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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. Jul 3, 2012 #341 of 557
    morac

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    New Jersey frequently gets the short end of the stick. The Statue of Liberty is in NJ, but it's a symbol of NY. NY Giants and Jets play in NJ. If NY could some how claim Jersey Shore, they would. :)

    To be fair, Boardwalk Empire is filmed in NY
     
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    morac

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    This, definitely. The camera work completely ruined the painting act. It made it boring as the majority of what was shown was the guy simply painting and didn't show the rest of the group. on the flip side, for the Scott brothers, there was no reason to show an eagle eye view of the act for 10 seconds.
     
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    Yeah, not a fan of the new stage either. I haven't gotten through all of Monday's show yet, but was frustrated trying to see the act through all the background visual noise from the stage - for example, couldn't see the first brass band's choreography and footwork because the background was so busy. Not sure how much input the acts have into how their performance gets staged for the camera.
     
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    That Don Guy

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    Some of us are surprised they actually mention on the show that it is taking place in New Jersey, and not pretending that they're somewhere in New York. It wouldn't be the first time; during Season 4, the on-air portion of the Chicago auditions took place in Los Angeles without anybody mentioning anything other than a blurb in the closing credits.

    Then again, it's a live show with an "active" crowd, so they probably figure that it would get out eventually that they were in New Jersey.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2012 #345 of 557
    busyba

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    No, they were saying "You're going to Newark!!!" It's a common mistake. :p
     
  6. Jul 3, 2012 #346 of 557
    busyba

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    FYP ;)
     
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    Thought the two dancing brothers were awesome last night.
     
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    MauriAnne

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    I thought the acts were way over-produced -- too many lights, visual effects, etc,

    Howard also got on my nerves last night. I was pleasantly surprised with him through the auditions, but last night, he seemed to think the show was all about him. I guess he couldn't keep his ego in check after all. Or maybe the audition edits were kind to him.
     
  9. Jul 3, 2012 #349 of 557
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    I also thought some acts were way over-produced. The background lights flashing behind the dance crew were overwhelming the actual act.
    The guy who made musical instruments out of tools was screwed by the music they had blaring over him. What he does is impressive and unique, but he shouldn't have been expected to compete with pop music tracks.

    Two facts: 1. That was a rude audience. 2. According to Sharon, the audience was filled with Howard Stern fans who were given tickets. Not saying the two facts are related.
     
  10. Jul 3, 2012 #350 of 557
    tiams

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    Whether or not an act advances out of this round of 48 is largely determined by what 11 other acts they have to compete against. It's not really fair that it is done this way. To be fair, all 48 acts should perform and be voted on at one time and the top 16 vote-getters move on from there. All groups are hoping they perform on the same night as Big Barry.
     
  11. Jul 3, 2012 #351 of 557
    bryhamm

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    I would.

    ;)
     
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    getreal

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    I second that emotion. ;)
     
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    It didn't help him any that the first instrument he played - a baseball bat? - sounded like an out-of-tune clarinet.

    And was it just me, or did Nick Cannon look different in the episode?
     
  14. Jul 3, 2012 #354 of 557
    tiams

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    Yes, he looked different. It's his hair. It has grown out.
     
  15. Jul 3, 2012 #355 of 557
    busyba

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    He shaved his stache/beard. In wide shots, he looked like he was 12.
     
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    gschrock

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    Arguable. The island is in waters belonging to NJ, but the portions of the land above water is legally NY's. Needless to say, since this is the US, NJ tried to sue NY over ownership, but the courts didn't hear the case.
     
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    MauriAnne

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    Plus his suit was shiny, light blue & ugly. Maybe he was going to prom after the show.
     
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    inaka

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    This is my first time watching the live version of this show, and wow, it was bad. The acts seem boring live when not edited and overly post-produced. Also, Howard wasn't funny at all, he was dull. Yikes.

    I swear, I'd take a faux cheesy show of Big Barry any day over some little kid dancing. Zzzzzzz
     
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    Odds Bodkins

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    Lil Starr is an embarrassment. Don't care that she's 6... just putrid.
     
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    Turtleboy

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    I agree, but blame her parents. To call her, "Lil Starr"? At least she'll be able to keep that name when, at 18, she transitions into porn.
     

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