Thursday, September 3, 2009

America's Got Talent Doesn't Go to the Dogs + My Yahoo Reality Show Articles

Tony Hoard and Rory America's Got Talent Semifinals Top 20 screencaps pictures images photos Tony Hoard and His Talented Pup Rory on America's Got Talent

Who can resist an adorable, Frisbee-catching pup who runs, leaps, and dances too? Apparently the American audience. While I'd hoped for another longshot chance for America's Got Talent contestents Tony and Rory, it wasn't meant to be, and the two went home tonight during the results show. (You can read my recap here.)

Tony Hoard and Rory America's Got Talent Semifinals Top 20 screencaps pictures images photos screengrabs
If the chatter on the messageboards is any indication, there was a lot of backlash for the judges choosing Tony and Rory in an earlier round--instead of one of the seventy million singers in the competition. I think NBC needs to give serious consideration to eliminating singers from AGT altogether. This year they had to change the rules, so that the judges could get actual variety acts into the semifinals. In previous years, America voted in all singers, which makes America's Got Talent nothing more than the poor man's American Idol.

While they may not be America's Got Talent voters, there still are plenty of folks out there who enjoy variety acts. Hopefully Tony can get himself some paying gigs now for himself and his talented dogs; certainly the national TV exposure couldn't hurt. Tony had to quit his job of 24 years because his boss refused to grant him a week's unpaid leave, so I'm hoping he'll have good fortune now to make up for the bad.

Watch America's Got Talent every Tuesday and Wednesday night at 9/8c on NBC.

PHOTOS: Tony Hoard and Rory, America's Got Talent Top 20 screencaps, c2009 NBC.

My Yahoo Articles for September:

America's Got Talent Top 20: Semifinals Week 1

America's Got Talent Top 20 Results: Semifinals Week 1

America's Got Talent Semifinals: Top 20 Week 2

America's Got Talent Semifinals Results: Top 20 Week 2

America's Got Talent Finale Winner Recap

HGTV Design Star: Celebrity Homes Recap

Design Star Finale: Is the Fix In?

Heroes Premiere Orientation: Push, Jump, Fall


  1. I've never seen the show, but I just watched the clip, and that was great! I love animal/human acts.

    I can't believe the guy's boss wouldn't give him a week off. That is SO cold.

  2. Isn't it awesome? The fun of AGT is getting to see little gems like this...I thought this act was so much fun. It probably helps that I love dogs so much...heh.

    I think it's terrible about the guy's boss, but I'm not all that surprised. It's actually pretty common in small towns, particularly in the Midwest. They don't think anyone should think too highly of themselves or be given special treatment--if you think you're too good to be at your job everyday, then apparently you don't deserve the job. It makes it a lot harder to try a new career--the risks are so high.



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