There was a moment during tonights episode of Americas Got Talentwhen I had faith in the system. A rather ordinary magician with ageneric sob story did a traditional and dull trick. The judgesrecognized that they liked him and his story, but there was nothingspecial about the act. The Hoff said no. I thought for a moment that,for once, the show would rise above being a stupid personality contestand actually reward talent.That dream died, because the other two judges said yes. Despite sayingthat his act was boring and theyve seen the same thing by many otherpeople who they didnt put through, they put him through because theyliked him. This is not a talent show, its a damn popularity contest.
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