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

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  1. Aug 16, 2015 #61 of 156
    KungFuCow

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    Sylvia Sylvia withdrew because she had a contract to appear somewhere else and couldnt get out of it

    Duo Volta withdrew because they decided to stop performing together and felt it was dumb to practice months and months for a routine they would do once. The guy is already performing with another group, not sure about the girl.
     
  2. Aug 17, 2015 #62 of 156
    getreal

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    Awww ... I hope she doesn't start hoarding cats. ;) (Calm down, it's a joke!) The other two guys they beat out for the spot in the semi-finals must be really choked to have their rivals drop out on their own.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2015 #63 of 156
    jsmeeker

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    Saw Piff's "Deal or No Deal" type trick. I actually thought it was kind of lame. Maybe because the setup was done backstage before they played his promo. Maybe it's because he tried to do an elaborate thing with fire and big set pieces and what not. Seems like he is better on a smaller stage.

    Still, he's funny. And I hope he goes farther. Would love to see Piff in an more extended live in person performance than I already have .
     
  4. Aug 20, 2015 #64 of 156
    MikeekiM

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    Seriously? America saved the muppets? :(
     
  5. Aug 20, 2015 #65 of 156
    Cainebj

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    I actually was happy they got saved. Their intro piece was far more entertaining than It's Not Unusual but I like Irv and his Mom Miriam.
     
  6. Aug 20, 2015 #66 of 156
    MikeekiM

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    I was hoping to see Freckled Sky get another chance...

    I am not unhappy that Irv and his mom went through... But I hope they do something involving their mother/son relationship with possibly some singing, versus all singing... I didn't think of Irv and his mom as a singing act... I thought it was much more of a comedy act...but this go-around there wasn't much comedy... :(
     
  7. Aug 21, 2015 #67 of 156
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    That's what I thought. Seems like a low grade version of the muppets.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2015 #68 of 156
    smbaker

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    I told my wife that the dancer people were a sure thing, 'cuz nobody would save those stupid ****ing wannabe muppets. I was wrong.

    I wonder if the dancers did something post-show to piss off the judges. They got much harsher criticism during the elimination than they did after their performance. While I admit I was not super impressed with their performance (seemed repetitive), it did combine dancers, video, and water.

    I was very disappointed in the Earth Harp performance. He was one of my favorite contestants, and he was completed drowned out by that ****ty singer and her army of violinists. Seems like a bunch of effort to set up that Earth Harp for very little payoff.

    I'm glad ladder guy made it, though if it was anyone else, they would have told him his act was too repetitive. To the contrary, when he does want to do something new, he's told to bring the ladder back again. :rolleyes:

    I wish animation crew would have done better. I liked those guys.

    It's as if they got to perform twice. Their intro piece was a performance (and as you point out, a better performance than their actual performance).

    Thing I have against this group is I just don't see the talent. I mean, compare the level to talent to someone like Terry Fator, who can not only animate a dummy, but do it live without moving his lips. For all I know the muppet performances could be almost entirely prerecorded audio, except for the adlib part during the judge comments.
     
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  9. Aug 21, 2015 #69 of 156
    TriBruin

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    Question on Freckled Sky's performance (I am spoiling this because their was something unusual going on about their act).

    A couple of times when the dancers would fade in to the background, I swore I saw two more dancers hidden in the shadows. That is how they appeared to switch sides so quickly.

    Did anyone else see this? (I don't think it was just a reflection because it was the opposite dancer, a male dancer in the background on the female dancer's side and vis versa. )
     
  10. Aug 21, 2015 #70 of 156
    Cainebj

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    The song the opera singer girl sang something "Requiem" - didn't Jackie Evanko do the same song?
     
  11. Aug 22, 2015 #71 of 156
    loubob57

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    Yes, "Pie Jesu" is a very popular song for the opera singers.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2015 #72 of 156
    Cainebj

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    When Jackie Evanko did it, I kept thinking she was singing "Pea Soup"
    I didn't get the punch on Pie Jesu with this girl.
     
  13. Aug 23, 2015 #73 of 156
    MarkofT

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    I saw the same thing, but I completely missed the male dancer falling due to his shoes slipping off.
     
  14. Aug 23, 2015 #74 of 156
    MikeekiM

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    Live shows don't have to be flawless for me to enjoy the act...

    In fact, a little imperfection is fine with me...this goes for live concerts, live airings of television shows, etc, etc...

    It is the nature of the live show...
     
  15. Aug 26, 2015 #75 of 156
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    Wow, that Oz guy, "the mentalist" was TERRIBLE at hiding how that trick was done. I'm surprised that the judges thought it was so incredible.

    Watch him pull an item out of his pocket with his rear hand, use it to "write" on the envelope with something which on an erasable wax board transmits it to the page inside, then he puts the writing instrument back into his pocket. All while Nick is asked to block him while taking off the sticker... huh, why must the sticker come off...oh yeah, to hide what he's doing, only it didn't. So incredible that his Instagram doesn't mention a number, just that it was 2 off of being "correct", so he writes a number 2 less than someone's guess. Also, a small receipt printer hidden inside the gumballs takes care of that part. Guy off stage sends the info via bluetooth and there's the amazing receipt.

    I appreciate quality "magic", but this is rookie stuff. Starts at 3:27 with him fishing a writing instrument out of his upstage pocket.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTvtre_R2TU


    Also, did anybody at home even smile when the comedian Gary Vider was performing? So incredibly lame, yet the judges wet their pants over him.

    Perplexing.
     
  16. Aug 26, 2015 #76 of 156
    unixadm

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    I thought the Oz guy was good. Of course there is always a trick. No one is a real mentalist. None of us from our family noticed it and were impressed by the trick. Just like David Copperfield or any illusionist or mentalist trick, someone will always figure out how it's done.

    I was disappointed in Piff The Magic Dragon's last "trick" a few weeks ago....that was SO easy to figure out...figured he was done and not moving forward...but he was still put through.


    Yeah...I didn't think his stuff was as good this time. He is slow to deliver which can sometimes be funny, and was in his previous acts, but it just didn't work as well for me this time.
     
  17. Aug 26, 2015 #77 of 156
    Jayjoans

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    I can appreciate a quality trick, even if I know how it was done. My point on this Oz guy was that it wasn't even done well. It was so obvious as he was performing it.

    Some of the card guys have been fantastic. As it was happening I had no idea how it was done, for a *moment* you think that maybe there is some sort of magic going on.... The other magician, Derek Hughes, is great, he's very smooth and entertaining. Only after the trick is done and you spend a little time thinking about it can you figure it out. (at least for me). THAT'S magic.
     
  18. Aug 26, 2015 #78 of 156
    unixadm

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    And they both went through to the next round.

    Was really surprised the motocross guys didn't go through...I was really amazed at their stunts. I think the problem with that is that it is a stage show and to put the outdoor acts in just doesn't mix well with voting audiences.
     
  19. Aug 26, 2015 #79 of 156
    Odds Bodkins

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    You can see him writing clear as day as well. His elbow is moving more than one of those inflatable car dealership guys.
     
  20. Aug 27, 2015 #80 of 156
    getreal

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    Gary Vider is a doppelganger for Lee Harvey Oswald.

    The regurgitator act is hard to stomach. ;)
     

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