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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2012, 06:29:36 PM »
Great catch, Coolio. Thanks.
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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2012, 08:36:47 PM »
Wrong thread apskip! This is America's Got Talent! :lol:

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2012, 08:26:33 AM »
Here are the results of the second quarterfinal:

Turf and Tim Hockenberry were in the same grouping, but both got in.
Tom Cotter was in the top 3 and will be joining them.
Ben Blaue the crossbow artist was eliminated.
Danielle Stallings and Donovan and Rebecca were #4 and #5. The judges' nod went to Donovan and Rebecca, which I though was warranted.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2012, 10:53:15 AM »
Will this season of AGT use the same rules as last season which the acts that lost Judge's Choice automatically get invited back to the Wildcard show?? I somehow want to see Ben and Danielle again...

As for the remaining acts, still waiting for:

Olate Dogs, Earth Harp, The Untouchables, Unity in Motion (Howard keeps mentioning them), Joe Castillo, Lindsey Norton, Jacob Williams, Eric Dittleman and to some extent, Horse (just to see him suffer).

Please come sooner o next week's episode..

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2012, 12:33:51 AM »
oh great.....6 of the acts I mentioned in post before are grouped in one group.. :groan:


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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2012, 11:03:58 AM »
Last night was the 3rd of 4 quarterfinals. The acts were a bit strange in my opinion. My ratings of them were:
All Beef Patty, drag queen                             B-   (please!)
All Wheel Sports, stunt BMX team                   A
Elusive, break dancer                                    B
Spencer Horsman, escape artist                     B+     
Inspire the Fire, singing and dancing group     C    (right in there with Big Barry)
Mike Price, rock star juggler                           B
Jake Wesley Rogers, singer                           B+
Cristin Sandu, balancing act                           B-    (it wasn’t his night; he needed to go for the short money)   
The Untouchables, dance crew                        B
Jacob Williams, comedian                              A- 
Wordspit and the Illest, band                         B     (this was pretty weird) 
Lightwire Theater, novelty                               A     
So, the talent was focused in Lightwire Theater, All Wheel Sports and Jocob Williams as the clear winners. The next echelon of talent was Spenser Horsman and Jake Wesly Rogers. I think Jake will prevail if that is the case.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2012, 08:59:31 PM »
Those going through are Jacob Williams, Lightwire Theater, and the Untouchables. The #4 and #5 acts voted by the home audience were All Wheel Sports and Wordspit and the Illest. The judges voted for All Wheel Sports.

All other acts were eliminated:
All Beef Patty
Elusive
Inspire the Fire
Cristin Sandhu
Jake Wesley Rogers
Mike Price
Spenser Horsman

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2012, 06:52:30 AM »
Here are the 12 remaining acts for the 4th quarterfinal Monday night:
David Smith, human cannonball
All That!, clogging crew
William Close, "Earth harp" musician
Eric Dittleman, mind-reader
Eric & Olivia, vocal group
Horse, nut-shot act
Lindsey Norton, dancer
Sebastien "El Charro de Oro", mariachi singer
Olate Dogs, animal act
Joe Castillo, sand art
Ulysses, singer
Unity in Motion, dance troupe
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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2012, 09:16:39 PM »
It was an incredible evening, as somehow the laws of probability were defied with the greater concentration of real talent ever in an AGT quarterfinal. Here are my ratings:

David Smith                    A
William Close                  A+
Unity in Motion                A
Eric Dittleman                  A
Unity in Motion                A

I gave B+ to Joe Castillo, Lindsey Norton and Olate Dogs.

Lesser acts were:
Eric & Olivia
Horse
Sebastien el Charro de Oro
Ulysses at the bottom of the heap.

So that means that all of my A ratings should make itt in, but none of anything else.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2012, 02:24:07 PM »
David Smith is a one trick phony. I don't think he'll make it,

I really liked Joe and The Olate Dogs!


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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #35 on: July 26, 2012, 10:21:40 AM »
It was an incredible evening, as somehow the laws of probability were defied with the greater concentration of real talent ever in an AGT quarterfinal. Here are my ratings:

David Smith                    A
William Close                  A+
Unity in Motion                A
Eric Dittleman                  A

I gave B+ to Joe Castillo, Lindsey Norton All That! and Olate Dogs.

Lesser acts were:
Eric & Olivia
Horse
Sebastien el Charro de Oro
Ulysses at the bottom of the heap.

So that means that all of my A ratings should make it in, but none of anything else.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #36 on: July 26, 2012, 10:28:33 AM »
Here were the results from America's votes:

Group 1 - Olate Dogs, Ulysses, David Smith

Group 2 - Unity in Motion, Sebastien, William Close

Group 3 - Joe Castillo, Horse, Eric and Olivia 

Group 4 - Lindsey Norton was excused, leaving the decision to the judges between Eric Dittelman and all That.

