America's Got Talent judgement week is finally over. Nest step: Radio City Music Hall -- at least for 48 talented singers, dancers, magicians, hand balancers and comedians. Did I miss any categories?
It was a long and surprising night for viewers. Not nearly as long for us as it was for all the hopefuls sitting around the judgement auditorium waiting for Nick Cannon to call them to a lonely stage for their final shot at impressing four dour-faced judges. Okay, Heidi Klum, Howard Stern, Howie Mandell, and Mel B weren't complete sour pusses, but it was obvious they'd practiced their intimidating poker faces. For some, that made the experience down right petrifying and it showed in their performances. Ouch.