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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. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Well, America and the judges got it right (IMO). All four acts that went through are the ones I would have picked.
    :up:
     
  2. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    I would have left out the mind reader and kept the teen female dancer.
     
  3. bruinfan

    bruinfan Active Member

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    slight tangent:

    i could've sworn i saw dittleman as an extra in the movie "ted".

    the party when marky mark walked into the flash gordon party.. he was a wall flower... i think that was him
     
  4. Aug 2, 2012 #445 of 557
    Dawghows

    Dawghows Active Member

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    I went to high school with Ulysses. He used to stand in the hallway between classes and sing. He has a wonderful voice, and an absolutely encyclopedic knowledge of songs from pretty much every conceivable genre.* I don't quite know how he went so far off the rails on this show. My feeling is that he probably initially chose the Theme from The Love Boat just to differentiate himself from the other singers, and then stuck with the idea of theme songs because Howie and Sharon seemed to respond to it. I believe he would have been better off to simply pick songs with regard to how well they showed off his voice, rather than trying to play to what he thought the judges were expecting.

    *Interesting anecdote: Ulysses sang at a bar/restaurant near our hometown for over 23 years. The local paper interviewed the owner of the restaurant for an article on Ulysses when he found out he was going to be on AMG. The owner said that in 23 years, she never saw Ulysses use any sheet music, and she never heard anyone request a song he didn't know.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2012 #446 of 557
    inaka

    inaka Well-Known Member

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    Look at the 3:17 mark of the video.

    You can see how he sticks the "4" on there with his thumb right before he flips the card around, after taking it out of the envelope. He sticks it on, then flips his hand around to reveal the card. He's also off-camera finding the 4 sticker most likely, when the camera is focused on the ladies opening the remaining cases.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2012 #447 of 557
    getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

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    getreal

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    From 2:55 to 3:05 Dittleman's hands are covered by the case, which gives him LOTS of time to take the sticker from the case and palm it before stepping behind the "envelope", which our minds expect to be a completely enclosed container for the card-reveal. But there is no flap to open. It is simply a dark card in front of the white card which he slides out from the side. There was even more time available during the distraction of having the audience watch the girls open the remaining cases while he could place the "4" sticker onto the reveal card behind the black card/envelope. Our minds fill in the blanks to complete the illusion of the envelope. What we saw was a quick tweak of the sticker placement before turning the card around for the final reveal.

    Simple sleight of hand and distraction, yet impressive nonetheless.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2012 #449 of 557
    inaka

    inaka Well-Known Member

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    Not saying he didn't also have more time, but you can literally see him put his thumb and PRESS on the card at the 3:17 mark of the video, right is the exact spot that has the "4".

    It's a slightly awkward movement, because he presses it, and then has to re-grip the card so when he flips it around the "4" is clear. Otherwise, when he flipped the card, his thumb would be smack dab over the "4".

    Nothing special of a trick at all.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2012 #450 of 557
    busyba

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    To be fair, almost all illusions, once deconstructed, are unimpressive and "nothing special".

    Like the "Aristocrats" joke, it's all in the delivery. Dittleman delivers.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2012 #451 of 557
    inaka

    inaka Well-Known Member

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    Well, usually I'd like to at least be stumped a bit.

    This trick? It was pretty obvious that they were trick cases to everyone at least, no?
     
  11. Aug 2, 2012 #452 of 557
    steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Not me, not at first. :eek:

    I knew there had to be a trick because I don't believe in "mind reading", but I couldn't think how it was accomplished.
    Once other people pointed out things, I could see where things could have been manipulated.

    As far as this "trick" goes, I think Dittleman did a good performance.
     
  12. Aug 2, 2012 #453 of 557
    jay_man2

    jay_man2 jay_man-also

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    Same here.
     
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    JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member TCF Club

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    Very obvious to me.
     
  14. Aug 3, 2012 #455 of 557
    GoHalos

    GoHalos Registered User

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    +1. I immediately noticed him flip the case over while he was walking back to his area (away from the women).
     
  15. morac

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    Talk about a train wreck. It was like we were back in the audition stage of the competition. Did the AGT folks even watch the YouTube videos before inviting the people on the show. I mean an air guitarist? That was the best they could find? Really? There were a few good acts, but most were awful.

    The girl singer and the final dance act will go through. As for the third act, I guess either the parrot or one of the two magicians.


    Speaking of which, any idea how the second magician did his trick? Was it some kind of fishing line or something?
     
  16. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

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    The last act was very good. But the rest were just ho-hum.
     
  17. nataylor

    nataylor Curiously Strong TCF Club

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    I love Cast in Bronze. He performs at our local ren faire every year.
     
  18. morac

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    Tell him to tune his instrument.
     

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