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Well, here we are! It's time to see how these acts fare on live television! And Tyra Banks brought her best banana dress for the occasion! And now for ranking! 12: The PAC Dance Team. THERE'S NO EARTHLY WAY OF KNOWING…WHICH DIRECTION WE ARE GOING…But I know which direction THESE kids are going! When I considered whi...

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Aug 08, 2018
Season 13: Judge Cuts 4

We need to talk about Simon…Yes, again…

While we were thankfully spared any further repetitions of the “Simon stops a singer and makes them sing something else” schtick (and going into the live shows, I don’t think we have to worry about it anymore this season…hopefully…), I still saw more than ever his apparent bias against certain acts, even ones that actually seemed quite impressive…

The acts I am mainly referring to are Academy of Villains, Diabolowalker and Street Drum Corps…Now, we didn’t see the full performances for any of these acts, so I can’t entirely tell how good they really were…But from what little of them I saw, they all looked like acts I would have loved to see in the live shows (a second time in AoV’s case). I would have liked to at least hear a concrete reason from ...Read more
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Aug 01, 2018
Season 13: Judge Cuts 3

This was a weird night! I have very mixed emotions about both the performances and the results…

I guess for starters, as FrankDoc predicted, some very deserving acts were let go tonight…These acts include Oliver Graves (who I’ll admit wasn’t as funny as before), Fratelli Rossi and Jeffrey Li…Li in particular really stood out to me with one of the best singing voices I’ve heard so far this year…But I guess when it comes to solo singers, girls are always given preferential treatment to boys in the child category, and the other way around for the adults…(And yes, Angel Garcia deserved it to a degree as well…)

(Also, poor Bensax International! He’s clearly very talented, but his talent just doesn’t seem to gel with this show…)

On the bright side, only two singing acts made it, and neither of them were ...Read more
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Jul 25, 2018
Season 13: Judge Cuts 2

Tonight was pretty much the same as last week…Which I’m certainly not complaining about!

Once again, there were some tough choices, the guest judge was mostly just there (though lacked the humor and charisma that the one last week had), the Golden Buzzer went to a choir and the judges actually made some overall sensible choices, albeit with a few unfortunate casualties (though not as many as last week).

Though I might say that this was a slight bit superior to last week, because the acts were overall better, and my main issues with last week were not exactly present this time…Neither Sophie nor Hunter made it, which is a plus (and as soon as I saw Hunter’s performance get clipped down, I knew we dodged a bullet…for now…Wildcards and whatnot…) Though even they showed a little promise…Hunter’s style is still unique ...Read more
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Jul 18, 2018
Season 13: Judge Cuts 1

Well tonight was a pleasant surprise, wasn’t it? What I said looked to be a lackluster line-up ironically turned out to be filled with acts that I ended up rooting for, and was just as conflicted as the judges as to who deserved to advance…Even acts that I didn’t really like before pleasantly surprised me this time!

Ken Jeong, while not great by any means, was a perfectly likable presence and managed to be pretty funny much of the time…And to top it all off, the results didn’t make me want to run all the way to Hollywood and beat all four judges to death with a shovel! They actually made some sensible choices!

Granted, there were a few unfortunate casualties…Patches was one of the pre-mentioned pleasant surprises tonight, going from being an incredibly cheesy Run DMC wannabe to being a legitimate (but still ...Read more
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Jul 12, 2018
Season 13: Auditions 6

Before we begin the actual list, I’m gonna talk about some acts that technically qualify for said list, but didn’t have much time focused on them nor really stood out that much, at least compared to the acts who WERE focused on…

They were mostly acts that served to build up the main act of each segment between commercial breaks…For starters, we had some perfectly passable danger acts, Jules and Jerome in particular having at least some potential, though only if they can spread their boundaries…

Both of the comedians leading up to Oliver Graves were pretty funny, particularly the “clean” comedian who can still joke about naked stalker Brad Pitt.

While I am growing tired of this trend of “hip” and “cool” media acts, the latest entry of some dude dancing in front of a giant computer screen seemed pretty decent, to the point that I ...Read more
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Jun 27, 2018
Season 13: Auditions 5

10: Joseph O’Brien. Can’t tell if this kid will get the pretty-boy vote or the nerd vote…Possibly both, in an odd twist…He was perfectly fine, though nothing I would consider memorable…As usual, his backstory seems to be the whole reason why they concentrated a whole segment on him, though instead of it being tragic or compelling, it’s more…quirky…An interesting change of pace, but he still kinda bored me…

9: Brody Ray. Once again, this was mostly notable because of the backstory, though to be fair, someone was bound to find out about it sooner or later, and he wouldn’t have been able to hide it for much longer…Anyway, he was just good…Not sure what to expect from him in this game after how the voters treated Julia Scotti a few years back…Though who knows? Maybe her comedy was ...Read more
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Jun 14, 2018
Season 13: Auditions 3

11: Sethward. Must be related to Squidward…I don’t usually put rejects in my lists, but I do have a bit to say…I looked at this guy’s Youtube channel, and from what little I saw, he looks like a pretty funny guy…But this audition, man…NOT a good display of his talents! It was stupid, irritating, and overall not funny! In fact, it probably would have been miles better had he just kept his loud mouth shut! But yeah, we get an “exposed on stage” gag (actually, it took me a moment to realize it’s a censor graphic and not part of his costume), and he’s gone…

10: Sophie Fatu. Like I said last week, you can humor some acts in this round, and yes, I would have let her through, because who breaks a little kid’s heart like that? But I hope ...Read more
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Jun 20, 2018
Season 13: Auditions 4

9: Annaliese Nock. Okay, first of all, if you want me to take this act seriously, cut the “girl power” crap! I’m here to see someone pull a dangerous stunt, regardless of what their gender is…I mean, I’m all for breaking new ground, but by calling attention to it, I think less of the abilities or content of character and see the person as a mere statistic…That being said, the stunt was very basic, and it was very easy to guess what she did…In fact, she probably went through a trap door as soon as the box was closed…Otherwise, there would have been a LOT more damage, and not just to her! Anyway, I can understand if she’s just getting started…She IS the daughter of Bello Nock after all! And judging by other things she’s performed, we may see other tricks ...Read more
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Jun 06, 2018
Season 13: Auditions 2

Before we begin, I would like to point out that so many of the acts competing on this show by this point are already pretty big in certain circles, particularly the Got Talents from other countries…In fact, I know Simon had to pretend he didn’t know who Aaron Crow was, even though he saw him go all the way to the semi-finals in BGT…But if I bring up every single Got Talent contestant from other countries, let alone everyone who became famous somewhere, we’ll be here forever…Let’s just stick with the ones WE’RE familiar with…

Anyway, on to the countdown!

10: Celina and Filiberto. The thing about the auditions is that this is the early portion of the game where you can afford to…humor the contestants…While some of them would be a definite no, there are a few stupid and unworthy ...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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