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Old 08-22-2012, 09:13 PM   #481
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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.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:55 AM   #482
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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.)
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:17 AM   #483
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How did Sebastien "El Charro De Oro" make it through? There must have been massive voting by the hispanic community.

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

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


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Old 08-23-2012, 08:48 AM   #484
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At least America got one vote right... Todd Oliver.
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.
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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.
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?
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:30 PM   #486
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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.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:01 PM   #487
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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.
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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.
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... Maybe next time they'll make a quarter appear behind Howie's ear!

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Old 08-28-2012, 11:44 PM   #489
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Watched the first semifinal show tonight.

Anyone have any idea how Dittleman did it tonight? I have ZERO clue.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:43 AM   #490
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Watched the first semifinal show tonight.

Anyone have any idea how Dittleman did it tonight? I have ZERO clue.
I just came here to post the same thing. Great trick!
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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.

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Old 08-29-2012, 05:08 AM   #492
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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?
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:43 AM   #493
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My TiVo data has an AGT rerun (last week's results show) at 8 followed by the live results show at 9.
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Watched the first semifinal show tonight.

Anyone have any idea how Dittleman did it tonight? I have ZERO clue.
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.
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They announced that the next show is tonight, 8pm 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 website. Is the guide data wrong?
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.
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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.
And there were probably no extra colors that didn't get used.
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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.
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.
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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
Edon
Dittelman
Todd Oliver
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And there were probably no extra colors that didn't get used.
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.
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I'm no opera buff, but man is Andrew de Leon horrible!
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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.
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There is. I found out that the NBC substation (4.2 for antenna users) will carry America's Got Talent. FIOS does carry this channel which is 406 in my area although it looks like it isn't carried in HD.
Comcast users also have this channel (I had Comcast before FIOS) but I don't remember the channel number.
I can't speak for Cablevision or satellite TV, users can consult their guide. Or just wait until Sunday.
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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.
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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.
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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.
It wasn't a plant in the audience. Dittleman could actually SEE him the entire time he picked a color. Before you say, "Ahhh but they showed him with his eyes closed" go back at rewatch it. As everyone has said, as Howard picks up each colored marker, then Dittleman tells him where to draw. BUT, re-watch when Howard picks up the blue pen. As Howard picks up that color, Stern mockingly waves the pen to the crowd to joke around like a magician's assistant, and Dittleman accidentally laughs.

Why did he laugh if he couldn't see him?

You can tell because Dittleman catches himself after laughing and then tells him to draw in the hair with the blue pen. It wasn't just an accidental laugh. He could see Howard picking each color the entire time.
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There is. I found out that the NBC substation (4.2 for antenna users) will carry America's Got Talent. FIOS does carry this channel which is 406 in my area although it looks like it isn't carried in HD.
Comcast users also have this channel (I had Comcast before FIOS) but I don't remember the channel number.
I can't speak for Cablevision or satellite TV, users can consult their guide. Or just wait until Sunday.
Zap2It says that Cablevision carries it (at least in Brooklyn) in HD on 109.

I didn't think DirecTV or Dish carried subcarrier channels, although DirecTV does appear to carry KNBC (Los Angeles) in New York, which airs the episode at midnight Eastern.
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It wasn't a plant in the audience. Dittleman could actually SEE him the entire time he picked a color. Before you say, "Ahhh but they showed him with his eyes closed" go back at rewatch it. As everyone has said, as Howard picks up each colored marker, then Dittleman tells him where to draw. BUT, re-watch when Howard picks up the blue pen. As Howard picks up that color, Stern mockingly waves the pen to the crowd to joke around like a magician's assistant, and Dittleman accidentally laughs.

Why did he laugh if he couldn't see him?

You can tell because Dittleman catches himself after laughing and then tells him to draw in the hair with the blue pen. It wasn't just an accidental laugh. He could see Howard picking each color the entire time.

While this could be true, I wonder how he would do that?
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Man, he sure didn't like Sharon suggesting that he remove all the Marilyn Mason makeup! Can you say AWKWARD? I don't necessarily agree with her, but it would have been great for ratings.
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While this could be true, I wonder how he would do that?
Utterly simple an a variety of ways. Mirror off stage, monitor, mirror in his hand that he would hold up, etc...

He's literally just closing his eyes.
He doesn't even have a blindfold, etc. He could just squint to see the color of the marker.
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Did someone suggest the Scott Brothers should move on?

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It wasn't a plant in the audience. Dittleman could actually SEE him the entire time he picked a color. Before you say, "Ahhh but they showed him with his eyes closed" go back at rewatch it. As everyone has said, as Howard picks up each colored marker, then Dittleman tells him where to draw. BUT, re-watch when Howard picks up the blue pen. As Howard picks up that color, Stern mockingly waves the pen to the crowd to joke around like a magician's assistant, and Dittleman accidentally laughs.

Why did he laugh if he couldn't see him?

You can tell because Dittleman catches himself after laughing and then tells him to draw in the hair with the blue pen. It wasn't just an accidental laugh. He could see Howard picking each color the entire time.
You can also for the last marker that Howard picked up, Dittleman didn't talk until Howard extended his arm and held up the marker. When he first grabbed it, he uncapped it and held it close where Dittleman wouldn't be able to see it from his position. Dittleman was probably using those spy glasses that let you see behind you.
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I was only surprised that Joe the Sand Artist beat out Todd the dog ventriloquist. I thought in his final appeal to the judges, that he was almost admitting the other guy deserved to move forward over himself.

It looks like next week's line-up is going to be pretty lame.

I see the final two (at this point) as between William Close (the Earth Harp guy) and Tom Cotter (the comedian). I'd give the title to the Earth Harp dude, and the comedian will land a sitcom deal.
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