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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 12, 2013 #41 of 349
    bryhamm

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    Not a fan of acts that have to leave the stage.
     
  2. Jun 13, 2013 #42 of 349
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    I like it when the bad acts leave the stage never to be seen again.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2013 #43 of 349
    GoHalos

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    Spoiler for a question:
    So do you think that Nick was in on it (Nick: "He's taking my snacks"), or that the magician happened to be using the same brand/size snacks that they were providing to Nick? Seems a bit suspect to me. Very good trick either way, though.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2013 #44 of 349
    JLucPicard

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    I don't think those were actually Nick's snacks at all, just another one of those silly things Nick says in his 'duties' as ringmaster. I didn't take a close look at the bag, but I didn't immediately recognize it as something I knew. I just figured it could be either (a) a regional brand of something that I wouldn't know about in the Midwest or (b) a generic 'popcorn' snack bag or something like that - along the lines of a pop can that says "Cola" on it. The guy's own prop that he brought with him, not something he just found there and chose to utilize.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2013 #45 of 349
    busyba

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    The popcorn bag was Orville Redenbocker brand. Aren't they an AGT sponsor?
     
  6. Jun 14, 2013 #46 of 349
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    Yes - they are. Makes total sense that it could be a 'gimmicked' bag with the promotional tie in. (As I mentioned, I didn't pay much attention to the bag, so thanks for pointing that out!)
     
  7. Jun 15, 2013 #47 of 349
    morac

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    i just watched this trick and he took the bill and immediately held it up to the camera and the serial number matched what was read. There wasn't any cut away, so I don't see how he could have swapped the bill. I'm not saying he couldn't have, but even in slow mo it didn't show (or they cut part of the act).
     
  8. Jun 15, 2013 #48 of 349
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    I don't watch this show, but I saw something on the young man singing opera, this morning, so I found the video and watched him.

    Love him! These are the stories that I love and, of course, his talent is brilliant. I cried. I don't know what the song was about but it sounded so tragic. I hope he has every success after having to deal with the awfulness of his 'family' in tossing him out for being gay. :( I loved how Howie said they were his family now and they are very proud of him.
     
  9. Jun 16, 2013 #49 of 349
    pdhenry

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    Con te Partiro (loosely translated in the English version as "Time to say Goodbye" but a literal translation of the title is "I will go with you".) Andrea Boccelli and Sarah Brightman have both recorded it.

     
  10. Jun 17, 2013 #50 of 349
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    I agree, and it would kill me to have to watch this without a DVR and/or to watch it without doing something else, like playing with an ipad during the backstories.

    The content-to-noise ratio of the auditions in poor and getting poorer. I thought in the beginning of the series we were able to see many more acts than we do now.

    I also noticed last week a lack of "bad" acts. It's taking some of the suspense out of it, I no longer wonder if each act is going to be good or bad, but generally assume it's going to be good. The exception is a rapid-fire assortment of 4 bad acts, usually timed for the middle of the episode. It's becoming too predictable.

    I dislike almost all of the acts with kids. They're almost universally a kid doing something well that you would expect the kid to not be able to do. It's not the "best talent" in America; it's average talent from an unexpected source.

    I feel the same way about people-who-don't-look-like-opera-singers-singing-opera, now a recurring theme on the show. They aren't really good opera singers. They're just average singers with an unconventional physical appearance for the genre.
     
  11. Jun 19, 2013 #51 of 349
    markymark_ctown

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    Weightlifters moving on to Vegas? Really?

    Loved the female singer toward the end of last night's show...great pipes!
     
  12. Jun 19, 2013 #52 of 349
    pdhenry

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    Don't forget that in years past a significant number of the acts that "go to Vegas" literally don't leave the airport.
     
  13. Jun 19, 2013 #53 of 349
    busyba

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    Did I miss something or was there no ridiculously bad acts (or even a single "X") in the latest episode? Was there even a montage of bad acts?
     
  14. Jun 19, 2013 #54 of 349
    loubob57

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    I don't recall hearing the buzzer either.
     
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    Im hoping there is a show that is all Xs. To me - the best part of auditions are the totally bad acts.
     
  17. Jun 19, 2013 #57 of 349
    2004raptor

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    Only caught part of an episode on my DVR, not sure what night it was from. It was the you magician. Was he 16? He made the dollar bill transport into the chip bag.

    How'd he do that? :cool:
     
  18. Jun 20, 2013 #58 of 349
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    I would have no interest in watching that, this weeks show was perfect, no crap acts.
     
  19. Jun 20, 2013 #59 of 349
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    i always wondered how such a large group would indeed be able to move to vegas and do a full time show. but yet they let groups like the military wives in for fluff i guess.

    i cant remember all the past winners but has a 'large group' ever won?
     
  20. Jun 20, 2013 #60 of 349
    pdhenry

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    I don't think they move to Las Vegas any more, but they headline "a show" in Vegas. and do a national tour with the rest of the Top Ten acts.

    Usually the winner has been a sionger, but "Big groups" have made the finale (e.g., Team Iluminate in 2011, Fighting Gravity in 2010).
     

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