Any planning on watching this season? They usually have some good novelty acts in addition to the usual singing and dance acts. Auditions start tonight at 9PM.
It's in L.A.? How are they getting Howard to do it? Is he staying at his BFFs?
They held auditions in New York, Los Angeles and one other city. There's usually a few weeks of auditions before the show moves to Las Vegas and they start culling the acts. Quite a few good acts went through from the cities mentioned above (and some nice looking guys too). Of course there are always some jokey acts which go through as well. Can't believe they put the Booty guy through.
Just wondering. Hadn't seen the show before tonight. Listened to enough of Howard Stern to know that he hates to fly and will visit Jimmy Kimmel if he has to go to LA
I can't take another year of this crap. They pass up really talented acts that would be a good fit for Vegas and end up with a fucking DOG ACT as the winner. A FUCKING DOG ACT!
R4 , a cat person
God, that British cunt from the Spice Girls is annoying as all hell! Who the fuck thought she'd make a good judge? Send her back to the UK.
Also, why are 3 of the 4 judges foreigners judging AMERICAN talent?
Too many kids / children's acts. If they're going to focus on so many, why not have America's Got Talent Jr.?
Loved the dude with the Molotov cockatil.
And the shirtless breakdancing sword swallower has a future in porn.
Last set of auditions tonight and then next week everyone heads to Vegas where they start culling the acts. Some of the dancing children have to go. How many samba/jive dancing children can one show possibly have?
Bumping for the live shows. The voting results should be interesting. I expect Collins the teenage magician to go through as well as the KriStef Brothers. I hope the screaming kids get kicked off.
Are the judging still using Wild Cards (saves)? I think in every past season each judge was allowed to bring back one axed act before the finale.
The 11-year-old with the voice of a black riverboat madam is insanely good.
Nick Cannon has a giant zit on his cheek. It's distracting.
[quote]God, that British cunt from the Spice Girls is annoying as all hell! Who the fuck thought she'd make a good judge? Send her back to the UK.
Actually Mel B has lived in this country for a few years, as did the last British judge from this show, Sharon Osbourne, she spends more time in the US than in the UK.
Guess you don't realize how many famous foreign celebrities live in California and also in Manhattan. Walk around downtown Manhattan on any given day and play 'Spot the Celebrity', you'd be amazed how many famous actors, actresses and musicians live in Soho, Tribeca and The Village.
i went to a taping in radio city music hall.
it was so dull. i had terrible seats. i fell asleep.
hate both howards.
I love Mel be, her leads accent is hot.
Mel B needs to find a new catchphrase other than "Off da hook!" which she seems to use for every act.
show is pretty boring this year
collins key is so fake. i'd let him bone me.
Sad to see some of the gay acts get eliminated. I am rooting for Braden James and the Catapult dance troup but realize that they will be lucky to be in the top six.
Catapult guys are so hot in their skimpy shorts.
R17 I agree, Mel B is so lame with that "Off da hook" bullshit. She's like so many other British idiots who use outdated American slang that the US hasn't used in years, thinking she's being hip and cool.
The kenichi dude has an awesome MJ tribute on you tube. Check it out.
I predict him pulling out the tribute for the finale.
I can't believe the Kristef Brothers got cut. I'm going to miss staring at the blonde one. He's fucking hot.
Who are the top 6 acts? Kenichi (sp?), Cami, Jimmy Rose, Collins Key, Forte and who else.
Taylor Williamson the comic. Should've been Kristef.
Are the Krystef brothers actually brothers? Are they straight? Are they a couple?
They're not related at all. I guess they're both straight. The one with the afro has a girlfriend/wife and baby. The blonde one sets off my gaydar so much but from looking at facebook I guess he has a girlfriend too. I really have a hard time believing he's into women. He always looks like he's in love with his "brother."
Kristef would make an adorable couple. They have quite the bromance. I want them to have little hand balancing babies.
