America's Got Talent (AGT) - season 9 (2014) Discussion (Spoilers)

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  1. Jul 3, 2014 #61 of 142
    bareyb

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    I've been enjoying the show the last couple of seasons with the new cast. Seeing Pears (?) in that clip reminded how much better I like Howard, Heidi, and Mel. Howie's just okay... :p

    I agree that old dude that looked like Einstein was hilarious. I have a feeling he's probably got one or two more that are pretty good, but not nearly as good as the one last night. I think he'll go a little further.
     
  2. Jul 3, 2014 #62 of 142
    Doggie Bear

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    Howie is mostly okay but occasionally very annoying. I actually liked Piers Morgan the best, but Howard Stern has settled in nicely as the "rational" judge. I think Mel B is much better than Sharon Osbourne was. Heidi Klum seems better suited for Project Runway still.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2014 #63 of 142
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    I am still getting caught up on these. It kind of bothers me when they put a group through like the huge kids choir, and Howard had to beg them to do it. How much is it going to cost to fly all those kids out to Las Vegas? And with all those young kids, I am sure a lot of those parents will go, too. It's going to cost $50,000 to go out there, and they're probably just going to immediately send them home.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2014 #64 of 142
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    So they should pass on an act for financial reasons?
     
  5. Jul 4, 2014 #65 of 142
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    I guess it depends on who pays for transportation to Las Vegas.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2014 #66 of 142
    HoosierFan

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    I was trying to say that even if the show pays for the kids, a lot of the parents will probably go, too. A lot of money will be spent and the group has almost no chance of advancing. They will probably be one of the groups that gets turns around immediately.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2014 #67 of 142
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    life experiences are expensive at times.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2014 #68 of 142
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    For one thing, it's the network's money to throw away. They'll likely give them the bad news (off camera) that they've been disqualified before they ever send them to any airport.

    And IF (big "IF") the group of 100 kids won the whole thing, they'd have to split $1m between them in installments paid out over 40 YEARS! What does that come to, per kid per year? $250/yr ... that's $20.83 per month per kid! :eek: LOL! IF they WON!! ROFLMAO!
     
  9. Jul 7, 2014 #69 of 142
    That Don Guy

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    There was a story about a similar group of kids last year - they only sent two or three of them to Vegas (BTW, I think the next round is in the New York area this year for some reason), where they were told they wouldn't be continuing.

    As for the money, don't forget that they can take a smaller lump sum amount. No one is sure what it is (I don't think any of the winners have ever said exactly how much they received - Terry Fator mentions in his show that he won "a million dollars"); it depends on what interest the annuity can get, and whether or not each payment pays down the principal (a 5% annuity is about $430,000 if it does pay down principal, or $500,000 if it does not).
     
  10. Jul 8, 2014 #70 of 142
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    I've only watched 1 ep so far, but is the guide data correct? Have they taken like a week or two off of new episodes, and are rerunning old ones (from this season)?
     
  11. Jul 9, 2014 #71 of 142
    Cainebj

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    I was just about to ask the same thing. My TiVo didn't record an episode last night.
     
  12. Jul 9, 2014 #72 of 142
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    I watched the second ep and they referred to a new show next week (meaning this week since I was a few days late in watching it.) But when I checked the guide there are no new shows this week.
     
  13. Jul 9, 2014 #73 of 142
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    I missed Tuesday's (7/8) episode, as it was supposed to be a repeat - at the 7/1 episode, they mentioned "on the next new episode," which implied that it would be a repeat.

    Here's the schedule as far as I know:
    7/15 - it's a new episode, but apparently it's a "clip show" of the judges' favorite acts so far; it's not clear if they will show any new ones (and remember that Heidi and Mel B haven't used their "golden buzzers" yet)
    7/22 - callbacks / cut to 48
    7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19 - quarter-finals (12 each)
    8/26, 9/2 - semi-finals (10 or 12 each)
    9/9 - final 10-12
    9/16 - final 4-6
    NBC has already announced 9/23 will be fall season premieres
     
  14. Jul 9, 2014 #74 of 142
    Cainebj

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    with all the footage they must have from auditions and the way they edited a lot of it so they didn't show some acts in their entirety

    it's a little odd they wouldn't have enuf new content to fill a week.
     
  15. Jul 9, 2014 #75 of 142
    mattack

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    Yeah, I recorded the rerun, and it was a rerun.. I think there might have been a little clip at the end with Mandel. But my 'check' is "go to some certain point in my saved recording (offloaded off Tivo) and go to about the same moment in the new recording, and see if it's the same act"..
     
  16. Jul 9, 2014 #76 of 142
    bareyb

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    Why not just look at the "First Aired" Date? It's listed in the information banner. The latest one has it listed as 6-10-14.
     
  17. Jul 10, 2014 #77 of 142
    mattack

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    For most shows, I do that.. But for some shows, it's *off*.. and it seemed strange to have so many reruns during this show's run.
     
  18. Jul 24, 2014 #78 of 142
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    Interesting family connection between the Willis Clan (the 12 Brother/Sister signers) and Illinois politics.

    The Grandmother and Grandfather are Scott and Janet Willis. Scott and Janet were involved in a terrible car accident in Wisconsin in which 6 of their children were killed in a fiery crash. (The father of the 12 Willis Clan children and two other siblings were not in the car at the time.)

    It was a huge tragedy as it was determined that the trucker involved in the accident had illegally obtained his trcker's license. Over the next few years, an investigation steaming from this accident led to systematic pay for play in the IL Secretary of State office. Eventually former IL governor George Ryan (who was SOS before becoming governor.) Ryan was eventually convicted of various bribery chargers and sent to prison.

    Willis Clan on AGT
     
  19. Jul 24, 2014 #79 of 142
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    It seems they killed any momentum this show had with weeks of reruns. Looks like they come back live next week since Howard is already complaining about it. :)
     
  20. Jul 24, 2014 #80 of 142
    Cainebj

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    I don't understand the logic of having re-runs and then have TWO 2-hour shows on 2 consecutive nights.
     

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