America's Got Talent Season 7 Discussion (Spoilers)

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  1. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

    Jun 18, 2000


    I'm surprised they didn't let the woman who hung her head on the ring go to NY (NJ).
  2. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    I thought they were going to tell the other dancer (the one from NJ/NY), that he's going to NY, to his home. :)
  3. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    Yep. I have no doubt that another singer will win this year.
  4. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....
    Will somebody please explain to me why the F Big Barry is going through???????????????????? :eek:

    Yeah, I know that with 48 acts there are a lot of them that are sure bets not to even get close to winning so there are going to be a few stinkers getting through, but that sack of no talent old man should not have even been in this round, let alone going through again.

    I seriously thought Turf was Howard's 'please put this one through for me' pick, but if it was Big Barry then I've lost a lot of respect for Howard as an AGT judge.

    OK, went back and looked again. The shot they showed of Howard asking for his one pick - the photo looked like a younger guy with dark hair. It didn't look like a guy with gray or white hair, and it didn't look like a white suit - which is all we've seen Big Barry in at this point.

    Plus, the judges conversation after Barry's performance was
    Howie: Can I just say something? I love him, I want America to see him.
    Howard: I think he should open for you and America can go to one of your shows...
    Sharon: Exactly
    Howard: ...and see him.
    Howie: It's funny. (to Howard) Will you admit it's funny?
    Howard: No, it's neither fun nor funny.

    Howie has been really annoying me with his pushing for really stupid acts. In prior seasons I chalked that up to him pushing Piers' buttons, but now I can find no other excuse for it than he's an idiot.
  5. inaka

    inaka Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2001


    Because much like The Apprentice or any other competition show, the show primarily cares about ratings and not who wins. Barry is a train wreck, and one we all laugh at, so it breaks up the monotony of having let's say four American Idolish singers in a row. It's something different.

    That said, if I had a choice between seeing the last Idol winner in Vegas for a stage show, or seeing Barry, completely with flamingo dancers in the background and him singing cheese ball hits, I'd probably see Barry...while being drunk of course.
  6. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

    Apr 25, 2006
    I saw Big Barry perform live... glad it was free.
  7. Jul 1, 2012 #327 of 557

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    When they would pull the fake out and make the winners think they were going home, that was okay, but I thought doing the fake out on the losers and make them think they were going on was a dick move.
  8. Jul 2, 2012 #328 of 557

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    If you record AGT to watch later on your Tivo, check your To Do List for conflicts.
    Because of my OCD, I was checking the guide for tomorrow night to make sure all of my SPs were going to be recorded and found that AGT was set to be recorded on both tuners.
    One starting at 7:30 and the other starting at 8:00 (Central).
    Guide data shows one program from 7:30-10:00

    Wierd. I have never seen that before. :confused:
    I would have been PO'd if I didn't check. Master Chef is lower on my SP priority. :p
  9. Jul 2, 2012 #329 of 557

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    You might want to double check that you didn't accidentally cancel Tuesday's episode. Monday is 8:30 to 11 PM (EDT) and Tuesday is 9 to 10 PM (EDT).

    Speaking of, what's with the episode timing this season? They started early, but now it seems like they are rushing to get finished. They've never had 2.5 hour episodes before or 3 episodes per week.
  10. Jul 2, 2012 #330 of 557

    fmowry Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    Watched the last 3 this weekend with my kid and just wasn't gripped by any of the performances. I like the guy painting with sand and the dark room based performances were interesting but none of the singers stand out (aside from the Goth kid, but opera ain't my thing)

    I like watching the dancers, I don't think any of them captivate me more than a minute.

    Turf was crazy to watch with his contortions but I don't know if I was enjoying it as much as I was cringing at how he did some of the stuff.

    787 Crew is the best of the dance teams but they were on America's Best Dance Crew on MTV last year and were eliminated mid-season.

    As for actually making a show out of a performance I'd give the nod to the older comedian, the mind reader, and the escape guy.
  11. Jul 2, 2012 #331 of 557
    Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

    Mar 4, 2002
    0.7 miles...
    A couple of things:

    I, like many others in this thread, are dumbfounded as to why Big Barry went through. (He should have gotten three "no's" at the original audition.)

    It seems that Howie likes him and neither Sharon or Howard do. The only possible explanation is that the judges give themselves one unilateral pick each, Big Barry was Howie's, and Howie is so clueless as to what constitutes "talent" the he really shouldn't be a judge.

    Now a more general observation:

    I've said this before in this thread, and after watching the Vegas shows, my mind is not changed: Talent wise, this is the weakest season of AGT to date. By far.

