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Talent show meets Star Wars set, but formula remains unchanged by Bharat Rao

Reactions are mixed to the post-Superbowl debut of the globally oriented talent show by CBS, ‘The World’s Best’. Reviews quickly pointed to the Star Wars galactic senate-like design of the set, and the idea of going for the emotional hook. However, not everyone was happy with the insipid presentation, lackluster judges and the 50% weightage of the votes reserved for the American Judges. As this reviewer pointed out, the production felt like a cheap knock-off of AGT that won’t be confused with the original. One will have to wait for further episodes to see if the premise of the show is redeemed and the talent delivers something truly extraordinary.