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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 20, 2013 #61 of 349
    GoHalos

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    We were discussing that trick in posts #40-#47 above.
     
  2. Jun 22, 2013 #62 of 349
    That Don Guy

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    There was only one "national tour". Now, there is an AGT show in Vegas that starts in October and runs for a month or two. I think they get Jerry Springer to host it.

    Speaking of Vegas, here's something to think about concerning the success of AGT performers: Jabbawockeez (which was eliminated in Vegas in Season 2) just opened at the Luxor (on the Las Vegas Strip), with a run listed through at least the end of the year, while 2010 winner Michael Grimm has a one-night stand at the Aliante Hotel, located out in the Vegas boondocks.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2013 #63 of 349
    pdhenry

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    I was basing my info from the Wikipedia article which says, "Since season five, the show has also made the winner the headline act of a national tour with runners up following the final show, stopping in 25 cities."

    Looks like there was to have been a tour in early 2013, but it was cancelled.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2013 #64 of 349
    That Don Guy

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    The press release for this tour mentions the top acts from 2011 as well as 2012, so I am assuming there was no actual tour following the 2011 season (season six).

    I wonder what the "unforeseen circumstance" was that caused the entire tour to shut down before it even started. It might have something to do with 2011 winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., as I can't find any reference to the tour on his website (not even in the news archives), which is strange as he is listed as being on the tour.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2013 #65 of 349
    Cainebj

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    Usually that is code for bad ticket sales.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2013 #66 of 349
    That Don Guy

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    That episode was only an hour long (because of the two-hour The Voice finale). Usually, with shorter audition episodes of shows, "bad acts" are the first to go. (American Idol and The X Factor seem to be exceptions as people expect to see bad acts - especially the latter now, as it's not so much the bad acts themselves as watching Simon react to them.)

    I did notice in the credits that a single montage may include acts from different cities.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2013 #67 of 349
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    We went to see the tour the year Michael Grimm won (I guess the only year there has been a tour) and it was a great show for the most part. The guy that did the bicycle stuff was banged up and couldnt do much but other than that, it was a lot of fun.

    I do think you're probably right.. they ending up moving the stage WAY up from where the original seating plan had it being set up. It was crowded but they were only using about 1/4 of the arena.

    Its too bad. I enjoyed it and would go again if they came around here. It wasnt super expensive and we had a really good time. Each act came on twice.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2013 #68 of 349
    JLucPicard

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    Holy cow - what was with the 6-year old horror rock girl? She almost had a serial-killer in the making vibe to her - did she even smile once??? Yet despite that, I almost want to see her again! :)
     
  9. Jun 30, 2013 #69 of 349
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    There was a woman I worked with for 15 years that was on the show last week with her husband. They were the ones in the chicken suits that Stern hated. They got X'ed out before they even got started good.
     
  10. Jul 1, 2013 #70 of 349
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    They need to get rid of the kids that do things OK that adults do better. Especially hiphop kid dancers. They are never better than the best adult dancers.

    Can't believe the gum sculptor didn't advance!
     
  11. Jul 1, 2013 #71 of 349
    JLucPicard

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    Not trying to be argumentative, but was that a serious comment? I didn't see the winking smiley.

    Aside from the fact that I couldn't really see what he had created, even with any close up camera work (I did see something that kind of resembled a dolphin), this has got to be one of the most boring things to see in a live performance in a venue of any size.
     
  12. Jul 1, 2013 #72 of 349
    fmowry

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    C'mon. Did that really need a smiley? Unless he's sculpting a lifesize Michelangelo's David, do we really want to see a guy make anything with chewed gum?
     
  13. Jul 1, 2013 #73 of 349
    JLucPicard

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    Whew! I thought I was losing it!


    Or you were! :)
     
  14. Jul 1, 2013 #74 of 349
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    Nowhere near as bad as Toddlers and Tiaras.
     
  15. Jul 1, 2013 #75 of 349
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    sabado gigante is like this also sometimes
     
  16. Jul 1, 2013 #76 of 349
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    So far most of the acts aren't impressing me compared to last year. The coolest thing to date is the people doing the gymnastic shadow act. Last year we had the people that made artwork to music (CMYKs), the earth harp guy, and that Lightwire Theater group that did their show with lights.

    I don't expect those creative, mind-blowing acts to win against dancing dogs, but I at least like to see innovation and creativity. This year seems like a bunch of run-of-the-mill acts so far.
     
  17. Jul 18, 2013 #77 of 349
    markymark_ctown

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    Any comments on the Vegas show? Haven't watched the full episode, but surprised to see some of that acts sent home so far...
     
  18. Jul 18, 2013 #78 of 349
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    Pretty much par for the course with me ... agreed with most of the decisions, but there are some acts they put through that just has me scratching my head.

    I have come to the realization that I don't like Howie on the judging panel any more. I am agreeing with the comments that Howard, Heidi and Mel are saying, but not with Howie as much.
     
  19. Jul 18, 2013 #79 of 349
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    A prime example is the little "screaming" girl singer. I didn't think she should have even made it past the auditions, let alone be pushed through to RCMH
     
  20. Jul 18, 2013 #80 of 349
    markymark_ctown

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