This season isn't over yet? WTF? This must be the longest season ever. I stopped watching after that gorgeous sword swallower got kicked off in the live rounds and the terrible country singer who messed up his performance made it through instead.
Speaking of which.. what do we know about Alexander Magala? Gay? Straight? I'd love to do some sword swallowing with him.
I don't get a gay vibe from the Kristef brothers, but they clearly know how homoerotic their act is and enjoy that. It was ridiculous that they got cut. That stupid kiddy ballroom act should've gone.
I liked Collins Key at first, but you can tell the attention has gone to his head and now he's a smug jerk.
And what's with all the acts have cutesy names for their fans? "Taylords"? It's even cloying when Lady Gaga, or someone genuinely famous, does it.
You're on a reality talent competition and will be forgotten by October. Next!
Yeah, and Collins Key calls his fans Keypers. I can't stand him anymore. Cute young guy but he's gotten REALLY cocky. And he does a variation of the same exact trick every week (it's a prediction trick every damn week) and he doesn't even present it well. It's so long and drawn out and confusing, and very obviously staged. I also hate how he's always sticking his tongue out and saying "swag" and what not. I hate that the young girls keep voting him through because he's cute. Also, what's up with his name being Collins? Why not Collin? Stupid.
But what I'm really wondering is who the hell is voting for Jimmy Rose.
Kristef Brothers really should've gotten Jimmy or Collins spot. As far as their sexuality, I think they're straight, or at least Kris is. Stefan I could see being into guys.
I'm also surprised that Catapult got cut.
I hope Kenichi wins, or maybe Forte.
I'm wondering if the homoeroticism in the Kristef Brothers' act is what cost them a spot. You know those fraus...stuffing their faces with their Olive Garden leftovers, voting, concerned about their littly Justyns and Madylyns....
The Kristef Brother's homoeroticism is what makes them so great. I was dying when Stefan literally rubbed his ass against Kris's head this week. Fuck the 40 y/o housewives who don't like that. It was great.
Stefan is such a babe.
It's funny how Heidi always complains about acts (like Taylor) not being child appropriate but *crickets* when the Kristef Brothers are practically tea bagging each other on stage. She obviously wants to bone them. Not that I blame her.
Heidi and Mel B. had me longing for Sharon Osborne (who I normally don't like anyway)
R43 Don't forget "bloody entertaining."
Heidi is such a fucking idiot. She has all this undue confidence because people have probably told her everything she did was right because they wanted to fuck her. And fuck all her "family friendly" bullshit. Not everything is designed to cater to the needs of her family.
Speaking of the family friendly Kristefs... I was looking at their FB page and saw a response they posted to a fan a few days ago
(before they got cut), it sounded like they would be getting naked again for the finals if they had made it there. Now I'm even more upset that they got eliminated. Instead of hot naked guys we will get to hear Jimmy Rose butcher another song. Damn it, America.
This show is just further proof that the American public has zero taste.
There are so many negative sexist gay men on this thread.
Then you wonder why people stereotype gay men? Re-read your posts! Most of you are stereotypes.
First off, both Mel B and Heidi were raised in Europe, perhaps their idea of entertainment is a lot different than the average gay man?
Perhaps all the judges are actually voting on talent over appearance? All I am reading here is how hot these guys are and how you want to fuck them, so what else is new?
Is there any other perspective you have on people other than the fuck-a-bility factor?
Damn, you guys sound so juvenile.
As for the Kristef Brothers, if you weren't spending so much time drooling over their cocks and asses, you'd be aware they explained on the show that they've known each other since they were kids.
I've watched this show since season 1 and have seen a bunch of crappy singers win, but if Jimmy Rose wins that will be the final straw for me. I'll be done. He can't sing for shit and he also messed up the lyrics this past week. But he's a coal mining country singing military veteran with a mom who has congestive heart failure though so he gets put through week after week. BS. I'll also have a fit if the cocky teen magician wins, but I think Jimmy winning is more likely.
