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.