History Series / AmericasGotTalent

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* ''Got Talent'' creator, Former Series/AmericanIdol judge, music agent, and iconic MeanBrit '''Simon Cowell''' (Season 11 onward)
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* ''Got Talent'' creator, Former Series/AmericanIdol former ''Series/AmericanIdol'' judge, music agent, and iconic MeanBrit '''Simon Cowell''' (Season 11 onward)
20th Dec '15 10:55:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** It's been theorized that the only reason that 10-year-old JackieEvancho was the runner-up in Season 5 is that producers felt uncomfortable about having a 10-year-old act in Las Vegas. (Season 1 did not have a Las Vegas deal in its grand prize, allowing 11-year-old Bianca Ryan to win the competetion without any regrets.)
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** It's been theorized that the only reason that 10-year-old JackieEvancho Music/JackieEvancho was the runner-up in Season 5 is that producers felt uncomfortable about having a 10-year-old act in Las Vegas. (Season 1 did not have a Las Vegas deal in its grand prize, allowing 11-year-old Bianca Ryan to win the competetion without any regrets.)
28th Nov '15 11:02:49 AM WaxingName
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* Former Series/AmericanIdol judge, music agent, and iconic MeanBrit '''Simon Cowell''' (Season 11 onward)
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* ''Got Talent'' creator, Former Series/AmericanIdol judge, music agent, and iconic MeanBrit '''Simon Cowell''' (Season 11 onward)
22nd Oct '15 8:45:59 AM TomPhanto
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* Former Series/AmericanIdol judge, music agent, and iconic MeanBrit '''Simon Cowell''' (Season 11 onward)

** Season 10 brings Piff the Magic Dragon, a comedy magician who comes on-stage in a cheesy cheap dragon costume and claims he's a real dragon. Then he does real magic with a dash of good comedy, and somehow it works, as he is now in the top 10.
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** Season 10 brings Piff the Magic Dragon, a comedy magician who comes on-stage in a cheesy cheap dragon costume and claims he's a real dragon. Then he does real magic with a dash of good comedy, and somehow it works, as he is now in made it to the top 10.

* TookALevelInJerkass: Howie began to slip into this during the same season with his antagonism of Piers. Just because the guy's mean doesn't mean you need to spray him with water from a squirt bottle then blow an air horn to drown him out.
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Howie began to slip into this Howie, during the same season with his antagonism of Piers. Just because the guy's mean doesn't mean you need to spray him with water from a squirt bottle then blow an air horn to drown him out.
17th Sep '15 10:09:13 AM DragonRanger
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* Controversial radio host '''Creator/HowardStern''' (Seasons 7-10)
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* Controversial radio host '''Creator/HowardStern''' ShockJock Creator/HowardStern (Seasons 7-10)

* BackForTheFinale: Every season brings a bunch of acts back to do a big number or two together, one with semi- and quarterfinalists and one with SoBadItsGood acts from the audition rounds.
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* BackForTheFinale: Every season brings Many seasons bring a bunch of acts back to do a big number or two together, one with semi- and quarterfinalists and one with SoBadItsGood acts from the audition rounds.

* BrutalHonesty: Morgan and Stern have played the role of the judge who gives out the most of this.
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* BrutalHonesty: Morgan Piers and Stern Howard have played the role of the judge who gives out the most of this.

* CampGay: PrincePoppycock, though it seems the "Camp" part is just a stage persona.
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* CampGay: PrincePoppycock, Prince Poppycock, though it seems the "Camp" part is just a stage persona.

* CelebrityResemblance: Dani Shay, the 22-year old girl from Season 6 who looks and sings like Music/JustinBieber. She has a good sense of humor about it; her audition was a Beiber parody song poking fun. ** {{Bifauxnen}}.
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* CelebrityResemblance: Dani Shay, the {{Bifauxnen}} 22-year old girl from Season 6 who looks and sings like Music/JustinBieber. She has a good sense of humor about it; her audition was a Beiber parody song poking fun. ** {{Bifauxnen}}.fun.

