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Remember this name: Carlos Aponte

I have a feeling you’ll be hearing his name a lot in the weeks to come. Is this the next Susan Boyle? Watch and listen and feel the goosebumps.

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posted July 3, 2010 at 5:51 pm

This young man tremendous potential and a great God given voice to start with.

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Jacquelin Kilgore

posted July 4, 2010 at 8:46 pm

This young man has a beautifull voice and would love to hear him sing more. I have for years been in awe of Pavarotti and will probably continue to be so, also Bocelli voice is great as well. But this young man with more time may become one of the most fantastic singers of our time.

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Diane Duggan

posted July 5, 2010 at 1:35 am


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posted July 5, 2010 at 11:56 am

One of the best discoveries of the decade. The world will
have plenty of time to hear this privileged voice develop
into one of the leading tenors of the world. We’ll see.

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posted July 7, 2010 at 1:01 am

Regretfully, Carlos was not chosen by the “elite” trio of judges, to go forward in the competition.
Tonight, Carlos lost to 2 other ‘opera’ singers, one of which for sure did not merit the chance to go on.
I strongly suggest that Carlos consider auditioning for “American Idol”, which is a far better show and is of a higher caliber.
Nevertheless, Carlos will not need “America’s Got Talent”, to reach his goal of a recording contract or opportunities to perform live, he has secured that I am sure!

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posted July 7, 2010 at 7:31 am

You have got to be kidding me……he was not chosen to move on? I guess AGT just lost another viewer.

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posted July 7, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I was really disappointed when Carols was dropped from AGT. What were the judges thinking?!
Well, at least they just freed up a couple of nights of TV for me. I’m not going to bother to watch any more because of the stupid decision.

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posted July 7, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I could not believe my ears last night when I heard that the stupid judges cut Carlos Aponte! How dare they? He was clearly the winner in my book! What a voice, what a humble man. He was the only one I listened to and got goosebumps from! If they know anything about music and singing they will take back their vote and bring him back!

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posted July 7, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I too cannot believe that Carlos Aponte was voted off by the judges on America’s Got Talent. He was one of the best singers I have seen on any talent show. He was charming and sweet, too. I am so disgusted with their ridiculous decision that I will never again watch that show. I wish Carlos all the good fortune in the world. He was given a raw deal on that show and he deserves so much better.

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posted July 7, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I won’t be watching, he was the only reason to watch.

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posted July 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Add me to the list of people who will no longer watch America’s Got Talent. I really don’t understand how he was voted off by the judges and several other acts who had absolutely no talent whatsoever were moved on to Hollywood.. NBC may have lost me as a view of their network.. this is totally ridiculous.

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JoDee Lackey

posted July 7, 2010 at 11:43 pm

I emailed the network and told them that I would NEVER watch America’s Got Talent again. Carlos Ponte got robbed; he was the only act I was interested in seeing move on in the competition. The judges are idiots!!!

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posted July 8, 2010 at 9:34 am

Where can we find info on Carlos Aponte? He should record a CD many would buy it!!!!!!

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marie smith

posted July 8, 2010 at 11:03 am

I was just stunned to see Carlos gone.
WHAT HAPPENED? Are the judges just stupid?
This was the only reason I was going to watch
the show. I wanted to see him progress.

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Bob Hanscom

posted July 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm

America’s Got Talent is entertaining, but the comments from the judges seem (sometime) to be contrived – if not intentionally meant to create controversy. To be sure…some of the acts voted “in,” should be out – and vice versa. I certainly agree with some of the opinions regarding Carlos Ponte. He was (unfortunately) one of the more talented contestants that SHOULD NOT HAVE been voted off, especially when you consider some of those moving on – who have NO chance of getting much further. To reiterate some of the other postings, I believe many of your viewers would have watched upcoming shows with a sincere interest in following Mr. Ponte’s progress. I don’t believe the same will be true with the stupid impersonator/actor, hand-whistler or comedian/magician. If there is ANY way Carlos Ponte could be brought back (admitting the mistake) it would help to restore trust and credibility (especially) that the show is really looking for talent, not gimics to help boost ratings.

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posted July 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm

When you think about it there had to have been a decision to “cut him off” without any reason. He went from being in the coming shows commercials to having his performance cut very short and being voted out.

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Jean F.

posted July 8, 2010 at 5:40 pm

I was shocked that you let go Carlos Aponte. He was a winner! Had lots of talent compare to the other idots that you ketpt. There is no justice. I was very disappointed.

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Mike S

posted July 8, 2010 at 7:04 pm

They will bring him back or something happened I think to vote him off.

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posted July 8, 2010 at 7:29 pm

What a mistake made by the judges!!! They should bring him back. He has a talent

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posted July 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm

I think I was as hurt as he was. Something about him I really like. Wish I could just tell him how good he really is.

