent) is there to break up the ties, should they arise.
Thousands of contestants entered from 36 countries, and 30 of the best doggos made the quarterfinals stage, with each trick judged on three criteria: Difficulty of Trick, Personality of Dog and Wow Factor.
Last week in episode four, the fan vote advanced Super Nova to the semifinals.
Also another note about the semifinalists, Tess the Border Collie, the winner of the fan vote from episode 3, belongs to a Dutch college student, and because of her school schedule they were unable to make the trip to California, so Tess is being replaced by Godric the spoon-balancing Golden Retriever.
The first dog up tonight was a gigantic sheepdog, Norman the Briard, from Atlanta, Georgia, who belongs to dog trainer Karen Cobb. He has survived lymphoma, and in his audition video, Norman rode a human-sized bicycle (with training wheels, but still).
Copper, a seven-year-old Dachshund/Pomeranian rescue dog from Albany, New York, was next. He belongs to Debbie Singh, and in his audition video he speaks English, saying “I love you,” several times. (Incidentally, the University of Albany calls their sports teams the Great Danes.)
Ein the Pembroke Corgi came next. He belongs to Alex Tibbs of California, an Air Force captain. In his audition video he showcased a variety of tricks, including dancing, moonwalking, rolling over, high fiving, and sitting.
Mojo, an eight-year-old miniature Poodle from Derbyshire, England, was next. She belongs to Lynne Land, and in her audition video might have thought she was auditioning for Pup Idol instead – she sings and plays a toy piano. (It’s decidedly more of a racket than a melody, but by dog standards it’s spectacular.) Mojo also competes in agility and obedience.
Larry, a Lab mix from Atlanta, was up next. He belongs to Darren Van Dyke, and for his trick he balanced a ball on his forehead.
The final dog was Gracie from Cartersville, Georgia, who belongs to Tammy Turley. Gracie was born without front paws, but doesn’t let that stop her from enjoying life. She gets around by hopping with her back legs like a rabbit. In her audition video she test drives a Lego wheelchair that her family made for her.
After some consideration, George and Lisa almost immediately agreed to advance Mojo onward as the winner of World’s Most Amazing Dog episode 5. That was a very good choice, but we would have picked either Ein or Gracie.
The semifinals begin with episode 6 on Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m. ET, as the dogs perform live in the studio.