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Ukraine’s Got Talent: Alexander Shtifanov – Juggling / Bartending

We’ve seen a few juggling acts on America’s Got Talent, but honestly juggling hasn’t been able to catch my interest… til now. From Ukraine’s Got Talent we have Alexander Shtifanov with his own little juggling act:

The music in the above video includes:
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
GeoDaSilva – I’ll Do You Like a Truck

August 23, 2012 I Written By

A Night to Tweet About: AGT 7 Auditions — San Francisco Edition

It was another night of sometimes talented, sometimes disturbing, and sometimes just plain confusing acts on AGT. There was a lot of activity on Twitter, and I had a lot of fun interacting with other fans around the country. So once again, here’s some of my thoughts from throughout the night.

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Last night, after the premiere, my husband looked up an act he was shown awhile back from Ukraine’s Got Talent. Check it out here. Pretty incredible right? Anyways, he mentioned to me that he would love to see something like that on this season. And he got his wish. I really enjoyed the sand art act, especially with the music it was set to.

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‘Nuff said. I had a feeling it wasn’t going to be an impressive act, but I believe in giving everyone a fair chance. I’m glad that Nick came out and helped her have a “second chance.” Hopefully that eased the blow of totally blowing an audition on national television.

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Did anyone else’s heart drop when the juggler dropped his pins? I would beat myself up about that forever. I’m glad they let him through, though I don’t he’ll make it very far.

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Just like Howard Stern, opera isn’t necessarily my cup of tea. But I really did find this guy to be incredible. Even if I wouldn’t ever listen to opera for fun, I really liked him.

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Was anyone else absolutely shocked by this act? I thought Granny G was going to go out there and sing a song from something like My Fair Lady. Definitely NOT. But I suppose with a name like Granny G, I should have been expecting it. It was pretty hilarious, and I’m all about fulfilling your dreams, even in the latter years of life. More power to her.

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“Kotton Kandy” was definitely a character, and I have no doubt that he has a successful street performing career. I liked his attitude though. We could all do to have a little more confidence like him.

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I love all the one-liners that come from the judges. This was one of my favorites of the night.

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Tim Hockenberry was one of my favorites of the night. I could tell from his pre-story that he was going to be good. He reminded me a bit of Louis Armstrong. I love that he has overcome his past (and was his child not the cutest little baby?!)

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I don’t remember exactly what the name of the band was, but they sang “Toxic” by Brittany Spears. For one thing – I hate that song. But not as much as I disliked this girl’s voice. Please explain to me why she got through?

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This guy is why I watch the show. I hope he does well. His contortionist moves were a bit disturbing, but cool nonetheless. The judges were right on with all their comments. Alonzo really seemed genuine, and I do hope he goes far. It sounds like he has had a very, very tough life.


Well, that’s it for tonight. What was your favorite act?

May 16, 2012 I Written By

Katie Clark is a journalism student at Brigham Young University in her senior year. She is originally from Littleton, Colorado, and hopes to move back there after graduation. Reality television is her favorite to watch, and has enjoyed writing about America's Got Talent and A Chance to Dance. She is a stay-at-home-mom who enjoys writing (especially blogs), cooking and sewing (while spending far too much time on Pinterest finding inspiration) and being outside with her husband and son.

Amazing Sand Drawing Talent on Ukraine’s Got Talent

It looks like the Ukraine has some really outstanding talent that’s never been seen before. I say that because I’ve written about another amazingly talented act from Ukraine’s Got Talent called Baletaci. Turns out the winner of Ukraine’s Got Talent is just as talented. She has a rather unique talented, but I was completely mesmerized by her act.

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine’s version of “America’s Got Talent.” She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and “sand painting” skills to interpret Germany’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII. Check out the video of her performance.

Here’s the full description of the act:
This video shows the winner of “Ukraines Got Talent”, Kseniya Simonova, 24, drawing a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary people were affected by the German invasion during World War II. Her talent, which admittedly is a strange one, is mesmeric to watch.

The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in the audience to tears and she won the top prize of about £75,000.

She begins by creating a scene showing a couple sitting holding hands on a bench under a starry sky, but then warplanes appear and the happy scene is obliterated.

It is replaced by a womans face crying, but then a baby arrives and the woman smiles again. Once again war returns and Miss Simonova throws the sand into chaos from which a young womans face appears.

She quickly becomes an old widow, her face wrinkled and sad, before the image turns into a monument to an Unknown Soldier.

This outdoor scene becomes framed by a window as if the viewer is looking out on the monument from within a house..

In the final scene, a mother and child appear inside and a man standing outside, with his hands pressed against the glass, saying goodbye.

The Great Patriotic War, as it is called in Ukraine, resulted in one in four of the population being killed with eight to 11 million deaths out of a population of 42 million.

February 8, 2010 I Written By

Amazing Baletaci on Ukraine’s Got Talent

I’m sorry, but the video of these 2 kids on Ukraine’s Got Talent (I think it’s Russia) is just amazing!! It takes a minute to get into it, but the judges expressions say it all. It’s just absolutely unbelievable what these kids are able to do at such a young age. It’s being called Baletaci (whatever that really means) and I hope that America’s Got Talent can bring some talent like this next season as well. Check out the video of Baletaci:

December 2, 2009 I Written By