** Similarly to Cristin Sandu, ladder balancing act Uzeyer Novruzov fell in Season 10's semifinals, but thanks to the Dunkin Save made it into the final 10. * EscapeArtist: Spencer Horsman (Season 7), who claims to be the world's youngest escapist. ** Alexandria the Great (Season 8), who is a middle-aged female escape artist. * EvenTheGuysWantHim: Found amongst the many Website/YouTube comments on Prince Poppycock was "I'm not gay, but if I were, I'd want to test those lips." ** Stupid Sexy Prince Poppycock?
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** Similarly to Cristin Sandu, ladder balancing act Uzeyer Novruzov fell in Season 10's semifinals, but thanks semifinals. He wasn't seriously hurt, and did well enough in audience votes to make it to the Dunkin Save made finals, but it into did mean that he couldn't perform at his best in the final 10. show. * EscapeArtist: Spencer Horsman (Season 7), who claims to be the world's youngest escapist. ** escapist; and Alexandria the Great (Season 8), who is a middle-aged female escape artist. * EvenTheGuysWantHim: Found amongst the many Website/YouTube comments on Prince Poppycock was "I'm not gay, but if I were, I'd want to test those lips." ** " [[StupidSexyFlanders Stupid Sexy Prince Poppycock?Poppycock]]?

** The biggest subversion of them all? '''Kenichi Ebina''', the Japanese immigrant who many thought was going to be another train wreck based on the fact that his English was broken, which this show loves to exploit. Then his performance began, and we saw his "dance-ish" moves. Then comes Radio City Music Hall, and we saw his creativity and genius. Then comes the finale, and [[RuleOfThree we saw him]] '''''win'''''. ** At least as big a subversion as Kenichi is Season 10's "Professional Regurgitator", who is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Win or not, he managed to make it to the ''finals'' with his act. * {{Hypocrite}}: In the semi-finals of Season 8, Mel B told The Amazing Red Panda she doesn't like her performance since she's seen her do it it before. Yet she used her Wildcard pick on Tone the Chiefrocca, the aspiring one-hit wonder artist who sings the same song every time he comes on.
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** The biggest subversion of them all? '''Kenichi Ebina''', the Japanese immigrant who many thought was going to be another train wreck based on the fact that his English was broken, which this show loves to exploit. broken and the claim that he didn't dance so much as do "dance-ish" moves. Then his performance began, and we saw his "dance-ish" moves. Then comes Radio City Music Hall, moves were actually pretty impressive. He got even better in the live shows, where he flawlessly combined his moves with prerecorded footage, and we saw his creativity and genius. Then comes the finale, and [[RuleOfThree we saw him]] '''''win'''''. he ultimately '''''won'''''. ** At least as big a subversion as Kenichi is Season 10's "Professional Regurgitator", who is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Win or not, He didn't win, but he managed to make it to the ''finals'' finals and earn ''fourth place'' with his act. an act of swallowing stuff and bringing it back up. * {{Hypocrite}}: {{Hypocrite}}: ** In the semi-finals of Season 8, Mel B told The Amazing Red Panda she doesn't like her performance since she's seen her do it it before. Yet she used her Wildcard pick on Tone the Chiefrocca, the aspiring one-hit wonder artist who sings the same song every time he comes on.

** The biggest subversion of them all? '''Kenichi Ebina''', the Japanese immigrant who many thought was going to be Season 10 had another train wreck based on in its finale; Drew Lynch and Gary Vider traded a few barbs, but Howie said they were too nice and so brought in special guest "Roastmaster General" Jeff Ross to help them, who took shots at everyone from the fact that his English was broken, which this show loves to exploit. Then his performance began, and we saw his "dance-ish" moves. Then comes Radio City Music Hall, and we saw his creativity and genius. Then comes the finale, and [[RuleOfThree we saw him]] '''''win'''''. ** At least as big a subversion as Kenichi is Season 10's "Professional Regurgitator", who is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Win or not, he managed to make it two finalists to the ''finals'' with his act. * {{Hypocrite}}: In judges to Creator/DonaldTrump in the semi-finals of Season 8, Mel B told The Amazing Red Panda she doesn't like her performance since she's seen her do it it before. Yet she used her Wildcard pick on Tone the Chiefrocca, the aspiring one-hit wonder artist who sings the same song every time he comes on.Republican debate also airing that night.

