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Re: AGT

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:46 pm

Week 4 (January 28)
Another so-so show to me, another failure for my favorites.

Issy Simpson - took 2nd in Britain's Got Talent at 8 years old, now 10, I'm not that into magic, but this was a good trick and she puts on a show, eliminated.

Paul Zerdin - Ventriloquist, my favorite of the night, took 2nd. :(

Kechi Okwuchi - singer, amazing back story and good at what she does, not my thing, Simon's Golden Buzzer.

Drew Lynch - comedian that stutters, not my thing, won/advanced.
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Re: AGT

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Week 5 (February 4)
Asked myself if I was being masochistic after the last 2 weeks of disappointment. Instead, this was a great show throughout like Week 2. If you look up individual acts on YT or watch the rerun on Sun. night, you won't be sorry.

Solo singers, not my thing but they do it very well:
Jackie Evancho
- like an angel, AGT runner up at 10, now 18.
Sal Valentinetti - old style crooner.

Colin Cloud - mentalist, great trick.
Lost Voice Guy - unable to speak due to CP, standup comic with a recorded shtick that he makes gestures to. Sounds awful, but is hilarious. He won Britain's Got Talent in 2018!

Kseniya Simonova - rapid sand artist, amazing, won Ukraine's Got Talent, Terry Crews' Golden Buzzer, I'm glad she advanced.
Sons of Serendip - classical crossover ensemble with a singer, not my thing but they do it very well, took 3rd, eliminated.
Attraction - Hungarian shadow theatre group, incredible, won Britain's Got Talent in 2013, took 2nd, wished they'd advanced.
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:54 am
I watched Shin Lim. Didn't see the others, but Shin Limited (per spell check) was amazing.

If the rest are like him, I may have to start watching.

But last night was the last show.
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Shin Lim - close-up magician, :wtf: :shock: :!: WINNER! Good eye, you didn't need to watch the rest of the season, billy.pilgrim. :D
I wanted to not root for him since he's already had so much AGT success this year, but he was astounding again. He won the night, advances.

Finals performances next week. The 3 acts I like based on prelims, in descending order:
Deadly Games - danger act, knives, crossbow, etc., wouldn't bet on them.
Shin Lim - might bet on him, but tough competition and maybe folks will want someone new.
Kseniya Simonova - wouldn't bet on her.
Some sort of "surprise". Maybe 1 or more judges wild cards added?

Results a week later. That might mean that all get to vote rather than just the "super fans", but idk.
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Re: AGT

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:10 pm

Just started.
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... Some sort of "surprise". Maybe 1 or more judges' wild cards added?
Yep, 2. We’ll see who they are.
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Re: AGT

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:09 pm

Finals
Weeks 6 and 7 (February 11 and 18)

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Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Cristina Ramos - won the instant voting. Would not have been my pick, but she's very good and Spain rocks.
Killed a unique Call Me (Blondie song) version.
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Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:03 am
Preacher Lawson: Comedian Tackles Black Guy DATING White Girl! | America's Got Talent: Champions

I'm not a stand up comedy fan.

Good thing I don't gamble on this.
Meh.

First wild card:
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Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Darci Lynne Farmer - phenomenal talent, took 2nd. She has had so much success at age 14, including winning AGT in 2017 and a 1 hour xmas special in 2018, that I don't mind her being eliminated.
Slayed it, as usual. A 14 year-old ventriloquist through a rabbit puppet may be my favorite Italian opera ever.
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Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Deadly Games - Whoa! Heidi's Golden Buzzer.
Danger act, knives an crossbow the first week and this week.
“Do Not Try This At Home” :lol:
Some misses early, no one hurt, involved the judges later, which was cool.
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:46 pm
Kechi Okwuchi - singer, amazing back story and good at what she does, not my thing, Simon's Golden Buzzer.
I liked Cristina Ramos more, maybe it was the song choice.

Brian Justin Crum - solo singer, I liked Cristina Ramos more.

