America's Got Talent 2010 Season (Spoilers)

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  1. Jul 14, 2010 #81 of 333
    Supfreak26

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    This show irritates me. I like it but I hate it all at the same time. I understand that you need variety in this show to keep us from watching American Idol Lite, but they let some real talent go while keeping some trainwreck acts alive. It makes no sense to me and completely discredits the judges' opinions. Just stupid.

    On the quarterfinal show last night:

    Hand whistler and the Sinatra-wannabe singer bored me to tears. I actually FF'd through the hand whistler because I just couldn't take another second of her.

    I thought Future Funk were cute but that little one was messing up so much that I was distracted through the whole thing and couldn't get into it. I hope they are gone but I bet they go through.

    The Fire Guy got a second chance (yay!) but then blew it (boo!) I agreed with Piers. Take away the fire and it's a lame acrobatic/juggling act. I'm wondering if only having a week to prepare put him at a huge disadvantage.

    RNG was ok. My girls loved them. They also loved the singing sisters. I think they are ok but nothing special.

    Tap dancers were cool. Not sure I could watch more than 90 seconds of it, though.

    I love Airpocolypse! Are they ridiculous? Yes. But they are very entertaining. Loved the joke about releasing an album. I really like these guys.

    The nervous guy that closed is decent. He needs to play in front of crowds more and get over his nerves, though. He was shaking like a leaf afterwards. I can't blame him. I'd be a wreck too. But I'm not a performer.

    My absolute favorite act is Fighting Gravity. They are the only act that I've ever rewound to watch again. I can definitely see them pulling off a Blue Man type show in Vegas and I'd pay big money to watch.

    Needless to say, I texted 10 votes for Fighting Gravity last night. My first time ever voting for a TV show, btw.
     
  2. Jul 14, 2010 #82 of 333
    Cainebj

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    I still can't quite figure out how Fighting Gravity do what they do. I rewound it also and watched it in slo motion.

    I didn't get the judges hate for the little girl dancers.
    I thought as far as things go, they did OK.

    Hand whistler? Complete fast forward. 90 seconds I can't waste.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2010 #83 of 333
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    I figure it will be the two sisters, future funk, the guy at the end and fighting gravity that advance.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2010 #84 of 333
    KungFuCow

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    Look around om YouTube.. Fighting Gravity's act isnt original. A Japanese TV show did the same thing and way better. They also show you how its done afterwards in slow motion.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2010 #85 of 333
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    Fighting Gravity is a variation of this:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8079411349144989883#

    When the judges say they have never seen anything like them I am somewhat surprised as I thought that vid above was viral a few years ago and then also at Voyage of the Little Mermaid during "Under The Sea" (at Walt Disney World) that entire routine is all blacklight like Fighting Gravity and that attraction has been there since 1992 (thought the act could have been changed since then). With that said I still think they are the top runners right now.
     
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    Same for me. First time voting.

    I think those Japanese videos were not very good, and I looked at Black Light Theater and I still think these guys are better.
     
  8. Jul 14, 2010 #88 of 333
    Einselen

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    Here is the best video of Under the Sea which I previously mentioned.

     
  9. Jul 14, 2010 #89 of 333
    Supfreak26

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    The japanese videos are interesting. Would love to see them in pitch dark to get the full effect. I like how they rotated everything around to make it look like the camera was panning around.

    I had never seen anything like Fighting Gravity before. Even if they aren't completely original, I still love their act. Definitely the coolest thing on AGT this year.
     
  10. Jul 14, 2010 #90 of 333
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    it was interesting to see them covering themselves up after their performance, they're obviously trying to conceal who has white on and where.
     
  11. Jul 14, 2010 #91 of 333
    Cainebj

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    Oh i get it now they are human puppets :)
     
  12. Jul 14, 2010 #92 of 333
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    The camera work has been very annoying throughout the series. They can't seem to keep a camera angle for more than 2 seconds. Constantly switching from top, side, and front views, with sweeping pans. Most of these acts were meant to be viewed from the front and all this camera work takes away from the synchronization and visuals we are supposed to see. They also wasted to much time on Nick and the judge's reaction shots in the middle of the performance. At least this week they didn't do the the Nick reaction shots.

    I could not pick more than three performances that should go through. My top 3 in order: 1. Fighting Gravity, 2. Tap dancers, 3. Rat pack singer.

    America will probably pick 1. Fighting Gravity, 2. Funky little kids, 3. Last kid singer, 4. the sisters
     
  13. Jul 14, 2010 #93 of 333
    bareyb

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    I thought the sisters were a little better this week. Better song for them I think. I like fighting Gravity too. I don't care how they do it, I just know I like it. It's the creativity behind the method that is the real talent IMO. They come up with some very clever routines, and I think the one they did last night was even better than the one they auditioned with. The Air Band is hilarious and I'm glad they kept them around.
     
  14. Jul 14, 2010 #94 of 333
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    In case your TiVo cut out waiting for Howie to decide, Future Funk beat out RNG.
     
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    I stand by how terrible the sisters are. But at this point...moot...

    How ridiculous is Airpocalypse? If you're so passionate about the guitar go friggin' learn how to play it!!
     
  16. Jul 15, 2010 #96 of 333
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    I won't be surprised if RNG make it into the next round anyway - I still think it seems strange that they're acting like there's going to be a round of 16 but somebody told the TV listings companies that the next round will have 24. Now watch Simon Cowell make another appearance (like he did last year) to tell the judges that too many good acts were let go.

    -- Don
     
  17. Jul 15, 2010 #97 of 333
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    Missed last nights show but agree that they are not that good.
     
  18. Jul 15, 2010 #98 of 333
    That Don Guy

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    So, who do you like in the 8th race at Santa Anita? :)

    Actually, we'll never know if the funky little kids (Future Funk) or the five young dancing girls (RNG) was the real #4 pick - they never say which of the last two got the higher audience vote.

    As for the winner, the only way I see Fighting Gravity not winning is if, somehow, either there's only one young(ish) male singer left in the finals or pretty much all of the tweenage girl vote that tends to ruin - er, run - these things gets behind one of them. Even at that, some Strip hotel has to find room for Fighting Gravity...just as I have the feeling that some Fremont Street hotel has a lounge that's going to hire that Rat Pack-style singer (which is pretty much where he would fit in).

    -- Don
     
  19. Jul 15, 2010 #99 of 333
    Supfreak26

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    I think the right 4 made it through. No suprises as far as I'm concerned. I still think Fighting Gravity is the runaway favorite, though.
     
  20. Cainebj

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    That's only because they layered them with backing vocal tracks so you can't hear how off-key they are.

    Which mine did, not that I really cared that much - I was however curious if the live feed went off air also or if they let it run over?
     

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