The performances were amusing, if not all stellar - the show had the feel of a 21st century variety show - with singing, dancing, and outrageous stunts. Most had achieved internet fame in the comfort of their own homes, so their comfort levels in front of a large audience varied widely.
Still, the creation, just a few short years ago, of this new outlet for artistic expression hints at an entirely new entertainment genre. It will rise and fall organically, and provide a form of entertainment independent in form and design from television or motion pictures. YouTube is already entertaining, and sometimes even politically relevant - but it's really only the beginning.