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Season 12: Finals
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FINALS! HERE WE GO!!! 12: Tyra's outfit. This was a strange act...It feels like there was a point intended for it that just didn't show through...Either way, I think it was too over-the-top showy to entice me... 11: Mel B's hair. Same as the previous entry, but it felt just a LITTLE less desperate... 10: Evie Clair. I'l...

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Sep 13, 2017
Season 12: Semi-Finals 2

This will be quite short, due to how little I have to say about the acts themselves...

11: Pompeyo Family Dogs. Same old schtick and another Katy Perry song, simply dressed up in a new set and new costumes...Aside from the ladder and the slide, nothing felt new...Yet another waste of a perfectly good Wildcard...

10: In the Stairwell. And now every popular Ed Sheeran song has been performed this season...

9: Celine Tam. Yeah, she's a good singer...

8: Christian Guardino. Yeah, he's a good singer...

7: Kechi. She sounded flat at times, but she made up for it with that long note near the end...So overall...Yeah, she's a good singer...

6: Angelica Hale. Yeah, she's a REALLY good singer...

5: Mandy Harvey. Yeah, she's a good singer...But more importantly, she's a good songwriter and performer!

4: Colin ...

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Sep 06, 2017
Season 12: Semi-Finals 1

Tonight, on "This is Us"...

The semi-finals have begun, as has Mel B's transformation into a chicken...

And now for the acts!

11: Yoli Mayor. I don't know what the judges are gushing over...While this was a step up from last time, it still wasn't nearly as good as her judge cuts performance, or even her audition...I forgot about her pretty quickly, and chances are, so has America...

10: Evie Clair. Well, this was a decent step up from her previous performance...I suppose I would call it her best performance yet...But really, take the story away, and what do you have? An above-average young singer who does nothing to stand out on her own, that's what! I read a comment on a previous Youtube video of her joking, "'What is your talent?' 'My dad has cancer.'", and that really is feeling more ...

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Aug 30, 2017
Season 12: Quarter-Finals 3

Alright, let's get this out of the way...

12: Final Draft. The Quiddlers, Xavier Mortimer, Tony and Jordan, Jeki Yoo, Herbie Russ, Shemika Charles, Daniel Ferguson, Will Tsai, Henry Richardson, Sirqus Alfon, Maxim and Maria Popazov...These are acts who legitimately deserved another chance in this game (and some of them even deserved a FIRST chance by being put through to the live shows to begin with!) Yes, I get why they felt that THIS was the act to be brought back, after they disappointed in the previous round...But even in that case, acts like Will Tsai and Shemika Charles could have worked in that regard...But of course not, they needed more singers, and Simon still sees the potential Linkin' Bridge 2.0 in them...But Linkin' Bridge, while they were never my favorite, always managed to sell themselves to some degree with their harmony...These guys ...

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Aug 23, 2017
Season 12: Quarter-Finals 2
Just my luck...I got to leave work early in the afternoon today, and I have the day off tomorrow...and my cable went out!

So I went ahead and just watched all of the acts on Youtube...This means I didn't get to watch the pre-show packages, the critiques from the judges, or any of Tyra's act introductions...But I read into the general details of what happened and get the general gist of things...

So let's talk about it!

12: Mirror Image. I must admit, these two really are decent singers, and the act is...very gradually improving...But the main problem with this act is how it's the same structure every time: They sing a random song, and then dance to one or two other random songs, no connection, no transition, just...randomness...SHOWY randomness! They shouldn't have made it this far ...Read more
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Aug 16, 2017
Season 12: Quarter-Finals 1
The live shows have begun, and they have begun with a bang! There were some minor disappointments here and there, but I can't really say I disliked ANYONE tonight, and when it got good, it got REALLY good! So let's count 'em down, shall we...?

12: The Singing Trump. This was one of those entertainingly bad performances! I still enjoy him, but there's only so far the schtick will get him when he has no other real talent to him, and tonight it began to feel a little stale...Still entertainingly stale, but not as good as his last performance...

11: Yoli Mayor. Probably the biggest step down from the previous performance of the night...She got lost in the big set and instruments, and she never came close to what she gave us with her last performance...Without a solid performance, I would say she's ...Read more
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Aug 03, 2017
Season 12: Judge Cuts 3

Sorry I couldn't post this review last night...I've just recently acquired a job with a schedule that has me working until 9:00 at night on Tuesday, and then waking up quite early for the next day...As it currently stands, I may not be able to write these reviews in a timely manner anymore...Unless I can find some way to get a more convenient schedule for this job, I might have to turn to someone else to take my spot in writing reviews for each AGT episode (preferably the same night, and in the same format as mine...Though I'm willing to compromise...) I would ask FrankDoc, but judging from the timing of his posts, he seems to have a pretty busy schedule as well...If anyone wants to talk about this, we can talk...I'll fill you in on any updates, because ...

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Aug 10, 2017
Season 12: Judge Cuts 4
Once again, I am quite late with this...I wanted to take advantage of not having work today by watching the show and writing this review ASAP (followed by hours of Netflix and Youtube), but unfortunately my day off was taken up by hours of various unintended chores...And I have to be at work so early tomorrow that I probably shouldn't even be awake right now...So forgive me if I come off as bitter...But I guess I have other things to complain about...

So overall, the acts themselves were okay, I didn't feel super-disappointed by anything...I also quite liked Seal as a judge; He had a very sage-like wisdom to him that I haven't really seen in a judge before...Everything was going fine...until the results!

This week's outrageous eliminations include: Henry Richardson, Sirqus Alfon and Maxim Popazov. Richardson's trick ...Read more
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Jul 26, 2017
Season 12: Judge Cuts 2

What I've learned tonight:

1: You can never have too many singers!
2: You can never have too many singers who are young girls!
3: You can never have too many pandering sob stories!
4: If you're shown in a montage, no matter how good you actually are, you are automatically eliminated!
5: The Golden Buzzer always goes to a singer!
6: Mirror Image is apparently talented enough to advance over Sammulous and Xavier Mortimer!

This...was not a good show! Five of the seven advancing acts were singing acts (yes, Mirror Image counts!) Some of them were really good, others should have been eliminated in favor of more unique variety...Xavier Mortimer's act looked awesome! And he got shafted in favor of a sob story, a clipped and repetitive dance routine, and..."personality" (the kind of personality that brings me just one step closer to the ...

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Jul 19, 2017
Season 12: Judge Cuts 1

First of all, I would like to correct a little mistake I made last week: I assumed that Puddles Pity Party would be performing this week, and the reason for that is because the AGT Wiki said so...I shan't fall for that again, as Wiki pages can be edited by anyone, much like Wikipedia...Either way, Puddles will be performing next week...

Anyway, on to tonight! Week 1 of Judge Cuts! Unfortunately, this round will last a whole four weeks! Remember when the live shows usually started in early July...?

I liked Chris Hardwick as a judge. He was funny in a very casual, laid-back way, and he even seems quite internet-savvy, as he knew about Dancing Pumpkin Man's meme status! My only frustration with him is that he HAD to pick yet another singer for his Golden Buzzer...But I'll get to her when I ...

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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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