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America's Got Talent Season 7 Discussion (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by KungFuCow, May 15, 2012.

  1. pmyers

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    Keep in mind with these dance troops (spelling) that they cycle members in and out constantly so I would predict that there isn't a single person in there that was there 6 years ago so I don't see any problem with them coming back again.
     
  2. ConstableClyde

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    Perfect description, Howard Stern character. I like that.
     
  3. Einselen

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    I can't tell in the YouTube video but it seems to me the main guy who was talking during this audition was part of the group back in S1. I think though that could be the argument saying hey it is the same name, but look most if not all of are new so it is a new group and if we audition under another name then it wouldn't be a big deal.

    Another group I liked from Tampa was the brass band but then again I like the acts that perform years at theme parks and become locals to the area. Many long time acts in theme parks all got the ax recently and it is sad to see that happen, so I have a soft spot for them.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2012 #184 of 557
    tiams

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    Did anyone else think it was weird they didn't have a better shot of the Human Cannonball's landing?

    In later rounds, his act is just going to be the same thing. It was interesting one time, but the thrill for the audience watching acts like this is wondering if something will go terribly wrong. But that only works for a live audience; we at home watching on TV know that nothing is going to go wrong, so there is no tension.
     
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    Fish Man

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    Agreed.

    He'll be this year's "Professor Splash".
     
  6. Jun 5, 2012 #186 of 557
    Donbadabon

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    I loved the 'sand artist'. It was very cool how he changed the scene with just a small modification.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2012 #187 of 557
    busyba

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    They had the shot, they just chose to not show it to us, so that they could make us think that he went splat.

    The editing was very manipulative. First, the "under net" angle was shot in a way that gave no indication of how high off the ground the net actually was. Then they do a smash cut away from the net just after he's landed in it but not stopped descending. Then they add a "splat" sound effect as they cut away and cut to Nick saying "oh sh*t!" and running to the landing zone.

    It was all designed to make us think something horrible had happened, just so they could have some artificial tension before revealing that he was okay.

    Afterwards, on the replays, they couldn't then show a "good" angle because that would be admitting that they had withheld it the first time.

    I found it to be quite annoying and dooshy. It's why I hate shows like this. It's why I only watch for the initial train-wreck auditions phase. Truthfully, I feel dirty even watching that much of it, given the vile production tactics.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2012 #188 of 557
    tiams

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    Kinda like the way we were shown the "escape artist" in the trap. All tension is going to be artificial with these acts. Even my 9 year old knows nothing bad is going to happen.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2012 #189 of 557
    busyba

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    At least the escape artist's act (if done right) is specifically designed to have artificial tension built into it. I'm not even sure why they needed to do all the BS camera tricks to add to it (unless the guy didn't do a good job of doing it on his own).

    With the cannonball guy though, they were just flat out engaging in cheap deception.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2012 #190 of 557
    markz

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    They also threw in a couple of blasts on the ambulance siren as Nick went running to the net trying to make us think the ambulance was on the move.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2012 #191 of 557
    That Don Guy

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    At least they didn't do what usually happens in non-circus televised human cannonball shootings - have a "test run" with a dummy that (intentionally, but they never mention that part) misses the net.

    And one "advantage" of living on the west coast is, even on the live shows, you know that nothing serious is going to happen - if they were to show something like this live out east and a serious injury were to happen, almost certainly NBC would edit it out of the west coast airing. (Pretty much every swear word that "got through" on live broadcasts of SNL has been edited out of the west coast broadcast - in fact, according to one book about SNL, when Charles Rocket dropped his famous F-bomb, pretty much the first thing the executive producer did was to call NBC Los Angeles and warn them, so it would be censored.)
     
  12. Jun 5, 2012 #192 of 557
    tiams

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    Only a live audience experiences any tension. All of us watching TV know that if something horrible had happened during taping, we would have heard about it before and it wouldn't air. It's all ho-hum.

    side note: When I was a kid, I got so excited for Evel Knievel's stunts! We need live daredevil stunts to make a comeback!
     
  13. Jun 5, 2012 #193 of 557
    inaka

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    Yeah, I liked the sand artist too.
    Reminded me a bit of Denny Dent's use of music and art.
    I had never seen that done with sand before. Very cool.
     
  14. Jun 5, 2012 #194 of 557
    pmyers

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    I thought I had remembered seing something similiar with the sand from a previous season....but it was cool and it was patriotic which is always a crowd pleaser
     
  15. Jun 5, 2012 #195 of 557
    bareyb

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    Same here. Not exactly original, but then again, what is? I wonder if they will have people in blackout suits using lights in front of a darkened background again this year? ;)
     
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    Cainebj

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    That's very strange.
    What's even stranger is I totally forgot Brandy was once a judge!!!:eek:
     
  17. Jun 5, 2012 #197 of 557
    bareyb

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    Me too. Now that you mention it, I do recall that she was terrible and was only there to promote herself. That stuck with me. :p
     
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    tiams

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    The mind reader - I have seen the trick before, complete with half dollars duct taped over the eyes. But I don't know how it is done? Anyone know?


    Chainsaw to an apple in the mouth - what makes people so stupid?

    Goth singer - wow. He has never sung in front of anybody ever, and he decides to do it on a national TV show? He was amazingly good, but I have suspicions about the backstory.
     
  19. Jun 5, 2012 #199 of 557
    nataylor

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    morac

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