Ellen: Hidden Audience Talents
Ellen began her show by debuting the surprising hidden audience talents of three of her audience members.
Ellen: Soccer TricksThe first audience member Ellen invited onstage was a high school student from North Carolina. Her hidden talent was that she could do a lot of really cool tricks with a soccer ball.
It was amazing to watch her go. She began by spinning the ball on her finger as though it were a basketball. After that, it was like a break dancer. She would kick the ball between her legs and balance it on either foot.
At one point, she kicked the ball up to her shoulders and let it roll around between her arms and behind her neck. She even dropped to the floor and kept the ball spinning in one place by moving her legs back and forth as though she were walking in place. It was an amazing sight.
Ellen: Coldplay Clocks Piano
The next audience member that Ellen invited to the stage was a man from Rhode Island who goes to college in Washington DC. He said his special talent was that he could play the piano.
“I would love for you to play the piano,” Ellen said. “We don’t have a piano.”
“You’re Ellen DeGeneres,” the man said. “I’m sure you can figure something out.”
“Somebody get me a piano,” Ellen called to her backstage helpers.
A piano was already onstage behind a moveable wall. The man walked over to it and sat down at the piano bench with his back to the piano.
This guy must have been double jointed, because he turned his arms around and played Coldplay’s “Clocks” off their hit album <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Rush-Of-Blood-The-Head/dp/B000S58428/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&qid=1341847349&sr=8-19&keywords=coldplay" target="blank"A Rush Of Blood To The Head.
He made a few mistakes and the performance was sloppy in general, but that was to be forgiven since he played the whole thing behind his back.
Ellen: Hamlet Knive Juggler
The third audience member that Ellen invited onstage was a man from Lincoln, Nebraska. He was a computer programmer.
This man’s talent was that he could recite Hamlet’s famous “To be or not to be” monologue while he balanced on a makeshift seesaw and juggled a few knives.
While the three tasks performed in conjunction were impressive, individually they were lackluster.
He sped through the monologue with very little inflection, making the words almost indecipherable.
Furthermore, he fell off of his makeshift seesaw after a short period of time.
Nevertheless, it was very creative talent and it was amusing to watch.