Hello again, fellow AGT forumers!!!
Tomorrow night is the much hyped premiere of America's Got Talent Season 8! For those of you who don't know, with Sharon Osbourne's departure, two new female judges will step in. One is Melanie Brown, AKA "Scary Spice" from the 90s pop group, the Spice Girls. The other is "Project Runway" host and judge Heidi Klum. Hopefully they will both prove to be good judges with a strong eye for talent!
Now last year was quite an emotional rollercoaster...On one hand, it was the first ever season where the winner was someone who in no way involves singing in their act, hopefully making way for more variety and uniqueness this season...On the other hand, the winner was still not exactly the best choice, and I haven't really heard anything from them since...Not to mention all the acts that didn't have a clear idea of what they would offer with their talents. Even the best acts could have offered so much more than they have given...
Now with a non-singer FINALLY winning last season, I have decided to mellow out on what I expect from the winner this season...As long as it's an act that truly stands out, that made a strong impression in their performances, and did so without any major flaws that would ruin the promise of them running a show in Vegas, I don't care whether it's a singer or not...However, that doesn't mean I want the judges to have any bias based on singers either: No going too easy on them and allowing America to vote them through despite them not deserving it, and no judging them unfairly and defying the promise they hold. If they have that special quality that we have seen in Jackie Evancho or Prince Poppycock, then by all means give them a chance! But if they're not that great, let them know, because America WILL vote them through if they hold the Handicaps of Cuteness, Attractiveness or Sympathy!
Overall, I hope this season proves better than last season, with acts that are not only talented, but also UNIQUE and ORIGINAL! A lot of the best acts last season were clearly inspired by acts that came before them...Even the best acts had room for improvement; William Close for instance may have been great, but I felt like he was capable of so much more! Part of the problem was that the judges were not as strict on their expectations as they could have been. Hopefully with two new judges and Howard a little more experienced, they will be able to weed out the lesser acts and help the better ones improve.
Here's to a great season!