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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. Cainebj

    Cainebj Active Member

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    well i did my own research they were called 212 Green from Harlem - they aren't listed as contestants in the live show - i wonder what happened to them?

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  2. KungFuCow

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    Their web page doesnt mention it either. I thought they were pretty good.. kind of odd.. wonder if they got a better offer and had to drop out.
     
  3. bryhamm

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    Three of the acts stood out to me and should move on:

    Collins Keys
    Kristeff Brothers
    Tellavision


    The last one was a bit tougher, but I give it to Branden James
     
  4. morac

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    #tuchas

    Assuming the judges weren't in on It, I have no idea how Collins Key did this. Obviously he had to write down the hash tags after they were said, but I didn't see any time he would have had a chance to do so. It was a good trick, but I don't think it was Radio City Music Hall good.

    The Kristef Brothers were very good.

    Of the other groups, Anna Christine and American Hitmen were good.

    TellAvision was pretty good, but not great. There were some timing issues in the performance.

    Maybe it was just me, but I thought Branden James was slightly off key. I didn't think he was that great. I skipped over his story so maybe that was skewing the judges.

    I though the comedian (Kevin) was okay. He had some good jokes, but there was something off about him.

    Hype was just okay. I agree with Howard.

    The escape artist (Alexandria) was okay, but I've seen it before and I've seen some escape artists take longer than a minute.

    Fresh Faces are talented, but their routine was a mess.

    Special Head, uh no. Screaming girl, definitely NOOOOOOOOO!
     
  5. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

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    Can someone tell me where the city of Tampa Bay is? I know NBC/AGT said it was in Florida but I still can't find it on the map. (sorry pet peeve)
     
  6. morac

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    I don't think Tampa Bay is a city. It's a bay. Tampa is a city.

    Map link
     
  7. LoadStar

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    ... well, not a joke, but that was Einselen's point.
     
  8. pdhenry

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    Near as I can figure, it gets carried in on the ladder, filled in offstage. There were one or two opportunities for sleight of hand when he's opening the box as it sits on the top step of the ladder. But still it was executed flawlessly,
     
  9. busyba

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    I thought I spotted those moves as well, until I saw the size of the paper that the stuff was written on.
     
  10. pdhenry

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    Yeah, it was only a guess based on my presumption of the only opportunity to accomplish it. Maybe it's some compartment built into the top step, so when he removes it from the box he's really removing it from the compartment in the step (I'm working from memory).
     
  11. Donbadabon

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    The box is similar to the "Master Prediction System", as seen here:

    http://www.wellingtonent.com/products/classicpredict.html

    My pure guess is the box has a printer of some sort inside, and the paper is wrapped around it. When the judges give their answers, someone back-stage types in their answers on a keyboard, which then gets transmitted to the printer.

    If anyone here has $2995 burning a hole in their pocket, we can find out for sure. :)
     
  12. morac

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    The box certainly looks the same. It doesn't say anything about printing out to look handwritten, but for nearly $3000 it might. It does say it folds the paper and seals it in an envelope.
     
  13. KungFuCow

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    You can usually predict whos going through by the judge's comments. That being said, Im going with Anna Christine, The Kirstef Brothers, Brandon James (Although I didnt think he did that well) and Collins Keys.

    They were critical of Anna but all of them praised her. If the judges are split, they usually dont get put through.
     
  14. pmyers

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    I really enjoyed the "kid" magician. I like that he used modern technology in his act.

    The one thing that KILLS me about this show is right at the end there is the following disclaimer (paraphrased)

    "The $1million prize is paid out over a 40 year annuity but the winner may chose to take the present value cash equivalant".

    Really! You can't just give them the $1mill. That's $25k a year!

    What is the present cash value equivalant of $1mill based on 40 years?
     
  15. late for dinner

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    What's your discount rate? ;)
     
  16. morac

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    With taxes, it's not even that. Also any of those ensemble groups would split the prize, so at most they are getting a few thousand dollars a year. I won't even get into inflation.

    Really the prize isn't that great. If someone is doing it for the million dollars, he/she will be disappointed. The prize also includes touring and a show in Vegas. I'm assuming the winner gets at least some of the proceeds from that.

    Still there's a reason past winners for the most part have vanished into obscurity.
     
  17. late for dinner

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    Terry Fador is doing pretty good though (estimated net worth $100 million)
     
  18. pmyers

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    Totally agree. The prize isn't that great and the real money is in what MIGHT happen after the show is over, but I still believe the producers/owners should be ashamed of just not paying out the prize in one lump.
     
  19. pdhenry

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    Around $400K but it depends on the rate used. I used the particular calculator's default of 2.3%
     
  20. late for dinner

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    too low of a rate. An appropriate discount rate for a structured settlement funding transaction is between 8-14% depending on who's making the payment.
     

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