America's Got Talent 2010 Season (Spoilers)

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  1. Jun 30, 2010 #1 of 333
    bareyb

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    Anyone still watching? :D

    I liked the last girl who went on. Debra. She has a nice voice I thought. I Did NOT get why Sharon and Howie were acting like they weren't going to put her through.... Puh-leese. First of all they put her on last in the lineup. They almost always put who they think is the best on last. Secondly, she could actually sing! She had actual talent! She is no superstar by any stretch but compared to 80 percent of the acts they already put through, she's clearly better than most.

    Meh. Anyway, I thought she was good. I think they are yanking our chains with the negative comments and are just trying to manipulate the situation so they can get people talking about it on the internets! :mad:

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    omnibus

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    I agree, she had a nice voice once she got started......but what was that she did before you got started? cleared her throat? coughed? Maybe that's what Howie and Sharon were turned off by.
     
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    scooterboy

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    (Pssst - the order you see on TV may not be the order in which things actually occurred)

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    gossamer88

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    Except for the last note, I thought the "opera" singer was awful.

    And the last girl sounded too much like Sarah McLachlan. She needs to find her own voice. I think that's why Sharon and Howie were hesitant.

    And that dance group in the beginning were not that great either.

    The best was the hula-hoop girl.
     
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    omnibus

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    Did you think the strong man confrontation with Piers was a set-up?
     
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    scooterboy

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    I think they were hesitant because she was so nervous she had a "false start". It does take a certain amount of confidence to be entertaining on stage, and they didn't think she had it.
     
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    bareyb

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    Yes. Just like I think the last act was a setup. There's no way on earth they weren't going to put her through... :)
     
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    bareyb

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    Exactly. That's what I meant. The producers put her on last because she was the best act of the night. I thought the false start was kind of endearing myself. I have a feeling she's gonna do pretty well. She does sound a lot like Sara Mcloughlin though... I agree with that. They need to back off the reverb for the singers too...

    As for the Opera guy? Meh. Every year they desperately try to cast the next Susan Boyle and I'm pretty sure this guy was it. ;)
     
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    I'm guessing that she was a former Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champ or something . . . .
     
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    I think the show is so much better with Howie replacing Hasslehoff.
     
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    scooterboy

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    But that's not what I meant. The editors showed her last in the show because she was the best act of the night. She might have been the 50th act out of 100 that the judges saw.
     
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    Very often, isn't the last/best act immediately preceded by a brief segment showing them waiting alone in an emptied audition room, with a voice over saying something along the lines of "The day has drawn to a close and the crowds have all gone home. The only person remaining is..."

    I realize how heavily produced reality tv is, but in the past I've assumed when they show that segment it means that the person really was the last person to be seen. (Not by chance, but because the producers knew it would be a noteworthy performance).

    I don't recall whether they showed such an intro clip before this particular person.
     
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    SeanC

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    I had nothing better to do so I thought I watch a bit of this. What the hell is with people just SCREAMING their way through a whole act! Really? Is it really that mind blowingly good that you can't STFU for 5 f'n minutes?

    Turned it off during the second act because I just couldn't handle all the screaming.
     
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    gossamer88

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    +1, I said that to my wife last night.
     
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    scooterboy

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    You don't think the producers would be willing to fake that emptied audition room? I certainly do.
     
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    Cainebj

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    +1 1 1.

    I thought the same thing to myself last night and I don't usually like Howie Mandel.
     
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    fmowry

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    Sharon stepped on Howie's best joke last night. With the old tap dancing guy whose last name was Trau.

    <paraphrasing>
    Howie: "What's your name again?"
    Tap guy: "Phil Trau."
    Howie: "You should just go with your first name and drop Trau."

    Then Sharon says something like, "Just go with 'sexy Phil'" :(
     
  18. Jul 1, 2010 #18 of 333
    bareyb

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    Sharon got zoomed. :D
     
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    markz

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    I caught that, but maybe it doesn't translate to the Queen's english!
     
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    danterner

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    Yeah, I guess so. Though in my mind that goes a bit beyond the pale. It's one thing to distort reality for the sake of good reality tv, and other to outright fabricate by taking it that far. I'm fully prepared to admit that it happens, though.
     

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