7/18/12 America’s Got Talent Is the Third Quarterfinal Reveal–Is Your Favorite Moving On to the Semifinals?

Welcome to the 7/18/12 AGT third quarterfinal reveal at 8pm in the West.  Live!

We always have the write-up right here at Nobody’s View, especially for all the members of Nobody Nation.

Ready?

So am I….

[We here at Nobody’s View have a soft spot for America’s Got Talent.  Why? Well, contestants on the show are our kind of folks.  Just regular people like you and me who get to live their dream.  Getting their moment in the sun.  People doing what they feel they were born to do.  Hard to argue with that!  And, judging by the thousands of you who join me here each season, well, I think you agree!  Welcome to the LIVE Nobody’s View America’s Got Talent 2012 blog.]

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Last night was part great.  Part brutal.  All Nobody’s View.  Why?  Regular folks feelin’ the pressure.  Trying to cope.  Putting it all on the line for their dreams.
Wow.
That’s a lot for one night, right?  I should do something tomorrow that puts it all on the line.  Maybe I’ll go out to lunch somewhere exotic.  I mean, it’s not juggling blades, but it’s still something different, right?  Maybe night….
Anyway, I have a feeling I can predict tonight’s 4 choices, but who knows?  I’ve been wrong before.  Lots of times.  Maybe it’s better not to guess.  That’s good advice for life, methinks.
Anyway, in the green room it was Hollywood-fake crazy!  Even “reality” is sometimes staged.
So, what do we have tonight?  Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne, Howard Stern, Nick Cannon…the winner of Britain’s Got Talent.
Howie expressed a little disappointment with last night, and it took about 13 seconds before Stern made crazy.  Ah, but that’s why we tune in, right?  Anyway….
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Elimination 1
Rock Star Juggler Mike Price, Jacob Williams, Cristin Sandu
Last night Mike Price dropped.  Cristin Sandu toppled.  Jacob Williams made ’em laugh.  Out of this group, it has to either be Williams or none.  But wait, didn’t I just say I wasn’t going to guess about these things?  Well, that didn’t take long for me to screw up.  I’ll be quiet now and let the announcement be made….
In the end, it was Jacob Williams.  I’m sure he wasn’t too nervous.  I really really like Jacob Williams’ act.  I hope this kid goes as far as he wants.  And, I hope he comes to my town with his act.
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A day in the life of AGT.  The acts listened to a producer trying to psych them out.  It seemed pretty frenetic.  Ironically, the most tense part of it was Howie trying to figure out what to do with his hat.
For the record, I vote “no hat.”
I performed for years, and I remember how much crazy went on backstage.  There was a time and place for everything, and if something was off, well…it wasn’t pretty…I have a tremendous respect for everything that goes on to make something live, click.
Isn’t that always the way?  Behind every successful dream are 100s of people who made it happen.
Anyway, the winners of Britain’s Got Talent.  Ashleigh and Pudsey.  Interesting act.  I wonder if Pudsey is some kind of missing link between four- and two-leggeds.  The most impressive part was when all those guys stormed the stage behind them and Pudsey didn’t even flinch.  My old dog couldn’t even see the mailman without wigging out.
So, from a talented dog to…popcorn.  Let’s hear it for the Orville Lounge.
I think I’m going to go grab a peanut butter cookie.  That I made.  Now THAT’S talent.  FYI, the talent is that I didn’t burn them.
Just so we’re all clear on that.
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Elimination 2
Lightwire Theater, Inspire the Fire, All Beef Patty
Well, not much to say here.  Although the other two acts are certainly talented, Lightwire Theater was just incredible.  Fantastic.  Another act that I cannot wait to see live in Vegas someday.  But for now?  I’ll have to settle for the semifinals and finals.
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Elimination 3
Elusive, The Untouchables, Jake Wesley Roberts
I think my favorite in here was The Untouchables.  The kids are just incredible.  It’s nice to see kids living the dream so early.  Now, if they can keep their humility and eagerness to learn and practice, they’ll be unstoppable.  Oh, and by the way, they were America’s pick from this group.  “We’re just a bunch of kids on stage showing their talent…”  You said it, kid.
You said it.
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Next up?  Havana Brown with We Run the Night.  Time for another cookie.  Or some yogurt.  I’ll go decide.
You watch.
Enjoy.
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Elimination 4
All Wheel Sports, Spencer Horsman, Wordspit and the Illest!
This is a tough choice.  These acts could not be more different.  But before the judges decide?  The act leaving America’s Got Talent right now is Spencer Horsman.  That leaves a potentially difficult choice.
Who will it be?  Both groups want this.  They want it because it’s their passion.  They want this because it’s what they want for their lives.
Ah, if only we all lived with that kind of passion every day of our lives.
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After the break?  Howard Stern praised both acts, but chose Wordspit.  He said he really admired their originality.  Howie said that he loved Wordspit, but told them that the best “marketed” act was All Wheel Sports.  Do you agree with that?  Do you agree with the “marketing” angle?  So much is about fans/hits/comments/followers.  But shouldn’t  there be a place for quite originality?  I think so….
Still, it came down to Sharon.  She appeared to have a hard time with the decision, and in the end, she went with All Wheel Sports.
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Look, folks.  In light of the whole Wordspit issue, I feel like I still need to say more.  It’s something you’ve heard here on Nobody’s View a lot, and will hear again and again.  Any time you have a dream, you can bet there will be people lined up to throw the roadblocks in.  They’ll tell you you’re not qualified enough.  They’ll tell you you’re not popular enough.  They’ll tell you that, quite simply, you’re not enough.
But hear this now:  If this is what you want, then go for it.  Envision the right person coming along to support your dream.  Have a touch of faith, a dash of originality, and a lot of patience.
And, above all, learn to tune out critics without ignoring valuable criticism.
Yes, that’s an art.  Yes, it’s possible.
Keep checking back to Nobody’s View for opinion, inspiration, and the occasional pep talk that you probably don’t need.
Thanks, Nobody Nation.  See you soon.
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