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Sep 14, 2016
Season 11 Finals
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"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 a...

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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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Sep 07, 2016
Semi-Finals 2
Another night where pretty much everyone was loved by the judges, and indeed, most of them were pretty enjoyable...

...But there's one thing that's still bothering me: Why are the judges so freakin' soft!? Simon in particular still continues to offer very little constructive criticism and seems to expect everyone to not completely suck...As long as it's not a total failure, his comments will be almost completely positive...

I've compared his judging to Howard Stern two weeks ago, now I'm going to compare it to Piers Morgan...Piers may not have always been agreeable in his opinions, but he made it a point to ensure that only the most worthy contestants would advance...Granted, it didn't always work, if all of the BS results during his seasons were anything to go by...But it was still clear which acts he valued over which ...Read more
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Aug 31, 2016
Semi-Finals 1
The semi-finals have begun! And NOBODY held back tonight!

...Actually, some of the acts might have fallen a little short of expectations...But they still managed to be the highlights of the evening, while even the acts that I didn't like before have improved quite a bit from the previous round!

So let's waste no time...

11: Musicality. Well, I gotta give the bottom spot to SOMEBODY...Honestly, I thought this was a decent improvement from before...It still wasn't enough to validate their position in this round, but I'm glad they went with a more upbeat, energetic song this time...I'm still hoping that their bajillion family-members don't manage to put them through this time...

10: Edgar. Still indifferent to these folks...

9: Lori Mae Hernandez. It's a real pity that so many people hate this girl...I really do think she ...Read more
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Aug 24, 2016
Quarter-Finals 3

And we're back! I may not be into the Olympics (or sports in general), but you gotta hand it to Rio, they sure put together a nice show...

But now it's back to the good ol' U S of A for some more talent!

I gotta say, tonight brought us the REAL meat! There were at least four acts tonight that I can see making the finals...That said, most of them still had flaws...

Not much else to say...Let's just begin the countdown!

12: Alla and Daniel Novikov. It was tough picking which of my bottom two was the weakest tonight, but I settled on this season's most gimmicky act...While I don't think it was worthy of Howie's buzzer, I do agree that there's not really anything else to them we haven't seen...It was cute, the set was ...Read more
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Aug 03, 2016
Quarter-Finals 2
Tonight was a VERY weird night...

I can't really say that I was consistently impressed with the talent tonight...While none of them were downright horrible, just about all of them had flaws...

Allow me to express why...

12: Sos and Victoria. This was a VERY weird choice to end the night...Nothing about it screamed "Closing Act", and the judges weren't impressed or anything, and neither was I, judging by its placement in this list...I guess the only reason they were last was because of all the clean-up the staff had to do afterward...But yeah, the problem with these kinds of acts is that they are the very definition of one-trick-ponies...It's the same trick they did before, it's the same trick David and Dania did before, and that's all they have to the entire act...And it certainly didn't help ...Read more
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Jul 27, 2016
Quarter-Finals 1
The live shows finally begin, and I think we all know which act won the entire night: Nick's little man-bun!

But in all seriousness, tonight's show was serviceable, even if I feel that a lot of the acts might have lacked something this time around...

So, let's begin the countdown!


12: Dorothy Williams. Look, Dorothy looks like a sweet old lady, and it's great to see her follow her dreams at such a ripe age and everything...But it's still a 90-year-old taking her clothes off...We can only be as nice to her as we possibly can, but at the end of the day, I think most of us would rather invest our votes in an act that is actually enjoyable to watch...

11: Outlawz. THEY CAME, THEY SAW, THEY...fell on their asses...What other "Ghostbusters" jokes can I put in...? I guess ...Read more
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Jul 21, 2016
Judge Cuts 4

Is there a time-limit for how long I'm allowed to be on here before the site temporarily removes my posting privileges!? Somebody please tell me, because if I have to continue having this site randomly keep me from posting for some unknown reason, I'm leaving here and posting my reviews on Tumblr or something...

Okay, so after last night when the show was interrupted for an hour just to show a bunch of Republicans praise Donald Trump to High Heaven, tonight we had to wait an extra fifteen minutes or so for his friggin' running-mate to wrap it up...SHUT UP, MIKE PENCE! I WANNA FINISH MY SHOW!

One Direction Guy was surprisingly fairly likable, though to be fair, personality-wise, the members of One Direction seem much more likable than say, Justin Bieber...Though despite being one of the better guest judges overall, he also ended up being ...Read more
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Jul 20, 2016
Judge Cuts 3

Another night, another manipulation to your emotions...

Lopez was yet another guest judge who failed to make any sort of presence...Granted, like the other guest judges, he made a good choice for his Golden Buzzer pick, but at this point, I suspect that the other judges/producers just told him to pick the act ahead of time...

I mean, they seem to plan a LOT ahead! I can understand that Ryan Beard's song wasn't that great, but even so, as soon as he started singing, the judges were just eyeing him like a piece of dead meat! It's like he was selected to fail, just like Zach Sherwin last week, who was probably motivated by the producers to perform a not-so-funny song...Some acts in this game seem doomed to get buzzed out no matter HOW much they put into it...

Also, Sam Morril should have ...Read more
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Jul 13, 2016
Judge Cuts 1

Okay, Night #1 of the "Judge Cuts". I can tell they had to make some pretty tough decisions tonight, but I'd say they generally made the right choices...

Ne-Yo was a pretty forgettable judge, despite a few amusing wisecracks here and there...That said, he now has the pleasant distinction of being the first judge to give the Golden Buzzer to a legitimately good variety act! (Surprising...For a musician like him, I would have expected him to pick a singing act...or maybe a dance act...But I guess it's nice to see that singers don't have to be all about other singers...)

And on a less significant note, it was definitely...interesting hearing some of the sob stories tonight...There's been a lot of them over the years of this show, covering all sorts of topics, but I think this is the first time ...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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