This is my first season catching the show, and it’s only because Scott has a man crush on Howard Stern. Question. What is the f-ing point? I honestly don’t know what the criteria are.
It looks like there are two buckets. Your mainstream talent (singing, dancing, comedian} and your circus freak side shows. So how does that work in a judging situation from a comparability point of view? I think I am missing something.
It’s interesting how this very same week a classmate posted a YouTube video on facebook from the high school talent show my junior year. That would be 1991. (Yes, my 20-year reunion is here this summer and don’t think that doesn’t scare the be-jesus out of me.)
For your consideration…a lip-synced dance routine to the ever popular YMCA. One word…brilliant. Just a brief disclaimer…I am in no way trying to belittle this video which was posted in memory of a classmate that passed from cancer a couple years later. Let me be clear…I love this video, and every person in it. This is me, setting aside my ever-present sarcasm for just a brief moment.
You can now return to my regularly scheduled attitude.
Do high schools still have Talent Shows like these? Where there was actually rarely true talent involved. Instead the popular kids got up and made asses out of themselves, but somehow became cooler in the process.
I don’t think in all my high school career a Talent Show went by where someone didn’t imitate a Saturday Night Live skit or lip sync while cross dressing. Last I checked, making an ass of yourself is not a talent. If it were in fact a talent, I’d be a millionaire by now.
So I want to know what kids do these days. Do they get up there with their emo-hipster grunge bands? Do they belt out a Broadway show tune a la Glee? Are there underground step crews lurking in the bowels of this village? Or will we see another generation of whatever-is-as-popular-as-Wayne’s-World-was-to-us imitations and the quarterback of the football team lip syncing Lady Gaga?
Please, God! Let it be the latter.
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