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

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  1. Aug 27, 2015 #81 of 156
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    At least they're FINALLY acknowledging that there are TONS of video projection/dancing teams now. Up until recently (even in this current season) they kept saying ... "This is so original' or "we've never seen anything like this before'.

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  2. Aug 27, 2015 #82 of 156
    lew

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    The AGT winner could be a headliner act in Las Vegas. The outdoor acts wouldn't work as winners. I wouldn't be shocked if the "fine print" made them ineligible to move into the semis.
     
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    Jayjoans

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    I also think that most people that are avid TV watchers have at some point or another stumbled on the X-Games on ESPN over the last decade or so. These guys did nothing you don't see at every X-Games, every year. The judges were so flabbergasted by what they could do, often repeating "I've never seen such an amazing thing!"..... My guess is the TV watching public has, repeatedly.

    Same with the flyboarding guy. Once you've seen him do a double flip, you've seen his whole "act".
     
  4. Aug 27, 2015 #84 of 156
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    I thought the same thing about the regurgitator. I've seen his act several times over the years. But I never saw him do the lock, key and ring before. I still don't think he should win, but it was amazing.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2015 #85 of 156
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    AGT is the 6th ____Got Talent show the regurgitator competed in. First was Britain's Got Talent in 2010. His highest finish was 4th place in the French version of the show.

    Evidently he did the same routine in Britain's Got Talent in 2010:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8716203.stm

     
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  6. Aug 27, 2015 #86 of 156
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    So he's a Professional Re-regurgitator. :p
     
  7. Aug 28, 2015 #87 of 156
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    My theory to explain the Regurgitator ...
    ... is that he keeps objects hidden inside his mouth. Coins are placed into specific spots in the roof of his mouth and above the back of his teeth. All his slapping the chest and undulating his belly are all misdirections. He has a talented tongue and can hide light bulbs or billiard balls behind his tongue as he loosens coins from his upper palate. He selects the chosen numbered coin with the tip of his tongue and it drops out from the top of his mouth. It is not ejected from the back of his throat. Linking keychain rings or locking a piece of jewellery into a locked padlock involves sleight of hand where he misdirects the audience as he pulls an item from his rigged costume and slips it into his mouth (e.g., as he pretends to wipe his mouth or nose and slips the prepared item into his mouth). The dry sugar is inside a container in his mouth so that after he has consumed and swallowed water we expect the sugar to mix with it, but he then breaks open the hidden container of sugar at the roof of his mouth and lets it spill out, dry, into the hands of his disgusted assistant.

    There is an old YT video of Stevie Starr with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show, and it is really obvious when he pulls an item from his costume and sticks it into his mouth in preparation for his next trick.

    I expect that his next trick on AGT will involve ...
    ... swallowing goldfish, and/or blowing smoke and butane gas into a soap bubble and getting an assistant (judge or Nick) to hold a lighter to the bubble for a climax of fire as the mixture ignites. He did that trick on Letterman's old show about 25 years ago (also on YT).
     
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  8. Aug 28, 2015 #88 of 156
    Cainebj

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    That is interesting but not all that surprising - it is a franchise.

    There were a couple of AGT seasons where several acts were identical to the British version. Not the same exact people but the popular acts had similar counterparts the same season in the US.
     
  9. Aug 29, 2015 #89 of 156
    lew

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    I was wrong. Motocross guys are the judges wild card. Go figure
     
  10. Aug 30, 2015 #90 of 156
    MikeekiM

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    Could have been awkward if Mel wrote 101 on her board though...

    There's no way that the jar has 99 or 103 gumballs...
     
  11. Sep 2, 2015 #91 of 156
    Odds Bodkins

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    Please God, no more Drew Lynch. PLEASE
     
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    Jayjoans

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    Amen.

    So incredibly terrible.
     
  13. Sep 2, 2015 #93 of 156
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    He was a little better this week but still terrible. And somehow America has voted him in!
     
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    Odds Bodkins

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    He could be the worst finalist in the shows history. I'm at least glad Stern told him to knock off all the laughing at himself he does.
     
  15. Sep 2, 2015 #95 of 156
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    I'm convinced the way they have the voting setup causes some weird outcomes. It allows you to give up to 10 votes for each contestant. It should just be vote for the top 5 or rank all contestants from best to worse. The Craig Lewis band should have been one of the top finishers, not 5th. Lynch should have been out. That multimedia dance crew should have been in easily. I didn't think the magician was any good. The trick he did was one of the oldest tricks in the book.
     
  16. Sep 2, 2015 #96 of 156
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    I was thinking of going to the show tonight but am glad I didn't. It was a snooze fest like all result shows and I would have rioted after those results.
     
  17. Sep 3, 2015 #97 of 156
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    In my opinion the voting on all these shows is completely screwed up in one way or another. To me, that's a given.

    What I can't understand is when the judges fawn all over an obviously terrible act. With the stuttering comedian, you can't even say "well, you had to be there in the room to understand how great it was", which could POSSIBLY be an argument for some acts. He's just not funny. At all. When a comedian pisses you off more than makes you smile, that's a pretty good indicator. Then when the judges talk about how amazing he is, it becomes flat out infuriating. Seems to me that Stern was holding back for some reason, as if he was told to hold his tongue so the "worst" he could say is for the kid not to laugh so much. Stern buzzed acts that were more entertaining than this guy, yet he tells him he did great but maybe ease up on the chuckles.

    We whip through Last Comic Standing and my wife and I have paused the show because we were laughing so much. There are some real comedians on that show and they're actually funny. Like "make you laugh" funny---what comedians are supposed to do.

    (yeah, I know, bunch of hyperbole in there, I'm not infuriated)
     
  18. Sep 3, 2015 #98 of 156
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    I agree with you guys. The stuttering comedian sob story is old and NOT entertaining. I cringe the entire time he is on screen. Everybody on the show bends over backwards trying to be gentle and encouraging to him and it already seems to have gone straight to his head/ego. Ugh! :thumbsdown:

    The magician and the mentalist acts were both weak, yet they have been cast to the finals? :confused: I think the producers are tinkering with the results. I like the magician for his range of tricks, but the tearing the paper and restoring it is a standard oldie. The mentalist does not command the stage and I do not find him to be anything beyond a child's birthday party performer.

    I felt that the duo singers and the hot chick singer should have easily been in the finals, but at least the two guys made it -- they were amazing.

    The asian dance group were also amazing, but this show just proves that you need to vote if you care about your favorites remaining (or does it really?), and I can't be bothered to vote for tv shows.

    But I DO vote in every political election because that actually affects ME! :)
     
  19. Sep 9, 2015 #99 of 156
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    Okay, someone explain to me the ginormous robot in last night's freelusion performance.

    It didn't look like projection to me. It looked real (it had a three dimensional appearance and parts looked like they overlapped the radio city audience), but it obviously either wasn't real or wasn't that size, because it disappeared faster than its large size would have permitted.

    My best guess is that it was a small robot placed in front of the camera that was filming the scene. A camera trick done for the audience at home.
     
  20. Sep 9, 2015 #100 of 156
    jay_man2

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    Didn't the Regurgitator screw up the last part of his act with the egg? I didn't see any smoke, and the egg really didn't look like it went down the hatch.
     

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