** Piers also had a tendency to buzz ''any'' juggling act if they dropped one of their items. Howard Stern thankfully has honored said policy.
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** Piers also had and Howard have a tendency policy to buzz ''any'' juggling act if they dropped one of their items. Howard Stern thankfully has honored said policy.items.

* {{Ventriloquism}}: Fator was the only ventriloquist who was any good. In fact the judges prepared themselves for the worst when they saw him...[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and then he started singing]].
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* {{Ventriloquism}}: Fator was the only ventriloquist who was any good. A few show up every season. In fact Season 2, the judges dreaded them and prepared themselves for the worst when they saw him...Terry Fator... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and then he started singing]].singing]]. Also notable was Paul Zerdin, who won Season 10.

* VitriolicBestBuds: Piers and Howie. Howard and Howie pick up the act to a lesser extent after Piers' leave.
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* VitriolicBestBuds: Piers and Howie. Howard and Howie pick up the act to a lesser extent after Piers' leave.Piers leaves.
12th Sep '15 5:47:07 PM WaxingName
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* BiasSteamroller: ** Heidi Klum is admittedly biased against stand-up comedy, on the grounds that she feels that they aren't the type of act she would take her family to see or she feels they don't fill the stage too well. This brought her into conflict with Season 8 comedian Taylor Williamson, but thanks to his hilarious banter with her after his performances, he managed to win her over. On the other hand, Howie Mandel is appropriately biased ''in favor'' of comedians, as he acknowledges that the art is very difficult to master and that comedy is subjective. ** Howie is also admittedly biased against dance acts, as he often states that they look too much like a dance recital and not as a Vegas Act.

* CatchPhrase: ** Howie uses "Wow!" in his reviews often, as in "There's just one word to describe you: Wow!" or, in some negative reviews, "I was looking for 'Wow' but didn't see it." ** Mel B often responds to acts she really likes by saying they were "OFF THE ''CHAIIIIIN''!"

** Cristin Sandu, a balancing act from season 7, fell on-stage in his quarterfinal, abruptly ending his performance. He says that he never fell before in a performance. He was brought back for the Wild Card, but fell again.
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** Cristin Sandu, a balancing act from season 7, fell on-stage in his quarterfinal, abruptly ending his performance. He says said afterwards that he never fell before in a performance. He was brought back for the Wild Card, but fell again.again, and was visibly frustrated afterwards.

** The biggest subversion of them all? '''Kenichi Ebina''', the Japanese immigrant who many thought was going to be another train wreck based on the fact that his English was broken, which this show loves to exploit. Then his performance began, and we saw his "dance-ish" moves. Then comes Radio City Music Hall, and we saw his creativity and genius. Then comes the finale, and [[spoiler:[[RuleOfThree we saw him]] '''''win''''']].
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** The biggest subversion of them all? '''Kenichi Ebina''', the Japanese immigrant who many thought was going to be another train wreck based on the fact that his English was broken, which this show loves to exploit. Then his performance began, and we saw his "dance-ish" moves. Then comes Radio City Music Hall, and we saw his creativity and genius. Then comes the finale, and [[spoiler:[[RuleOfThree [[RuleOfThree we saw him]] '''''win''''']].'''''win'''''.

