America's Got Talent

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  • S 8 : Ep 27

    The Season 8 Finale

    Aired 9/18/13

  • S 8 : Ep 26

    Finals, Week 2 Performances

    Aired 9/17/13

  • S 8 : Ep 25

    Finals, Week 1 Results

    Aired 9/10/13

  • S 8 : Ep 24

    Finals, Week 1 Performances

    Aired 9/10/13

  • S 8 : Ep 23

    Semi-finals Week 2 Results

    Aired 9/4/13

  • Cast & Crew
  • Nick Cannon

    Host Season 4-present

  • Piers Morgan

    Judge Season 1-6

  • Sharon Osbourne

    Judge Season 2-7

  • David Hasselhoff

    Judge Season 1-4

  • Brandy Norwood

    Judge Season 1

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  • Premiering in 2006, America's Got Talent (also known as AGT) is an American reality television series on NBC. The show was developed with the help of Simon Cowell but due to Idol and Fox obligations, he has never judged. The show is a talent competition has no restrictions to age or act with the main focus on whether or not it was entertaining, providing for sometimes untalented but hilarious acts getting through. It is broken down into three main rounds with cuts constantly happening. The acts first compete on stage in front of an audience and the 3(4) judges. Each judge has a loud 'X' buzzer they can press if they feel an act is not meeting expectations. If an act gets all the judges to buzz it is immediately over and they are out of the competition. These remain active through-out the show, but during later rounds frequently get used. It starts off with auditions week held across the country where acts have roughly 90 seconds to impress the judges and an arena audience. Following each act the judges quickly vote and majority rules if they go to the next round or cut on the spot. Following auditions week the show and accepted acts move to Vegas where the acts perform again, only this time in front of only the judges and no audience. Following Vegas week the judges cut the competition aggressively to 48 acts to move onto the next, most important, round. The 48 acts chosen go onto the live quarter-finals in various cities to compete on live television for the audiences vote as the power now shifts away from the judges. There are 4 quarter finals with 12 acts performing each week (4 advance each), followed by two semi finals (4 advance each) followed by the final where the winner is declared. The grand prize winner will receive $1,000,000 and a chance for their own show in Vegas. Recent seasons have implemented a YouTube week where the judges will select from online YouTube submissions and a few lucky acts will be chosen to perform live at the end of the quarter finals with a chance to move to the semi finals as extra wild card spots. AGT is now on it's seventh season (2012) and had numerous casting changes. Hosts in order of appearance:Season 1 (2006) - Regis PhilbinSeason 2-3 (2007-08) - Jerry SpringerSeason 4-7 (2009-2012) Nick Cannon. Judges in order of appearance:Season 1 (2006) - Brandy Norwood, David Hasselhoff, Piers MorganSeason 2-4 (2007-09) - Sharon Osbourne, David Hasselhoff, Piers MorganSeason 5-6 (2010-11) - Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, Piers MorganSeason 7 (2012) - Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, Howard Sternmoreless

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    • Piers: What the (beep) was that? Dancer: Shadow Dancing! Piers: What do you mean Shadow Dancing? It's just 3 weirdos with a donkey, wasn't it?

    • (After The Boofont Sister's performance of the song "Turn Around") Piers: I would like for you to turn around right now and leave.

    • (After Betty Victor's performance) Piers: There's this little ear wig in my ear, and it gives me this sound, I haven't heard that sound in 15 years, until just now. Betty Victor: Maybe you should go see an ear doctor.

    • Piers Morgan: (to Bianca after she sang her song) Change your hair, change your dress, change your shoes and you will win this tournament!

    • Brandy Norwood: What's your name? Bianca Ryan: My name is Bianca Ryan. Brandy Norwood: What are you going to do for us today? Bianca Ryan: I'm gonna be singing. Brandy Norwood: Singing what? Bianca Ryan: And I'm telling you I'm not going by Jeniffer Holiday Brandy Norwood: That's a big song, Mama! Alright, let's hear it!

    • Piers (to Taylor Ware): It was one of the most unusual and great performances I've seen.

    • Regis: Where are you from? Leonid the Magnificent: I am orginally from russia but now I am from Brooklyn, New York! Regis: Funny I live in New York too but I have never seen you. Leonid the Magnificent: We go to different clubs. Regis: We sure do.

    • Regis: I think I have seen enough already. Leonid The Magnificent: What do you want to see?

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    Notes (111)

    • 12.4 million people tuned in to watch the premiere.

    • The contestants that made it through but were not shown were: Celtic Spring Sugar N Spice Jessica Sanchez N'Versity Rabbi Baptiss George K. Andy Chitanga Conrad Wright Sean And John Natasha Le Realis Caitlyn Taylor Love Marla And Michelle Hell If I Know Jess Shell Stilt World Hoopalishious Desperation Squad

    • This weeks auditions took place in Los Angeles, California.

    • Alexis Jordan performed the song "I've Got Nothing".

    • Berney Barker is the world's oldest male striper.

    • Alexis Jordan is 14 years old.

    • Syd the Kid is 8 years old.

    • The talents presented in this episode were professional fingersnapping, bicycle horn playing, rapping, stand-up comedy, juggling, shadow dancing, stripping, singing, singing saws, vantripquisit, acrodunking, small instrument playing, dancing, magic tricks, breaking dancing cow, gospel singing, parrot performance, dog show, and balloon singing.

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    Trivia (51)

    • Piers Morgan once authorised the publication of faked Iraqi prisoner abuse photos claiming abuse by British Army soldiers.

    • Piers Morgan became popular for his invasive style and lack of concern for celebrities' right to privacy.

    • Piers Morgan was the editor for a British Tabloid called "The Daily Mirror," from 1995 until 2004.

    • David Hasselhoff appeared as 'Lt. Mitch Buchannon' on Baywatch from 1989-2000.

    • David Hasselhoff is actually in the Guinness Book of World Records for being "The Most Watched TV Star in the World.

    • David Hasselhoff appeared as 'Lt. Mitch Buchannon' on Baywatch from 1989-2000.

    • Berney Barker is the world's oldest male striper.

    • David Hasselhoff is actually in the Guinness Book of World Records for being "The Most Watched TV Star in the World.

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    Allusions (2)

    • David calls Thoth's act "Apocalypto Now", a pun on the movie titles Apocalypse Now and Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, the latter of which features characters talking in a made up native language.

    • Leonid's headdress falling off reminded the judges of the movie, This is Spinal Tap, a rock-n-roll documentary comedy where the band members would endure similar technical problems such as one band member not being able to emerge out of a cocoon on stage.

  • Fan Reviews (154)
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    By matthewbates9480, Sep 22, 2013

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    By Tracie1011, Sep 20, 2013

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