Yeah, this week's show didn't floor me, I guess. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I can do better! C'mon, Mike, you can say that, but we all know that Simon getting to hold the kitten last week was still better than the dog act Not that I'm biased, of course, my wife and I are simply staff to the 2 cats that let us live their house. Either an earbud/similar, or simply being given a heads-up before the act. You have to assume that many of these have been screened in some form, before going on TV in front of the judges. Otherwise you could argue that they'd have to try and make a big background story production for every single act, as opposed to giving you the big story about the acts that may be really impressive 2 minutes later.