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Old 06-09-2013, 12:28 PM   #31
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I hear ya! I also find it uncomfortable to watch 10 year olds doing dances like the samba and other "sexy" latin dances. I just don't like it.
hope you dont watch sabado gigante then
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:31 AM   #33
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hope you dont watch sabado gigante then
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:19 PM   #34
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i'm not sure when thats on but i think i have a conflict for it..hmm
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:33 PM   #35
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:15 AM   #36
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I am always impressed when a dude who looks like he could be a football player comes on and sings opera...
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #37
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I am always impressed when a dude who looks like he could be a football player comes on and sings opera...
Especially when he does the soprano part.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:45 AM   #38
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I am always impressed when a dude who looks like he could be a football player comes on and sings opera...
Should this be in the "Is this racist?" thread? LOL...j/K

That guy blew my socks off!
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:22 PM   #39
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My son's choir sang the song during the transition from New York to LA.
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Ok, speculation on the kid's magic trick:

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Bag of popcorn already had the dollar bill in it. Kid gets a bill from Howie and makes a switch with a fake (albeit a very good one) bill that has the same serial # as the real one in the popcorn bag. Howard reads serial #. Kid switches fake bill with flash paper bill while folding it. Hocus-pocus, open the bag, serial # matches. Return that bill to Howie, or switches that bill with the one originally received from Howie and gives that one back.

Did it rather well, however it was done.

And couldn't that first guy have dressed a little better for this??? No need to go to a tux or anything, but dude, really bad jeans and a stupid 'check out receipt' T-shirt??? Didn't like that aspect at all.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:56 PM   #41
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Not a fan of acts that have to leave the stage.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:38 AM   #42
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Not a fan of acts that have to leave the stage.
I like it when the bad acts leave the stage never to be seen again.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:37 AM   #43
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Ok, speculation on the kid's magic trick:

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Bag of popcorn already had the dollar bill in it. Kid gets a bill from Howie and makes a switch with a fake (albeit a very good one) bill that has the same serial # as the real one in the popcorn bag. Howard reads serial #. Kid switches fake bill with flash paper bill while folding it. Hocus-pocus, open the bag, serial # matches. Return that bill to Howie, or switches that bill with the one originally received from Howie and gives that one back.

Did it rather well, however it was done.
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So do you think that Nick was in on it (Nick: "He's taking my snacks"), or that the magician happened to be using the same brand/size snacks that they were providing to Nick? Seems a bit suspect to me. Very good trick either way, though.

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Old 06-14-2013, 02:25 PM   #44
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So do you think that Nick was in on it (Nick: "He's taking my snacks"), or that the magician happened to be using the same brand/size snacks that they were providing to Nick? Seems a bit suspect to me. Very good trick either way, though.
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I don't think those were actually Nick's snacks at all, just another one of those silly things Nick says in his 'duties' as ringmaster. I didn't take a close look at the bag, but I didn't immediately recognize it as something I knew. I just figured it could be either (a) a regional brand of something that I wouldn't know about in the Midwest or (b) a generic 'popcorn' snack bag or something like that - along the lines of a pop can that says "Cola" on it. The guy's own prop that he brought with him, not something he just found there and chose to utilize.

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Old 06-14-2013, 04:15 PM   #45
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The popcorn bag was Orville Redenbocker brand. Aren't they an AGT sponsor?
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:49 PM   #46
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The popcorn bag was Orville Redenbocker brand. Aren't they an AGT sponsor?
Yes - they are. Makes total sense that it could be a 'gimmicked' bag with the promotional tie in. (As I mentioned, I didn't pay much attention to the bag, so thanks for pointing that out!)
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:11 PM   #47
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Ok, speculation on the kid's magic trick:

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Did it rather well, however it was done.
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i just watched this trick and he took the bill and immediately held it up to the camera and the serial number matched what was read. There wasn't any cut away, so I don't see how he could have swapped the bill. I'm not saying he couldn't have, but even in slow mo it didn't show (or they cut part of the act).

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Old 06-15-2013, 09:19 PM   #48
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I don't watch this show, but I saw something on the young man singing opera, this morning, so I found the video and watched him.

Love him! These are the stories that I love and, of course, his talent is brilliant. I cried. I don't know what the song was about but it sounded so tragic. I hope he has every success after having to deal with the awfulness of his 'family' in tossing him out for being gay. I loved how Howie said they were his family now and they are very proud of him.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:26 AM   #49
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I don't know what the song was about but it sounded so tragic.
Con te Partiro (loosely translated in the English version as "Time to say Goodbye" but a literal translation of the title is "I will go with you".) Andrea Boccelli and Sarah Brightman have both recorded it.

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Old 06-17-2013, 12:01 PM   #50
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Agreed, and that's my biggest complaint about the show. I don't need 5 minutes of backstory on contestants in the first round (which Idol is also famous for). They should be showing parts of 30 acts per hour. Just show the acts. Frustrating.
I agree, and it would kill me to have to watch this without a DVR and/or to watch it without doing something else, like playing with an ipad during the backstories.

The content-to-noise ratio of the auditions in poor and getting poorer. I thought in the beginning of the series we were able to see many more acts than we do now.

I also noticed last week a lack of "bad" acts. It's taking some of the suspense out of it, I no longer wonder if each act is going to be good or bad, but generally assume it's going to be good. The exception is a rapid-fire assortment of 4 bad acts, usually timed for the middle of the episode. It's becoming too predictable.

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I hear ya! I also find it uncomfortable to watch 10 year olds doing dances like the samba and other "sexy" latin dances. I just don't like it.
I dislike almost all of the acts with kids. They're almost universally a kid doing something well that you would expect the kid to not be able to do. It's not the "best talent" in America; it's average talent from an unexpected source.

I feel the same way about people-who-don't-look-like-opera-singers-singing-opera, now a recurring theme on the show. They aren't really good opera singers. They're just average singers with an unconventional physical appearance for the genre.
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Weightlifters moving on to Vegas? Really?

Loved the female singer toward the end of last night's show...great pipes!
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Don't forget that in years past a significant number of the acts that "go to Vegas" literally don't leave the airport.
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Did I miss something or was there no ridiculously bad acts (or even a single "X") in the latest episode? Was there even a montage of bad acts?
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:03 PM   #54
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Did I miss something or was there no ridiculously bad acts (or even a single "X") in the latest episode? Was there even a montage of bad acts?
I don't recall hearing the buzzer either.
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Im hoping there is a show that is all Xs. To me - the best part of auditions are the totally bad acts.
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Only caught part of an episode on my DVR, not sure what night it was from. It was the you magician. Was he 16? He made the dollar bill transport into the chip bag.

How'd he do that?
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:56 AM   #58
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Im hoping there is a show that is all Xs. To me - the best part of auditions are the totally bad acts.
I would have no interest in watching that, this weeks show was perfect, no crap acts.
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i always wondered how such a large group would indeed be able to move to vegas and do a full time show. but yet they let groups like the military wives in for fluff i guess.

i cant remember all the past winners but has a 'large group' ever won?
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I don't think they move to Las Vegas any more, but they headline "a show" in Vegas. and do a national tour with the rest of the Top Ten acts.

Usually the winner has been a sionger, but "Big groups" have made the finale (e.g., Team Iluminate in 2011, Fighting Gravity in 2010).
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