Live from Los Angeles (with portions pre-recorded) it's America's Got Talent!. It's Top 20 week here in Los Angeles. Jerry introduces the judges. It's still just Piers, Sharon and The Hoff. Unlike American Idol, the producers have not asked Rhea Perlman or Lindsay Lohan or some other attractive but inane judge to join the panel. Not yet, anyway. We'll have to see how the cookie crumbles once the final numbers are in. I mean, this show is dying to be American Idol.
Piers takes a moment out of his usual captivating rundown of what the competitors need to do to impress the judges to out Jerry as a newly-minted grandfather. Aw, shucks. Maybe Jerry can judge Kaitlyn more objectively now that he has an actual fully-fledged grandchild to dote on. Sharon wants the acts to know that it's not enough of a talent to sing and dance simultaneously. But, Sharon, that's hard! The Hoff claims that the title is "Best New Act in America." He wants to know who can sustain in Las Vegas and who can bring it. Um, does he really think, Kaitlyn can sustain a show in Vegas? I know I'm picking on her, but I spent all week hanging out with my four-year old niece and I am even more convinced that Kaitlyn is merely a confident four-year old with a stage mom more than an untapped great talent. Okay, off the soapbox. For now.
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