The winners were Olate Dogs, William Close, Joe Castillo and Eric Dittelman.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2012, 12:49:59 PM »
Here are the winners of 16 quarterfinal spots before the YouTube and bring-back-the-almost-teams are added into the mix:
1st Quarterfinal
Sharise and Maurice Hayes
Scott Brothers
David Garibaldi and the CMYKs are in.
Edon

2nd Quarterfinal
Turf
Tim Hockenberry
Tom Cotter
Donovan and Rebecca

3rd Quarterfinal
Jacob Williams
Lightwire Theater
Untouchables
All Wheel Sports

4th Quarterfinal
Olate Dogs
William Close
Joe Castillo
Eric Dittelman


At this point I see the competition between Tom Cotter and William Close, recognizing that new acts are about to enter the fray.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2012, 11:11:47 PM »
I have just finished watching the 4th line-up....so disappointed that only 4 could advance. So glad that all my picks go out as I predicted (Bye Horse!!!)

So here's my take for the partial line-up of the wildcard show before Youtube round:

(The fifth place in each round)
Todd Oliver
Danielle Stallings
Wordspit and the Illest
All that!
<act from Youtube round>

My sure prediction:
Lindsey Norton (Week 4)
Unity in Motion (Week 4)
Ben Blaque (Week 2)

My 50-50 prediction:
Summer Lacy (Eliminated in Las Vegas)
Sebastien (week 4)
David Smith (Week 4)
1 act from youtube

Let's see if my prediction is true....in 3 weeks....







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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2012, 02:49:37 PM »
Here are the results of the second quarterfinal:

Turf and Tim Hockenberry were in the same grouping, but both got in.
Tom Cotter was in the top 3 and will be joining them.
Ben Blaue the crossbow artist was eliminated.
Danielle Stallings and Donovan and Rebecca were #4 and #5. The judges' nod went to Donovan and Rebecca, which I though was warranted.
I just rewatched this episode, and in my opinion America got it wrong except for Tom Cotter, though it was nice to see Turf get it.  At least the judges saved Donavan and Rebecca to make up for part of it.  I really thought Hawley Magic should have been in there.  I was also kind of torn between Lion Dance Me and Aurora Light Dancers, both of whom I thought were better than Hockenberry. 

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #40 on: July 30, 2012, 08:14:30 AM »
I am ready to share more of what I think no specific teams in the AGT7 semifinals:

Sharise and Maurice Hayes - ho hum
Scott Brothers - smooth, but so what
David Garibaldi and the CMYKs are in- truly innovative
Edon  - ugh!

Turf- I don't like him; double-jointed moves just don't do it for me
Tim Hockenberry- what is he doing in the semifinals; just another singer like many from past AGTs
Tom Cotter - YES!
Donovan and Rebecca - one of the most exciting strength acts around

Jacob Williams - OK but so what
Lightwire Theater - electric, likely to go far
Untouchables - in over their heads
All Wheel Sports- exciting but so what

Olate Dogs - excellent
William Close - the ultimate in innovation
Joe Castillo - not bad, but  not good enough either
Eric Dittelman - how does he do it?

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2012, 09:25:35 PM »
Tonight was the YouTube talent episode and there wasn't much evident. The comparison between the average talent per act on the regular route to the semifinals and the YouTube shortcut made the shortcut look insignificant in comparison.

Tonight I had these acts I rated as A-:

Bria Kelly, country singer (can you imagine me finding a country singer at the top of the talent heap?; the sky is falling) 
Academy of Villains, dance troupe with an edge

The two acts I rated B+ were:

Clint Carvalho and his Extreme Parrots
Romeo Dance Cheetah, air guitar (I liked it despite the low opinions it got from the judges)

Here are the acts I rated as B:

Reverse Order
Rudy Coby
Drew French singer/guitar
Eric Buss, visual comedian
The Magic of Puck, magician
Cast In Bronze, carillon player

There were 2 acts that were particularly uninteresting and rated B-:
7 In Unison, dance troupe
Melinda Hill, comedienne

My prediction is that all 4 of my top 4 acts above will get through. Pitted in #5 will be some act like Drew French who should not go further.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2012, 10:20:25 PM »
The winners of last night's YouTube show were:

Bria Kelly, country singer
Academy of Villains, dance troupe with an edge
The Magic of Puck, magician

In the #4 vs. #5 voting by the judges, Clint Carvalho and his Extreme Parrots topped Drew French for the 4th spot advancing to the semifinals.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2012, 10:52:12 AM »
One of the advantages of living in New Jersey is that one can get tickets for performances at the New jersey Performing Arts Center, where a variety of such performances happen. The rub is getting tickets. I sent in for one AGT ticket a long time ago and the first one they offered me was this coming Tuesday. It will be an exciting time to be there.

