Yesterday I mentioned that I usually enjoy the non-US competition shows more … here are three reasons why … Just so you know, there is no 90 second time restraint, so the real talent can shine through … in other words these clips are a little long – but so, so good.
This was the clip that first introduced me to Ukraine’s Got Talent … I actually had to go back and look up the history to understand it – I’m including a short lesson:
“…the overwhelming brunt of the Nazi occupation between 1941 and 1944, as of the devastating Soviet reoccupation, was borne not by Russia but by the Baltic States, by Belarus, by Poland, and above all by Ukraine…. nowhere is it made clear that the largest number of civilian casualties in Europe were inflicted on the Ukrainians, millions of whom were killed both by the Nazis and by the Soviets. Thanks to persistent wartime prejudices, many British and Americans still harbor the illusion that most Ukrainians spent the war either as auxiliaries in the concentration camps or in the Waffen-SS Galizien….[but] the Waffen SS recruited three times as many Dutchmen as Ukrainians.” (New York Review of Books June 9, 1994, p. 23).
Here’s the 2009 clip of an amazing sand artist …
This years winners were amazing as well … it’s the Street Workout group – who manage to make working out beautiful, sexy and powerful. No, I wouldn’t want to be next to them at the gym!! This was the final performance…
I have enough trouble riding a two wheeled cycle … maybe I need a three-wheeler!!!!
And last, but certainly NOT least ~ The world’s best bartender … unless you’re in a hurry to get that drink!!!!