THE BEST Talents

The Slinky Master

The Slinky Master

We know they walk down stairs, alone or in pairs, and make a slinkity sound, but we had no idea that a Slinky could be used as the centerpiece for a crowd-pleasing stage show, as this participant on a Chinese TV talent show demonstrates. Original video here.

Steve Martin: Tiny Desk Concert

Steve Martin: Tiny Desk Concert

Actor, comedian, writer, and musician Steve Martin is joined by the talented members of the Steep Canyon Rangers for a captivating four-song set of country and bluegrass melodies in NPR’s amazing and personal concert venue. The tracks are all from The Long Awaited Album.

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Feel Good Inc. 3-Neck Cover

Feel Good Inc. 3-Neck Cover

Musician Luca Stricagnoli turns in an amazing cover version of Gorillaz’ hit track Feel Good, Inc. on his unusual, but amazing triple-neck Serracini guit-bass, somehow playing the track’s entire melody and rhythm section with just his two hands.

Gillespie & Hendricks: Mouth Music

Gillespie & Hendricks: Mouth Music

An absolutely incredible bit of archive footage of the late, great Dizzy Gillespie and Jon Hendricks performing at Lincoln Center back in 1980, using only their mouths, noses, hands, and a Jew’s harp to bring a tune to life.

Carving a Charlie Brown Nickel

Carving a Charlie Brown Nickel

Expert engraver Shaun Hughes turns his attention to Charles Schultz’s lovable loser, as he deftly carves his famous expression and “Oh, Good Grief” catchphrase into an old Buffalo nickel. Fortunately, five cents is just enough for Lucy’s psychiatric help booth.

World Yo-Yo Champs 2017

World Yo-Yo Champs 2017

Check out each of the division winners in the 2017 World Yo-Yo Championships, which recently wrapped up in Reykjavík, Iceland. They’re all amazing, but Shu Takada and Takuma Inoue really blew our minds with their quick tricks and flawless performances.

Ants in My Eyes with Drums

Ants in My Eyes with Drums

Drummer David Dockery’s latest rhythm-matching exercise lines up his drumbeats with one of the many classic improv bits from Rick and Morty, as the duo tunes into one of the multiverse’s infinite TV channels, and encounters a salesman with an eye problem.

Game of Thrones Impressions

Game of Thrones Impressions

(PG-13: Language, Spoilers) Voice actor Scheiffer Bates turns in a great series of impressions, based on some of the most iconic characters from Game of Thrones. You know it’s good when you can close your eyes and envision each of the characters speaking the lines.

MNSTWNSS: Beatbox Duet

MNSTWNSS: Beatbox Duet

South Korean beatboxers Two.H & Hiss aka MNSTWNSS covers their microphones with ample amounts of spit as they turn in an energetic and truly impressive performance for the Swissbeatbox channel. Check out their second recording here.

Family Guy with Drums

Family Guy with Drums

Drummer David Dockery continues his series in which he synchronizes his drumming with dialogue, this time adding some rhythm to the words of Peter Griffin. We’re still not sure that he can actually drum all 50 states in a 1/4 of a second though.

Mad Knife Skills

Mad Knife Skills

A man participating in the Thailand Knife Cutting Competition shows off his skills, dicing, slicing, and chopping through wood, with a super sharp blade, and one hand behind his back. We’re glad he’s got a lanyard to keep it from flying away into the crowd.

Light Balance

Light Balance

It’s not the first time we’ve seen a dance crew in lighted costumes, but Light Balance have taken it to a whole new level, with intricate designs and perfect coordination between body and light. No wonder their America’s Got Talent number won them the coveted Golden Buzzer.

Ojay: Hendrix of the Bass

Ojay: Hendrix of the Bass

YouTuber Michael Boyers captured this incredible street performance by Newcastle, London musician Steve Ojay, as his fingers work some serious magic on the strings of his inexpensive Squier bass, proving that talent trumps equipment any day of the week.

