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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. morac

    morac Cat God

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    You have to remember, this isn't a talent show, it's a popularity contest. How else could Olate Dogs have won last year?
     
  2. smbaker

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    I was impressed with their act this week. It was very high energy, there was a lot happening, and the dogs did some pretty cool things.
     
  3. morac

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    I don't dispute that it's a good act, but there were better acts last year.
     
  4. super dave

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  5. getreal

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    I had not known about the one guy (Joe Finley) auditioning just after the cops showed him a photo of his murdered wife back at the hotel in LA. :eek:
     
  6. Cainebj

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    I believe it was her eyesight and not her ability to read an analog watch. As someone who has reading glasses, I wouldn't have been able to read it either.

    But then again I love Mel B and think she has been a great addition to the judging panel - as has Heidi Klum - although I was thinking today how much I love Project Runway Heidi Klum and don't care so much for AGT Heidi Klum. They seriously seem like two different people.

    There has been a ton of discussion of how he does his tricks. This was the first one that was so ridiculously obvious to me. I am guessing a bait and switch and for some reason he had to move the expensive watch to the first position.

    AGT always has some middle of the road appeals to middle America singer in the top. Bet that country dude sings some god bless america song next week.

    I always thought they should have some kind of ban or restriction on solo singers.
     
  7. That Don Guy

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    Well, the "obvious" reason they didn't in the past was, where could the singers younger than 16 (later 15) or older than 28 go? Of course, now with The X Factor, the only ones who can't go anywhere else are the ones younger than 12, and how many of those are there?

    Also, do you honestly believe a classical/opera singer has any chance whatsoever on American Idol or The X Factor?
     
  8. SueAnn

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    I wish they had a kids only version of the show and an adults version.
     
  9. nickels

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    Jimmy F-ing Rose. What a load of crap. I can fart a better tune. Catapult got screwed. The rest were OK choices. Let's face it, America is full of rubes who think a mediocre country singer is a top six talent. Please.
     
  10. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    Wow...no comments on the finale? (Or is there a thread just for that?)

    Kinichi's second performance was a-ma-zing-I want him to win, and if he doesn't win I want Taylor Williamson to win. Anyone but one of the solo singers!

    Collins Key-MEH!
     
  11. Donbadabon

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    I think everyone may have been swamped with the finale of AGT, Big Brother, and the start of Survivor all in one night. At least I was!

    I am glad Kinichi won it. He is very creative, and while his last original performance didn't do it for me, the previous ones were fantastic.

    I never got Taylor. Comedy is subjective and I just didn't think his fake giggle and Woody Allen-like delivery was funny.
     
  12. markz

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    I am happy with the final 2 placement. Kinichi seems more like a Vegas show to me so I am glad he won.

    I am glad that Collins was no higher than 5th.
     
  13. That Don Guy

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    I figured Kenichi to win (like pretty much everybody else), but the rest of the final order threw me. I never would have placed Taylor Williamson above either Collins Key or Cami Bradley (sixth? really? was it the way she did "I Want to Hold Your Hand"?), much less in second (well, at least until I heard the audience reactions to each name just before they announced third place).
     
  14. super dave

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  15. busyba

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    I wonder if twitter blew up with people complaining that an Arab like Kenichi shouldn't have been allowed to win AGT so close to 9/11. :D
     
  16. gweempose

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    It's funny how they never mentioned any of that in his back story. They made it seem like he flew to America for the first time and auditioned for AGT in order to finally pursue his lifelong dream of being a dancer. In reality, the guy has already had huge success. It reminds me of Donovan and Rebecca from last year. Those guys had competed on talent shows all over the world, but you'd never know it from watching AGT. The show always tried to make it seem like they discovered the act. I also think it's funny how they call the show "America's Got Talent", when so many of the acts aren't from America.

    This, of course, doesn't take away from the fact that Kenichi absolutely deserved to win last night. In fact, he's the only act in the final six that I can say this about. IMHO, the biggest travesty of the season was Catapult not making it into the finals. I still think Kenichi is more entertaining, but they were darn impressive in their own right.
     
  17. pmyers

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    I was getting worried as Jimmy Rose kept getting through.....I still can't believe he was in the finals.

    I've enjoyed Kollins Key but my suggestion to him would be to not make his tricks SO specific. When you pick 3 people from random and totally call their hashtag, gender, and clothing....it just totally takes me out of the "wonder" of magic and immediately into how its just a trick...if that makes any sense. It is just so specific that it takes out the mystery
     
  18. busyba

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    My suggestion to Collins Key would be that if you are going to have audience participants in the trick who are going to need to read things, to make sure that he chooses people who can actually see well enough to read. :D
     
  19. nickels

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    This year I am happy with the results, though I don't think Jimmy Rose should have gotten to the finals over Catapult. At least someone with an original talent won it this year, and not something we've all seen a million times.

    Collins Key is 17. That kid is going to make it big someday.
    I also think Taylor Williamson is going to find his way onto a network comedy very soon.

    This was a really good year for talent on the show.
     
  20. pmyers

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    I'd prefer a minimum age of 18.

    I can't stand watching kids dance ballroom/tango/etc. I think its creepy.
     

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