America's Got Talent - Season 10 - Spoilers Possible from shows aired to date...

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  1. Jun 7, 2015 #1 of 156
    JLucPicard

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    I just got around to watching the first two 'episodes' and wanted to see what the general feeling was re: the Howie being hypnotized act. To my surprise, there wasn't even a thread yet.

    I'm not on Twitter, so have no idea what he may have Tweeted about it, but I was a little disappointed that there wasn't any mention of it after he was able to watch the first week's show. Does anyone know what his reaction was to it?

    I liked the stuttering comedian's jokes, but it was a little painful to watch after a while. Oh - and his girlfriend is very cute! :)
     
  2. Jun 8, 2015 #2 of 156
    loubob57

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    I saw Howie on Ellen on Friday. He talked about getting hypnotized and swore it was real. He said he had no idea why everyone was laughing but he knew he was shaking people's hands.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2015 #3 of 156
    KungFuCow

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    We're watching again this season.. my favorite act so far has to be Piff the Magic Dragon.
     
  4. Jun 8, 2015 #4 of 156
    pdhenry

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    The downside is that Piff had already appeared on Penn & Teller's "Fool Us." The act was better in that (smaller) setting, and included a dog, "Mr Piffles."

    I don't think Vimeo clips can be embedded here, but here's that performance:
    https://vimeo.com/117649802

    But what is it with the non-US acts? Isn't this supposed to be America's Got Talent?
     
  5. Jun 8, 2015 #5 of 156
    loubob57

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    I'm baffled by the Regurgitator. Not how he does it, but the fact that I've seen his act numerous times. I can't imagine the AGT judges haven't seen it as well.
     
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    I remember him on Letterman years ago. I think at that time he had more (better) teeth. Considering that all the focus is on his mouth, you'd think he'd take better care.

    Roll
     
  7. Jun 8, 2015 #7 of 156
    Regina

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    EWW EWW EWW! :thumbsdown::thumbsdown: So gross! I couldn't watch! I had to FF through that act! GROSS!

    I loved Piff, he was hilarious...I also loved the stuttering comic-loved that Howie gave him the golden buzzer...

    That act with the dancing couple and the water and CGI ... very cool, IIRC they got the golden buzzer from Howard. Well deserved!

    Every year this show sucks me in. I do love it! :D
     
  8. Jun 9, 2015 #8 of 156
    lew

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    Almost all the acts which make it to the live shows are recruited by AGT talent scouts. The kids who won Live to Dance made it to the AGT live shows a year or two later. You can google any of the featured acts. One of the comedians on AGT was a finalist on Last Comic Standing.

    Piff currently lives in Las Vegas, I guess that's good enough for AGT.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2015 #9 of 156
    pmyers

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    That dance number with the mapping was awesome.
     
  10. Jul 15, 2015 #10 of 156
    MarkofT

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    So they have adjusted the mid rounds. 20 acts perform for the judges, a guest judge, and a studio audience. The guest judge gets a Golden Buzzer. 7 acts total go through to Radio City Music Hall after the 5 judges deliberate.

    NPH was the first guest judge and he put Piff through with the golden buzzer, after suffering a from a bit of premature buzzering at the start of the show. Mr Piffles made an appearance and was more then just eye candy.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2015 #11 of 156
    loubob57

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    I'm glad Piff got the Golden Buzzer. Much better presentation than the other magician.
     
  12. Jul 16, 2015 #12 of 156
    That Don Guy

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    We know that there will be 36 in the live shows, and there are four "judges' cuts" rounds, so that's 28 from these four rounds, plus the four permanent judges' earlier Golden Buzzers, which leaves what I am guessing will be four judges' Wild Cards. (The guest judge Golden Buzzers are counted in the seven that advance from each show.)
     
  13. Jul 16, 2015 #13 of 156
    smbaker

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    Yeah, he pretty much destroyed the other guy.

    I find the golden buzzer to be enormously pointless though. It almost always goes to people who would have gone through anyway. Piff is yet another example. He was a sure thing.
     
  14. Jul 17, 2015 #14 of 156
    lew

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    It's a way to tell the audience the act is one of the best. I wonder if the judge is told in advance which act gets the buzzer.
     
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    smbaker

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    My hunch has always been that the acts are viewed ahead of time and the judges are reading scripted comments.

    I've felt this way ever since Paula Abdul mistakenly read the critique for a performance she hadn't seen yet (in an ep where singers performed twice) on Idol.
     
  16. Jul 17, 2015 #16 of 156
    DouglasPHill

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    Yes their dialog with the acts is all scripted.
     
  17. Jul 17, 2015 #17 of 156
    That Don Guy

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    I seriously doubt anybody tells the judges which acts to give the Golden Buzzer; Standards and Practices would have a field day with this. (Then again, technically, there's no law against rigging a reality show, as the post-scandal laws deal only with "contests of intellectual skill.")

    However, I think:
    (a) The first four Golden Buzzers were decided on in advance by the judges in conference, presumably like the "Wild Card" acts are each year, just in case two judges want to give it to the same act (Heidi may have hinted at this when she said that she wanted to give it toe act that got it from Howard) - those mean something as the acts don't have to run the risk of having to perform again and possibly crash and burn their way out of the competition;

    (b) The guest judges' Golden Buzzers are fairly meaningless, as I doubt any act not otherwise in the top 7 of that show would get one.
     
  18. Jul 17, 2015 #18 of 156
    Cainebj

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    I always assumed they watch the dress rehearsal.
    If the judges responses are scripted - they got some pretty bad writers.
     
  19. Jul 17, 2015 #19 of 156
    tivoboyjr

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    That was the company line on the Paula Abdul thing: she was reading her notes from the dress rehearsal. Though I have a hard time believing the judges sit through these acts twice.
     
  20. Jul 19, 2015 #20 of 156
    jsmeeker

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    I'm torn on Piff.

    I like him. I saw him perform last year in Las Vegas. His act was funny. He had Mr. Piffles with him in it. Funny stuff. Won't spoil the act/trick in case he does it at some point in the show.

    But he is an established act. Dunno how 8 feel about that. Even if he is great and I like him
     

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