I know they didn't have a chance of winning but I definitely would've rather seen another goofy acrobatic routine from Kristef or even more Catapult or the kid dancers.
Does anyone else hate Taylor? I hate how he laughs after every single joke he tells. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if his laugh didn't sound like Spongebob. I really don't get why teen girls are going so crazy over this guy. Collins I can understand but not Taylor.
Also, who is voting for Cami Bradley? I don't get that.
I think this year's finale will be pretty good. My least favorite is Jimmy Rose.
I could deal with any of the others winning. My bet is that it will be Forte.
BTW, the short white guy in Forte always reminds me of the pron star James Dean. Am I the only who thinks this?
[quote]I really don't get why teen girls are going so crazy over [Taylor]
The "looks like a child molester" vote?
R53 I said the same thing earlier in this thread! He looks a lot like James Deen. Glad I'm not the only one who sees this.
I never would've made the comparison but damn, he does look a lot like James Deen. Now I'm just going to laugh when Forte is on because I won't be able to get that image out of my head. I wonder if he's as well hung?
Low class show with no talent wannabes for low class viewers. To get ahead in early rounds be a veteran, sick or disabled (especially children), homeless or poverty stricken (especially children), use the flag as a prop and tour 'Murican superiority. That last one worked best when Piers was on the show as the British baddie. But such esteemed judges as the drunk from Knight Rider, Howard Stern, and Howie Mandel exemplify the demographic they're going after.
I agree, there is way too much emphasis on back stories on this show. I was shocked by how far that boring military wives choir made it. And no way is Jimmy Rose still on this show because of his talent, because he doesn't have any. That guy has the ultimate back story with being a vet, a coal miner, country singer, and now we find out that his mom has heart problems. We have Collins Key getting through week after week because 12 year old girls think he's cute and because he keeps reminding us that he's single and swaggy. Actual entertaining and talented acts like the Kristef Brothers get sent home because they don't have a sob story.
My favorite acts are all gone now. I liked Timber Brown (though I guess I can enjoy him in a porno now), Duo Resonance, and Alexandr the sword swallowing pole dancer.
I want Forte or Kenichi to win, but I bet Jimmy takes it all in the end. The guy from Forte actually does look like James Deen. Hey, maybe when he loses to Jimmy Rose and the whole opera singer thing doesn't work out he can get into porn.
I disagree, R53. Out of all the reality competition series, I think it's the best because it does feature a variety of different talents. It's not just a bunch of wannabe pop stars singing Adele covers. It's probably the most mainstream outlet for interesting artists.
The big problem is that America votes and usually votes for the most obvious and pandering acts to go through.
Am I the only one who isn't that impressed by Kenichi?
There is way too much emphasis on backstories, R54. But the worst offender of that is The Voice. For a show that prides it's whole existence on the quality of the performer's voice, they really go into overdrive with their Here Comes The Waterworks sob stories i.e. the girl who lived in a house with mold.
I'm not super into Kenichi but I get that what he does takes a lot more planning, creativity, practice, and precision than say, a singer. I would be happy if he won.
My picks, from least favorite to most: Jimmy Rose, Cami Bradley, Collins Key, Taylor Williamson, Forte, Kenichi Ebina. Forte and Kenichi would be tied but I think the latter puts more into act creatively-speaking.
I think the results will shake out something like this
6th place Cami
4th Collins (or maybe swap Taylor and Collins... I would imagine that most viewers, except the teen girls, are losing interest in Collins more and more every week)
The top 3 will be Jimmy, Forte, and Kenichi. Kenichi will probably get the dreaded 3rd place (best act every year gets it), and Forte and Jimmy will duke it out for the win. I'm not into Forte but those guys can really sing and Jimmy can't, so it would be ridiculous for Jimmy to win over them, but I can honestly see it happening. Hopefully it won't though.
