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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by bareyb, Jun 30, 2010.
Yes she did along with the dance group from Florida.
No, and that is not at all what I said. You may want to re-read it. I don't think she is one of the handful that they think have an honest chance.
I cannot believe they advanced the old crazy broad and the hand whistler. Seriously? I can understand you wanting to make their day by sending them to Vegas, but get real.
I agree. I thought the Puerto Rican opera singer was better than the crazy clown looking singer (not the poppycock guy, the other crazy clown). Obviously he was much better than the hand whistler or 10 minute singing granny. I think they were sent on more as a goof. In reality there are only a handful who have a serious chance of winning.
It's an insult to tell groups who had talent that they had to make a decision to cut them based on talent when they've passed crazy *****, old hand lady, and bollywood Mr. Bean.
How can they send home any actual bands and put through that air band group. Playing air guitar is not a talent. It's an insult to actual musicians that they put the air band group through.
I get the feeling that aside from a few acts that really have a chance at the top spot that the producers try to put together some weekly variety show at the expense of what they like to bill as a talent competition. Really too bad, too.
I cannot even stand to look at my screen when that crazy old bitty is on. She must be someone's grandma or something. And it REALLY undermines the judges credibility when they show them arguing and making the disparaging comments about some people only to have them pass through some of the jack-butts that they put through.
Having said all that, I am really not impressed with the talent of ANY of the acts that have gone through. There are a lot of talented people, yes, but none that fit any kind of 'superstar' label and certainly not any that I would actually pay money to see.
Agree on all of this. How does "grandma" or the ogre-like dude that did the "acting" move on but neither the knife throwers or the glass-walking juggler not move on?
I think the judges made their point that they didn't consider them a "band" as much as a comedy act.
There are cerrtainly some acts that are not going to make it past their first week in Hollywood, but it is obviously they wanted a variety of acts. I really don't want to see 10 singers, if I did I would watch American Idol.
As far as Superstar talent, I am waiting to see what these acts can do when they have producers behind them helping to develop their acts. They should have had weeks of practice now. For example, the 21YO blonde singer who does a good impression of Sarah McLachlan. She was very raw, but I told my wife that she can be good with some good coaching.
It's that kind of thing that truly makes the show a joke.
That being said, the airband is more entertaining than screeching, keyboard pounding 10-minutes-in-a-90-second-audition Mary Ellen, or the hand-whistling woman.
Then why were they in the group with all the bands. It seemed like they were comparing the acts in each group to each other and picking the acts based on how they compared to the other acts in that grouping.
And really even as a comedy act is there really any talent in dressing up and "playing" air instruments.
The talent is in the performance. Consider it performance art. When they firt came on for their original audition, I rolled my eyes, but I found myself really enjoying them. I still enjoyed them in last night's Vegas episode too. I'm glad they made it through.
I'm sure we have all seen either on AGT or AI a singer come up and perform and the judges respond with variations of "You sounded nice but it didn't connect with me." Those singers are good singers but bad performers.
The air guitarists are the exact opposite of those. Excellent performers but bad singers, possibly. Never have heard them sing so I can't say one way or the other.
I don't think the judges really considered them part of the group just like the bad magician wasn't really part of the magician group and, Mary Kay wasn't part of the female singers. They were pretty much guaranteed to be put through, someone just wanted them to perform one more time on TV before the contest really started.
I think they have three basic categories that will get you on the show. Talent, Demographics, or Good TV.
If you are really strong on any of those three you have a good shot at getting through and it explains why people like the old lady and the Air Guitarists get through, while more technically talented people get sent home.
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A few of tidbits from the 7/13 show (first 12 "quarter-finalists" perform):
1. There does not seem to be any explanation as to why Twisted Trystan & Krystan (the drill-into-the-nose act) withdrew - and notice that they were replaced with another "danger" act, even though the last time there was an opening like this, they had a viewer vote, and the winner ended up making it all the way to the final.
2. The "Vegas show" that the winner gets is now a nationwide tour including what may be a one-night stand at Caesar's Palace. (I'm surprised it's not at the Palms, since that is where the Vegas callbacks took place. Also, the event isn't listed at the Caesar's Palace website yet, so they may still be working out the date(s).) Doing a tour has one advantage; they can include the younger acts for just the show(s) near where they live.
3. There are 12 acts per show, so presumably there are four quarter-final shows, which means that 16 acts are chosen for the semi-finals, but whoever supplies the TV listing information is under the impression that there are 24 semi-finalists...and I find it hard to believe that, as Sharon claimed, the judges now have no say in the matter as to who advances.
(By the way...it turns out that the YouTube auditions are for a separate event; they selected 40 acts, and the winner of the online vote, as well as 11 other acts selected by the judges, will appear on a separate episode in August.)