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America's Got Talent 

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A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.
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 Himself - Host (224 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Himself - Judge (198 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Herself - Judge (162 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Himself - Judge / ... (133 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Himself - Judge / ... (117 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Herself - Judge (92 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Herself - Judge (92 episodes, 2013-2016)
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A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.

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Season eight is the first season to have four judges and two female judges on the panel. See more »

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It's obvious the judges make their decision before the contestant starts performing. See more »

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Himself - Host: [repeated line when a dangerous act is performed] Don't try this at home.
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The judges need a talking to ...
11 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show has the possibility of being a 10, but this year (2008) the judges are getting in the way of that happening. This is supposed to be a talent show (we have a singing competition already, it's called American Idol). This year they tossed out some of the most original and outstanding talents in favor of singers.

It isn't only that they ended up with a plethora of singers, it's also that the singers they had left in the top 10 were, in at least three of the cases, not as talented as some of the performers who were tossed out.

While I agree that some of the best lost to the public vote, that problem exists because of the judges; they are the ones who set the standard for the audience to follow. If they focus on talent, especially different talents, like Terry Fator, the home audience will follow. And, of course, there were some outstanding talents that the home audience didn't even get a chance to vote for.

Finally, the focus on finding an act that can headline in Vegas is not helping the show. This focus happened because of the outstanding talent of Terry Fator, to believe that they can find an equal talent every year is naive. They should go back to their original goal, finding outstanding talents, different from those found on other shows, e.g. American Idol. If they find another Terry Fator, well ... that would be a blessing for all of us.


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