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Vocals by Anna Blanchard

Vocals by Anna Blanchard

You know what we love about the Internet? It lets us discover talented people we never would have heard of. Case in point – singer Anna Blanchard, who fills her YouTube channel with soul-stirring covers of songs by Todd Rundgren, Radiohead, alt-J, Nirvana, and more.

A Song at Ringing Rocks

A Song at Ringing Rocks

Pennsylvania’s Ringing Rocks Park is packed with boulders which create a unique sound when struck with a hammer. The percussionists of Square Peg Round Hole decided to use the park to record an original song using only rocks and hammers as their instruments.

Finger Kaleidoscope

Finger Kaleidoscope

When someone sends us a dance video, the moves are performed with legs and arms. Not so in this clip from StatusSilver, choreographed by XTRAP, which features a synchronized performance by three sets of hands. It’s like a Busby Berkeley musical, but for fingers.

Illusion of Choice 2

Illusion of Choice 2

(PG-13: Lyrics) Marquese Scott, BluPrint, iGlide, and AndreAndroiidRucker follow up their incredible dance video from 2012 with another sick set of robotic and slow-motion maneuvers. We want to see these guys in a dance-off with World Order.

Life with Puddles

Life with Puddles

If you follow The Awesomer, you know we’re huge fans of Puddles Pity Party. But, much like half of Penn and Teller, he doesn’t speak. Inside Joke got a rare opportunity to learn about Puddles from Big Mike Geier, the man behind the legend. Bonus points for the Yolandi shirt.

Parkour Course POV Run

Parkour Course POV Run

Run along with athlete Calen Chan as he heads down the Skyladder parkour course built down the side of Tianman Mountain in China. Not only is the 999 step-tall course the longest on the planet, but its built on a 45° incline to add to the challenge. The slide part looks like fun.

Mandy Harvey: Deaf Singer

Mandy Harvey: Deaf Singer

Vocalist Mandy Harvey lost her hearing about 10 years ago, but she didn’t let that stand in the way of her passion. She recently stone the show on American’s Got Talent, earning a golden buzzer to the finals courtesy of Simon Cowell. Has someone been cutting onions in here?

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Puddles on AGT

Puddles on AGT

We’ve been fans of Puddles Pity Party since he first hit the scene. Now, he’s about to break wide after appearing on America’s Got Talent. To kick off his almost certain domination of the competition, he performed a rendition of Sia’s Chandelier, arranged by Postmodern Jukebox.

Fidget Strummer

Fidget Strummer

The fidgetspinnerpocalypse is upon us, and these kinetic toys are everywhere now. Musician Davie504 thought he’d try something different than just wasting time with his fidget spinner, and used it to strum the strings on his bass guitar. Turns out it’s perfect for surf rock.

Korean Coldplay

Korean Coldplay

We’ve had no luck finding out the name of this Korean musician that Mo Elnadi recorded while performing on the street in London, but we were duly impressed by his minimal cover of Coldplay’s Fix You on his MicroKorgXL synth. His cover of Oasis’ Stand by Me ain’t bad either.

Removable Digits

Removable Digits

Thumbs up for magician Vincent Kuo as he amps up the classic magic finger trick you learned as a kid. He works such trickery with his digits we’d be worried he might steal some of ours if we got anywhere near him.

Through the Fire and Flute

Through the Fire and Flute

It’s been floating around the YouTube ether for an eternity, but Alejandro Sayago’s 2011 performance of DragonForce’s speedmetal hit Through the Fire and Flames is too good to pass up. We can’t decide if his fingers, lips, or lungs were most likely to fall off by the end.

Willy Wonka with Drums

Willy Wonka with Drums

Drummer David Dockery is back with another rhythmic reinterpretation of a classic scene. This time, he transposed the dialogue from the famous fizzy lifting drink argument from Willy Wonka into a drumbeat. Listen to the beat without the voices here. “I said GOOD DAY!”

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