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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by JLucPicard, Jun 7, 2015.
I turned it off after Piff.
I saw some smoke floating in the air after he regurgitated the egg, but I never saw the smoke 'come up'. So yeah, something was amiss.
His previous performance (swallowing a lock, a key, and a ring, and then regurgitating them locked together) seems like the pinnacle of his act. It seems hard to top that trick, so this week was a bit of a letdown. I still think he's one of the better performers. I've rewatched his performances a few times to try to catch the slight of hand but I've never managed to find conclusive proof of the trick.
I thought Piff redeemed himself after his last performance. I think the problem with him is that he's neither a great magician nor a great comedian. He manages to mix the two together into something entertaining, but something that gets tiresome after a few minutes.
I was sad that ladder guy fell, though at the same time it added some realism to his act. I had always wondered if the danger was real or if there was some hidden line holding up the ladder. I hope that despite his failure he goes through anyway. I want him to get that 90 seconds to redo that trick.
It looked like a digital effect to me, essentially a camera trick. Possibly viewable by the audience if there was a large monitor for that purpose. Then I decided the smaller industrial robot shown earlier in the act was also a digital effect but possibly directly viewable by the audience. Real ones take a bit of power to move as quickly as it was appearing to move.
I saw it but the lighting and the backdrop didn't help accentuate the smoke. Still, it was a weak close after an amazing start.
How the hell did America save ladder guy after he fell. Ridiculous. Still... much rather see him fall again then another cookie-cutter singer.
I also saw the smoke come out with the egg... But something was definitely amiss... He didn't bring notice to the smoke, and seemed to sweep that last part of his show under the table, drawing attention to the fact that it was a raw egg and completely ignoring the smoke component of that last part...
That's how I felt, and I'm disappointed both in the act and in the show for allowing it.
I thought Howie said at one point 'that's a real robot', though it wasn't clear to me whether he was referring to the industrial robot or the big robot at the end, and whether by 'real' he meant real right then, or a real robot that was filmed previously.
I'm glad they did. The ladder guy has some real talent, and it's a real danger act, perhaps the only danger act remaining in the show at this point.
I think America saw that he pushed his act to the limit, perhaps even beyond the limit, and wanted to give him another chance.
Piff made it through. I just like the guy. But probably mostly because I saw him live in Las Vegas a year or two ago.
I can't stop thinking about that gorgeous Freellusion lady in her sheer dress. I want to see MORE of her! Yeah ... you know what I mean.
I believe the ladder guy was originally 6 feet tall when he started out his act.
This finale is shaping up to be pretty lame. At this point I like the ventriloquist and the Lee Harvey Oswald doppelganger comedian. I forgot who some of the other finalists are. A couple of comedians, a couple of magicians, a mentalist and a ventriloquist, the couple of singers and ...
Ladder guy... I'm worried. I thought medical would wrap his arm in a sling and give him a medical slip. I think he's beyond his prime and can only risk his life beyond acceptable limits. He's a one act act and can only go higher and higher... until he falls farther and farther.... Obviously, he can fail and succeed. Is that what AGT's morphed into? The feel good hours? Please.
The barfer, go away, please.
The animation & dance acts... computers vs. people... hmm... let's see, who wins? If it's flash and light and lasers and Radio City, I'll take the IBEW and a good programmer every time. I'm flat out down on the animation stuff and will likely be flat out wrong.
Oh yea, the torch singer surrounded by jail bar lights? Another act drowned by technology.Too bad for her.
The finale will be a Throw Down between the guy that Throws his voice and the guy that Throws up.
I dont think thats the case. He didnt want to do ladders again this time and Howard basically told him he had to if he wanted to go through.
In Howard's defense though, the bit that he started out his act with (spinning around in a hoop) was pretty lame. If that's the kind of non-ladder stuff he had in his toolbox, then it wouldn't have been sufficient to carry him to the next round.
There is certainly hypocrisy in a judge constantly complaining about acts being too repetitive, and then insisting that the only thing that ladder guy should do is more ladders.
Personally, I liked his very first ladder performance the best. That one emphasized speed. The other performances are all about going higher and higher, and while that ups the danger level, it doesn't make the performance more interesting.
One of the comments on the youtube video or their performance is that the act is supposed to be a white blood cell (two performers) versus the HIV virus (robot).
"One of the comments on the youtube video or their performance is that the act is supposed to be a white blood cell (two performers) versus the HIV virus (robot).[/QUOTE]
Nope, didn't get that one. Yucko.
If you rewatch it, there was some stuff where it looked like DNA sequences were being combined and then the performers ended up in a circle thing that looked kinda like a cell. So I can see how the person making that comment could arrive at their conclusion. 'humans vs technology' is by far the more obvious explanation though.
We have a mattress retailer here who advertises that old mattresses have several times our body weight in beasties... all I could think of was thousands of pounds of skin lice on the move... across my bed... across my first floor... out the door... all over the planet! THE END....
I do agree that the hoop thing was lame.. I would imagine if he's a trained circus performer he's got more tricks in his bag. You cant base a whole show around a ladder.
Guess we'll see this week..... None of the acts left really excite me. I think Id like to see the CraigLewis Band win if I had to pick.
How the ladder man got this far, I do not understand.
I wonder how a lot of the people got this far. Im really starting to think the voting isnt what it appears to be because it just doesnt make sense. Acts that should have been a lock going home to acts that shouldnt have made it as far as they have (Ira and Drew Lynch come to mind)
I was slightly confused because I thought the older opera singer did not get through and the younger one did - did something happen or am I just remembering it incorrectly?
Why is there always some not so attractive not such a great singer white dude who plays the guitar with a Americano sob story in the semi-finals?
I assume youre refering to Benton Blunt. I dont remember him having a sob story other than he wanted to be a singer and hadnt made it yet.
I dont really think he should have made it through the last round but either AGT wanted him through or America put him through so there he is.
Some of the results this year have really made me question the legitimacy of the voting.