You Have Talent, You got to find!

Ever since American Idol is not on the air anymore, but it will be back, because of the judges are music producers and singers, and they know what they look for in a singer if they have a good voice and the image is right for their label then they get a record label.

If you haven’t seen the recent episode of The Voice, they had teenagers in there 15 or 16, and they had incredible voices, the judges couldn’t tell if there were adults singing on the show and they got selected by their mentors on the show.

Why are these teenagers competing on The Voice, So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Got Talent because they got talent and they want to show their talent and what they got? And possible land a record deal, to do that they must work hard and compete with others in the same group with other talented people.

If you dream to be famous, don’t dream, make it real. We have community theaters in our local area, auditions for plays, if you don’t get selected – work backstage – that’s the fun part.

Don’t dream of being a director, if you have a camera that takes good video and you have a good video editor software, tell good stories about your yourself, or make Tutorials, How-to’s, or Reviews of your favorite subjects and topics. Make us laugh!

Do it as regular basis, because editing takes time and follow the guidelines on YouTube, their rules and regulations. That’s how people get notice – they entertain us. Be like them and put your own flair in it. Many actors and musicians got their starts making videos, and now they are famous. YouTube is a platform for talented people.   Stop watching YouTube videos and make a video! Entertain us!

Did you know that most casting agencies go through YouTube videos and if the video has more than a quarter of million views (250,000 – like this number) they will consider you have something. Have you checked how many views they have and compare to yours? You have to be better than them. It’s like a job interview, you have to impress people.

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Golden Globes 2017

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It was a great opening number, Jimmy Fallon had the cast of La La land stuck in traffic on the red carpet going to the Golden Globes, in which it wasn’t that far away.

He had Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Rami Malick. The cast of Stranger Things from Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things were the scene-stealers: Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) unleashed a visceral rap, backed by her kid cast mates, and Shannon Purser (Barb) arose from a pool to prove she’s “still alive.” If you haven’t seen it, you are missing it.

The tone shifted when Fallon hit the piano to perform “Room Full of Stars,” a parody of the melancholy La La Land tune “City of Stars,” that featured guest spots from Tina Fey and Justin Timberlake.

It looked like Jimmy Fallon wasn’t prepared when his teleprompter malfunctioned seconds before his monolog. He’s a comedian he should have memorized his speech before relying on the teleprompter.  He did his impressions of Chris Rock to kill time until it was working. True professional comedian at work.

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Meryl Streep received The Cecil B. DeMille Award for being a critic acclaimed actress. She won eight Golden Globes, three Oscars, and two Emmys, other times she was nominated but did not win.  She’s America’s sweet heart and everybody likes her.  She won Oscars for Kramer vs. Kramer (1980), Sophie’s Choice (1982), and The Iron Lady (2011).

Her speech was powerful and political; and she took a stand against actors who immigrant to the United States before this ever happened, actors such as Ryan Gosling from Canada, Ruth Negga from Ireland (by way of Ethiopia) and others. I hope she get’s facts straight.

Streep used her speech to highlight the importance to American culture of outsiders and foreigners, whom she said were among the “most vilified segments in American society right now.” She said. “Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if we kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts,” Streep said to huge applause from the room.

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Does Mixed Martial Arts have the word arts at the end of the phrase? I see it, but does she? She should do a biopic about Ronda Rousey.

She even got a tribute to her friend Carrie Fisher, she had worked with her in Post Cards from the Edge (1990), at the end, she said “As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia said to me, ‘Take your broken heart and turn it into art.’” Preach, Meryl.

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Hailee Steinfeld did not win for Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, for The Edge of Seventeen, but it was okay. She looked beautiful.

The Winners are:

Film

Best motion picture (drama) – Moonlight

Best motion picture – (musical or comedy) – La La Land

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – Casey Affleck – Manchester By The Sea

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – (musical or comedy) – Ryan Gosling – La La Land

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – (musical or comedy) – Emma Stone – La La Land

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture – Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture – Viola Davis – Fences

Best director – Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Best original screenplay – La La Land

Best motion picture – foreign language – Elle – France

Best motion picture – animated – Zootopia

Best original song – City Of Stars – La La Land

Best original score – Justin Hurwitz – La La Land

Television

Best television series – drama – The Crown

Best television series – musical or comedy – Atlanta

Best performance by an actor in a television series – Billy Bob Thornton – Goliath

Best performance by an actress in a television series – Claire Foy – The Crown

Best performance by an actor in a television series – musical or comedy – Donald Glover – Atlanta

Best performance by an actress in a television series – musical or comedy – Tracee Ellis-Ross – Black-ish

Best performance by an actor in a limited series or motion picture made for television – Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager

Best performance by an actress in a limited series or motion picture made for television – Sarah Paulson – The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television – Olivia Colman – The Night Manager

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television – Hugh Laurie – The Night Manager.

