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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. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    Damn, that really sucks.
  2. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    I felt so badly for the dog act family last night--the dogs just were not in a cooperative mode. At first I thought I might just have been misunderstanding what was happening, and then it became amusing.
  3. dthmj

    dthmj Hinky TCF Club

    Mar 12, 2002
    I really liked Colin Cloud - I hope he makes it through.

    I thought Celine was better than she was in the past. I thought it was a good song choice, and she sounded like a girl, and not a grown woman.

    Robot boy seems to do the same thing every week. He dances like a robot.

    Light Balance is great. Love them. I was not that thrilled with Diavolo this time - I think it was the lighting - I just couldn't see what they were doing. I gave up watching them half way through. I did think they were great in previous shows.
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  4. dwells

    dwells Active Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Birmingham, Al
    So, anyone have any thoughts on how he pulled off that trick??
  5. dthmj

    dthmj Hinky TCF Club

    Mar 12, 2002
    He seemed to be holding the card a little weird when he had Heidi choose a tweet - I'm thinking he put something over it that said Ellen Rhome Cheese. Not sure how she didn't see it.
  6. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    You could see a white piece of paper or sticker in his other hand.
    A lying accomplise is a tool used by many magicians.
  7. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    I preferred Cloud's trick when I first saw Derren Brown do it (and Brown did it much better).
  8. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Active Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    St Louis, MO
    I think they should change the name from AGT to AGBBS. America's Got the Best Background Story.
  9. Jon B

    Jon B New Member

    Dec 25, 2005
    It wouldn't have been too difficult to use slight-of-hand to get Heidi the card he wanted, but I've no idea how he got Heidi to choose that particular combo on the card.
  10. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    I thought Diavolo was extraordinary this week. They are now my pick to win (not that I think they will but)...

    I don't think any of the singers are that good.
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  11. ThePhoenix

    ThePhoenix Brr. It's Chile here

    Feb 13, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    I thought Mandy's song and voice were incredible Tuesday night. Thought it was the best performance by a singer this season. Angelica Hale was also amazing, so I'm glad those two were selected to go through. Light Balance and Diavalo both excellent.

    Evie Clair - such a sweet kid. I wish America had NOT saved her and sent her to the finals. I think it would have been time better spent alone with her family as dad seemed not to be doing well. But then again, maybe this is exactly what the dad wanted - he got to see his angel perform one last time, and didn't have to see her suffer the heartache of being sent home in the semis.
  12. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    Well, he did show how he was forcing "Cheese," "Rome," and "Ellen" onto all four judges; it's possible Heidi saw the three words and had a subconscious reaction.

    Also note that the "celebrity" portion just said, "Ellen" - not "Ellen DeGeneres," as you would expect it to be, especially as it looked like the other celebrity choices had first and last names. Of course, it needed to be just "Ellen" to make the upside-down number possible.
  13. Odds Bodkins

    Odds Bodkins Doug's Dad

    Jun 7, 2006
    So, two hour concert on Tuesday?
  14. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
  15. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Geocacher TCF Club

    Mar 5, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    He had a sticker in his hand that had the three choices on it. So it didn't matter which section Heidi chose, he just laid the sticker over what was in the spot she chose.

    Or, what they said above. lol
  16. tivotvaddict

    tivotvaddict CreativelyChallenged

    Aug 11, 2005
    In front of...
    I just noticed the fine print at the end of the show. The $1M is paid out in yearly payments over 40 years (or present cash value, which I haven't calculated). Wow.

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  17. DUDE_NJX

    DUDE_NJX Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2003
    Yeah, so ~$1,000/month after taxes.
  18. pdhenry

    pdhenry Now 15% off

    Feb 27, 2005
    Divided among all the act's performers, even one of the large troupes.
  19. Ruth

    Ruth Now with toddler

    Jul 31, 2001
    I am finally caught up with this show.

    My top 3 acts are (no order): Light Brigade, Mandy Harvey, Diavolo

    I wasn't totally sold on Mandy Harvey at first, but I was absolutely blown away by her last performance. Her signing while singing was incredibly powerful to me -- it really brought together the two languages and the music and somehow became much more than the sum of its parts.

    Evie Clair is living such a sad story, and I feel for her having to keep talking about it on national television, but . . . honestly there are 10,000 other girls with equally good voices whose fathers are not dying and therefore would never have made it this far. I get that they want to choose compelling narratives but for me the narrative is far outweighing the talent in this case.

    Darci Lynne and Angelica Hale . . . wow are these girls INTENSE. Both very talented, but I'm struck even more by how focused and non-emotional they are. They don't even crack a smile when they win. It's almost a little creepy. Reminds me of the intensity of Olympic gymnasts. I hope it's coming from themselves and not purely from adults, and I hope they are happy girls doing what they want to do.

    Colin Cloud -- why do people love this guy so much? I'm glad he didn't get through, he seemed like a hack. I was shocked when he showed that video of him stalking the judges for a week. Number 1, I thought it was super creepy and inappropriate. And I also thought it spoiled the trick! I didn't see it as him "predicting" what they would choose -- I saw it as him creating it! Of course someone is going to choose that combination from the pile if you've spend the last week subliminally conditioning them to think about "Ellen Cheese Rome" by following them around and holding up signs with those words in their peripheral vision.

    I was sad Robot Boy didn't make it through. Sure, he's never going to be as impressive as Light Brigade and it's unfortunate for him that there's such an easy comparison. But he was very creative and fun to watch, and I'd rather see him perform any day over Kechi, Preacher Lawson, or the dog act.
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