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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. Jun 7, 2013 #21 of 349
    JLucPicard

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    That 10-year old's speaking voice even sounded much older than 10.

    It didn't take long for me to remember that I HATE that Howie will play the stupid 'I'm not hitting my X' game just to be annoying (it works).

    Add me to the list of those that didn't care for the orchestra/chorus thing.

    Did they really just go through auditions for three cities in one night? That'll move things along nicely! Or is every week going to be portions from some of the same cities?

    Anywho, during the intro video for Marty Brown, I kept thinking, "Is that the same Marty Brown???" Common enough name that it may not have been, but it seems it really was the guy I was thinking of - wikipedia indicates he released four albums between 1991-1996. I have a copy of his second album, "Wild Kentucky Skies". Not a main stream success, but I liked him quite a bit.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2013 #22 of 349
    Alfer

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    Hi soon to be spammer!...glad you find the show to be nice.

    :)
     
  3. Jun 7, 2013 #23 of 349
    That Don Guy

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    I don't think this was the only "pre-Vegas auditions" show - and wasn't that just the New York auditions? That would leave two cities, followed by Vegas.

    As for "names" being on the show, there have been a few; the Pendragons (a reasonably famous magic act - I think they headlined in Vegas at one point; they had definitely been on NBC a few times before this) were on the show a few years ago; apparently it was mainly so Jonathan Pendragon could show that he "was back" after nearly getting killed in an accident (he fell on the broken shaft of an arrow while trying to hang a light fixture of some sort, and it managed to pierce part of his heart).
     
  4. Jun 7, 2013 #24 of 349
    newsposter

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    i have to do this too, when i saw only 3 acts in 33 minutes i was indeed vindicated. anyone who watches this live must go crazy from all the fluff.

    the floating guy needs a better intro to his trick, it's sorta freaky and not in a good way. and i do wish they eliminated singing from this show. while it's a legit talent there are 1000 other shows for singers and virtually none for stuff like cats jumping through hoops. i feel singing is out of place on this show

    i do realize there's a 'fan factor' here but certain acts you just know arent going to make it through to the end but just like AI, they put them in here for the entertainment value i guess.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2013 #25 of 349
    marrone

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    I kinda like the early shows. They show all the goofball acts which get weeded out. They aren't worthy at all, but great for comic relief. If they aren't going to show much of them (which they didn't this time around) then that will be disappointing.

    -Mike
     
  6. Jun 7, 2013 #26 of 349
    busyba

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    I don't necessarily agree, but I can understand the sentiment.

    I do wonder, however, why then by those standards House of the Rising Sun was okay. ;)
     
  7. Jun 7, 2013 #27 of 349
    JLucPicard

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    I'd have to go back and look (but don't think I'm thati nterested to do it ;)), but I thought I saw 'transitioning segments' that mentioned New York, San Antonio (I think) and one other city on this week's show.


    (Added 6/8/13)
    I did happen to go back and look at this today before I deleted it from my TiVo, and about the first half-hour (just the snake guy and Marty Brown) were from San Antonio, the middle hour or so was from New York, and the last half-hour or so was from Los Angeles. I imagine we could still see more from those cities if they're just splicing stuff together I suppose.
     
  8. Jun 8, 2013 #28 of 349
    That Don Guy

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    It's possible, especially considering there were 14(!) cities where auditions took place:
    Los Angeles (11/14-15)
    Seattle (11/29)
    Portland (12/1)
    Birmingham (12/10)
    Memphis (12/11)
    Nashville (12/13)
    Savannah (12/14)
    Raleigh (12/15)
    Norfolk (12/16)
    San Antonio (1/12-13)
    Columbus (1/19-20)
    Chicago (1/26-27)
    New York (2/1-2)
    New Orleans (2/15-16)
     
  9. Jun 8, 2013 #29 of 349
    spartanstew

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    Agreed, and that's my biggest complaint about the show. I don't need 5 minutes of backstory on contestants in the first round (which Idol is also famous for). They should be showing parts of 30 acts per hour. Just show the acts. Frustrating.

    I agree with this too. There's enough singing shows, just show talent other than singing.
     
  10. Jun 9, 2013 #30 of 349
    pmyers

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    I hear ya! I also find it uncomfortable to watch 10 year olds doing dances like the samba and other "sexy" latin dances. I just don't like it.
     
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    Howie

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    Hey now.
     
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    newsposter

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    hope you dont watch sabado gigante then
     
  13. Jun 10, 2013 #33 of 349
    pmyers

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    I stick with Caliente! lol
     
  14. Jun 10, 2013 #34 of 349
    newsposter

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    i'm not sure when thats on but i think i have a conflict for it..hmm
     
  15. Jun 10, 2013 #35 of 349
    MarkofT

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    It's on Saturdays. It's really big.
     
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    steve614

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    I am always impressed when a dude who looks like he could be a football player comes on and sings opera... :p
     
  17. Jun 12, 2013 #37 of 349
    busyba

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    Especially when he does the soprano part. :eek:
     
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    pmyers

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    Should this be in the "Is this racist?" thread? LOL...j/K

    That guy blew my socks off!
     
  19. Jun 12, 2013 #39 of 349
    nlsinger

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    My son's choir sang the song during the transition from New York to LA.
     
  20. Jun 12, 2013 #40 of 349
    JLucPicard

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    Ok, speculation on the kid's magic trick:

    Bag of popcorn already had the dollar bill in it. Kid gets a bill from Howie and makes a switch with a fake (albeit a very good one) bill that has the same serial # as the real one in the popcorn bag. Howard reads serial #. Kid switches fake bill with flash paper bill while folding it. Hocus-pocus, open the bag, serial # matches. Return that bill to Howie, or switches that bill with the one originally received from Howie and gives that one back.
    Did it rather well, however it was done.

    And couldn't that first guy have dressed a little better for this??? No need to go to a tux or anything, but dude, really bad jeans and a stupid 'check out receipt' T-shirt??? Didn't like that aspect at all.
     

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