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America's Got Talent (AGT) - Season 8 (2013) Discussion

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by markymark_ctown, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Aug 8, 2013 #221 of 349
    That Don Guy

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    Perhaps, but I thought Chicago Boys could put on more of a "show" than Mitzi Dancers, and don't both Howard and Howie base their choices in part on this?

    Probably not, but remember, this is just as much a popularity contest as it is a talent competition.

    That's why there's a wild card round (and although they haven't said there will be one this year, note that they never announced it in advance in past seasons either, and Nick has always used terms like "leaving the show" and "going home" in the quarter-final rounds, only for acts to return for wild card week).

    I hope they consider allowing some of the eliminated acts on the tour. I think they did this when the post-series show was limited to Vegas, but the last time there was a tour, I'm pretty sure it was limited to the ten Season 5 finalists.
     
  2. Aug 8, 2013 #222 of 349
    bryhamm

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    Really not liking how they are grouping folks. This week had some of the best talent and obviously on 4 could move on. Some would have advance if they were in the 2nd group.
     
  3. Aug 8, 2013 #223 of 349
    bryhamm

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    or this

    :eek:
     
  4. Aug 8, 2013 #224 of 349
    newsposter

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    i only care about the magic and caught the 'revealing' trick with the canes in the box, i'm assumign there are so many so that there's a 2nd person in that box and thats how they appear later on?

    putting allllllllll those canes in was mindnumbingly boring
     
  5. Aug 8, 2013 #225 of 349
    That Don Guy

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    That's probably one of the reasons why that trick (one of the variations of a trick called "Backstage with the Magician") isn't done very much. One of the main problems is getting the canes to go through the holes in the front of the box.

    I can't say for sure how it was done, but if you ask me...
    The cane box had a lookalike magician inside of it from the start; he was the one who went into the other box, and if you watch him change boxes, you will notice that he never shows his face to the people watching the trick. On the other hand, I do know where Nick was the entire time, but "that would be telling."
     
  6. Aug 8, 2013 #226 of 349
    KungFuCow

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    From a precision standpoint, I 100% agree.. Chicago Boyz missed a LOT of spots. Piers would have torn them a new one.

    BUT.. if I had to fork out money to go see something, Id much rather see CB than Mitsi Dancers.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2013 #227 of 349
    busyba

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    If I want to see something like CB, the only money I have to fork out is $2.50 to go down into the subway.

    The same can't be said for Mitsi Dancers.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2013 #228 of 349
    TriBruin

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    I think it is funny, but I am not sure if CB is even the best acrobatic group in Chicago. The Jesse White Tumblers could probably give them a run for their money.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2013 #229 of 349
    loubob57

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    I thought so too.

    But at least the judges finally didn't wimp out with a tie vote.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2013 #230 of 349
    loubob57

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    I thought Howard was a bit hard on Jim Meskimen, but that reminded me to look him up on IMdB. The first time I saw him on the show I thought I had seen him in lots of stuff as an actor. Sure enough he has a career going back 25 years and has been in a ton of shows. So I don't know where the line is as far as professionals go.
     
  11. Aug 9, 2013 #231 of 349
    busyba

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    Wow, with that resume, I would have thought he would have been better.

    Don't get me wrong; I thought he was good... just not 25 years of experience good.
     
  12. Aug 9, 2013 #232 of 349
    jamesbobo

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    I'm curious about one thing: how many of you actually vote for an act. I'll confess that while I watch the show, I've never voted for anyone. Also, how do you vote? Phone or computer?
     
  13. Aug 9, 2013 #233 of 349
    KungFuCow

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    Ive voted some via computer... I dont vote every week but I do sometimes.
     
  14. Aug 9, 2013 #234 of 349
    morac

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    Sometimes I vote by computer, but I usually don't care enough to do so.
     
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    JLucPicard

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    I'll vote once in a while by phone, but usually I don't watch early enough to vote. Even when I do, I rarely care enough to vote, though.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2013 #236 of 349
    That Don Guy

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    There wasn't time - they were already rolling the closing credits when the third vote was being cast. I don't think there would have been time to go through a fourth vote and the whole "America has voted" spiel.
     
  17. Aug 9, 2013 #237 of 349
    pmyers

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    I agree! I liked the trick but the "setup" was just waaaaay too long.
     
  18. jamesbobo

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    They have a slight advantage. There are 36 members, if I remember correctly. You can bet that all of their family and friends are voting for them. That's hundreds of people. A lot more than a single singer would automatically get.
     
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    Sorry if I said this already, but singing in Opera style must be the easiest skill on the planet. Is every other act an Opera singer? Take away the "I'm gay and everyone hates me" angle and most of them don't get past their first audition.

    Misti dancers were 100% precise and fantastic. They are already a Vegas quality act and should have been a top 5 finishing act.

    The singing wife's of enlisted soldiers are getting by on story alone. USA USA USA! Too bad they aren't judged on talent alone.

    The teen boy and girl rock group should also have been put through. They have skill, a great look, and style. I expect them to return as wildcards.

    It is sad that two weeks ago a ton of crap acts went up against each other and four of them had to go through, where this past week even the bad acts were better than the previous week's good ones. They really messed up the grouping.
     
  20. DouglasPHill

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    We gave up. Too much "background story" and not enough acts. Heidi always looks hot and you can see her perk up every time a hot guy takes off his shirt; (my kind of girl)
     

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