Overall, it was a good show.

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Medals taste gooood

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Do you why Olympics athletes bite their medals? Not because it is made out of chocolate or get a chipped tooth – that will be a huge bill on their dentist bill, but they could pay it off with the earnings that they made with their medals they won. The athletes do get paid for their performances.

In 1912, the gold medals were solid gold, so gold was a soft metal and when you bite into it, it will leave a bite mark on the medal.  It was way for the athletes to know it was real gold and the dentist bill that came along with.

It was a tradition for a long time; most athletes do not know why they are biting their medals and the photographers ask them to take a picture biting their medals.

America’s Got Talent: Live Results

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You have seen the show right? Or have you been watching the Democratic National Convention? Guess who won the ratings on Tuesday night? America’s Got Talent!  The speeches were good on the Democratic National Convention, but it needed some talent. Maybe the presidential candidates may have some good talent.

If you missed it, it was a great show. Don’t missed it all for the next few weeks. Where else can you see great talent around the United States? Maybe President Obama may audition when he leaves the white house next year? Who knows?

The acts that were saved were

Muscality
Musicality
Jayna Brown
Jayna Brown 

 

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Laura Bretan

 

Jon Dorenbos
Jon Dorenbos
Tape Face
Tape Face

 

Lori
Lori Mae Hernadez – Make us laugh !!

 

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Deadly Games 

 

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Dorothy Williams. She’s a star !!

We have to say good-bye to Dorothy Williams, at least she made it to Hollywood and performed at the Dolby Auditorium. She was fantastic and it was her dream and she will live on YouTube.

The other acts went home are Outlawz, Daniel Joyner, Sila Sveta, and Hara.

Be sure to watch next week of America’s Got Talent on NBC.

America’s Got Talent: Simon Cowell Comforts Teen Rapper.

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I have been watching America’s Got Talent because it is must see TV this summer on NBC, if you are not watching it, then you are missing it. So watch America’s Got Talent before it goes on break during the Summer Olympics on August 5.

They have all variety of acts, from singers, freak show, magic acts, comedians and danger acts.

Simon Cowell is back and judging the acts, along with Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel. Nick Cannon is the host.

Simon Cowell is the most recognized judge on the British TV competition series Pop Idol, The X Factor, and Britain’s Got Talent, and the American TV talent competition shows American Idol, The X Factor, and America’s Got Talent. Cowell owns the television production and music publishing house Syco.

He knows how to find great talent, he wants to see personality, what they can do and challenge themselves to take a risk.

If you are watching any of the shows, you will see how each contestants up their game to be better in the show. In other words, impress them again, of what they can do and win the competition.

This is the real world, you have to impress people of what you can do and do it again. If you think, you are a better singer. Then sing, if they tell you sound is not ready it, then looked at the previous winners and see how they do it. They worked hard on their craft, they started young, which is good, and they had professional help to better at their game. And they perform locally in their community area to get a chance of fame. In other words, getting experience, like a job.

Here are the highlights and the top acts that they are going to the live shows.

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The evening’s big winner was 14 year-old contortionist Sofie Dossi, who earned a golden buzzer from guest judge Reba McEntyre.

Vello

Along with Kadie was another contortionist by the name of Vello Vaher, he walked with his hands and hang from his teeth.

Magic Kids

The brother and sister magician act of Kaden Rocket. Few weeks ago, he cut his sister in half. Then again, he pulled out gorgeous women from a suitcase. I wonder how he made it from the TSA agents from the airport.

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Transgender comic Julia Scotti, was funny. Her act was observation humor and poking fun of herself.  Someone please put her on a Nickelodeon show if she doesn’t make it through.

Deadly-Games

Knife throwing daredevils Deadly Games.

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The other comic, Adam Grabowski didn’t go as plan.  He should have kept it clean. He got an X for the evening. His set was women and ice cream and how they were aroused by it.  Not funny and portion of it was edit out. He should have kept it clean.  He was booed off with crickets sound.

“While I am disappointed with the way my act was cut, I am thankful to AGT for the experience. The thing to keep in mind about any form of reality TV is: editing.”

