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06-09-2011, 05:03 AM
Didn't Rosie O'donnell try a variety act and it was canceled immediately?
06-09-2011, 05:39 AM
well, Rosie O'Donnell was part of the show, right? :shuffle:
06-09-2011, 08:21 AM
I thought the opera singer was OK. She had a very weird voice and it came off nasally to me. I couldn't decide if I liked it or not. No problem with her getting through, though. I love how this show is showing almost exclusively YES performances. Much better than watching train wreck after train wreck on Idol.
I thought it sounded like she was trying to talk while yawning, and I was distracted by the mismatch of her real hair to the super long extensions - the colours were way off! I didn't mind her overall though, and I like how she didn't give the judges her sad story in hopes of using that to get through.
I liked the Russian balance beam girl. Imagine the insane strain on her knees! Yikes! And NonBieber was good, though she was complaining about being compared to Bieber but then made her act all about Bieber. I get that she 'had' to do it, but still - don't complain about it if that's what you're going to make your act about.
The kid dancer bugged me - other than his worm he wasn't that good - he did the same spastic thrusting movements you could find from any drunk person at a bar. He got by on cuteness alone (and yes, he was adorable.)
I loved the domino guy at the end. His act wasn't overly exciting (how would he handle a Vegas show when it takes him so many hours to make one track, that is then destroyed, and how many he'd need in a night? He wouldn't be able to feasibly prepare for each show). But he was so adorably likeable!
I didn't get what was so great about the silhouette people. I mean seriously? Moving around behind a screen? Um... wow?
06-09-2011, 10:01 AM
That Russian balance beam act. They said we'd likely never seen something like that before. But I'm pretty sure I remember seeing an act just like that on a previous season of AGT. In fact, IIRC, they were slated to be in the top 10 (or how ever many it is that gets on the show for voting), and she got injured before the live shows started and they had to withdraw and a replacement act was called in.
The 6 year old dancer kid was cute. But you know what? I'm not sure it's any less creepy to have a 6-year-old boy doing pelvic thrusts than it is to have a little girl dress up like a hooker and shake her booty in a kiddie pageant.
My dog really liked the bird. She really fixed her gaze on the TV when it was on. LOL. I guarantee you though they won't let two bird acts into the final. They better both step up their game for the next round, casue I'm sure at least one will go.
The splash guy. Yea, they're gonna build a whole Vegas act over a stunt that takes about 15 seconds to perform. LOL.
The real question of the day is, why is this called America's Got Talent, when there are acts from Kenya and other countries, and the judges deciding what acts go through are 2 Brits and a Canadian? :lol:
06-09-2011, 12:29 PM
This is why I'd love to see a variety show. Of course some of these acts couldn't be headliners, but they're very entertaining to watch in their own right. Does one of the casinos in Vegas have a circus theme? Not Cirque de sole, but real sideshow circus? The magic acts, acrobatic, odd things. That is what made the Sullivan show so entertaining. It's really hard for new acts to break into the Circus. Most of those acts are family and go back generations. I like AGT because of all the non-singing acts. Even the funny ones.
I liked the bird too, but I'm a sucker for parrots. And they will pit them against each other for the live shows. The 2nd bird had a larger vocabulary. Parrots are really, really smart and do more than just learn to mimic.
06-09-2011, 03:27 PM
We were talking about how talented the Russian balance beam girl's catchers were. They were acting as human shock absorbers. She was fantastic but she wouldn't be able to do those stunts on a standard balance beam or without such good catchers. I saw the similar act a few years ago & that girl didn't do all the double, triple, twisting flips like this one. She & the Justin Beiber girl were my favorites.
I liked the hair extension girl's voice but my husband didn't. And I can tell Maria Callas from Sarah Brightman, unlike most Americans. ;) I didn't think she was trying to be an opera singer, I thought she was being soulful. We'll see by her next song choice what she's going for. But I hope she gets rid of that awful hair. They showed her with short hair & I thought she looked great.
Sharon & Howie put through several people I wouldn't have like the dwarf lady & the dancing munchkins & the little boy (although I would have gotten him an agent immediately). And I agree about the diving guy. I left the room because I refuse to watch people risk their lives for a show, but how much of a show could it be if the act is over in 10 seconds? And he couldn't sustain an act anyway. He mentioned all the injuries so it would just be a matter of time before the law of averages caught up with him.
06-09-2011, 03:30 PM
The real question of the day is, why is this called America's Got Talent, when there are acts from Kenya and other countries, and the judges deciding what acts go through are 2 Brits and a Canadian?
I think Sharon and Howie are both naturalized US citizens (I presume both have dual citizenship).
06-09-2011, 07:03 PM
I think Sharon and Howie are both naturalized US citizens (I presume both have dual citizenship).
I think they are too. But they're still born Brit and Canadian!