* ReviewerStockPhrases: Howie uses "Wow!" often, as in "There's just one word to describe you: Wow!" or, in some negative reviews, "I was looking for 'Wow' but didn't see it." Mel B often responds to acts she really likes by saying they were "OFF THE ''CHAIIIIIN''!" ** ReviewerStandardComparisons: Howie often compares dance acts, especially ones by kids, to amateur dance recitals. Most look too much like said recitals for him to get excited about, but he praised the Untouchables in Season 7 for being absolutely professional and not recital-ish at all.
11th Sep '15 2:25:58 PM DragonRanger
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* BadassPreacher: Real Encounter (season 9): a group of members of the ministry who do stunt biking.
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* BadassPreacher: Real Encounter (season 9): a group of members of the ministry who do stunt biking. Hilariously, Howard joked that their name sounded like a porn site before he found out what they ''actually'' do.

* BadassPreacher: Real Encounter (season 9): a group of members of the ministry who do stunt biking.** Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin turned Howie into one in Season 10's semifinals, by making Howie his dummy and having him "say" things he had no choice but to go along with. --->'''"Howie":''' ''[paraphrased]'' I thought I'd like to show you my twerking!

* BadassPreacher: Real Encounter (season 9): a group of members of the ministry DeafComposer: Season 10 has two: Benjamin Yonattan, who do stunt biking.continues to dance even as his eyesight is rapidly deteriorating; and Drew Lynch, a comedian whose severe stutter interferes with telling jokes. In Drew's case, he compensated by making most of his jokes ''about'' his stutter.

* BadassPreacher: Real Encounter (season 9): a group of members of ** Defied by magician Derek Hughes, who deliberately did such an act in the ministry who semifinals; explaining that he wanted to show his range and that he could do stunt biking.small-scale magic as well as big spectacles. The judges accepted this explanation and Howard in particular supported it.

* BadassPreacher: Real Encounter (season 9): ** At least as big a group of members of subversion as Kenichi is Season 10's "Professional Regurgitator", who is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Win or not, he managed to make it to the ministry who do stunt biking.''finals'' with his act.

* OneSteveLimit: Averted as of Season 7, which includes a Howie and a Howard on the judging panel (Mandel and Stern, respectively).
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted as of Season 7, between Seasons 7 and 10, which includes include a Howie and a Howard on the judging panel (Mandel and Stern, respectively).

* ProductPlacement: In the audition rounds there's a sponsor-branded segment (Orvill Redenbacher's popcorn for a few seasons, replaced with Reddi Whip whipped cream in Season 9) where the judges discuss the acts backstage; for the live rounds this is replaced with an segment during the results shows, where the performers are shown hanging out after the previous night's show and Nick discusses their acts with them. Season 7 added Snapple as a sponsor, with their name attached to various aspects of the show and branded cups prominently placed on the judges' table; Dunkin' Donuts took over beverage-of-choice duties in Season 10.
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* ProductPlacement: In the audition rounds there's a sponsor-branded segment (Orvill Redenbacher's popcorn for (always a few seasons, replaced with Reddi Whip whipped cream in Season 9) snack food or drink company) where the judges discuss the acts backstage; for the live rounds this is replaced with an segment during the results shows, where the performers are shown hanging out after the previous night's show and Nick discusses their acts or one of the judges chats with them. Season 7 added Snapple as a sponsor, with Sponsors also get their name attached to various aspects of events in the show and branded show, like special episodes or votes, or if it's a drink brand their name will be on cups prominently placed on the judges' table; Dunkin' Donuts took over beverage-of-choice duties in Season 10.table.

* SubvertedPunchline: A performer named "Piff the Magic Dragon" (a guy in a dragon costume doing magic) showed up. He then said that you've probably heard of [[Music/PuffTheMagicDragon his brother]]...Steve.
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* SubvertedPunchline: A performer named "Piff After Piff the Magic Dragon" (a guy Dragon introduced himself in a dragon costume doing magic) showed up. He Season 10, he then said that you've probably heard of [[Music/PuffTheMagicDragon his brother]]...brother]]... Steve.

* TelevisionSerial: Rarely, a performer may do a continuous narrative throughout all their acts. One who has done this is Freelusion Dance Company (Season 10).
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* TelevisionSerial: Rarely, a performer may do a continuous narrative throughout all their acts. One who has done this is Freelusion Dance Company (Season 10). As of yet, none have gotten to the finals to be able to finish their story.