I was so shocked when Jimmy got voted through with that "Coal Keeps The Lights On" song. it was too insider-y. It also sounded like he took the advice "write about what you know" waaaay too seriously.
"Booty" is being released on itunes on 10/1.
"I was so shocked when Jimmy got voted through with that "Coal Keeps The Lights On" song."
And he looked like the cat that swallowed the coal mine canary.
I bet Jimmy sings God Bless The USA this week.
re: Jimmy Rose. Why is it that white trash people never know how to moderate their hair gel usage?
It looks like there's an oil spill at the top of his forehead.
It's even worse because Jimmy has a terrible haircut to begin with. I saw someone on youtube comment that he looks like Zippy the pinhead. Too funny.
[quote]I bet Jimmy sings God Bless The USA this week.
Or "Mama and Daddy Are Sister and Brother"
I hope Jimmy sings B-double-o-t-y and twerks all over Nick Cannon. All of Pineville would still vote for him, too.
I want to see family acts -- like glockenspiel playing, yodeling, kuhneigen or good old fashioned impersonations of Der Fuhrer.
R73, you cracked me up. W&W for you and the German, doll.
This thread is useless without pron links to Timber Brown's solo scene!
I'd pay to see the Kristef Brothers have sex. They aren't really brothers.
Yeah, it's too bad that it's Timber who had the porn past and not the Kristef Brothers. Now that would be hot. I like Timber too though. But Stefan and Kris have so much chemistry and sexual tension.
Wow, where have I been? Timber did porn? Sweet. I wish he had given us more nudity on the show then. He only ever took off his shirt and half the time he didn't even do that. That weird routine with the pool would've been 10 times better if he had stripped down to a speedo in the middle of it.
Two performances tonight. Jimmy Rose just sang his coal song again.
It would be great if someone would start a thread on the new fall tv season which starts this week. Would love a single place to comment on new and returning shows-which will be hits and which will be canceled right out if the gate. Thanks!
I can't believe Mel B is telling people to vote for Jimmy Rose. Seriously?
I cant believe the first hour is boring junk we have already seen.
No truer words " collins keys is the master of confusion"
Please let kenichi do his MJ tribute.
The judges are such jokes. They tell every single act that they're the best and they're going to win.
Taylor is on stage literally waving around the American flag. I bet he wins now! Ha.
Forte and kenichi getnthenlast 2 spots. Bummed kenichi didn't do the MJ tribute. Still think he has mad talent and creativity.
Howard dissed jimmy rose. We know what that means. Jimmy rose the winner.
Collins has a future in gay porn. Perhaps Timber can give him a few names of people in the business.
I could've sworn that I read somewhere the MJ tribute couldn't ever happen because of copyright issues. Maybe I'm making that up.
Kenichi, Forte, and Taylor were all good tonight. Taylor's first performance with the jokes we've heard because was actually way funnier than his second routine which I didn't really laugh at.
Cami is dull, Collins did the same stuff he always does, and Jimmy was just bad.
Jimmy Rose should have done a follow up to his original song -- "Coal Keeps The Lights On (But Meth Brings In The Money)".
Kenichi, Taylor and Forte were given the best spots in the lineup. It seems the producers are hoping they will be the final three. Cami should be out quickly and Jimmy Rose should have never made it this far. He simply isn't distinct in any way.
Howard Stern tweeted that he thinks Taylor could win the whole thing. I think Howard is delusional. Taylor will get 3rd place at best.
6th place Cami
5th place Collins
4th place Jimmy (this might be where my predictions get messed up, watch this hack win)
3rd place Taylor
Top 2 Kenichi and Forte. No clue who will win. Hopefully Kenichi.
Who's idea was it to put Mel Bitch and Heidi Glum on this show? They both suck.
Anyone a Keyper? A Taylord? And how come the other acts don't have cutesy names for their fans?
They have both been a delight. Go fuck yourself
R98 I don't think it was ever said on the show but the Kristef Brothers (*sniff*) fans are called the Champion Army.
