My comments as I’m watching… not gonna comment on every act, just on the ones I have something to say something about.
First juggler: he didn’t do anything I can’t do, and I’m not a very good juggler. He didn’t even do more than 3 of anything! I was juggling raquets at age 15, and I’ve done those knives whenever I can borrow some from fellow jugglers (they’re from www.dube.com and they’re really expensive or I’d own some). Also he dropped a lot. ALL jugglers drop. ALL jugglers. But a decent juggler should be able to juggle three things for 30 seconds without dropping. He wasn’t even trying tricks! I drop all the time, but it’s usually when I’m practicing throwing doubles out of my left hand, or trying to do a flourish or an under-arm throw or something. If I’m just trying to do a vanilla cascade? Hell I could outjuggle that guy in my sleep. And like I said, compared to the community of jugglers, I suck ass.
The 8 year old comedienne: loved her.
Eddie Haskell and the saw thing: wish I could have heard more. Not saying I’d have voted for him but I think he hadn’t really DONE IT yet.
The ventriloquist/Godzilla thing: was amazing.
Impressions Guy: wow. Bad impressions bigtime.
Hand balancing guy: should be in Cirque du Soleil. He was great. Nice costume, too. And he’d look great in Cirque makeup.
Basketball guys: Whoa. Amazing. The energy was fantastic.
Nose flute: um. yeeeeaaaaah.
God Bless America lady: she wasn’t bad, but she wasn’t a good enough singer to be on the show. She started out weak–but I think that’s because she was nervous. She got better as she went, and she did get the high note.
Interjection: The British judge hitting other people’s buttons is really irritating.
Ivan Pecel: I’ve met him. He’s a really great juggler and a super nice guy–and funny, I’ve seen him perform and it was great–and I was pissed that they buzzed him. David Hasselhoff just doesn’t like jugglers–he voted for the geriatric stripper, but totally dismissed juggling as a talent. But he made it through! YAY IVAN!
The microwave magician act: I liked it. It wasn’t the best magic I’ve ever seen, but it was clever and entertaining. Often, magic isn’t entertaining because we’ve seen the tricks so many times.
The cow: it amused me, but it wasn’t a huge talent act.
Gospel guy: didn’t do it for me. He can sing but nothing super special. WTF was with the “best juggler” crack? Ivan was doing tricks with five balls and not dropping! This guy threw his mic in the air and managed to catch it. I realize he was making a joke, but jokes like that need to have a particle of truth to them or they’re stupid, not funny.
Shirtless juggler: clean routine and well done. David H. really just has it out for jugglers. He needs to get over his personal taste and acknowledge that people can still be very talented at things that David doesn’t like.
Bird lady: I liked it! I would have loved to see her other birds.
Dog act: LOVED IT. So cute. But I just love watching trained dogs.
Rapping Granny: HA! She’s great. She knows how to make a crowd react, and that is a talent all on its own.