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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #50 on: August 27, 2012, 05:41:47 PM »
I have altered the post above to indicate that there will be only 3 slots in the finals available to each of the semifinals.


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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #51 on: August 29, 2012, 10:07:50 AM »
It's showtime, when the best acts distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack. Only 3 acts will make it through to the finale, which is truly a pity since this half of the semifinals is packed with talent.

The very best act I saw last night was Tom Cotter, comedian, for an A+ rating.

Second best was Todd Oliver, comedian, for an A rating.

The next two was William Close, earth harp, for an A rating.

These acts merited an A- rating:
Eric Dittelman
Academy of Villains
Donovan & Rebecca

B+ ratings go to:
Scott Brothers
Turf
Bria Kelly
Andrew de Leon
Joe Castillo

All alone in the B rating is Edon (who never should have been in the semifinals to start with).

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2012, 06:28:54 AM »
Here is how the results show went:

Groups of 3 acts were cut down into 4 acts moving to further announcements. Those 4 well-chosen acts are:

William Close
Tom Cotter
Todd Irving
Joe Castillo

Then, announcements were made individually on who got the first two slots in the finale in 2 weeks:

William Close
Tom Cotter

Then the judges got to make the final decision. They chose by a 2-1 vote (Howard dissenting) Joe Castillo and Todd Oliver was eliminated.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2012, 11:08:44 AM »
I am on record that the 2 best acts I expect at next Tuesday's semifinal performances show are Lightwire Theater and Olate Dogs. I expect the third slot to go to David Garibaldi and his CMYKs. I cannot even guess who they will be paired with in the judges' decision between the #3 and #4 acts (by the home audience vote), but they should win that easily.

Normally the results show is on the following day, but there is the opening of the NFL season on Wednesday Sept. 5 in that time slot so AGT7 moves to Thursday Sept. 6 to go against the Democratic National Convention's early hours.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #54 on: September 05, 2012, 08:49:09 AM »
It's crunch time. Unfortunately, my VCR taped the wrong channel last night, so I have had ot rely on NBC performance clips until the Full Episode is up sometime today. Here is my analysis of the 12 performances:

David Garibaldi and his CMYK's - a very first-class act    A+
Lightwire Theater - not as good as prior performance, but good enough to get the nod   A
Olate Dogs - total entertainment    A
David Hockenberry - I have to admit that I don't like his style of music    B+
All That - they rose to the occasional with a high-energy performance    B+
All Wheel Sports - it was good despite a major obvious fall on a trick    B+
Clint Carvalho and his Parrots - this was a totally new show, very entertaining   A
Jacob Williams - lame material; he's definitely gone    B-
Shaunice and Maurice Hayes - too much average singing, not enough of the dancing they are particularly good at    B
Sebastien - he had major trouble staying on pitch throughout his song; his voice is too immature for prime time    B
Magic of Puck - a very routine magic act, but why couldn't he have gone for something more interesting?    B 
Untouchables - a high-energy performance above what I expected from them   B+

The top acts (as also underscored by NBC's placement of them on the www.nbc.com/agt website) are David Garibaldi and Olate Dogs.  For the third spot, it is a battle between Lightwire Theater, Clint Carvalho and David Hockenberry. I think the novelty of Clint's parrot will prevail.
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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #55 on: September 06, 2012, 07:59:29 PM »
The format of naming the 4 top acts but not revealing their precise status is being copied from the first semifinal. The first group results were:
Shaunice and Maurice
All That
Lightwire Theater - making it to the consideration among the top 4 acts

The second group results were:
Jacob Williams
David Garibaldi and the CMYKs - making it to the consideration among the top 4 acts
Sebastien

The third group results were:
Olate Dogs - making it to the consideration among the top 4 acts
Clint Carvalho
All wheel Sports

The fourth group results were:
Tim Hockenberry
Magic of Puck
The Untouchables

At this point I said to myself that my picks for top acts made it to 3 of the top 4 spots. For the 4th, will the #3 act beat the Untouchables? My answer is yes.

The top two acts were:
The Untouchables
Olate Dogs

The #3 and #4 acts were Lightwire Theater and David Garibaldi and the CMYKs.

The judges chose David Garibaldi by a 2-1 vote and Lightwire Theater went home.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2012, 03:12:47 AM »
Hooray!!! Finally no singer in the final!!!!

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2012, 07:10:30 AM »
The acts in the finale next Wednesday are:

William Close
Tom Cotter
Joe Castillo
The Untouchables
Olate Dogs
David Garibaldi and his CMYKs

I think the winner will be either William Close (based on the novelty of his act) or Tom Cotter (the best comic ever on AGT).

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #58 on: September 12, 2012, 09:27:30 PM »
Tonight was 6 performances, all top-level. My ratings for them was:

Tom Cotter - the comedian wows the audience and gets an A+

Multiple acts got an A:
Olate Dogs
William Close
David Garibaldi and his CMYKs

Some acts merited only an A-:
the Untouchables
Joe Castillo

So I think Tom Cotter will win. It will take NBC 2 hours to spin out that very simple announcement.

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Re: AMERICA's GOT TALENT 7
« Reply #59 on: September 17, 2012, 09:14:10 AM »
I saw the finale on a trip I have recently returned from. The finish order was:

6. The Untouchables (America got this right)
5. Joe Castillo (America got this right; sand painting is creative but one hour of it would be boring)
4. David Garibaldi and his CMYKs (America got this right)
3. William Close (His creativity brought him a long way but #3 was a fair judgment on his act)
2. Tom Cotter - I did not agree on this one; I thought his act was the best
1. Olate Dogs - they were super but I thought they should have been #2

So we only have 7 months to wait for a new cycle of AGT8 telecasts and preliminary auditions have probably already started.


 

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