* WhatTheHellHero: Hasselhoff gets this when he buzzed a sword swallowing act while the person '''was in the middle of downing a sword!''' It was very stupid and dangerous to do, the guy obviously flinches and backstage notes that it nearly caused him to pierce his stomach. Sharon and Jerry do call him out on this.
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* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero: ** Hasselhoff gets this when he buzzed a sword swallowing act while the person '''was in the middle of downing a sword!''' It was very stupid and dangerous to do, the guy obviously flinches and backstage notes that it nearly caused him to pierce his stomach. Sharon and Jerry do call him out on this.
10th Sep '15 5:08:22 PM Medictf2
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* TheBusCameBack: Season 6 had an act called the Miami All-Stars ran by a married couple, a group of very talented dancers. Season 7 would feature the Untouchables, which the married couple from the Miami All-Stars had trained. Now Season 8 has the youngest Untouchable dancer, Ruby, and her partner, ''and'' her brother with ''his'' partner.
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* TheBusCameBack: Season 6 had an act called the Miami All-Stars ran by a married couple, a group of very talented dancers. Season 7 would feature the Untouchables, which the married couple from the Miami All-Stars had trained. Now Season 8 has the youngest Untouchable dancer, Ruby, and her partner, ''and'' her brother with ''his'' partner. Both were eliminated very early on in the final cut and the first set of live shows.

* TheBusCameBack: ** Season 6 had an act called the Miami All-Stars ran by a married couple, a group of very talented dancers. Season 7 would feature the Untouchables, which the married couple from the Miami All-Stars had trained. Now Season 8 has the youngest Untouchable dancer, Ruby, 10 saw 5-year old Heidi-esque Heavenly Joy Jerkins, 13-year old Mariachi singer Alondra Santos, and her partner, ''and'' her brother with ''his'' partner.11-year old opera singer Arielle Baril.

** Season 10 brings Piff the Magic Dragon, a comedy magician who comes on-stage in a cheesy cheap dragon costume and claims he's a real dragon. Then he does real magic with a dash of good comedy, and somehow it works.
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** Season 10 brings Piff the Magic Dragon, a comedy magician who comes on-stage in a cheesy cheap dragon costume and claims he's a real dragon. Then he does real magic with a dash of good comedy, and somehow it works.works, as he is now in the top 10.

** Similarly to Cristin Sandu, ladder balancing act Uzeyer Novruzov fell in Season 10's semifinals.
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** Similarly to Cristin Sandu, ladder balancing act Uzeyer Novruzov fell in Season 10's semifinals.semifinals, but thanks to the Dunkin Save made it into the final 10.

* LevitatingLotusPosition: Special Head in Season 8 was able to do something of this sort in his audition.
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* LevitatingLotusPosition: Special Head in Season 8 was able to do something of this sort in his audition.audition, but it failed during the live show.

* RunningGag:
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** Subverted with Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and Silhouettes, as both were very good performers with the former performing jazz around the country and the latter becoming motivational speakers. * RunningGag:RunningGag:
10th Sep '15 4:39:02 PM DrakeClawfang
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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Type A happens all the time; numerous acts are applauded by the judges not merely for their talent, but for coming out to perform and being so good at their talent in spite of their handicap.
9th Sep '15 10:13:52 AM DragonRanger
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** Similarly to Cristin Sandu, ladder balancing act Uzeyer Novruzov fell in Season 10's semifinals.

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* TheSnackIsMoreInteresting: As part of his utter deadpan-ness, Piff the Magic Dragon (Season 10) usually spent the post-act judging preparing a snack. One time he even received a ''takeout delivery'' while the judges critiqued him.

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* TelevisionSerial: Rarely, a performer may do a continuous narrative throughout all their acts. One who has done this is Freelusion Dance Company (Season 10). %% There's another from season 8-9 thereabouts, with a woman in front of an animated backdrop. Please add if you remember her name and exact season.
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