Jimmy Rose's fans are called hillbillies.
I'm guessing that the other acts don't have cutesy names for their fans because their fans are actually over the age of 13, unlike 90% of Taylor and Collins fans.
We need to come up with names then so we can be like the Keypers and Taylords. Forte Fuckers? Jimmy Jackoffs? Kenichi Klan? I don't even remember who the 6th person in the competition is.
It's Tami, so...Tampons?
It's Cami. Clearly, she's forgettable.
What are Timber Brown fans called?
R105 Porn lovers.
I liked Cami's cover of "Believe" when she first did it, but now her voice just sounds thin and disappointing. Same with The Beatles.
Jimmy is plain and so fake. At least Cami seems humble.
Collins is quickly developing an ego, but he's just being a teenager so I'll let it be.
Collins is NOT adjusting to his (limited) fame very well. Case in point, that disastrous blind date illusion where the whole point seemed to be in getting his dick sucked.
When you're predicting, bear in mind that a dog act won this show.
A dog act. Seriously.
Collins is so cocky and obnoxious now. Last night after his second trick (which is the same thing he does every time) he was shouting out crap like "NOW THAT WAS AMAZING!" and doing his ridiculous laugh. Usually he tells the crowd it's time to make some noise. Have you ever seen his twitter? So ridiculous. He posts pictures of himself in various outfits and asks girls to rate them on a scale of 1-10. Last night he was begging for votes by saying he'd follow anyone who gave all their votes to him. He annoys the shit out of me.
Is Mel "Off Da Hook!" B gonna perform her new shitty Autotuned song on the show?
Almost an hour in and no results.
Taylor laughing at all of his own jokes is so annoying.
Now we have Collins doing his same trick and laughing his ass off the whole time.
Josh Groban looked overweight and puffy faced.
Collins is only 19. How mature do you expect him to be?
Yes the dog act won last year but who wouldn't want to see them. I think they are great. Let's see if you can stand on your hind legs and jump rope.
Pretty shocking. Forte in 4th place.
Top 3 is Kenichi, Jimmy fucking Rose, and Taylor.
Hopefully Kenichi will win. Forte got screwed.
Ridiculous that Forte didn't even make top 3. Jimmy has to be the next to get cut. Hopefully Kenichi wins.
r116 he is 17
Jimmy's gone. Yay.
I think Kenichi is hot.
Jimmy Spring will have a career after this.
I guess there weren't a lot of Keypers and Taylords in America.
I'm surprised that the audience for this show voted for a foreigner who's backstory involves him wanting to send his winnings back to his wife in Japan.
I was expecting a Yee-haw, Good Ol' Boy win for Jimmy Rose.
The Kenichi Klan won out!
Forte may have a good career ahead of them and not winning may actually turn out to be a good thing as is the case with a lot of talent shows. Still, I think they deserved higher than fourth place especially over Jimmy Rose. When the final three were announced, I had a bad feeling. As others have posted, I expected the voting audience to overwhelming vote for the all-American "aw shucks" country singer.
Some people are up in arms about a Japanese man winning the show. Probably the same people who voted for Jimmy Rose.
Forte definitely deserved to place higher but I think they just didn't have that obsessive voting fan base like the other acts did.
There's a group of people spewing racist nonsense all over twitter and youtube in regards to Kenichi winning. Why do I have a feeling this is the same group of people who voted Jimmy Rose through every week?
Who cares if a zipper head won?
Forte got a record deal with Syco/Columbia.
Also, everyone's favorite porn star Timber Brown has some kind of gig opening and closing for Kylie Minogue.
The only thing I've ever learned from this show is that actually, America doesn't have talent. Or, if it does, it's not on this piece of shit show.
Yep. Forte signed with Syco Records. Aka the record company that Simon Cowell, creator of AGT, owns. It's a huge reason why we'll never be rid of the singers on the show. Because they make money off of them after the show is done by signing them to their record label.
