Long before the AGT audience became completely enamored beyond reason with the abomination known as Olate Dogs, AGT audiences absolutely dreaded pet acts on America's Got Talent.
This was because, even by Season 2, we knew that they were practically a guarantee to disappoint.
Like Johns, Popovich had originally impressed with a pet act that was pretty camp in its presentation, but very impressive in its execution.
He actually worked with trained cats for Pete's sake. Anyone that's ever had a cat or known someone who had a cat will tell you that training a cat to do anything at all is quite an accomplishment, and Gregory Popovich had his jumping through hoops.
He did equally well during Vegas Week, this time with dogs, giving everyone every reason to believe he was a man of many talents and, by extension, would be a formidable opponent in the Top 20.
He should have been, but instead of doing anything that involved his animals even remotely, Popovich instead decided to use the AGT stage to pay homage to his circus heritage and do a boring pantomime skit about a homeless clown.
It was useless in every sense of the word.