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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by bareyb, Jun 30, 2010.
Do they get it over the course of 40 years?
He eventually got a multi-year vegas contract reportedly worth $100 Million, plus another 5- year option for another $100M...
12 yo girl. I don't remember her name, she was just a singing little girl. I seem to remember it was country music.
He won Season 2.
IIRC, the Vegas show was not a prize in the first season. Just the prize money.
Somebody at NBC noticed; it was pixelated on the western feed.
Why should the ability to do a "solo" 45-90 minute Vegas show be a prerequisite? It's not as if that's what the winner gets - if I remember correctly, last year's winner got to appear in a Vegas show for about three months, but it was quite clear that the show was an "America's Got Talent" show (featuring a number of acts) and not just her. (Neal Boyd, the 2008 winner, was the "star" of a similar AGT Vegas show, but I think that was just a one night stand.)
They sure make it seem like the winner will get their own show on the vegas strip. Now possible someplace in the fine print they say thay can make it a variety show or a one time show or something, just like the fine print says they pay the Million Dollars out over 40 years. But if they are going to try to make it sound like the winner gets a vegas act then being able to support a vegas show should be a prerequisite to winning the show. A few of the acts they sent through to LA have no chance of supporting a show in a local community theatre let alone a show on the Vegas Strip.
My wife and I call those contestants "demographic winners". The kids, the old peeps, and the gays, are all shooting for a particular demographic that they are trying to attract. It has more to do with ratings than their ability to actually win the whole thing.
+h15! How on Earth can they justify letting her go through, thus denying a chance to someone else more deserving? Not only that but the little blonde kid rapper? Really? Every time I see him, I want to smack him across the face!
The Harmonica player was okay, but there were better acts. Did they have to let at least one person from each category go through? I agree with your other 2 callouts. There's no way that hand whistler woman could do an hour show in Vegas every night.
The fire guy did the same trick but took a step further by them making 2 additional assistants appear at the same time after he came out of the box.
I also have problems with some of the very young kids. One of the 10 that got automatic shots was the pair of little kid dancers. What are they, 6? 7? How on Earth can they expect them to perform in Vegas nightly?
I've seen one of those kids on at least two other talent shows over the years, and quite possibly three. He's been doing this since he was about 2 years old. From what I understand, they don't give the winners a whole Vegas show anymore. AFAIK Terry Fator is the only one who got that deal (probably because he could pull it off).
The winners get to be IN a show featuring a bunch of acts from the season. That way Vegas can hedge their bets (so to speak) and make sure there is enough "entertainment" to carry a whole show. I bet if an act arose that was good enough to sustain a whole hour they'd probably do it, but this season I haven't seen anyone compelling enough to fit the bill.
Here's an advertising blurb for last year's show:
"The live version of the show gives fans a chance to see some of their favorite acts from this and past seasons up close and personal. Currently scheduled to join [Jerry] Springer [I assume Nick Cannon will be hosting the 2010 version], [winner Kevin] Skinner and [runner-up, opera singer Barbara] Padilla in Americas Got Talent Live! at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino [I assume this year's show will be at the Palms, which one of those "not quite on the Strip" hotels like the Rio] are many of the fan favorites from this season including drumming band Recycled Percussion, comedian Grandma Lee, break dancer Hario Torres, basketball dunking entertainers Acrodunk and singing trio Texas Tenors. In addition, musicians Nuttin But Stringz from last season will also be a part of the live nightly spectacular."
That's eight acts right there. Keep in mind one of the reasons the show exists at all is so the producers can sign acts to their agencies.
Heck, I could imagine the retarded Kite Boy entertaining a Vegas audience much more than any of the other kids.
So if they have lowered the standard so far to 'Part of LV show' then heck, ANYONE could fit that bill. And I guess that allows them to push any little act thru. Hell, the quick changers from first season would qualify then.
Connor's not retarded. (I know of him because I have mutual friends with him and his mom.)
At this point, anybody they cut wasn't going to make it. They're just shaping the rest of the show around the handful of acts that they really are giving an honest chance to.
He isn't retarded. He has had epilepsy since he was four years old.
Tell him that I am sorry he didn't get a chance to make it for the at home audience as he was one of my favorites. Also let him know to keep up that hobby/art form. It was amazing on TV I could only imagine what it looks like in person.
That Mary Ellen woman has an honest chance? I'm amazed that they gave a spot on the Live Shows to the woman who kept going on for 10 minutes on a 90 second audition. Are they really expecting her to keep to her time limit?
Are you saying has a better chance to win anything then some of the good acts that got cut?
Free dental work for life and a date with Amy Winehouse or Pete Doherty.
I think I missed it, did the violinist make it through? She was quite entertaining.