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Old 02-09-19, 01:43 PM
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Re: America's Got Talent: The Champions (NBC) -- premieres 1/7/19

There was a sand artist finalist on season 7, Joe Castillo.
i guess they wanted a new person and a new story instead of bringing him back.

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I remember Castillo. His art was excellent but Siminova's story, music and presentation is on another level.

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Shim Lin is very good at his tricks but he has the stage presence and personality of a rock.
I don't see it, I think his presentation is solid, but that's how I feel about Michael Carbonaro.
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Old 02-09-19, 06:13 PM
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Re: America's Got Talent: The Champions (NBC) -- premieres 1/7/19

Yeah we disagree on Lin.
i think he’s a statue. Sure he has jazz fingers but that about it. No personality.

Carbanaro is great. I love what he does.
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the 10 year old girl who is now 18 grew up nicely.
Her voice is great too.
Hey fellas, she's all grown up now! Humina-humina! (followed instantly by highlights of her as a 10 year-old girl.
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Last one I wanted to mention though was Cosentino. Is it just me or did it seem like the button was a dummy switch unrelated to what was actually going on? The whole rig seemed like the elements were triggered after he unocked each piece, mabye by a magnetic trigger switch. So undoing the clamp on his right hand would trigger the arrow shot and bear trap. Undoing the left, the same. Then he's standing on a pressure plate that triggers the fire after he jumps off it. It was flashy but seemed pretty cheesy.
It is not just you, it is definitely how it is done, perhaps not in exact detail but certainly in concept. It is how these sorts of things are always done. The locks are likely gimmicked as well which helps him control the timing for maximum theatrical effect.
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I know the judges are part of the show but they really over do it with these obvious acts.
After seeing that I know magic is real. I am not joking.
I actually do believe in magic... That was not a trick.
For anyone who doesn't believe in magic: Hellooo!!!
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Re: America's Got Talent: The Champions (NBC) -- premieres 1/7/19

Shin Lim really wants to be David Copperfield.

I’d like to see him change up his look, mannerisms, and stage presence, and become more of his own person.
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Old 02-11-19, 07:27 AM
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Re: America's Got Talent: The Champions (NBC) -- premieres 1/7/19

I thought Monday would be the finale, but according to my DVR there will be a "Results Finale". If that's the case, I'm assuming there will be a "Viewer Vote" after tonight's episode....
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Old 02-11-19, 05:03 PM
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For the next summer season, Heidi, Mel B, and Tyra are out. Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, and Terry Crews are in.

https://deadline.com/2019/02/america...14-1202554920/

Howie must have dirt on Simon or NBC executives to last so long on the show.
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Howie must have dirt on Simon or NBC executives to last so long on the show.
There is always some “drama” between Howie and another judge which breaks up the monotony of the show. I suspect that’s the only reason for keeping Howie.
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For the next summer season, Heidi, Mel B, and Tyra are out. Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, and Terry Crews are in.

https://deadline.com/2019/02/america...14-1202554920/

Howie must have dirt on Simon or NBC executives to last so long on the show.
to Crews. I've enjoyed him way more than Tyra even with what little he's had to do on Champions.

It's been a running gag in our house that Howie has become a broken record during Champions. In damn near every comment to an act, "remember there are only 2 acts going through, I hope America votes for you!" or some variation "remember... It's up to America!" I guess that's his new "this is the greatest season ever" schtick. Honestly I'd rather it go the other way and keep Mel & Heidi and get another comedian in there for Howie.
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Old 02-12-19, 12:19 AM
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So this was another in-house vote, -they just added another episode so that (maybe) the other returning acts that didn't get picked can have a second performance. According to Simon, he wouldn't be surprised if ten of the twelve acts win the competition. I was surprised when Paul Potts gave a nod to Neil Boyd, who Simon brought on to America's Got talent as a Paul Potts doppelganger (he was an office worker who sang Opera on the side) who also won his season. He died a few years back.
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Re: America's Got Talent: The Champions (NBC) -- premieres 1/7/19

If the video I saw on YT is the trick Shin Lim did last night, that's the trick he did on Fool Us the first time, although very slightly varied. Looking at some of the elements this time, I'm thinking Terry and Howie had to be in on it. Still holds up well, though.
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Re: America's Got Talent: The Champions (NBC) -- premieres 1/7/19

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Shin Lim really wants to be David Copperfield.

I’d like to see him change up his look, mannerisms, and stage presence, and become more of his own person.
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If the video I saw on YT is the trick Shin Lim did last night, that's the trick he did on Fool Us the first time, although very slightly varied. Looking at some of the elements this time, I'm thinking Terry and Howie had to be in on it. Still holds up well, though.
He never alternates from that cold dead blank stare.
Except for when he runs his spider fingers through his hair.

I didn’t think Howie was in on it.
The trick with the card on the seat is a relatively easy one.
Penn and Teller do it and showed the trick once on one of their shows.

My thought on the disappearing and reappearing signed cards is that they were not all the same cards and had fake signatures on them. Maybe not the ones Lim had on him but definitely the ones in the fpcoffee cup.


Dorenbos has enough stage stage presence and personality that he could share some with Lim.
I think he is using that chalkboard with the remote control arm that pops up from the sides of the frame for his trick.
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Old 02-17-19, 08:32 PM
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Okay, I'll concede on Shin Lim. I still don't have an issue with his stage presence BUT after seeing someone so exhuberent and genuinely likable like John Dorenboss, it is definitely a stark difference. If both were playing and I could only go see one, it would be Dorenboss because of of that. Shin may have him beat on raw skill, but Dorenboss has him beat in stage presence that's for sure.

I'm currently watching this episode, and just finished seeing Dorenboss... That might be my favorite magic trick of the last 5 or so seasons we've been watching. Tying the trick together with 4 different performances from the previous times he was on was brilliant. Absolute home run performance. Seems like it's mostly a variation on the forced card act, but it was brilliantly done.

All of the acts have been phenomenal. My eyes were glued to Kseniya Siminova. Absolutely mesmerizing.
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All of the acts have been phenomenal. My eyes were glued to Kseniya Siminova. Absolutely mesmerizing.
Really wish they wouldn’t have done so much cutting on her performance. I really would have liked to have seen her whole performance from beginning to end without cutting to the judges and her; just show the table the whole time.
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Cutting to the judges explaining to each other what she was drawing was terrible and a disservice to her performance.
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Recency bias?
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