oh em gee, Howie is a farking...well, OK, no namecalling, but darn. He buzzed the pianist? I agree with Piers, it's a talent show, and this piece was definite crossover and fun to watch being performed as well. Would I want to watch a full show of it? I could, just as easily as listening to a singer or watching dancers. But neither am I going to want to watch a full show just of rock climbers or just rope artists or just magicians. I think the point is he has a talent that would work well in more than just one venue.
But I have to say I thought Dan Sperry was bad, so that's where I'm coming from.
Debra Romer just isn't a great singer, I think she could be fine if she took some lessons, but I thought the song showcased her vocal ability pretty well. She's breathy and doesn't know how to handle her register breaks.