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Let’s Say Goodbye To The Eliminated Contestants On ‘America’s Got Talent’

Jack Tomas

Jack Tomas

NBC

The nature of these talent shows is that sometimes, (most of the time), the act you are cheering on gets the ax. It is, after all, a competition. There is none of this “everyone gets a prize” stuff. Still, as the great philosophers Boys II Men once said, “It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.”


It’s definitely true that in order to make it to the quarterfinals you can’t be completely terrible. Those acts were eliminated early on in the audition and judge’s cuts rounds. So, you have talent at this point that may be good…but not good enough. Sometimes that’s not necessarily their fault, for example you have magician Demian Aditya who had a technical problem during his act. Then you have groups like The Masqueraders and Brobots and Mandroidz that were great but just not semi-finalist material.

Sometimes these decisions are made by the producers because a certain act isn’t connecting with the fans. That’s super important. Not only because it helps ratings and clicks but because grabbing fans is what any good act should do ideally. Ultimately, America’s Got Talent is subjective. One person’s superstar is someone else’s sonic nightmare. It’s like cilantro. Some people love it and to other people it tastes like soap. These acts taste like soap for a lot of viewers and the judges.



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