Average Inventor wrote:To be honest I feel they wanted the Asian man to advance because he is animated and fits the wacky inventor persona they are looking for and I'm not sure if they care about what he invented.
Now you're beginning to get the picture!
What they want is an entertaining television show. They only need one or two "good" inventions. The rest must have either a whacky invention/persona, or fit a profile of who advances to the final rounds. This is more about auditioning in the "blind" than presenting an invention. If the public knew they were looking for "the immigrant" trying to make it in America, or the husband/wife team trying to raise money for their children's education, or the "motivator" who will make his invention work at all costs...then most of them would stay home, and there wouldn't be the massive turnout that makes for good reality TV.