About Last Night...AMERICA'S GOT TALENT - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


August 12, 2020 by  

America's Got Talent live

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — “Live Show 1” Episode 1511 — Pictured: Terry Crews — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Let’s talk about Tuesday night’s TV!

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: Yes, we have to acknowledge it’s a very, very weird season and the producers are making the show under extremely weird circumstances. And certainly they had an even bigger headache to deal with this week as Simon Cowell was injured/out and a contestant (one half of a duo) was hurt and an act had to be rejiggered.


So much of the show felt awkward. On paper, the idea to utilize the backlot—a fairly rare opportunity given both production and the theme park are shut down—is so smart, and it looked gorgeous. But for an act like Double Dragon, for instance, it really hurt them. They wouldn’t need to sing/dance their way through so much space in a real show, so having to do that now wasn’t really representative of what they would have to do. (And, yes, whomever wins will likely have a different show because it’ll be theirs and for a smaller crowd, but this was one of the times where I kept thinking how this was actively making it harder on the contestants.)

That being said, some of it worked. Kelly Clarkson was a fun fill-in. Michael Yo’s set was emotional. Archie Williams’ story remains absolutely gut-wrenching, and his performance was strong. The virtual audience felt less distracting than other shows. I just hope that next week they only utilize the outside spaces for acts where it’s truly needed/benefits the performance.

Which shows did you watch last night?

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