Second wild card:
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Jon Dorenbos - I'm not that into magic, but this was a good trick, took 3rd.
He did it again! Great set of tricks.
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Angelica Hale - 11 year old singer, Howie's Golden Buzzer, cute and good, but not my thing.
I liked Cristina Ramos more.
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Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:49 am
Kseniya Simonova - rapid sand artist, amazing, won Ukraine's Got Talent, Terry Crews' Golden Buzzer, I'm glad she advanced.
Incredible again, supreme talent plus powerful story telling, and the anti-war theme specially moved me.
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Arrrgh, the winner:

Paul Potts - Opera Singer.
Nope. I liked Darci Lynne Farmer more. :D
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Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:49 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:54 am
I watched Shin Lim. Didn't see the others, but Shin Limited (per spell check) was amazing.

If the rest are like him, I may have to start watching.

But last night was the last show.
Vrede too wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:04 pm
Shin Lim - close-up magician, :wtf: :shock: :!: WINNER! Good eye, you didn't need to watch the rest of the season, billy.pilgrim. :D
I wanted to not root for him since he's already had so much AGT success this year, but he was astounding again. He won the night, advances.
Stunning, again.
Nope, I liked Cristina Ramos more.

Overall a good show, worth finding individual acts on YT or watching the rerun Sun. night. Results next week, just the Super Fans voting, grrr.

I liked:
Cristina Ramos
Darci Lynne Farmer
Kseniya Simonova
Shin Lim
No particular order, and the way things have been going with the Super Fans all will come up short.
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: AGT

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Week 7 (February 18), results
Vrede too wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:09 pm
Overall a good show, worth finding individual acts on YT or watching the rerun Sun. night. Results next week, just the Super Fans voting, grrr.

I liked:
Cristina Ramos
Darci Lynne Farmer
Kseniya Simonova
Shin Lim
No particular order, and the way things have been going with the Super Fans all will come up short.
All 4, along with Preacher Lawson, made it to the top 5, and Preacher Lawson (comic) left in 5th place. I finally synced with the Super Fans.

Cristina Ramos (singer) - 4th
Kseniya Simonova (sand artist) - 3rd

Interesting, the final 2 were the winners of the last 2 AGT seasons. In principle that's kind of lame, but they are both great, great performers.

Darci Lynne Farmer (ventriloquist) - 2nd
Shin Lim (magic), a favorite of billy.pilgrim - WINNER!
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Re: AGT

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America's Got Talent (season 14)

Bonus entertainment: How many outfits can new judge Julianne Hough wear in one show?

Eric Chien: The UNBELIVEABLE Card Magician (NOT Named Shin Lim!)

Don't really want a magician, but he may be even better than last year's winner. :shock:

Gingzilla: Viral Sensation Drag Queen Brings The House DOWN!

:lol: Excellent.

V.Unbeatable: Indian Kids From The Slums Realize Their Dream In America!

Acrobatic dance, fantastic.

Golden Buzzer: Kodi Lee Defeats Autism And Blindness With Music!

Incredible. :-||
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Re: AGT

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Re: AGT

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Re: AGT

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It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: AGT

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:55 am

Maybe the best audition show this season, rerun Sunday night.

An Epic Love Story That Will Make You Cry, Told by Verba Shadow

Beautiful shadow dance, I had been prepared to be bored.

Dangerous! Simon Cowell Joins Nick & Lindsay's (Opera, Violin and) Knife Throwing Act!

:lol: :thumbup:

Izzy & Easton: Ages 11 and 14 This Young Dancing Duet WOW The Judges!

:clap: , I had been prepared to not like them.

The Ndlovu Youth Choir From South Africa Will Leave You EMOTIONAL

:thumbup: :thumbup: , despite the white savior element.

Other good acts were put through, too.
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Re: AGT

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Re: AGT

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I slacked off on sharing here. If anyone's interested, some talent I liked:

Judge Cuts

Week 2, July 23
Bir Khalsa: Indian Danger Act Nearly KILL Each Other On Stage!

:o 4,660,356 views! Advanced to quarterfinals.
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V.Unbeatable: Indian Kids From The Slums Realize Their Dream In America!

Acrobatic dance, fantastic.
Indian Dance Crew V.Unbeatable Earns GOLDEN BUZZER From Dwyane Wade!

25,324,501 views!!! Guess there are a lot of people in India ;) . :crazy: They could win it all.

