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America's Got Talent - Summer 2017 (spoilers, natch)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Turtleboy, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    AAAAAAHHHHH - I was going to say the same thing.

    My suspicion is kid acts do well with the audience - I also thought about how many of the judges have children and wondered if that effected how they viewed them.

    I thought they were two of the weakest acts of the night.
    I loved the other dance group made of couples on their first performance - they barely showed what they did this time around.
     
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  2. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Active Member

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    I don't like that we don't get to see a few of the acts.
     
  3. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Didn't you folks know? Kids are just preeeee-cious! ;)
     
  4. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    So the previews announce that AGT has the top 36 acts now... How does that math work?

    I am sure it is because I have not been paying attention to the details, but aren't the judge cuts supposed to identify the top 7 acts in each group? As a multiple of 7, shouldn't the final number by 35? How do they get to 36?
     
  5. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    The same way they did it last year. Three acts (BTW, it's four "judges' cuts" shows x 7 acts per show + the original 5 golden buzzers + 3 = 36) will be "brought back" (the old term for this was "wild cards," but I don't think they use it any more), complete with video of each of the three acts saying how they felt when they "got the call" saying they were going to the live shows after being eliminated.

    I am under the impression there will also be either one or three "eliminated" acts from the first three live shows advancing to the semi-finals, depending on whether they want each semi-final to be 11 acts or 12.
     
  6. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

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    Besides the four judges giving a golden buzzer, they also allow Tyra and each special guest judge to add to the golden buzzer tally. So that's 4+1+3 guest judges? By my recollection, we've seen Chris Hardwick, the fat rapper dude and Seal. Was there someone else?
     
  7. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    Besides Chris Hardwick, DJ Khaled (AKA The Fat Rapper Dude) and Seal, there was Laverne Cox. :D
     
  8. Rickvz

    Rickvz TiVoholic

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    But the four guest judge golden buzzers weren't in addition to the 7 acts the judges selected, each golden buzzer takes one of the 7 slots for that show.
     
  9. Redoctobyr

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    The little boy & girl dance duo getting through disappointed me. I think there were better acts than them.

    And, I dunno, I miss Nick Cannon. Tyra strikes me as somewhat annoying (sorry). I'd be fine with them using a different host for next year.
     
  10. getreal

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    I agree completely. Tyra adds nothing to the show. Nick was very entertaining. Chris Hardwick seems to be the new go-to person for hosting shows ... I'd be fine with him taking over that spot.
     
  11. jay_man2

    jay_man2 jay_man-also TCF Club

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    I miss Nick.
     
  12. scsiguy72

    scsiguy72 OTA Only..Free TV

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    Did the guy who died, make the cut and if so, did they fill his spot?
     
  13. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    No, he didn't get a chance to compete for one of the 36 slots. I died in the accident well before the competition for these slots started.
     
  14. MPSAN

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    I think that Mel B is more annoying than Tyra. Isn't she the one who keeps saying "What Just Happened?" and doesn't she put her hands to her face like they were binoculars? What does that do?
     
  15. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    Heidi does the hand binocular thing...

    [​IMG]
     
  16. MPSAN

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    Well, I still have no idea what that is supposed to do! Although there are reports that it blocks light from shining on the judges...but no one else does it.
     
  17. Redoctobyr

    Redoctobyr Active Member

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    Yeah, I like Heidi, but that binoculars thing mystifies me :) The light-blocking is an interesting explanation, that's reasonable. I suppose it's possible that it just helps the contestant see that she's really paying attention?
     
  18. getreal

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    Mel B is the one who wears see-thru dresses, so that's her valuable addition to the show ...
     
  19. VegasVic

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    Banks is useless, can't stand her. As has been said before I don't think the "judges" have much say at all, it's the producers who make the final calls. The judges are there for the occasional funny comment and facial expressions.
     
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  20. That Don Guy

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    What do they do in the semi-finals, then - tell them during the final commercial break how they should vote for who is the last act to go through to the next round? If they did, then you would think they would also tell the judges not to take forever to announce their choices as the episode is about to run out of time.
     

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