America's Got Talent 2011 Season (Spoilers)

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  1. Jun 8, 2011 #1 of 379
    bareyb

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    Hola Amigos. Last year we did an all Season thread and it worked out well so I thought I'd start one again. :cool:

    Did anyone catch last night's show? I thought the first gal that did impressions was great. Other than Barbara Walters, I haven't seen anyone else do any of the other impressions she does. I thought she absolutely NAILED Miley Cyrus and Kathy Griffin. I'm going out on a limb early and predict she will be a finalist. That gal has some real talent. :)
     
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    KungFuCow

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    Her and the Kenya dancers were awesome. 2 more hours tonight. Cant wait!
     
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    jay_man2

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    I was impressed by the impressionist! :p
     
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    WhiskeyTango

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    Do any of you guys watch it live? I can't believe the amount of filler. 15 minutes into the show and they were only on the second act.

    I liked the impressionist and Zuma Zuma. I thought Poplyfe was good too and Piers is a dick for telling her to ditch the rest of the band.
     
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    jay_man2

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    I never watch live. Too much filler.
     
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    I actually agreed with him and told my wife the same thing while they were playing. The "band" added zero to that performance. Maybe what she said is true, that in another performance they make a big difference, but on THAT performance they added nothing.
     
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    KungFuCow

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    Hey, it worked for Darius Rucker.
     
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    WhiskeyTango

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    You can say that about most bands though. They are there to provide the music, the singer is always the star, aside from a few exceptions. Besides, they're kids.

    Whether they bring anything or not was not what I didn't like about his comments. Telling children to ditch their friends to further their own standing is a crappy thing to instill in a kid. It doesn't really surprise me though, coming from a guy who storms off in a huff every time he doesn't get his way.
     
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    bareyb

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    I honestly wish Pears would just take it down a notch. Seriously. It's like the 2nd or 3rd act of the season comes on (some dancers with LED suits ) and he decides that "THAT is the single most spectacular act I have EVER seen!!!!"

    Oh, Puhleese... Best EVER? I know he's trying to create excitement, but when you say that all the time and about such mediocre acts, it just loses any and all credibility. Pears just comes off as shill for the show now.
     
  11. Jun 10, 2011 #11 of 379
    bareyb

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    I thought the popsicle stick guy was pretty good. I've never seen that particular demonstration before. He got some pretty good air with those things. It's no wonder he needs all that protective gear. :D:D:D
     
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    steve614

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    I just watched the Houston auditions.

    Some good acts on this one.
    Most notably, The Rhinestone Rogers, Sandou Trio Russian Bar, and the 'Justin Bieber' look-alike Dani shay.

    The guy who dove into 12 inches of water from 26ft, was that a foam/spring mattress wrapped in plastic underneath the pool? Maybe a springboard? Either way, that's cheating. :p

    The 6 year old kid was pretty good...for a 6 year old. He's got that crotch thrust down! :D
     
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    That Don Guy

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    I think he's the current world record holder in that sort of thing (there's nothing new about "shallow diving"; they showed somebody doing this on one of ABC's Guinness Book of World Records specials of the 1970s/early 1980s). If he is, then it's almost certainly an ungimmicked pool; otherwise he would be exposed as a fraud.
     
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    steve614

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    Well, clearly there was *something* underneath the pool. Could be a foam mattress, could be a platform with springs underneath, maybe some gym mats stacked... but we don't know because it was wrapped in plastic.

    I wasn't suggesting that he's cheating in the attempt for the world record,
    Could be, he is allowed such a cushion, I don't know.

    I do know about the technique you have to use with shallow diving.
    I specifically watched this dive frame by frame to see if he did that, and from what I could tell he did.

    My "that's cheating" comment was just me thinking ''I'd like to see him do that dive with the pool on nothing but a concrete slab''. That would certainly remove any skepticism.;)
     
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    It's "foam mats", (gym mats, I guess) and apparently it is allowed. (See link below.)

    Apparently "Professor Splash" is in a category by himself, repeatedly breaking his own world records.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ks-world-record--36ft-jump-paddling-pool.html
     
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    Nothing in this season has really "wowed" me yet.

    However, I do have a couple of favorites:

    The dancers in the radio controlled LED outfits are rather cool. Clever, good dancing, and excellent synchronization of the radio controlled lights with their dancing. There's no "how did they do that?" factor, because I can tell exactly how they did it. But, I'm sure that getting it that perfect is NOT easy.

    My other favorite is the female impressionist. That is, the shy, nervous, cute brunette with dead on impressions of Barbra Walters, Miley Cyrus, Kathy Griffin, etc. Regardless how she fairs in this competition, I suspect SNL would do well to offer her a part in their cast.
     
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    ahartman

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    I can't remember where I saw it, but a while ago I watched a show where they talked about high divers like this. He doesn't land flat on the water - that would likely break ribs. He lands in a VERY shallow dive - it's the momentum of his body going forward just after he hits the water that stops his downward progress.
     
  18. Jun 12, 2011 #18 of 379
    bareyb

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    I agree. She was great and I too think, regardless of the show's outcome, she WILL have a career after this. :)
     
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    HoosierFan

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    I really liked the Silhouettes group. I actually rewound it and watched it again. Something different. At first I thought it was was just going to be another kids dance troupe, but I was pretty impressed.
     
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    Same here. I was very very impressed with them. They're very unique.
     

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