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Dec 20, 2016
AGT Christmas Special
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Well, I guess since I'm obliged to discuss AGT on this site, I am required to talk about tonight's Christmas special... It was the typical AGT special, with a whole bunch of contestants and a few special guests performing something for the stage...Only difference is that they were all holiday-themed, and to be fair, they al...

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Sep 14, 2016
Season 11 Finals

"Finals Week: Revenge of the Manbun", here we go!

11: Pitbull and LunchMoney Lewis. Well, I must say that how these guys made it to the finals is beyond me...I suppose with a better lyricist, there may be hope for them (particularly the bald guy), but as it stands, this was by far the weakest act of the night...These guys are gonna need to go home and rethink their approach, because what they're doing now? Not working...(PS, It didn't help that half the time when the judges were onstage, I couldn't tell him apart from Howie...)

10: Linkin' Bridge. These guys have always been a respectable act, but there's also always been something just a little wrong with their performances...Tonight, the problem was how much their voices cracked at points...It's a shame, because they did a good job evenly splitting ...

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Sep 13, 2016
Melissa Villasenor Joining SNL

http://gothamist.com/2016/09/12/snl_new_cast_members.php


Melissa Villasenor, former AGT contestant, will be joining the Saturday Night Live cast as a featured player!

I remember her competing during Season 6, one of the early specimens of the relatively short-lived genre of talent that is "Impressionism". She was undoubtedly talented in her field, but many people couldn't help but feel that a show in Vegas wasn't exactly where someone of her talents belonged...No doubt the same reason why Jim Meskimen, who was already doing voice-acting in many cartoons among other jobs, didn't even make it past the quarter-finals, and James Costa, another talented impressionist that I am subscribed to on Youtube, didn't even make it past Judge Cuts (in fact, he got buzzed for seemingly not structuring his act well...Seeing him last year, and getting buzzed out by the judges was a similar ...Read more
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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 Philbin
Season 2-3 (2007-08) - Jerry Springer
Season 4-7 (2009-2012) Nick Cannon.

Judges in order of appearance:
Season 1 (2006) - Brandy Norwood, David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan
Season 2-4 (2007-09) - Sharon Osbourne, David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan
Season 5-6 (2010-11) - Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan
Season 7 (2012) - Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, Howard Stern

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