It's the Wild Card round where 12 acts previously eliminated get a second chance. NBC is holding a vote for who should be on that show. I don't know how far back that was going on, but I do know that it is now moot. The judges have spoken. These are their selections:

Ben Blaque    Stern  Crossbow Performer
            
Todd Oliver    Stern Ventriloquist/Dog Act
            
Horse                Stern Nutshot Taker
            
Spencer HorsmanStern Escape Illusionist
            
All That!             Osbourne Cloggers
            
Lindsey Norton    Osbourne Dancer
            
The Bandbaz Brothers Osbourne Acrobatics
            
Jake Wesley Rogers Osbourne Singer/Pianist
            
Jarrett & Raja     Mandel Comedic Illusionists
            
Sebastian "El Charro de Oro"Mandel Singer and Mariachi Band
            
Cristin Sandu    Mandel Balancing Act
            
Andrew De Leon    Mandel Opera Singer

What was Howie Mandel thinking when he brought back 4 inferior acts? Sharon Osbourne did an outstanding job with her picks. Howard Stern got it right except for Horse, who is the wrong role model.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #44 on: August 22, 2012, 08:39:31 AM »
Actual Performances with me in the live audience):

Ben Blaque    Stern  Crossbow Performer  rating A
           
Todd Oliver    Stern Ventriloquist/Dog Act  A+
           
Horse                Stern Nutshot Taker   B
           
Spencer HorsmanStern Escape Illusionist  B+
           
All That!             Osbourne Cloggers   B+
           
Lindsey Norton    Osbourne Dancer   A
           
The Bandbaz Brothers Osbourne Acrobatics  B+
           
Jake Wesley Rogers Osbourne Singer/Pianist  B+
           
Jarrett & Raja     Mandel Comedic Illusionists   A
           
Sebastian "El Charro de Oro"Mandel Singer and Mariachi Band  B
           
Cristin Sandu    Mandel Balancing Act  B+
           
Andrew De Leon    Mandel Opera Singer  A


Results Show

The first group was:
Ben Blaque   
Sebastian
Bandaz Brothers

Sebastian took the first semifinal spot.

Horse
Jake Wesley Rogers
Andrew de Leon

Andrew took the second semifinal spot.

Todd Oliver
Cristin Sandu
Spencer Horsman

Todd Oliver took the third semifinal spot.

Jarrett & Raja
Lindsey Norton
All That!
       
The usual elimination format for the final spot prevailed. Jarrett and Raja were eliminated despite Howard's expressed disappointment for the voters who eliminated them. The judges then had to choose between Lindsey Norton and All That! The final semifinal spot went to All That.
 
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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #45 on: August 22, 2012, 08:50:35 PM »
What a disaster America did with the voting tonight.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2012, 09:14:43 PM »
redwings8831,

I totally agree that America's voters had some really bad judgment. To put Sebastian in over Ben Blacque was ridiculous. Andrew prevailing was reasonable, as was Todd. All That was rated by America's voters close enough to Lindsey Norton that it gave the judges the chance to get it wrong.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #47 on: August 23, 2012, 10:58:41 AM »
Here is the list of acts performing in the semifinals next Tuesday Aug. 28:

    Academy of Villains, dance crew
    Andrew De Leon, opera singer
    Bria Kelly, singer
    Donovan & Rebecca, acrobatic duo
    Edon, singer
    Eric Dittelman, mind reader
    Joe Castillo, sand artist
    The Scott Brothers, cartoon popping dancers
    Todd Oliver, ventriloquist/dog act
    Tom Cotter, comedian
    Turf, contortionist/dancer
    William Close, "earth harp" musician

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #48 on: August 23, 2012, 11:01:56 AM »
Due to NBC having some new series taking over the Tuesday night slot after Labor Day, performances for the second part of the semifinals will be Sept. 4:


    All That!, cloggers
    All Wheel Sports, BMX variety act
    Clint Carvahlo and His Extreme Parrots, parrot stunt act
    David Garibaldi and His CMYK's, performance painters
    Jacob Williams, comedian
    Lightwire Theater, glowlight dance group
    The Magic of Puck, comedic magic act
    Olate Dogs, dog trick act
    Sebastian "El Charro de Oro", singer and mariachi band
    Shanice and Maurice Hayes, father/daughter singing duo
    Tim Hockenberry, singer
    The Untouchables, dance troupe
 
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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #49 on: August 23, 2012, 11:17:04 AM »
To me next Tuesday is the semifinal packed with great talent for the first 3 slots to the finals. That includes:

Todd Oliver
Tom Cotter
William Close
Bria Kelly

There is not even room for Donovan and Rebecca in the top 4.  I see Turf as meeting his Waterloo despite strong support from the male judges. William vs. Bria should go by judge's decision to William.

The following week the talent pool is considerably diminished for the second 3 to the finals.  The top acts are:

Lightwire Theater
Olate Dogs

That's all of the top talent. Since somebody will have to win what I expect to be the other 1 slot available, that gives some unworthy acts like Tim Hockenberry the opportunity to make it through. He is the most popular of the other acts.
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