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America's Got Talent 2012 thread

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by oldschoolecw, May 22, 2012.

  1. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Speaking as a pro, she's OK. She sounds like a frog and needs a lot of work.
     
  2. Henry

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    LOL and +1.

    She'll come around. Her handlers need some work, though.

    I like AGT. It's a hodgepodge of different meanings for the word "entertainment". Sometimes goofy, sometime irreverant and corny, sometimes just plain good ... and bad, but always entertaining. Gotta luv it!

    Howard (I've never been a fan) brings a new and funny presence to the show. If he made a youngster cry, I don't blame him ... that goes to the stage mom or dad that put that child on public display in the first place.

    I love it when they (the judges) spite each other an allow a bad act to go to Vegas, knowing full well that the act will not survive it.

    Too bad they can't do auditions forever.
     
  3. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    And another one bites the dust:
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/talented_liar_dEG81EH8MkLd30jbOGfx8I
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    It seems somewhat of an interesting coincidence that in the same year they add Howard Stern...the whacko acts seem to be coming out of the woodwork. :D
     
  5. Henry

    Henry Retired Member

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  6. Henry

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    Oh Gosh no. "Whacko" acts have always been a staple of AGT. Remember "Prince Poppycock" ?
     
  7. Renard

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  8. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Probably my favorite act ever.
     
  9. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    I wonder why he only served in Afghanistan for a month. Is that unusual if there is no injury? He has said its not uncommon for records to go missing, but he said he couldn't produce proof.
     
  10. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    They've made even more famous acts disappear before, or at least one.
     
  11. VDP07

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    Forget about the back story on him. Based on his talent alone, IMHO, he should in no way make it to Vegas. I laughed when Howie said he was a "Phenominal Talent". I hate it that these talent shows "Cherry Pick" individuals to promote via personal stories. It has nothing at all to do with their talent and shouldn't play in to it.
     
  12. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    If they were honest about trying to find a million dollar talent there would be a lot less acts going to Vegas. When they use "you're not a million dollar act" as an excuse for giving someone a no it makes me wonder why the consider the flops they pass million dollar acts.

    A couple of years ago when they introduced the mass Vegas elimination at the airport it seemed to take the pressure off of just how strict the judges needed to be at the "auditions". When most of the "going to Vegas" acts end up winning a trip to Vegas and no further chance to perform they can reward non million dollar acts.

    If "worth a million dollars" was the true standard for going to Vegas the show would be rejecting nearly all of the acts and would be fairly cynical.

    The show itself has been annoying me more this year than in past years because of the way they edit together clips of stuff we have not seen yet. I don't want to see acts before they take the stage. (The pre-interview segements are ok, but stop showing people's stage performances before they are introduced.) There are also a lot of acts that get short clip passes to Vegas.

    The overall fakeness of the show also gets to me. I know that the "auditions" we see on TV are not off the street performances. There are levels that lead up to getting in front of the celebrity judges. When the judges complain about an act being a complete waste of time that is an act that was INVITED to perform on stage by the producers. All of the crowd shots of the acts filling a conference center in costume or lined up seem contrived as well.

    After the then 11 year old Bianca Ryan won the first season I got tired of little girls singing "you're going to love me". Terry Fator from season 2 is probably the best talent the show has seen. It has been a male singer winning the show for the past four seasons. None have succeeded as much as Terry.

    And yet I watch.
     
  13. Henry

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    They can be a hoot! :lol:

    Oops! Hit "send" too soon.

    I was one of those that actually liked Poppycock. But alas, attempting to sing Nessum Dorma (sp?) at the end did him in.
     
  14. Henry

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    Yep, +1
     
  15. Henry

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    Me too. A lot of the acts going to Vegas are baaaaaaaad. Even some of those that make it past Vegas, are questionable.

    Besides Fator, I don't care what the winning act does after the show ends its prime time run.

    I am well entertained by the antics of both the wannabes and the judges... and I don't take any of it seriously. :)
     
  16. spartanstew

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    I just wish they'd show more acts and less "background". I don't care if someone's dog has one leg or their Dad is a crossdresser, I just want to see the acts. I ff through all the fluff and as a result, the show only takes about 20 minutes to watch. They could show twice as many acts if they wanted to. Tuesday night, I think they showed about 6 actual performances in an hour. Pitiful.

    And while I like Howard, it's starting to become the Howard show. First his Dad, then Robin, and he gets on stage at least once an episode. Throttle him back a bit.
     
  17. Blurayfan

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    America's Got Talent' Contestant Tim Poe Apologizes

     
  18. TBlazer07

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    I've been a Howard fan since he first started in NY over 30 years ago I've also been a AGT fan since it first started but all I can say is:

    BRING BACK PIERS!

    His "dry humor" is missed with Howard who (despite what he says on the radio) rarely "X"'s anyone and certainly doesn't "tell it like it is" as Piers did or they are editing it out.

    I also didn't like the "live comments" from the audience which they seemed to cut out last week. It was as "random" as a reality show is "unscripted."
     
  19. Henry

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    I don't want Piers back, except maybe as a parking valet for Sharon. If I want a Brit to insult the efforts of a contestant, I can always tune in to The X Factor.

    I haven't been a fan of Howard's in the past ... I am now - at least on TV. So far, he hasn't violated any Network Standards or done anything that can be interpreted as gross. IMHO much of what he has done since joining the panel has probably been fed to him by the Producers.

    Has anyone noticed if the viewership has moved up or down since he came on board? Not that it matters to me.
     
  20. James Long

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    According to the wikipedia this season's premier had the lowest number of viewers of any premier so far and was below the average viewers per show for each season except the first.

    Of course, premier viewers are sight unseen based on the promos and other stuff going on. The show seems to be doing better since the premier ... perhaps the premier was scheduled too early?
     

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