Has anyone here ever listed to Special Head's music? My god, it's terrible! I like Crack Head Shuffle. He should come back to AGT next year as a singer.
Speaking of music, the one hit wonder Booty hits iTunes tomorrow. Anyone going to buy it?
Anyone watching this season? I like the 9 year old genius piano playing kid.
[quote]Anyone watching this season? I like the 9 year old genius piano playing kid.
There is a thread for the 2014 season but I can't seem to find it using search. I can't stand the piano playing kid -- he came across as too snotty and bratty to me which put me off immediately, no matter his playing ability. It looks like we have two hunky singer / guitarists -- the adopted guy and the Latino looking guy. I can't wait for more novelty acts.
I don't know where the 2014 thread is, but is anyone watching? This season isn't as good as last season IMO. Auditions are over and I don't know who to root for yet. Nobody has really stood out. Way too many singers with sob stories, as alwats.
I did like Smoothini the magician and those young boys who played Jimi Hendrix on the cellos, and the young 20-something handbalancing guy who balanced on one finger. But with most of the acts, I have no interest in seeing any of them again.
Howard and Howie always save / put through the most asinine acts. Okay, Dustin's Dojo was a funny act -- one time. Just as with Howie's act, the internet comedy duo who sang the Ratchet song, what are they going to do for a follow up?
I think this week they start cutting acts.
Howie and Howard used their golden buzzer but what about Heidi and Mel? Can it only be used in the original audition rounds or any time in the competition?
Mel B is growing on me but Heidi is really worthless as a judge. All she ever does is say stuff like "I really liked it" "That was good" etc. or parrots what the other judges have said. They need to get rid of her.
I don't know what backstage drama someone on another board is talking about, but I can confirm that there was going to be some kind of sexual harassment (or whatever) storyline with Scotty and Christina. Every once in awhile I manage to get my hands on GH breakdowns and on April 1st of this year I got breakdowns and that was one of the stories outlined in it. She was going to accuse him of making a pass at her because she was mad about the affair with Lucy. Franco was going to be involved in the story too and support Scott, and I think Bobbie too. Mac and Felicia were going to walk in on Scotty with his hands all over a crying Christina during a confrontation and Christina and her BF were going to go on the run. The storyline was obviously scrapped and Lucy/Scotty were off screen for about 2 months until this week and now we suddenly have this out-of-nowhere triangle with Bobbie, so I can completely believe that one of the actors had a fit and things got dropped and rewritten.
WRONG THREAD... whoops!
I can't believe they put those card throwing kids straight through. Once again Howie puts through the dumbest acts imaginable.
I really like Christian Stoinev and his dog. He's got a great body. And Matt Franco the magician is hot.
Golden buzzer acts were a total waste.
How in the world did Juan Carlos the rollerblader make it through? Fun guy but the act isn't good. You know Howie pushed hard for him to go through. Watch him get eliminated and then Howie will bring him back as a wildcard just to piss Howard off. He'll be this year's Big Barry.
I was shocked they sent home the war vet with the prosthetic leg simply because AGT lives for that kind of backstory.
How in the world is anxiety girl going to be able to perform at Radio City? Will she cry and have panic attacks backstage every week and then have Howie give her a pep talk before every performance? What happens when she gets eliminated? Will she break down on stage? Come on.
And as usual, way too many singers but at least there doesn't seem to be any county bumpkin hillbillies this year like Jimmy Rose and Marty Brown.
They may have put Juan Carlos through because the show needs a certain number of variety acts, but if so, I'm sure they could have found someone much better.
BTW, it's probably a foregone conclusion, but I'm betting that the Willis Clan - the singing group of brothers and sisters (I think 10 or so of them) - are part of the Quiverful movement like the Duggars. Just like the latter, every child has a "J" name and the background film of them showed them living in some rural, rustic cabin.
Willis Clan obviously ran out of names after awhile because one of the kids is named Jedi.