22 March 2016 | atlasmb
Two Shows In One
Ellen DeGeneres has done a good job showcasing young talent on her show, and those spots have been successful. It's very smart of her to turn the concept into its own show. Steve Harvey (who is also an executive producer) is the right guy to host this show, because he is quick-witted and he provides a comedic bridge between the kids and the audience.
These kids are either very talented or they have a viral internet presence--or both. First Steve sets them down and talks with them, invoking the "Kids Say the Darnedest Things" vibe that Art Linkletter pioneered decades ago on "The Linkletter Show" aka "House Party". Young children can be relied upon to provide unfiltered, quirky interviews that are lovable and hilarious.
Then the kids get to display their talents, which can range from classical piano to auctioneering. From kung fu to dancing. One can only hope that the show keeps up the level of talent displayed in the first three episodes. One four-year-old pianist appears to have what it takes to make his mark in later years. A singer from Croatia, at age 13, could be destined for Broadway.
The show is fun to watch, and both parts of the show work well.