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

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  1. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Cynical old guy

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    I know I read somewhere where a former contestant said that AGT reserves the right to make whatever changes they want. So we really don't know if the actual voting results were used or not.
     
  2. pdhenry

    pdhenry Ruthless

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    That would settle any contractual issues between the shows and the contestants, but I guess the viewers just get the wool pulled over their eyes? One vote doesn't matter so no votes count?

    I understand it isn't a game show but there oughta be a law...
     
  3. Jayjoans

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    What cracks me up about the whole thing is the $1M being paid in a 40 year annuity. That's $25k a year, take roughly half off for taxes, and that's just a tad over $1000 a month for the winner.

    So, the groups of 2 performers each get $500 a month (maybe a car payment, not even enough for health care) and the dancing groups of 20 or so each get $50 for 40 years. How much do you think that $500 or $50 will be worth in the year 2055?
     
  4. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    The winner has the option of taking a lump sum of whatever the annuity is currently worth. If the interest rate is 3%, the initial value is about $575,000; at 4%, about $500,000; at 5%, about $425,000.
     
  5. lew

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    The theory is votes will only be "adjusted" there appears to be vote manipulation/block voting. MLB drops millions of all star ballots.

    We have no idea how, if or why votes are adjusted. I'd hope they're not adjusted so the winner the producers favor gets the "million dollar" prize.
    Correct, that means the prize isn't really a million dollars. More like around half a million.
     
  6. Cainebj

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    well - in my opinion the only 2 acts worth anything were the ventriloquist and the regurgitator.
     
  7. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    I don't think Piff is gonna win
     
  8. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    I liked the mentalist's act...but he should have had the same person who wrote the beginning of each of those sentences also write the answers...

    Still a major feat to do what he did...and I am still not sure how he was able to either write the answers, or have someone else do it and get it to him on-stage...

    Nevertheless, that little detail really killed the effect for me...
     
  9. Jayjoans

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    The mentalist had all sorts of time to write information with the manner in which he was holding and sorting the envelopes. Writing the numbers on the outside after the judge chose a number so they would coincide with the seat color. He has to perfect his hand work, odd things like that stand out.

    ..and how about the terrible staging when you see the person from behind the curtain bend down and replace the mechanical Mr. Piffles with the real thing.
    What was the purpose of Heidi's ring being around his neck? Never mentioned it after he hooked it to the collar.

    The bearded singer was also not good. He wouldn't have made the cut to be on either Idol or The Voice, yet he's a finalist here.

    Both comedians were not even remotely funny. Not even "crack a smile" worthy.

    Really a very disappointing night altogether. I can see why Howard is calling it quits, it's not a good show.
     
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  10. Zephyr

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    Agreed! Too many bad acts last night. Something fishy. I wonder how many of these have contracts already that are dependent on "not winning" and all that comes with that. If the stutterer or barfer wins this, I'm out until a new judge crew comes on with clear and true voting rules.
     
  11. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Cynical old guy

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    Yes the mentalist would have been much more believable if he had let the judges pull the envelopes like you do when you "take a card"
     
  12. Jayjoans

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    ..and I really had high hopes for the magician guy. I like him, I like his story, I normally like his delivery, but he WHIFFED with the rope crap. The one performance where he pulled the card out of his buttcrack was a finale winner, not this ho hum stuff.

    If you're going to start with that big Vegas style production and then stop it and say that you're going to start with an illusion and the big magic will come later, then DO NOT end your act with just that lame illusion. I kept waiting for the big magic he talked about to come and it never did.

    Total dud. Also not cool when you hand your ropes to your assistant and the little short 8" piece you never showed us existed falls on the floor...
     
  13. Odds Bodkins

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    I hope not. From the kick of the dummy dog to the perfectly viewable person swapping in the dog from behind the curtain... just awful.
     
  14. Odds Bodkins

    Odds Bodkins Doug's Dad

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    Drew Lynch is in the top 5. Holy tapdancing Christ.
     
  15. MarkofT

    MarkofT ****

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    That was just Piff's comedy fluff, not the magic trick. The trick was actually a simple Bill in lemon.
     
  16. Odds Bodkins

    Odds Bodkins Doug's Dad

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    And that was done very well. It was the other 95% of the act that was a mess. The dog didn't go through the target cleanly and the camera plainly showed the person doing the swap. I know that was never meant to be "magic" but it was just so shoddy. He, unfortunately, got worse each round much like the bespectacled magician.

    Meanwhile... Drew is in the final four.
     
  17. Odds Bodkins

    Odds Bodkins Doug's Dad

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    Regurgitator going home?? Drew in the final 3? I will never believe in anything ever again.
     
  18. Odds Bodkins

    Odds Bodkins Doug's Dad

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    It's down to the ventriloquist and.... DREW ****ING LYNCH!!!!
     
  19. unixadm

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    That is crazy....Drew only got this far because of his disability....there are so many people that had much more talent. The Professional regurgitator, Piff, Oz Perlman, Craig Lewis Band, Gary Vider and so many more (including ones that didn't make the top 10) deserved to be in the top two rather than Drew.
     
  20. Jayjoans

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    I clearly have deep seated character flaws because this Drew person actually makes me angry.
     

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