marketdoctor September 12, 2014 Share September 12, 2014 There have been a number of suggestions in various threads that could make AGT better. The ones I've seen (and sometimes wrote) are: 1. A minimum age of 16 or 18. Put the kids on a seperate show--if no one watched "America's Most Talented Kid", let that be a reminder as to why we don't need AMTK-Lite. It's easier to sort acts if they don't have to decide if someone is truly talented, or "talented for a kid." The eliminations are very stressful on adults, and might be worse for kids, and it'll make the pageant parents that much more upset (so added bonus there.) 2. Singers on their own night, or their own show (The Voice, American Idol, etc.--if America didn't like them there, why do we have to get them again?*), or as part of a band. Even Emily West, who could be accapella, sounds fine with a backup band. There's no clear solution here--"band" is a possibility, as is "singers vs. variety" saved for the finals. 3. Dancers--see singers. 4. If you have four cameras, and an act is performing, point four cameras at the stage. Show the judges and the audience after the act is over, unless the judges or audience are part of the act. 5. Judges get one save each. If they don't use it to get someone into the quarter-finals, they lose it and it goes to America. After that, we just vote (and vote once; not voting on who to save. We already did that; it was called "voting.") 6. Have someone watching the show via an antenna or cable system (as anyone watching would see it.) If the sound is really screwed up, pull the plug and give that person a do-over at the end of the night (or the next week, or we take away a judge's save to make room.) Mistakes happen, but don't call it a save, call it fixing a mistake, and we'll respect that once in a while. 7. Judges should expect not to be on the show for more than two years (renewable, but by no means automatic.) There should be a nationwide vote once in a while as which judge we like best, and they get an extra $50K to their favorite charity. That way there's an incentive to do a great job. 8. Emily West is someone we can rewrite all the rules for, except this one: An "experienced performers" or "all stars" round might be interesting; including the former kid acts who have grown up enough to be scored as adults. This could also be where other reality show finalists could go, so we could find out what happened to whats-her-name from that show.* I know I've overlooked some good ideas, but this is a start. * Also the other guy from that other show. This would be a chance to de-Branson them for a while. 4 Link to comment
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