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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. morac

    morac Cat God

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    No really, though I did technically pick a cheap one built into a cabinet at my office as the prior user left it locked when he left, but that was a poor lock as I opened it with a paper clip. Picking a real lock involves lining up all the pins in the lock. A good lock can't be picked in 5 seconds, even with lock picking tools, let alone a belt buckle. They may have been real locks, but they must be really cheap. I still think they are trick locks because his timing was too perfect.
     
  2. TriBruin

    TriBruin Active Member TCF Club

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    I agree with you on the possibility of being a trick locks, but even if they weren't, he didn't pick the top lock with his belt buckle. When you watch him working on the top lock, he covers it with his hand and the "drops" the lock pick kit. (I think he flicked it on the ground.) All he had to do at that point was wait out the time and pretend to be struggling.

    One that acts that got little notice, but i was rooting for was the rifle drill team. Some of the members of that team are local to me and have performed at my church. I was dissappointed they did make it through. In fact, they barely got any screen time at all.
     
  3. KungFuCow

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    Ive picked Masterlocks hundreds of times. Theyre that easy and Im at best a novice at that kind of stuff. Anyone with experience can open a Masterlock in under 5 seconds with a pick or even a hairpin.
     
  4. DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I'll second that. I took a lockpicking class a few years back, and those Masterlocks are very easy. In fact those are about the only ones I could pick everytime.

    It is still interesting to watch though. I would need a lot of practicing to do something like that, if I could. I am betting that the plexiglass box had some sort of failsafe on it where if he really got in trouble he could just jump out for example that last lock hinge holding the top shut could have been attached loosely.

    I am still trying to figure out mind reader guy. Could he be using some special pen that broadcasts the strokes back to him? I don't see how he could have looked at what she wrote on the paper itself.
     
  5. nataylor

    nataylor Curiously Strong TCF Club

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    When she handed him the paper, he palmed it and gave a duplicate piece of paper back to her.

    When he holds her hand, his other hand is in the perfect position so he can read the piece of paper now in his palm:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. That Don Guy

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    What I wonder is, do they really see only the "first group" of acts and then decide which of them go home before seeing the "second group", or do they watch them all and then make the decisions?

    I don't see how, for lack of a better way of describing him, "male soprano" didn't get through, yet somehow they know there will be performers in the next group who will be better than him.
     
  7. tiams

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    That's what I already said above. Two things that give it away -1. Him having Sharon give him the paper. 2. Sharon never revealing what was written on her paper.
     
  8. tiams

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    Water escape guy - obviously the locks were never a real hindrance, whether they are fake or just easy to pick. It was still impressive that he could hold his breath that long and stay calm under pressure. I wondered how he was so completely aware of exactly how much time was left on the clock. He knew exactly when to "drop" the pick.
     
  9. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member TCF Club

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    When they are doing the auditions I imagine they have to put through enough people to make sure they have enough once they are actually IN Vegas to work with. They have no idea when they are doing the early auditions how many they may send in the later rounds or how many that they send through may actually not be able to make it to Vegas for one reason or another - or whether they might discover issues with people that would require they dump them.

    So what's worse - give people a free trip to Vegas and send them home without them performing, or calling them at home and saying, "Oh yeah, remember how we were going to bring you to Vegas? Never mind, we won't be putting you through anyway".

    We don't know how long they were actually in Vegas before the judges told them to check the board and see if your going through or going straight home. And for any that went to the point of auditioning, etc., I doubt they'd be too upset over rehearsing - I would think they tend to do that a lot anyway.

    And they do that every year, so anyone who follows the show at all will probably realize that.
     
  10. JLucPicard

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    And TriBruin stole my thunder on the escape artist guy - he had already picked the last lock before 'fumbling' the pick away and going to the belt. All just a part of the performance and building tension.
     
  11. DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    But wasn't it a big piece of paper folded up? How did he figure out what was written on it while it was folded up?
     
  12. That Don Guy

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    Not last year, IIRC - there were three groups; those put straight through to LA, those who performed in Vegas right away, and those who performed in Vegas later. They have sent people straight home from Vegas before - remember the year the contestants were taken from the airport to an aircraft hangar (or at least that's the way it was edited to look on TV)? - but I don't think it was a "regular thing."

    Also remember that some of the acts that were not on "either list" were the acts put straight through to New York.
     
  13. markymark_ctown

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    correct - howard will be doing his radio show while AGT runs so he needs(wants?) to remain in NY to be near home and the Hamptons.
     
  14. jdfs

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    He has said on the air many times that was his condition for taking the job since he is already under contract to do the radio program. Also it technically is being filmed in NJ not NY although they never admit it. Howard wasn't so happy about that. Although he said it only took him a half hour to get back yesterday (some prelim shooting for next week).
     
  15. inaka

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    Practice.

    Probably each step is broken down into segments, and he knows how long to spend on each step through practice, much like a comedian can probably get his timing down perfect for a set, etc.
     
  16. loubob57

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    Big Barry goes through? Really? :eek:
     
  17. Regina

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    I was waiting for some comments on the Top 48...I cannot BELIEVE that Big Barry got through! I wonder if he was Howard's "put him through for me" pick?

    He's this year's "Boy Shakira" :D:p

    I thought they'd put the Goth kid through-heartbreaking. :eek: Yes, he forgot the words, but so did that one man who sang with his daughter and they put them through....

    Mean trick Howard played on "Turf"-the look on his face when Howard revealed that it was a trick was priceless! :D A rare moment of "reality" on a reality show...;)

    All Beef Patty is entertaining and I love her name but she won't go far. They could have put someone else in her place.

    Others' thoughts?
     
  18. bryhamm

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    Yeah, I don't get that one at all.
     
  19. KungFuCow

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    Im still floored they didnt even let the girl band perform. I thought they were pretty good.

    Definitely no front runners this year.. no Michael Grimms or Landau Eugene Murphy's.
     
  20. That Don Guy

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    Yet. Don't forget about YouTube's Got Talent.
     

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