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America’s Got Talent 2011 Top 48

The America’s Got Talent 2011 Top 48 contestants are:

Anna Graceman – Juneau, Alaska (singer/pianist)
Attack Dance Crew – Tallahassee, Fla. (drilling dance crew)
Avery and the Calico Hearts – Lubbock, Texas (singing trio)
Captain & Maybelle – Atlanta, Ga. (variety act)
Charles Peachock – Kent, Ohio (juggler)
Dani Shay – Orlando, Fla. (singer/guitarist)
Daniel Joseph Baker – Katy, Texas (singer/pianist)
Dezmond Meeks – Pineville, La. (singer/pianist)
Duo Aero – Saint Paul, Minn (trapeze duo)
Dylan Andre – Zieglerville, Pa. (singer/guitarist)
Echo of Animal Gardens – Lake Geneva, Wis. (animal act)
Fatally Unique – Rockford, Ill. (hip hop dance team)
Fearless Flores Family – Myakka City, Fla. (family daredevil act)
Frank Miles – Los Angeles, Calif. (variety act)
Geechy Guy – Las Vegas, Nev. (comedian)
Ian Johnson – Hebron, Ill. (yo-yo tricks)
J Chris Newberg – Los Angeles, Calif. (comic/musician)
Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. – Logan, W. V. (singer)
Landon Swank – Wasilla, Alaska (magician)
Lys Agn̬s РDenver, Colo. (singer)
Mauricio Herrera – Pomona, Calif. (singer/dancer)
Melissa Villasenor – Los Angeles, Calif. (impressionist)
Miami All Stars – Miami, Fla. (dance group)
Mona Lisa – Houston, Texas (twin singers/guitarist duo)
Monet – Charlotte, N. Car. (singer)
POPLYFE – Oakland, Calif. (teen band)
Professor Splash – Lakewood, Colo. (shallow water diver)
Purrfect Angelz – Los Angeles, Calif. (dance troupe)
Sam B. – Falls Church, Va. (dancer)
Sandou Trio Russian Bar – San Antonio, Texas (Russian bar trio)
Scott Alexander – Lancaster, Pa. (magician)
Seth Grabel – Los Angeles, Calif. (magician)
SH’Boss Boys – Atlanta, Ga. (young rap trio)
Silhouettes – Arvada, Colo. (interpretative dance)
Smage Bros. Riding Shows – Elkhorn, Wis. (motorcycle stunt show)
Snap Boogie – Boston, Mass. (dancer)
Squonk Opera – Pittsburgh, Pa. (band)
Steven Retchless – New York, N. Y. (pole dancer/aerialist)
Summerwind Skippers – Boise, Idaho (jump rope team)
Taylor Davis – Leesburg, Ga. (singer/guitarist)
Team iLuminate – New York, N.Y. (glow suit dancers)
The Fiddleheads – Dahlonega, Ga. (bluegrass band)
The Kinetic King – St. Paul, Minn. (variety act)
The Rhinestone Ropers – Jerome, Idaho (variety act)
Thomas John – Woodland Park, Colo. (variety act)
Those Funny Little People – Chicago, Ill. (variety act)
Yellow Designs Stunt Team – Monument, Colo. (BMX bike tricks)
Zuma Zuma – Las Vegas, Nevada (tumblers)

Also, some other good information about the next America’s Got Talent episodes:
“America’s Got Talent,” airs Tuesdays (9-11 p.m. ET) and Wednesdays (9-10 p.m. ET) on NBC.

Plus, this interesting bit of information about the America’s Got Talent ratings:
So far this summer, the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of “American’s Got Talent” are the #1 and #2 series on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox in total viewers, while ranking #2 and #3 in adults 18-49, behind only NBC’s “The Voice.” Versus last year, “America’s Got Talent” is up in adults 18-49 by 14 percent on Tuesdays (with an average 4.1 rating vs. a 3.6) and up 27 percent on Wednesdays (4.2 vs. 3.3), according to “most current” averages from Nielsen Media Research. In total viewers, the show is up 17 percent year-to-year on Tuesdays (14.5 million vs. 12.4 million) and 21 percent year-to-year on Wednesdays (14.3 million vs. 11.8 million).

Looks like based on those numbers we can bet on America’s Got Talent 2012 (Season 7).

July 8, 2011 I Written By

Guaranteed America’s Got Talent Las Vegas 2011 Storylines

For those of you who are new to the America’s Got Talent franchise and maybe to reality TV in general, you have to remember that the producers are trying to produce a show. One way they do that is by producing storylines into the show. Last year for example, they made sure they had a number of harmonica players on the show. Of course, you knew they weren’t going to let that many harmonica players through to Las Vegas. However, it plays out well in Las Vegas to have 3 acts all doing harmonica and the judges choose which one is going to go through.

Maybe I’ve been writing about these shows for too long, but I’ve already seen a number of these storylines prepared for Las Vegas. Here’s some off the top of my head:

-The motorcycle trick brothers with the funky bikes that jumped over stuff and got close to their friend
-The motorcycle kids that drive around in the huge ball (a really old circus act that I remember first seeing as a kid at Circus Circus in Las Vegas and was amazed)
-The BMX bike guys who do tricks on the ramp

Kid Singers
This could really be done every season, but there are a number of kid singers that will compete this year. Some of these are likely to include PopLyfe, Anna Graceman, Dani Shay, etc.

Kid Wrappers/Dancers
Lil’ T Tanner, The Sh’Boss Boys and the other kid dance crew (can’t remember their names) fit this group.

Seems like there were a lot of jugglers this year. Frank Oliver, Charles Peachock and Frank Miles.

Then, of course, we’re going to have the standard adult singers, the dance crews, magicians, and then the variety acts which will always be on the show.

Watch for these storylines to play out. They’re guaranteed to happen to night and only one act per category (maybe 2 for the singers) above is likely to make it through.

Also, I must admit in my previous post about lack of stars, I did forget to mention the girl that sings with PopLyfe. She definitely has star quality as well. Although, don’t be surprised if she has to make the tough decision to go alone or with her friends. She’s definitely the star.

July 5, 2011 I Written By

2 Episodes of America’s Got Talent 2011 Tonight – Vegas Auditions Finally Here!

One episode of tonight’s America’s Got Talent is at 8/7c and another at 9/8c. In fact, my TV guide says it’s going to be 3 hours of America’s Got Talent tonight. I’m alright by that. For some reason the auditions for America’s Got Talent have gone on really long this time. So long that I can barely remember some of the first acts that auditioned. Once we see them in Las Vegas we’ll barely remember who they were. Either way, now we’ll get to see the real fun in Las Vegas.

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