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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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    Hence my "for the most part" clarifier. Terry's the exception to the rule though. Other than him and Jackie Evancho, who didn't win and was already a professional, the rest of the winning singers have had horrible album sales. Other than a half time performance at an NBA game, I haven't seen Olate Dogs mentioned anywhere this year.
     
  2. pdhenry

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    10% even compunded annually makes the current value less than $25,000. No one would be willing to accept less than one year's return on the time payment, I'd suspect.
     
  3. late for dinner

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    that doesn't make sense to me - did you drop a zero? The PV of 25k a year for 40 years at 10% is $244 thousand.
     
  4. morac

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    It depends. $25,000 forty years from now is going to worth a lot less than $25,000 today. With good interest rates, lump sum could be worth more overall. The major hit is the higher tax rate you pay with a lump sum payment.

    For lotteries, lump sum payouts are usually around 60% of the total. 25% is taken for federal tax, plus whatever state tax there is, so $400,000 is a good ballpark after tax figure for a million dollar lottery. Most lotteries are annualized over 25 to 30 years though, so the AGT payout is likely to be lower.
     
  5. pdhenry

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    I blame the calculator that I randomly chose (linked above).

    Enthusiastically agreed, but 25,000 lump sum vs. 25,000 per year?
     
  6. Donbadabon

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    It is 2013 and we still can't sing 'get high with a little help from my friends' on tv. Crazy.

    Let's spend some time together.
     
  7. morac

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    I agree, there's no way the lump sum could be $25,000.
     
  8. late for dinner

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    4 % disc rate 494,819
    6 % disc rate 376,157
    8 % disc rate 298,115
    10 % disc rate 244,476

    before taxes
     
  9. nlsinger

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    The show takes a significant agent's fee if you get gigs after the show.
     
  10. JLucPicard

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    Just finished watching last night's live show and I want to get my thoughts out before reading others and seeing any results:

    Anna Christine - Ok performance but boring song.

    Tellavision - Lame! Why did Howie stand up for that? I agreed with Howard.

    American Hitmen - I like these guys, but I really didn't like that performance much. When Heidi said, "I want it harder", I wondered if she hears herself when she says things like that. ;)

    Special Head - He didn't disappear, his illumination went dark, they moved his prop offstage and he ran to the facade/balcony/whatever. I hate his gimmick and don't care for his presentation. Extremely dangerous??? Please! Glad the judges pretty saw it the same way.

    Fresh Faces - Cute, yes. You work hard and are to be commended, but this is not a million dollar act. Your 15 minutes is over for now.

    Collins Key - I was amazed and have NO clue about how he did that one! Definitely through to the semis.

    Kevin Downey Jr - Dud! I hate this guys act from delivery to material. I would never pay to see this guy. This is the first time tonight my opinion is diametrically opposed to Howard's opinion.

    Aarilyn & Izzy - Buh-bye!

    Alexandria the Great - Might get through by default depending on how the rest of the night plays out. The narrative needs a LOT of work if it's supposed to add to the act.

    KriStef - Kind of fun and very impressive. Their strength and athleticism amazes me.

    Hype - Not sure what to think. I liked the old Gene Kelly-style music for a change of pace. Talented but not really a WOW performance.

    Branden James - I know this is going come out wrong, but I am so over the "I'm gay, I need acceptance" having to play out on a national stage. Get on with your talent already. That said, there is something about the tone if his voice that just bugs the crap out of me. I don't see him as a million dollar talent, either.


    I jotted my comments on paper before listening to the judges and was surprised that I mostly agreed with a lot of theirs.

    If it were up to me the four going through would be Collins Key, KriStef, American Hitmen and I suppose Hype, or maybe Anna Christne (though I don't think either one will go much farther).

    Now off to watch the results show!
     
  11. morac

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    Can't say I'm surprised by the results.

    Also they should just vote 2 and 2 every results show and "let America decide".
     
  12. Jayjoans

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    Collins Key= Watch when he sets the box down on the ladder, he doesn't just set it down, he "clicks" it into place. Offstage a person writes down the answers on the paper and installs it in the top step while he's making happy talk by going over each person's answers again. It's rolled up and then compressed into an oval to fit in the ladder. When he reaches into the box and removes it from the hiding place, it expands to a circle again, looking much too big to have come out of the ladder.

    Easy peasy.
     
  13. MScottC

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    Did anyone else notice an audio level issue with last night's results show? I had to double my audio level just to bring it to a reasonable level, then commercials were blasting. WNBC in NYC over Comcast.
     
  14. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member TCF Club

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    I had the same issue (KARE on DirecTV). Coming out of FF at the commercial breaks and hitting the tail end of the commercial - yowza! That was loud!
     
  15. Zephyr

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    Yea, we're in a hotel in DE which further throttles the sound at about 60% so we could barely hear it. Worse, the show was so full of (noisier) commercials, I simply went to bed without surviving to the end.
     
  16. scsiguy72

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    Same thing in SF bay area. I had the sound at 60 (40 is average) and the commercials were screaming loud. Very annoying having adjust the volume up and down all night
     
  17. pmyers

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    And that's why you don't have 4 judges....
     
  18. bryhamm

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    this. as soon as Nick said the judges were going to decide, I thought to myself that it was going to be a tie.
     
  19. getreal

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    I was surprised that American Hitmen went out so soon!

    I can't stand the sound on all of these talent shows where the producers encourage the youngsters in the audience to scream and clap rhythmically throughout performances. It makes me wonder how the judges, who are only feet from the audience, can hear anything!
     
  20. pmyers

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    What's even more surprising was that Howard (who has been adament about finding a band) picked that girl over them....and I thought she did terrible.
     

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