Steven Drugane Rubki Cubes

Steven Brundage, the Rubik cube magic did not go through to the next round. Why? They showed him doing a Rubik Cube magic trick to get out from a speeding ticket. Maybe it was years ago when it happens, but he is clean now and wanted to pursue in magic with a Rubik cube in the future.  He’s good in what he is doing. Stop digging up contestants past lives. They want to change their lives and look at him now. He’s getting calls to perform magic with a Rubik cubes all over the United States.

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Skylar

 

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Kadie Lynn

The Final came to two performers Skylar whose musical influences are Biggie Small and Tupac and 12 year country singer Kadie Lynn.

Cowell approached the heartbroken girl as she left the stage, telling her, “I’m sorry.  I don’t want you to think for one second that you did anything wrong because you didn’t.”

Backstage, Skylar ran into her parents’ arms for comfort. “I am disappointed, but I am going to keep going,” she said.  That’s the positive attitude you have to do.

Another seven will advance.

“America’s Got Talent” airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays on NBC.

 

America Got Talent 2015

 Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Siro-A, Alondra Santos, Samantha Johnson, Drew Lynch, Benton Blount, Piff the Magic Dragon, Paul Zerdin, Heidi Klum -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)
Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Siro-A, Alondra Santos, Samantha Johnson, Drew Lynch, Benton Blount, Piff the Magic Dragon, Paul Zerdin, Heidi Klum — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

I have been watching America’s Got talent in the matter of weeks. They were some good and some bad. Some good ones were sent home because they are lacking charisma, stage fright and nerves. It’s American Got Talent and they have to perform in big crowds of people either to be recognized, and have people to vote for you to keep you in the competition. And do new material or performance every week to show that they got talent. America people have to vote to keep your favorites in the running, to be the next America Got Talent winner.

Here’s what happened or what you missed:

OMI opened with “Cheerleader” great song and performance; we need cheerleaders for these contestants to be good in their performance.

The Bottom 3 was Alondra, Samantha and The Gentlemen. Their chance to win tonight are in the faith of the instant save with Dunkin’ Donuts save with Dunkin Donuts. So people drop your donut and vote for one of the acts. Then go back, and eat your donuts.

Judges misbehaving badly, Heidi Klum the beautiful model was humming loudly to “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” catchy song. Don’t sing.

Nick summons Piff the Magic Dragon and Triple Threat. Piff the Magic Dragon, more magic and comedy; make it entertaining like you do when performing live at Las Vegas. I have seen his act on magician shows on TV. He’s good. If he does it, he will get votes. He was saved. Triple Threat wasn’t a Triple Threat.

Vita Radionova, contortionist and Benton Blount, singer were both great in performance. Benton Blount wins this round. For Vita, bending backwards did not bend it forward with the audience.

Matt Franco who won last year in 2014 on AGT seasons. He did some great magic. He was great. Piff take notes.

Next up was Siro-A, dancers, and Craig and Micheline, strength and dancers. Siro-A, they are incredible performance. What they going to do next week? I hope it is incredible to watch it. Siro-A were safe.

Next up was Drew Lynch, the stuttering comedian, Paul Zerdin, ventriloquist comic and Show Project male dancers. First Paul wins and then Drew Lynch.

The tension awaits after people voted one of the acts for the child acts. Alondra, Samantha and the Gentlemen, a long wait, too much wait time.

For the dunkins donuts save, it was Samantha. She was relief. Now Heidi can sing. Don’t.

Then down to two acts: Alondra and the Gentlemen. Sometime judges like to take their time to congratulate the children, that they made this far in the competition, but the children wanted to know who is staying and who is leaving. With the back and forth decision making. 3 out of 4 judges pick Alondra.

Next week, 12 more acts take to the stage and the spot on the semi-finals to perform. The winners for this round will perform for the semi-finals and they have to do better. No slacking, by the way, can they bring back Craig and Micheline? Micheline is cute.

For America you have to do your job, vote for your favorite for they can stay in the competition.

Notes

http://www.ew.com/recap/america-s-got-talent-season-10-episode-13

http://hollywoodlife.com/2015/08/12/americas-got-talent-results-semi-finals-7-acts-august-12-recap/

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00086933.html

Saturday Night Live turns 40

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So if you were watching Saturday Night Live, on a Sunday night it was a great show to watch. It all started when it premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, the first host was George Carlin, comedian and actor.  It was known as NBC’s Saturday Night and later it became Saturday Night Live.  It was a variety show created by Lorne Michaels and develop by Dick Ebersol.

The show’s comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest (who usually delivers an opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast) and features performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!,” beginning the show proper.

This year was the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live and the past guest and celebrities came and celebrate memorable sketch they like and live in front of the audience.