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America's Got Talent - 2018 (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by nickels, May 31, 2018.

  1. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    Well, presumably they realize that the earlier rounds are pre-recorded, and their "stunt" would not get aired, so if it's going to happen, it's going to happen on a "live" show, and even then, you would think NBC has been burned by live shows enough times (SNL; NASCAR) to have some sort of delay so they can show something else if they want something not to air. Case in point (although I don't think it was NBC): Sally Field was at (I think) the Emmys, and when she said something objectionable, the camera shot cut away to an earlier shot of the audience and empty stage.
     
  2. lew

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    Some of the live performances are taped. The disclaimer says portions are taped. Some people incorrectly, think that only applies to the background segments.
     
  3. MikeekiM

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    Yeah... My comment was more about the fact that the act of aggression would be newsworthy because it is a nationally televised program. I don't think it would ever make it on the air, even if it was a "live broadcast" since, as you said, there are delays and safeguards for that sort of thing...

    But as a celebrity on a nationally televised show...do you put yourself in front of a blindfolded man wielding a sharp sword and risk a possible assault?
     
  4. dthmj

    dthmj Hinky TCF Club

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    Apparently Simon had already seen the pineapple stunt on Britain's Got Talent back in 2013. So he probably knew Howie wasn't going to get beheaded.
     
  5. MikeekiM

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    I love Mochi! Seems like a great guy!
     
  6. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    Yeah, the singer at the end were "super sweet"... that said, I didn't think his singing was "golden buzzer worthy"... His backstory was though...
     
  7. smbaker

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    The judges probably all saw it in rehearsal too. I don't believe for a moment that judges frequently get up on stage, do exactly what they're supposed to do without screwing up the stunt or trick, and have no idea what's expected of them. If nothing else, they'd wreck every single magic trick.
     
  8. tivotvaddict

    tivotvaddict CreativelyChallenged

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    Agreed. Unusual for Simon to be swayed by a backstory, but he's mellowed over the years. His rhetoric of not judging someone based on size rang a bit false as I distinctly remember him saying words to the opposite when he was on American idol.
     
  9. lew

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    Almost all of the acts which make it to the live shows don't come in through the open audition cattle calls we see on TV. AGT has talent scouts who recruit and sign acts which are already successful but not well known. A few years ago people were asking one act if he was disappointed he didn't make it through the judges cut round. He said he was only signed for two appearances.

    You can google Aaron Crow. He is an established magician. No different then asking if XXX (fill in the name) was tempted to really saw XXXX (fill in the celebrity) in half. No question the act was rehearsed.

    I don't have any specific information regarding this act, or any other magicians act but in general I've read
    you should assume every magician who is blindfolded can see. This applies no matter what people verifying the blindfold tell us. The "magic" is in the acting and presentation. Not in the act itself. Do you think there is anyway Howie Mandel would agree to sit for the trick if Aaron couldn't see what he was doing?

    Golden buzzer serves as way of telling us what acts are worthy of winning. I think some of the professional acts are guaranteed a spot in the live shows.

    A few years ago each audition episode was edited from auditions taped in a named city. The judges wore the same clothing every day for continuity. Heidi said she is used to doing multiple wardrobe changes per show. Wearing the same outfit for days was not her norm. The shows are now pulled from any audition date. AGT doesn't claim the auditions were done in one taping. Keep the same outfit for all auditions and people would wonder why the judges only have one outfit.
     
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  10. Regina

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    Definitely agree that Simon has mellowed - since the birth of his son, he's a big ol' softy - of course, sometimes he's still his bad ol' self, who we all love, but he's not nearly as much fun!
     
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  11. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    Loved the "virtual reality" act on tonight's show. Simon is right-like nothing we have seen before.

    The comedian with Tourette's could go far-like the stuttering comedian a few seasons back. He's pretty funny!

    We had a tornado warning in a southern county here in Indiana so I didn't see the final act and (I assume) the Golden Buzzer of the night-can someone please fill me in? TIA! :D
     
  12. justen_m

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    The VR act was great. One of the best acts I've ever seen on this show. I can't wait to see 'em again.

    The escape artist? Yawn. Poor acting by the artist and his fiance. As if there was ever any danger. I don't find escape acts that are so obviously staged entertaining. Not sure why. I love other magic acts.

    Hans, International Superstar, was hilarious! I was literally LOL. He was just so bizarre and funny.

    Tourette's comedian was funny.

    Last act, after him, was super nervous, shy 13-year-old British(?) singer Courtney Hadwin. Sang Black Crowes' Hard to Handle. Totally unexpected. Especially the sounds that came out of her and her dancing. Fun as heck. Howie commented first, compared her to Janis Joplin, and hit the Golden Buzzer. None of the other judges even got to talk.
     
  13. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Geocacher TCF Club

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    The Virtual Reality act was amazing. They really took it to another level.

    When the quick change couple came out I was expected to be bored, since we've seen this several times. But they too brought their A-game. Those 3 changes in a row were done so well, and I thought their ending beach-wear was cool.

    I am still against acts that have had prior commercial success appearing on the show. I always think of this show as finding the unknowns, the hidden talents we would've never known existed.
     
  14. Mikeguy

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    I watched it a few times, including in slow motion--and I still don't see how it was possible.
     
  15. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    Thank you! I will check it out on You Tube!

    Agree with others-the Quick Change was fun-I don't think I have seen one where the man "changes" as well-that was a nice touch! And they brought Tyra in too!

    I also loved Hans-especially since he didn't understand the German that Heidi spoke to him-that was hilarious! He's a hoot! Reminded me of Prince Poppycock-with some more outrageous outfits and AGT's production values, he could go far!
     
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  16. nickels

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    I don't work for the show, so when I say this I mean it (they say it every single year): This season has had the most talented acts to date. That girl who sang the Black Crowes was beyond words. Seriously, this kid is a prodigy. She is only 13. Amazing:


    The act projecting a scene on a guy in the wolf costume was mind blowing. The quick change act was the best version I've ever seen of it. The guy from Glee was not really an amateur, and you could tell. My goodness, the third episode had a finale feel to it.
     
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  17. justen_m

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    I hate that she got the golden buzzer. I want to see her again now.
     
  18. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    That's what I hate about the Golden Buzzer.

    I would love to see more of that act from few weeks ago,that Mel buzzed.
     
  19. Cainebj

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    I still vividly remember the Quick Change act when that vile Piers Morgan was a judge and how much he went after them week after week for not changing up the act. Not sure I have their names right Dani and David maybe?
    They had the man change from a black suit to a white suit in their act.

    It is kind of interesting to see that structurally this act is exactly the same as theirs - the only differences being the multiple changes at each station and smoke instead of confetti at the end.

    I'll be curious to see if this couple can switch things up...
     
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  20. osu1991

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    Courtney Hadwin is pretty well known before being on Americas Got Talent. She made it to the finals of The Voice Kids UK last year.

     
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