America's Got Talent (AGT) - Season 8 (2013) Discussion

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  1. Jul 18, 2013 #81 of 349

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003


    Is it just me, or has this season been somewhat of a snoozefest as compared to last season? (I can't speak to seasons before last year since that was the first one I watched).

    Also, I'm surprised that the unicycle/bowl-juggler girl got passed through. The way I saw it, even if she hadn't messed up, it was the exact same act as her first audition. That's the kind of thing that they boot people for, isn't it?
  2. Jul 18, 2013 #82 of 349
    That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    Well, in the first season, they had Quickchange (the quick change artist couple), that did the same act every week, albeit with slightly different costumes, and Piers called them to the carpet for that. However, in later seasons, I can think of a couple of acts that tried doing "something different" in one round, probably because they were afraid of being labeled as one-trick ponies, only to be eliminated by the viewers (who weren't interested in their "B act").

    The fact that there are 60 acts going to Radio City Music Hall makes me think they're going to do something I don't think they have done in a while - break the acts up into 4 groups of 15, only to tell five of the acts in each group on live television that they're eliminated without being able to perform again (unless they're invited to the Wild Card round). It's bad enough when the judges send someone to Vegas, only to tell them to get on the next plane home without giving them the chance to perform again.

    Then again, I also haven't heard anything about a "YouTube's Got Talent" round this year; maybe there will be 5 weeks of 12 finalists rather than 4 weeks plus the YouTube round.
  3. Jul 18, 2013 #83 of 349

    pdhenry Ruthless

    Feb 27, 2005
    I believe she kicked up one additional bowl.
  4. Jul 18, 2013 #84 of 349

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    I hate you!.....LOL I had just gotten that out of my head from last night!
  5. Jul 18, 2013 #85 of 349

    markymark_ctown Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2004


    Oh well, what ya gonna do?
  6. Jul 18, 2013 #86 of 349

    bryhamm randomize

    Jun 30, 2004
    St Louis area
    the rain dance
  7. Jul 18, 2013 #87 of 349

    KungFuCow Thread Killer

    May 6, 2004
    I cant believe they sent home the black guy that sang country. I thought he was awesome.

    Same with the opera guy.. he was better than the gay kid.. they kept the gay kid because of "his story."

    I too was surprised by the screaming little girl. She was awful and I dont understand why they kept her.

    Im glad they kept the red head around that got hosed because of the sound guy's screwup.. she deserved it and it would have been crappy to send her home after that.

    Some of the others I just dont know. I thought the white kid that did the crazy dancing was good too and they sent him home and kept Kid the Whiz who screwed up in his second audition...

    I dont mind Howie but I really dont like Mel B. I dont feel like she has any business judging talent when she doesnt have any.
  8. Jul 18, 2013 #88 of 349

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

    Jun 18, 2000
    I'm surprised they didn't let one of the girl singers through who I thought was good. Much better than the screaming little girl.
  9. Jul 18, 2013 #89 of 349

    nlsinger w00tever

    Feb 8, 2006
    That's for damn sure. They put our boys on a 5am plane, they went from airport to hotel waiting room for 12 hours, went to bed, got up the next day, waited I don't know how long, just for Howie to tell them they weren't continuing.
    And the thing is, they had to know, they only had a few of the boys come to Vegas.
  10. Jul 19, 2013 #90 of 349

    Sromkie TiVoed

    Aug 15, 2002
    Orlando, FL...
    Yeah, I disagreed with that decision too. The kid that did the animation-style hip hop was really good. Kid the Whiz screwed up more than once in his second audition. I'm amazed none of the judges have never seen this before. The kid's not even that great at it compared to others I have seen on the subway. I guess it's a given, though, that the judges don't ride the NY Subway, so that's why they haven't seen it before, but there are several groups of guys who do that style dancing every day on the subway who are better than Kid the Whiz.
  11. Jul 19, 2013 #91 of 349
    late for dinner

    late for dinner Past Expiration Date

    May 17, 2013

    I thought just the opposite, the young kid was much better than the older guy. I didn't even think it was close.

    then again I am no opera critic.
  12. Jul 19, 2013 #92 of 349

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    i'm almost ready to cancel the SP but instead just FF thru it because i do love the magic. anyone know how the book ripped page trick is done?

    the woman with the person going thru her body was really not polished at all. seemed very amateur
  13. Jul 19, 2013 #93 of 349

    Donbadabon Bored TCF Club

    Mar 5, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    Just a pure guess from me, but I think the playing card had a small piece of the page 60 attached to it.

    When he showed them the page number and the first word, notice he didn't open the book all the way - he just turned the edge back just enough for them to see it.

    So page 60 had been torn out before he started, he had a small 'page 60' piece from another copy of the book attached to the playing card, and that is what they saw when he gave them a peek.
  14. Jul 19, 2013 #94 of 349

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Re: The people sent home from Vegas without being able to perform again.

    A) Don't they do this every season?
    B) Hey, at least they got a free trip to Vegas, right? Unless they have to find their own way, of course. Then it would suck.
  15. Jul 19, 2013 #95 of 349

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    That makes perfect sense. I couldn't figure out how it was done.
  16. Jul 19, 2013 #96 of 349
    That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    The TV listings say that 12 acts will perform on Tuesday, so it looks like all 60 will get to perform (and there probably won't be a YouTube week this year) - let me see if I can work out a schedule based on last year (all dates are Tuesdays):
    7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 - 12 performances per week; 4 per week advance to the semi-final 24
    8/27 - Wild Card week; four more advance
    9/3, 9/10 - 12 performances per week; 3 per week go to the final 6
    9/17 - final 6; this is the final week, as NBC has announced Chicago Fire's season premiere is the following Tuesday.

    When I first saw it, I thought that the book was specially printed somehow with a "Page 60" somewhere else in the book - and I don't think I was alone, as after the trick, Howie is looking through the book, probably searching for Page 60. Then again, the magician is using one of his pinkies to hold down the bottom of the card - probably so no one will look closely at the book and notice that the "Page 60" text is followed immediately by Page 58 text.
  17. Jul 19, 2013 #97 of 349

    nlsinger w00tever

    Feb 8, 2006
    For how the trip there was structured, it could have been anywhere in the world.
  18. Jul 19, 2013 #98 of 349

    MarkofT ****

    Jul 27, 2001
    Where Texas...
    I was wondering if they made it or not. I didn't see any large group like the choir in any of the wide shots so I wasn't sure what happened.
  19. Jul 19, 2013 #99 of 349

    nlsinger w00tever

    Feb 8, 2006
    There was a lot of strange stuff happening surrounding their participation, but the first part was fun for all of them, so I'm glad they had the experience.
  20. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    Does anyone remember the band from NY with the 3 siblings - two sisters and a brother?

    I don't remember seeing them at all during the callbacks and was wondering if they got sent right through to NY or if they dropped out or something?

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