    In most previous seasons, there have been 3 or 4 acts, at least, that are so good I'm saying, "How are they ever going to choose a winner? They have several totally awesome acts!"

    This season, it's the opposite: "How are they going to pick a winner? The best acts barely rate above a 'meh'!"

    I may stop watching before the end of the season...
  12. Jul 2, 2012 #332 of 557
    That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    Don't forget the two weeks off for the Olympics. The schedule probably goes like this:
    7/2-3 - first 12 semi-finalists
    7/9-10 - second 12
    7/16-17 - third 12
    7/23-24 - fourth 12
    7/30-31 - pre-empted for the Olympics
    8/6-7 - pre-empted for the Olympics
    8/13-14 - YouTube's Got Talent
    8/20-21 - wild cards
    8/27-28 - first final group of 12
    9/3-4 - second final group of 12
    week of 9/10 - finals
  13. Jul 2, 2012 #333 of 557

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    I'd rather watch flamenco dancers. But that's just me. :p

    I am predicting that the Goth opera singer will be brought back in the Wild Cards and may go on to win the whole shebang. He should sing something from "Godspell" and call it "Gothspell".

    Of course, who knows what we have in store from YouTube. Jackie Evancho was (and still is) a standout from YT.

    Howie was defending his advocacy of Big Barry on the Jimmy Kimmel Show last week by comparing his act to William Hung on American Idol. Nobody remembers the winner(s) from most AIs, but if you watched AI, then you remember William Hung. Still, it's not fair to other eliminated contestants that Barry is taking up a spot which they are not.

    But that's why they do the Wild Card show. It's all about ratings. If they have pre-determined the top 5 acts, everybody else is just a pawn in the ratings game ... disposable ... like the redshirts in Star Trek.

    Maybe it's the editing, but the escape artist hasn't impressed me. The mind reader is good, but not great. And I would love to see a comedian win, but I need to see more. The longer routines in NY/NJ should be good.
  14. Jul 2, 2012 #334 of 557

    markymark_ctown Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2004
    not fun. not funny.

    don't laugh at him at all. waste of a spot.
  15. Jul 2, 2012 #335 of 557

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    I was like Sharon, I was covering my ears when he was singing. I pictured dogs howling in the background.
  16. Jul 2, 2012 #336 of 557

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Ugh, really? As bad as Hung was, at least he actually "sang" notes that were kinda close to being correct. Barry just caterwauls a single note (if you can even call it that).

    Maybe if Barry had a comedy act that had bits and pieces of his crappy singing intertwined in it, that would be something almost worthwhile, but as it his, it's just irredeemably awful.

    Barry isn't worthy to carry Hung's jock.
  17. Jul 2, 2012 #337 of 557

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    Okay odd, my S3 recorded "both" episodes, but my Premiere only recorded the 2.5 hour one. I checked my Premiere's recording history and it showed 2 episodes of AGT that didn't record because they weren't in the guide (one at 8:30 PM and one at 9 PM). My Premiere made a connection at 5:30 PM today and my S3 made a connection at 2:30 PM. So either the guide was updated during that time or this weird glitch only effects Series 3 units. It is very odd though that the same channel could be recorded at the same time or that the same show could be in the guide 2 different overlapping times on the same channel.

    Oh and Rutgers cheerleaders sure have took a down turn since my college days. :)
  18. Jul 2, 2012 #338 of 557

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Oh, I will. Did I mention I have OCD? :p

    I think the show was originally slated to run 2 hours, and the 30 minute recap at the beginning was added after the fact. The Tivo guide probably originally showed a 2 hour slot which resulted in the 1st scheduled recording. When the guide data changed to reflect the new 2.5 hour slot, the Tivo scheduled a new recording, but for some reason the original scheduled recording wasn't canceled.
    Also, the Tivo has no problem recording the same channel on 2 tuners. IIRC when your Tivo reboots, all tuners will be on the same channel.

    Back to show discussion :)o), Barry HAS to be this seasons "pity vote". Every season had one, why should this one be different?
    But jeez, why did they have to pick one that is SO annoying?
  19. Jul 3, 2012 #339 of 557

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    Did not like the new stage.

    And when they kept saying "You're going to New York!!!"
    I guess they actually meant New Jersey.
  20. Jul 3, 2012 #340 of 557

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    Speaking of the new stage...

    I HATE the camera work on this show. I don't care about what the judges or audience are doing. If you expect the viewers to vote, just show the act on stage so we can form an educated opinion! Quit zooming the camera around the auditorium! We don't care about the building.

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