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    Default Singer From Franklin, KY - Marty Brown - "America's Got Talent"

    Wow. Really, really good.

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    Here's another longer clip that more of the story. He didn't know that is was going to the show, his wife tricked him.


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    I agree with Clyde "WOW"

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    Wow indeed. I'll have to keep any eye on that show, and Marty.

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    Awesome.

    I tried to watch a little of that show last night and it was terrible but again Marty Brown was awesome.

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    Marty is originally from Daviess Co., KY, and for those that are not aware, America's Got Talent left out a big part of his story. It is a little misleading to present him as some guy that came from singing in his kitchen to getting a standing ovation from Howard Stern. Marty actually had four stuido albums release in the early '90's, three of which were on the MCA label. While never a star, he did get some radio airplay, and had video's on CMT. The above is the video to his only song which charted on the Billboard Hot Country chart. If I recall correctly he had about 4 or 5 pretty good songs get radio play during that time period.

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    Another of his earlier songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cat View Post

    Marty is originally from Daviess Co., KY, and for those that are not aware, America's Got Talent left out a big part of his story. It is a little misleading to present him as some guy that came from singing in his kitchen to getting a standing ovation from Howard Stern. Marty actually had four stuido albums release in the early '90's, three of which were on the MCA label. While never a star, he did get some radio airplay, and had video's on CMT. The above is the video to his only song which charted on the Billboard Hot Country chart. If I recall correctly he had about 4 or 5 pretty good songs get radio play during that time period.
    With that in mind I have a question, is America's Got Talent for former professional entertainers, peeps off the street, or anyone?

    Again, I don't know the rules but it seems a little disingenuous to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    With that in mind I have a question, is America's Got Talent for former professional entertainers, peeps off the street, or anyone?

    Again, I don't know the rules but it seems a little disingenuous to me.
    I don't know the rules either, but it does seem curious how they always seem to have behind the scene interviews and so forth with those that do really well. Thousands of people audition at each location and I know that Nick Cannon does not speak to them all prior to preforming. It makes me think that they have a pretty good idea about who some of these people are before they appear before the judges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cat View Post
    I don't know the rules either, but it does seem curious how they always seem to have behind the scene interviews and so forth with those that do really well. Thousands of people audition at each location and I know that Nick Cannon does not speak to them all prior to preforming. It makes me think that they have a pretty good idea about who some of these people are before they appear before the judges.
    I did a quick search, didn't find what I was looking for but found:

    Hopefuls auditioning for “America’s Got Talent” must agree that producers can trick, exploit and embarrass them -- and depict their life stories in a manner “that may be factual or fictional” -- according to the show’s grueling 45 page contestant agreement, obtained by The Post.

    “I further understand that my appearance, depiction and portrayal in the program may be disparaging, defamatory embarrassing...and may expose me to public ridicule, humiliation or condemnation,” the agreement states.

    Acts are also required to a psychiatric evaluation and enter into binding management, recording or personal endorsement deals -- at the option of producers -- which would block them from accepting more attractive deals elsewhere.

    What ?America?s Got Talent? hopefuls auditioning in Midtown today must agree to - NYPOST.com

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    ^ In other words, the show doesn't let the truth stand in the way of a good story so my gut is anything goes. In other words the show wants you to believe this was a just a shy, country guy from KY that was tricked into performing by his well meaning wife.