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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. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

    Apr 25, 2006
    Bummed that All That made it through over Lindsey especially as they had their chance. I saw both in the "audition" round live and both were amazing acts and I thought both could go far, but still I just liked how bubbly Lindsey is and how she was so easily excited to move on each time and to be back.
  2. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    That was a strange episode (Wild Card Results) - the first half looked like the end of a Giants-Dodgers baseball game, and the second half looked like a news show. Oh, wait - it was the end of a baseball game followed by a news show. (San Jose/San Francisco's NBC station aired a Giants-Dodgers game that was "supposed to" end by 10 PM and then air AGT, but the game ran until 10:30, so they decided that, rather than have AGT run until 11:30, they would move it to 2 AM early Sunday morning in place of an infomercial block. Normally, they would have let an independent station air it, but instead it aired the 10 PM Law & Order: SVU episode an hour early. Note that it was stunts like this that led NBC to break off from its original San Francisco affiliate.)
  3. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    How did Sebastien "El Charro De Oro" make it through? There must have been massive voting by the hispanic community. :rolleyes:

    I'm disappointed Spencer Horseman, Jarrett & Raja, and Ben Blaque didn't make it through. :(

    At least America got one vote right... Todd Oliver. :up:

    The best shot of the night:


  4. Sacrilegium

    Sacrilegium that weird guy

    Dec 14, 2006
    Really? Ugh. I thought his act was amusing the first time out, but his material still stinks. Even when they were raving about his topical set, it was really really easy jokes. Like lower-level Jay Leno stuff.
  5. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Eh, I don't care about the jokes, but I like his gimmick. That is something I have never seen before, therefore it's worthy of a semi-final spot. Lesser acts have gotten through, why not this guy?
  6. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

    May 26, 2001
    I likes Howard's signature move at the beginning - a combination of Howie's swirly salute and Sharon's hand heart. He should have just done the Sirius fist, but then he'd look like a Black Panther.
  7. Jayjoans

    Jayjoans New Member

    Jan 22, 2003
    The creepy piano playing magician duo is so terribly bad it's fun to watch. It's as if they won the talent show at the group home where they live, so they let them out to go on AGT. That "illusion" is sophomoric at best. If I recall, it's something "that's never been done before" according to the taller weirdo.

    Clearly, when he starts playing the piano in the box you can see how flimsy it is, it's a lightweight prop that folds flat against the floor (which is why they raise the box over the audience). When they start to screw the box shut, you'll see a guy from the back right corner walk into the frame and climb up into the box from the back. He helps fold the piano and delivers the little weirdo's black overalls and hat he changes into. As people are feverishly working to screw the box together, you'll then see two people exit to the back of the stage, one to the right and one to the left from behind the box. Little weirdo removes the black overalls and hightails it to the piano in the audience. This isn't even kinda cool, it's completely lame. Maybe next time they'll make a quarter appear behind Howie's ear!

    Not magic. Not even illusory.
  8. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    LOL! :D
  9. MauriAnne

    MauriAnne Mostly lurking

    Sep 20, 2002
    Watched the first semifinal show tonight.

    Anyone have any idea how Dittleman did it tonight? I have ZERO clue.
  10. spikedavis

    spikedavis New Member

    Nov 23, 2003
    I just came here to post the same thing. Great trick!
  11. Doggie Bear

    Doggie Bear Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    No idea how Dittleman did the Howard drawing trick. The triangle in the circle is just a high probability guess that most people will think of the most obvious shapes, which are squares, circles, and triangles -- and he said, don't pick squares. It's kind of like the trick about having people think of a number, do a bunch of math operations on it that ensures they'll end up with 4, and then convert that to the equivalent letter (i.e., D), and then think of a country that starts with that letter, and then go one letter over (i.e., E) and think of an animal that starts with that letter, and then go two letters over (i.e., G), and think of a color.

    "Gray elephants in Denmark"

    Of course, there aren't many D countries (although Dominican Republic sometimes comes up, especially for big baseball fans), and elephants are the obvious E creature.


    As to the show itself, I was most impressed by the Earth Harp guy, Dittleman, and Tom Cotter.
  12. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

    Jun 18, 2000
    They announced that the next show is tonight, 9pm eastern. Yet FIOS guide data has preseason NFL Football on NBC tonight, at least in NY. The show normally on Wednesday is listed on Sunday.
    The is no mention of football on NBC's websight. Is the guide data wrong?
  13. pdhenry

    pdhenry Now 15% off

    Feb 27, 2005
    My TiVo data has an AGT rerun (last week's results show) at 8 followed by the live results show at 9.
  14. nataylor

    nataylor Curiously Strong TCF Club

    Apr 26, 2000
    Houston, TX
    He obviously had some way of knowing which color Howard was picking up. He'd ask Howard to choose a color, then wait until Howard had the color in his hand before telling Howard what to draw.
  15. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    Just WNBC is airing the Patriots-Giants game tonight. This is a similar situation to my earlier post in this thread (#482), where the NBC affiliate in San Francisco aired a Dodgers-Giants baseball game instead of last week's results show. I am a little surprised there isn't a "backup station" in New York that would air locally pre-empted network shows at the "correct" time.

    I don't think there's much, if anything, WNBC can do about it; usually local station contracts with football/baseball teams say the sporting event takes precedence over network programming.
  16. markz

    markz Active Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    And there were probably no extra colors that didn't get used.
  17. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

    Jun 30, 2004
    St Louis area
    That's exactly correct. I said the same thing to my son afterwards, then rewound it to confirm it. Whenever he picked the blue color, he was always going to tell howard to color in his hair with that color.

    Each time the color was picked first, then he told howard where to use the color. Obviously there is some sort of plant in the crowd that can see what howard was picking and is relaying that info some how.
  18. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

    Jun 30, 2004
    St Louis area
    Some very good acts last night. There are gonna be some good acts that don't move on.

    Acts that I think are in the running to move on:
    Scott Brothers
    Tom Cotter
    Donovan & Rebecca

    Not quite in the same class as above, but might sneak through:
    Joe Castillo
    William Close

    Acts that probably will not move on:
    Academy of Villians
    Andrew de Leon
    Bria Kelly
    Todd Oliver
  19. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    That is correct, as, right after Howard drew the horns, Dittleman told him that there was only one color left (for the goatee); however, I think Howard didn't realize this and used the same color for the goatee as he did for the horns...and it seemed to me that Dittleman used slightly different colors. (If he did, then it's a good thing the leftover color wasn't green, as it would have been obvious that they were different.)

    I just hope America's Got Taste For Talent (like they did when they chose Terry Fator and Neal Boyd) - but if Edon gets voted through, I fear that the show is becong Yet Still Even Another Talent Show For Popular Music Singers.

    I was surprised by one thing - according to the Venetian/Palazzo website, this year's Vegas show will run for about two months, from September 26 through November 17, with one show per night (except Fridays); note that it will be at the Palazzo, not the Venetian (although they are "sister" properties and, in fact, connected to each other; still, they are different hotels and different casinos). Last year's show ran for something like three days.
  20. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da boogie...
    I'm no opera buff, but man is Andrew de Leon horrible!

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