Kevin’s Conversations: Waiting For The Golden Buzzer

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  1. JoelG says:

    I confess I have become addicted to this show.

    *hangs head in shame*

    As you point out there is something about the apprehensive ones getting applauded and accepted that brings a tear to the eye. I think you are right in comparing these situations to God accepting sinners as the Father accepts the Prodigal son. Nothing but tears.

  2. Michael says:

    I’ve never seen one of these shows,but I’ve seen some clips.
    It seems to me that they do something which has become unique in this culture in that they actually celebrate people instead of demeaning them…people want the contestants to do well.

  3. Kevin H says:


    Oh, they will demean at times. It would seem they intentionally allow some not very talented acts on stage for the purposes of entertainment value because the performers usually have some kind of quirky or funny characteristics. Simon Cowell, the lead judge, has no qualms whatsoever about putting someone down.

    But the majority of the show does center around the good performers, especially once they get past the auditions stage. And those people are celebrated. Even sometimes those who are just okay performers, but not great, are still celebrated for their effort or courage or passion.

    And, yes, once you get past the intentionally allowed bad acts in the first round, everyone may have their favorites, but you still find yourself rooting for everyone to do well.

  4. Michael says:

    Are we rooting for the world or are we excited to exclude people?

  5. Kevin H says:

    Of course we would say we’re rooting for everyone in the world to do well, with some obvious exceptions. We’ll exclude ISIS, and Kim Jong-un, and child rapists.

    And oh yeah, we’ll also exclude Donald Trump or Barack Obama, and illegal immigrants, and Christian fundamentalists, and Democrats or Republicans, and…….

  6. JoelG says:

    We’re rooting for every last one to get the golden buzzer.

    Even the guy who danced with the blow up doll. ūüôā

  7. Jean says:


    “Besides not having a recognizable talent to present….”

    Have you taken a spiritual gifts inventory yet? Word is, the approximately 100 question survey will reveal your spiritual gifts. ūüôā

  8. Kevin H says:


    Yes, I have taken one of those assessments in the past and do think I have some spiritual gifts. However, some gifts and talents don’t translate very well to stage performances. ūüôā

  9. Jean says:

    I wonder if a Benny Hinn type “Slay with the Spirit” act would resonate on a TV talent show.

  10. Kevin H says:


    That guy with blow up doll did seem at least seem quite sincere in his efforts. ūüôā

  11. Kevin H says:


    Of there was a Babylon Bee Talent Show, I think the Benny Hinn act could be quite the hit. ūüôā

  12. John 20:29 says:

    rooting for the world or excluding people? … have to think on that one a bit

    nobody mentioned Puddles the Clown or the chicken that played God Bless America on the keyboard… my 2 favorites…

    ” Most especially on that day when we pass from this earth and meet our Lord. Except that our performance wasn‚Äôt actually very good, save our humble request to God. Our relief will certainly be there as we realize we made it to the end despite our many stumbles and struggles. As we are greeted by a celestial welcome of the saints that have gone on before us along with other heavenly beings, we will finally meet our Savior face-to-face in a moment that we would struggle in our present state to find the words to describe with any sufficiency. And just maybe we would even hear that golden buzzer from our Master as He would say, ‚ÄúWell done, good and faithful servant.‚ÄĚ
    just thot that was worth repeating… ūüôā by God’s grace and faith alone… the devil is defeated

  13. JoelG says:

    Agreed, that’s very good Em. Thanks for reposting.

    I’m glad I’m not the only one spending their evenings watching talented clowns and chickens. ūüôā

  14. Josh the Baptist says:

    I’m thinking of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory song “I gotta golden ticket…”

  15. I always like the more “offbeat” talent on this show.

    Puddles the Clown. Tape Face, Victor Kee. To name a few.

    Simon is more humane than his American Idol days, but still can sometimes be blunt.

  16. Kevin H says:


    I too love Puddles and loved Tape Face last year.

  17. Owen says:

    “….but only the quality and mercy and grace of our Judge.”

    Thanks Kevin, I need this reminder daily.

    Personally, I prefer the singers – I love hearing a really talented vocalist. Also have occasionally watched the X factor and The Voice.

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