Dunkin Donuts is one of America’s Got Talent‘s biggest sponsors, (Hence why the judges are always drinking out of Dunkin Donuts cups). Yesterday they premiered a new Facebook Live show that happens right before AGT airs. This series will showcase the performances of the America’s Got Talent‘s audience.
How often have you watched America’s Got Talent in the early stages and thought, “I could totally do better than that.” Well, now thanks to the magic of Facebook Live you might have an opportunity to show off your skills. The conceit is that they take four audience members from the show that want to showcase their talents. They then give them a few minutes to do their thing and then the viewers at home vote using a special hashtag.
The first act was named Mark Nelson and he is really good at twirling pens. You know, like you used to do in 7th grade. Well, this dude takes it to another level. The next contestant was a juggler named Chris Ruggiero who juggled three apples while balancing himself on a giant yoga ball. I’m not sure how you figure out that you have the ability to do that. Maybe he was bored? Then there a ukulele player named Jetta Juriansz who sang a song about how she had more game with the boys when she sported braces, (didn’t we all)? Finally there was slight-of-hand magician Michael Tetro who did some simple card magic. Jetta won by a large margin.
The only problem with the show was the host Taylor Williamson. He seemed really nervous and flustered. He committed the cardinal sin of apologizing for his performance. That’s a big no no. Best to carry on with dignity if you mess up. He was really awkward with the performers and kind of made them feel uncomfortable. I wouldn’t be surprised if they replaced him. I’m available, AGT!