Discussion for this week's show. Surprised there isn't a thread for this week yet, but if there is I apologize.
Wow - what an overall disappointing week. There are honestly IMHO 5 acts that even qualify I feel for a semifinal spot, and then maybe seven with the other two going into wildcard.
The lightwire group - they were stunning and deserving of advancing. I felt they did a much better job than the lightpainters, and hopefully should Aurora Light Painters get a wildcard shot they were taking notes tonight.
The other three - the bikers (even if busy they were entertaining), the breakdancer (though I didn't like the comparison to Turf - seriously judges - if you want Turf to potentially win QUIT PRIMPING HIM IN EVERY SHOW), and the comedian IMHO. The other one is the young dance group.
The two filling the wildcard spots for me but are also a challenge for the four spots were All Beef Patty (who was pretty much on key and did have an act) and the glee group (who were not on par, but better than the five other acts)
On a harsher set of notes:
The Juggler BLEW IT. That performance left me going "What the heck" - as most of you know I juggler, but heck, I could've made that music sing a lot better with my juggling. The one thing I'll give him a prop on is the use of knives and fire. (Sadly both I'd probably have to use in order to curry favor with the judges if I were ever on this show).
The escape artist BLEW IT - he did the magic trick curtain. The MOMENT he did that - it went from being a true escape show like Houdini to making people question if he was even doing it on his own.
The male singer who also played piano was flat.
The band was just bad.
I felt for the guy who stacked up the pipes to stand on. Looked like he had a potential for upping his game, but the moment he fell it was over. This was another act I questioned advancing to being with; however I'm glad however he is OK.
On the plus - the judge's critiques - save my above opinion regarding the break dancer - were actually warranted.