Week 3, July 30
Nick & Lindsay: The Most DANGEROUS Opera Singer In The World!

:lol: 29,426 views :D Advanced to quarterfinals.
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Ukranian Light Balance Is Back! But This Time The KIDS TAKE OVER!

:thumbup: I could watch a full show.
Light Balance Kids Receives The GOLDEN BUZZER From Ellie Kemper!

:thumbup: :thumbup: 4,653,081 views! They could win it all.

Week 4, August 6

Dominguez Poodles: Simon's Favorite Dog Act Ends In CHAOS!

:thumbup: Eliminated :(

13-Year-Old Singer Charlotte Summers STUNS With "You Don't Own Me"

:clap: 2,887,090 views. Advanced to quarterfinals.
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Tue May 28, 2019 11:40 pm
Eric Chien: The UNBELIVEABLE Card Magician (NOT Named Shin Lim!)

Don't really want a magician, but he may be even better than last year's winner. :shock:
WOW! Magician Eric Chien Warps Reality With Amazing Magic Tricks

:wtf: 2,806,894 views. Advanced to quarterfinals.
OMG! Marina Mazepa Will SHOCK You With These Extraterrestrial Moves

Dancer/contortionist :o 1,195,052 views. Advanced to quarterfinals, she'll go far.

Quarterfinals, live shows

Week 1 (August 13–14), repeat tomorrow

Bir Khalsa: Indian Sikhs Nearly KILL Each Other In Risky Danger Act

:crazy: Eliminated :thumbdown:
What AGT didn't tell you about Kodi Lee

Kodi Lee: Blind Autistic Singer SHOCKS The World Again In The Live Show!

Nice. 5,564,812 views. Not sure that I want him to win it all - is he really better than all other singers, let alone other talent? - but he just may do it.
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Terry Crews Joins The Messoudi Brothers For An Impressive Balancing Act

Thought I'd be bored, but they delivered.
3,112,525 views!

OMG! Watch As The Messoudi Brothers (Acrobatic Group) Bring Their Retired Father On Stage

:shock: Advanced. :thumbup:
Messoudi Brothers: Show IMPOSSIBLE Strength Despite Rehearsal Accident!

:clap: Advanced to semis

Results show, repeat tomorrow, last year's winner:

America Asks HOW? Shin Lim Turns Everyone Into MAGICIANS!

:shock:
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: AGT

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:21 am

Quarterfinals: Week 2 (August 20–21)
Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, "5000 in audience"!

12 acts pared down to 7. Ones I like:
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OMG! Marina Mazepa Will SHOCK You With These Extraterrestrial Moves

Dancer/contortionist :o 1,195,052 views. Advanced to quarterfinals, she'll go far.
Or not.

Marina Mazepa: CREEPY and SEXY Girl Has Judges Fighting Each Other

Not as good as previous, eliminated. :(
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6,053,594 views!!

Ndlovu Youth Choir: Making South Afrika PROUD On The Biggest Stage!

:-|| Advanced.
Ndlovu Youth Choir: South African Group Has Message Of LOVE To America

Finished 7th, 8th or 9th, lost 2 audience save opportunities. Boo :thumbdown: .

Tyler Butler-Figueroa: Child Cancer Survivor Violinist Brings The House DOWN!

:-|| Advanced to semis.
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Ukranian Light Balance Is Back! But This Time The KIDS TAKE OVER!

:thumbup: I could watch a full show.
Light Balance Kids Receives The GOLDEN BUZZER From Ellie Kemper!

:thumbup: :thumbup: 4,653,081 views! They could win it all.
WOW! Light Balance Kids Performs Electrifying Skeleton Dance In The Dark

Not as good as previous, but still advanced to semis.

My favorite:
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Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:27 am
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Tue May 28, 2019 11:40 pm
V.Unbeatable: Indian Kids From The Slums Realize Their Dream In America!

Acrobatic dance, fantastic.
Indian Dance Crew V.Unbeatable Earns GOLDEN BUZZER From Dwyane Wade!

25,324,501 views!!! Guess there are a lot of people in India ;) . :crazy: They could win it all.
V Unbeatable: Indian Dance Group SHOCK America Again!

1,423,549 views in a day and a half. Advanced to semis.
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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