1. No-one in the audience can add 3 numbers together.
2. The children wear just as much make-up, and ridiculous wigs, as in child beauty pageants.
3. Some Christians try and curry favour with God to give them an unfair advantage over their competitors.
4. The parents are living vicariously through their children (not really a surprise).
5. Americans are better than the Irish at Irish dancing.
6. Most of the children cry; seemingly a lot of the time, whether they win or lose.