America’s Not Talent(ed)

Posted: September 15, 2010 in Pop Culture, Television

America’s Got Talent is by far the most show on TV today. It was doomed for success ever since some NBC Exec took David Hasselhoff, Ozzy’s wife, a fake-ass Simon Cowell, and Nick Cannon fresh out of an LFO video and said “We got show here.” Well, he was wrong. I don’t know how this show is still on the air and I know it’s not because of ratings.

Maybe the creator owed Mariah Carey a favor for when she convinced her to do a song with ODB or something but the show sucks. First of all, it isn’t even a truly representative of the American public. They recruit people to come on the show whether they are brought on specifically as a joke or because they can fly a bug kite.

They recruit people to appeal for sympathy not because they actually want to crown America’s most talented act and put them in a Las Vegas show. The acts they bring on that are actually somewhat decent belong on other reputable shows like American Idol, ABDC, or Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet. Not one tourist on the face of the Las Vegas strip would pay a $75 a ticket to see some awkward comedian who was on America’s Got Talent because the voice of Bobby’s World laughed on the inside. While writing this blog, I went back and researched passed winners of America’s Got Talent. At first I was shocked because I could not believe this was the 5th season. I thought it was the 2nd or 3rd at the most. The little “Ave Maria” girl has a set of pipes on her but she’s not meant for a Vegas show. She is destined for a guest appearance on Hannah Montana at best. And who in the hell would pay to see friggin Prince Poppycock? Are you kidding me?

I am a Las Vegas local and the only winner whose name I recognized was Terry Fator. And word on the street is that he’s not doing so hot with that multi-million dollar contract. NBC should cut their losses and go back to creating riveting dramas and sitcoms, instead of trying to copy FOX with double-a versions of their reality shows. Please.

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Comments
  1. Adam says:

    you gotta admit… Fighting Gravity is awesome. what a great show the put on.

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