It occured to me
that several of you may still actually think this is
some ridiculous April Fools Day joke and that there
never was a new Simon Cowell talent show. Now that's
an idea. Have an April Fools Day joke that lasts all
year, and you reveal it on April 1st...the following
year! That's dedication! That's livin' buddy! WAHOO.
that's just not the case here. "America's
Got Talent" is very real and I have
the NBC promo
to prove it. Giddy-up.
So now it's time
to play everyone's favorite game <insert yelling
game show crowd>:
right kids. Let's pray Adam doesn't get too famous
because his neurotic ways will force him to address
every tabloid cover! Every review! Every single word
Oh come on. We're
all hunting for information and while Cassi was taping
"Deal or no deal" we got some information
boy...VISUAL INFORMATION. Like I'm not gonna
study that shit.
First off -
WAHOO!!!! That's pretty damn exciting. That's like
seeing a teaser trailer for your first movie. You
can't help but giggle a little and jump up and down.
Hey, I'm enjoying this, stop laughing at
After the elation
however you must look closer. Not sure if it's
immediately noticeable to everyone but this promo has
set my mind at ease on a very big
My biggest concern
was the fact that after the normal casting calls, they
had to put out more. They held more professional
casting calls and mail-in submissions. All
implying they just hadn't gotten everything they
wanted/needed. When stuff like that happens, the
show's format can get thrown out the window. It seemed
as though they were searching for "bigger" Vegas type
talent acts. Maybe veering away from the "American
Idol" type format where it's anyone off the streets...
but with this promo - it puts that completely to rest.
In the promo we see:
A little black
kid doing a back-flip.
The line of
people (that's the LA line too). In that line
a girl with an empty water bottle and a kid with a
A shot of a guy
drumming like a madman.
performing on the street. 2 guitars, 1 bongo, a
singer and back-up singer.
duo with a guy holding a girl up with his
Luckily, that's how I envisioned the show.
And that is what I was so excited about. It's
really just showing talent of all types. And man, in
that setting, I can soar. If given the chance to make
the new bits every week...oh wow. I mean, I'm
The promo of
course does bring up the obvious question... how the
hell do you decide who's better between an acrobat, a
drummer and a comedian? Oh and because of "Last Comic
Standing", I'm pretty sure there will be no comedians
on this show...but shit - where does that put me?
There's no way they can't have some sort of comedy
angle to all of this. It would be such a crowd pleaser
to have comedy acts as well as the other talents.
Luckily in my bit, it does show that I can do just
music, but the real charm is the interraction. So if
they make cateogries ala Star Search and there's no
"comedy" one...will I be forced to NOT be
funny? Interesting to think about. I'm just so glad
4tvs can be just about anything they need. Goddamn I'm
so excited about this.
In MSNBC news, the
producer got a kick out of the fake interview. I
thanked her for the inspiration. It's crazy, just
making that cartoon made me completely happy about the
whole situation. So I'll aplogize for cursing you in
the last entry Journey Gods, you certainly are good