I was just being tongue in cheek anyway last night. I forgot to add a smily icon. Hey, it was the middle of the night when I posted, I wasn't paying attention. LOL. Wait here, I'll go back and add a laughing icon.....ok. Done. ;)
Actually, I guess it is a good representative of the big melting pot USA is. Right?
06-17-2011, 01:27 AM
Just a little update..Jackie Evancho's album debuted at #5 on iTunes this week. I love it.
So far, I haven't seen that WOW performance. From the preview, it looks like the "child star" will show up next week.
07-06-2011, 08:40 AM
I agreed with all the judge's decisions tonight. Quite happy with many of the acts, and I don't think there are any acts that I did not care for like I have in the past. Yeah for me!!! :cheer2: :cheer:
As for the first hour (the auditions wrap-up):
I would not have put the chipmunk trio through. 90 minutes of that shrill shrieking??? :yikes:
And the dude who spent his entire audition breaking board against forehead, against forehead, against forehead, against forehead.... :yawn:
4Play - I had high hopes for them. Loved their rendition of "If I Were A Boy". But their Las Vegas song later... :( How about the Fusar-Poli stare from the lead singer to the one who went way off-key? :eek:
I have no idea why they put through the two seniors? The musician half was horrid and the other did a headstand on a chair. Is this the best of what Las Vegas has to offer these days? :confused:
After the first hour, my thought was, "no hotties"! But the western knife-throwing couple were put through right away, and he looks pretty good in a pair of jeans. Then there was the fire-throwing ab-tacular juggler. And the male pole dancer looks pleasingly trim. :D So we're doing okay there, right?
Actually, as far as the pole dancers go, I almost wondered if they were going to see if the two wanted to pair up. Not that they'd do all their routines together, but each take turns doing a routine and then do a few together. Guess the guy did well enough on his own that that was not necessary.
Biggest surprise of the night for me was the judges putting the Landau guy through. (He's the African-American standards singer.) I thought he was just above mediocre.
My favourites are the comedian/impressionist that got put right through to Hollywood and the lead singer of the bluegrass band. I'm going to go see if he (they) already have some CD's available! :cheer2:
07-06-2011, 10:07 AM
Of the 3 girl singers (I think there were just 3?), I did think that Dani (is that her name? the Justin Beiber girl?) was the best singer of the three. But when they gave her a second chance to sing, she didn't know any other songs that she had to go learn a new song, and just sing the same verse twice? That confused me. How did she not have another song ready to go. Oh well. Its just TV. But it bugged me. :P
07-06-2011, 10:17 AM
Oh, another problem I have is Geechy Guy. The dude is a professional comedian, like a touring professional comedian, and has been for oh, about 20 years? I've know about him for YEARS! I remember him from the Ed McMahon "Star Search" show in the late 1980's (which is where I first heard of him). I think he's funny and I like his comedy, so I don't really mind that he's there, but its not like he needs this show to make a career or anything. Hell he's probably played in Vegas many times already.
But again, its just TV. :P
07-08-2011, 12:02 AM
Interesting how the kids were not only open about how much they enjoyed their competitorís performances, but they were more supportive than the adults. A great example of young teaching the old. :respec: Glad Anna Graceman got through, in spite of the bum note while accompanying herself on keyboards.
I have too many favourites to list, but I'll mention a few who I don't remember seeing in the first-round auditions. There was a cute guy in a blue shirt who did juggling and was pretty funny as well. Don't see him on the NBC site though, so not sure of his name. His not being at nbc.com is not a good sign, even though the judges picked him last night as one of the top 48... :(
Purrfect Angelz were good, but I think they might be more of a support act. I wondered if the judges should have asked if one of their group was talented in some specific way and the show could be built around her somewhat. If the voting audience was largely male, this group will go far, but I think most voters are female, so I don't know if they'll make it past the next round.
The magician Seth Grabel was lucky to get a break from the judges. While I agree that he's a good showman, the mistake (mistakes?) in his routine certainly put a damper on his performance. I thought the judges might ask him to do it all over again so they can see it the way it was supposed to be done...
The filler candidates: Monet, Sam B. and Mauricio Herrera. None deserved to go through. The latter two were put through partly so that the judges won't have to deal with them in future seasons, and because they want the better acts to have a better shot at going further. Monet's singing was rarely in tune, Sam B. is a comedy act posting as a dance act (but he's not in on the joke) and Mauricio is...can it be put into words? Crazyness!!!
I think this season might be my favourite so far. :)
P.S. If anyone else is a fan of the Fiddleheads, they have a youtube channel with eight videos:
The Fiddleheas on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/thefiddleheadsband#p/u)
07-08-2011, 02:12 PM
Good mix of cannon fodder and genuine talent. Wonder if America will remember the Top 10 straight through folks from the auditions. It's an advantage not to have to waste material on Vegas week, but it's a disadvantage as lots of folks don't start watching until Vegas.
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