Some loyal readers have asked why HomaFiles has been light on America’s Got Talent reviews this year.
Well, to be blunt, I thought it was an awful season.
That’s bold revelation since I’ve been defending the show to family and friends for a couple of years.
The judges passed through a barrage of horrible acts … including one that consisted of a group of guys playing a fat man’s belly like a drum.
Gimme a break,
I boycotted the show for a couple of weeks, but got siren-called back for the last couple of rounds.
This week was the grand finale.
Here’s the good news: the best performer in the competition – by far – won the million bucks.
Here’s the rub …
The grand prize winner was a dude named Kenichi Ebina.
First, let me say flat out: the guy is amazingly creative and a great mime-dancer.
Many incredible moves that I hadn’t seen before.
There are a couple of greatest hits video links below. You can see for yourself.
Here’s my beef.
The guy is from Japan … he even says so in one of the promos leading up to his act.
I don’t mean that he’s originally from Japan and now lives in the U.S.
I mean he’s from Japan. Period.
Nothing wrong with that except that the show is America’s Got Talent.
Shouldn’t the winner be, say, an American resident?
I guess that happens if you have one judge from Germany (Heidi Klum), another from Australia (Spice Girl Mel B.), one from Mars (Howie Mandel) … and Howard Stern – who openly showed his disdain for the other judges.
Oh, well … the good news is that Kenichi is a world class talent.
When you watch the clips below, keep a couple of things in mind:
(1) Kenichi thought all of these routines up himself.
(2) Every dancer-character that you see is Kenichi … there’s Kenichi live and a slew of pre-recorded Kenichis that interact with him.
(3) There are no mirrors … just a live Kenichi and the troop of video Kenichis … his timing and coordination is unbelievable.