Here are Klum's 3 mantras of pleasing the judges and eventual success.
1. Contestants need to showcase their talent and not necessarily the way they dress.
2. You know, I think about, 'Hey, is this an act that is interesting Is this something that I want to see again Did that excite me
3 I love people that surprise me, that show me things I haven't seen before. Today we looked at this guy... he's a sword swallower. He combined that with pole dancing. He was pole dancing with a sword down his throat and did that deadly drop that they do at the end sometimes With a sword in his mouth. We're jaded and we've seen so many things and you're looking for something that surprises you.