History Series / AmericasGotTalent

29th Apr '16 2:06:24 PM jameygamer
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* ButtMonkey: Being the host, poor Nick is the go-to choice whenever an act needs an assistant of some sort. This usually results in him being put in danger or humiliated, sometimes both. Howie lampshades this during a clip show in Season 9, noting Nick has the toughest job on the show and it's to the point a performer just has to ''ask'' him to come on stage for the judges to crack up, because they know what's coming.

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Being the host, poor Nick is the go-to choice whenever an act needs an assistant of some sort. This usually results in him being put in danger or humiliated, sometimes both. Howie lampshades this during a clip show in Season 9, noting Nick has the toughest job on the show and it's to the point a performer just has to ''ask'' him to come on stage for the judges to crack up, because they know what's coming.
29th Apr '16 2:05:53 PM jameygamer
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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.

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* TheBusCameBack: TheBusCameBack:
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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.



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

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* CampGay: CampGay:
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Prince Poppycock, though it seems the "Camp" part is just a stage persona.
29th Apr '16 2:04:54 PM jameygamer
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* BerserkButton: Insulting [[Music/BlackSabbath Ozzy Osbourne]] is... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6h2VlVcRM0 not such a great idea]].

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Insulting [[Music/BlackSabbath Ozzy Osbourne]] is... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6h2VlVcRM0 not such a great idea]].
2nd Apr '16 5:49:16 PM TomPhanto
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* FollowTheLeader: Since the success of Fighting Gravity in Season 5, every year has seen at least one notable group that uses similar light-on-a-darkened-stage effects (Team [=iLuminate=] in Season 6, two or three in Season 7 but Lightwire Theater is the most similar).
** After the success of Kenichi Ebina in Season 8, there have been several more acts that do a similar miming/dancing to video thing.



** Piers in Season 3 said no to Billy Dodson, a man singing female opera, yet on Series/BritainsGotTalent he said yes to another guy who did the same thing.

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** Piers in Season 3 said no to Billy Dodson, a man singing female opera, in which he told him to sing like a man, yet on Series/BritainsGotTalent he said yes to another guy who did the same thing.



* JerkAssHasAPoint: Most people do begrudgingly agree with Piers' decision on bad performances.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Piers and Howard are nicer to more talented performers. Likewise, Howard feels guilty when he unintentionally makes a seven-year old rapper cry and Piers will sometimes let hopeless auditionees finish their act.

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* JerkAssHasAPoint: Most people do begrudgingly agree with Piers' decision and Howard's decisions on bad performances.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Piers and Howard are nicer to more talented performers. Likewise, Howard is nicer to children, and he feels guilty when he unintentionally makes a seven-year old rapper cry and Piers will sometimes let hopeless auditionees finish their act.
22nd Dec '15 8:06:01 AM RisefromYourGrave
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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.
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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."
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" [[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. Then his performance began, broken and we saw his the claim that he didn't dance so much as do "dance-ish" moves. Then comes Radio City Music Hall, his performance began, and we saw his creativity "dance-ish" moves were actually pretty impressive. He got even better in the live shows, where he flawlessly combined his moves with prerecorded footage, 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}}:
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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.



** Season 10 had another 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 two finalists to the judges to Creator/DonaldTrump in the 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.
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