Kenichi Ebina: 5 Things To Know About ‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner

Thu, September 19, 2013 11:29am EST by 54 Comments
Kenichi Eniba AGT Winner
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gerda wiesroth

Posted at 5:56 PM on April 15, 2014  

He ist NOT a public speaker. The TED “Talk” is merely a 3 minute special performance with not a single word being said.

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Posted at 12:31 AM on September 22, 2013  

The show is called America’s Got Talent, not Americans’ Got Talent. Kenichi didn’t just run over here from Japan and pop into the show. He has been part of the American landscape and entertaining and teaching Americans as a relative unknown — up until now — for many years, so he does represent the talent found in America today. It seems the intent of the creators of AGT (as well as the other “Got Talent” shows) has been to find and promote the talent of the country itself, not necessarily of its citizens. It’s their show, they can set it up however they choose; it’s up to us whether we want to watch it or not.

If I have a peeve with the show (actually I do have a few) it is that instead of just showcasing talent, as it originally did, the talent must now be something that would fly in Las Vegas. Hence I have seen many talented people X’ed by the judges with the excuse that they couldn’t see them as a Las Vegas act or watch them for a whole hour. I doubt that anything in the rules states that the talent must be suitable to Las Vegas. This is one area where I would like to see the show go back to its roots.

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Posted at 1:25 PM on September 22, 2013  

I completely agree with your first paragraph but I thought the prize was always “$1 million and a headline show in Las Vegas.” I don’t remember Season 1 but from season 2 Las Vegas was the prize.

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Posted at 1:19 PM on September 23, 2013  

I thought that the headline show in Vegas is just 1 time, not permanently stationed there. So any act can do it, even if the contestants are children.

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