My mom teaches 5th grade and my youngest brother Barry teaches theater, both at the same small charter school. On Friday night the school had a talent show and Barry asked me, my fiance David, and my brother David to be judges. This was SO much fun and I highly recommend it if you get the chance.
There were really only 5 or so acts out of 27 that were much good, but it was all so entertaining. We had some Hannah Montana, some High School Musical, a lot of sort-of dancing and sort-of singing to songs I’ve never heard going on. I had to be told MULTIPLE times that I was not allowed to give points based on cuteness.
But as you can see from the above not-posed-at-all picture, we deliberated very hard and took it very seriously. We came up with our own rating scale and were completely impartial, and at the end there were some clear winners, or so we thought. Apparently some people were surprised with our choices, but that’s the life of a judge. You have to deal with that kind of thing when you’re famous.