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posted July 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I rewatched Carlos Aponte’s original audition. After it was over, Howie told Carlos that his life will be changing soon based on this performance. That this performance was one of those special “moments” that Howie had hoped to be part of when he agreed to be a judge. Both Piers and Sharon raved about his talent. Then after the next audtion, he is kicked off the show while some of the acts that they put through are complete jokes.
I am done with America’s Got Talent! That show is now a disgrace. They have insulted my intelligience and sense of fair play and made a joke of this show. I will not watch it any more.
The producers and judges are complete idiots and should be embarrassed for their choices.

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Ezequiel Gonzalez

posted July 8, 2010 at 11:40 pm
Join this blog to get Carlos back into America’s Got Talent!

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Ralph Clay

posted July 9, 2010 at 12:17 am

Staff: Bring Carlos back with a good voice coach. He will be one of your best draws. Take out large advertisements when you do the right thing for your production. Keep well, R………..

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Mike Nunn

posted July 9, 2010 at 3:29 am

bring Carlos Aponte back and replace all the judges.

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posted July 10, 2010 at 12:59 am

I have been reading all messages related to the disgraceful decision of the judges to eliminate Carlos Aponte from the contest. It is really offensive the decision taken being Carlos a real ood talent vs. all other contestants. Who was the person or entity which made judges changed their opinion? Was this decision taken because he is a “latino”? This “latino”is an american citizen. His passport is the most desired passport in the world (the navy blue with the golden eagle).
Probably, Howie received a telephone call from the Arizona Governor which for sure was very mad to hear that a “latino” had all the possibilities to become the winner.Ja, Ja… Those of us who know a little about classic music (operas, concerts and other) know that Carlos potential is very wide and that he should continue studying to perfectionate his voice and become a good opera singer.
Carlos, si lees esto, no te desanimes, sigue pa’lante. No importa ganar y lo que si es importante que alguien conocedor del “belle canto” te descubra y logres lo que deseas. Comunicate con Susan Boyle. Esta buscando un cantante para que haga duo con ella “silent night”.
Carlos, buena suerte desde Puerto Rico. Eres el mejor!

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posted July 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm

They made this guy travel all way from Puerto Rico selected by youtube video.
Gave him high expectations with standing ovation and positive comments and VOTED HIM OFF.

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posted July 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm

What really makes the judges decision offensive is to look at some of the acts they did put through. It would be one thing if all of the acts put through were good, then we could at least say it was just a difference of opinion. However, they put some really awful people through, like that crazy keyboard lady with the big hair and wild makeup. I think the judges thought she was a funny comedy act, but I think she was just a crazy person who wanted attention! Even if they only wanted to put 2 opera singers through and there were 3 to chose from. Prince Poppycock had some talent, but that other one, the weird guy with the crazy eyes!!!! He made me so uncomfortable I couldn’t even watch him on the tv, so I would NEVER go see him in a live show in Vegas! He should have been eliminated and Carlos put through. The judge’s decision was just plain offensive!

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posted July 10, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Just as FYI, Carlos is in the process of putting together his own web site. If you go there, it’s currently still under construction, but the address is:
Can’t wait until he gets it up and running!

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posted July 11, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Everyone who recognizes Carlos Aponte’s talent … Go to new facebook page and express support. Maybe judges will notice?

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posted July 12, 2010 at 11:14 pm

So sad everytime there is a Puerto Rican who is very talented on a Talent Show they get the boot before they can even go on tour. Bring back Carlos Aponte the man has great talent which is being overlooked. Could it be that because his English is not perfect he wasn’t allowed to go any further. Hopefully an Opera Company will sign him on and show America’s Got Talent that Carlos doesn’t need them.

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posted July 13, 2010 at 9:01 am

I would like to believe that what the Judges are “intending” to do by voting Carlos off, is have HIM win the “at home vote” and be revived to the contest. That would certainly be a marketing coop and a ratings one too, don’t you think?

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Mark Kon

posted July 13, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Just cannot stop listening to Carlos’ voice!
Very unfair… The judges deserve to be disqualified for such poor decision or AGT doesn’t have any value!

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Mark Kon

posted July 13, 2010 at 5:19 pm

To NBC and AGT!
I hope they read this blog: PLEASE BRING BACK Carlos Aponte!

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posted July 13, 2010 at 10:44 pm

I agree. I cannot believe he was voted off. Are you kidding me? Such great talent over the old lady that whisles with her hands. Americas got Talent sucks big time. How dare you?? You do not know what great talent is. The hell with this show!!!

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posted July 14, 2010 at 1:23 am

I am still in shock over this one! The 70+ yr old lady singing and playing the keybboard, who went 10 min over her time…ridiculous, got in but not Carlos!! You have got to be kidding!! He is so likable and endearing…what are they thinking?? Can we vote him back on you tube??!!!

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posted July 14, 2010 at 2:08 pm

OMG I was in shock he was voted OFF!!!

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Tyron 6

posted July 14, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Oh how sad, Carlos Aponte disqualified. What a miss conception, not giving one of Puerto Rico’s worst actors, a chance to continue fooling our ignorance, because as a singer, I might say, he was not that bad, he almost convince me that he could had been our, Paul Potts or Susan Boyle. The truth is that, he turn to be who he really is… mister nobody, a miss guided soul who looked for a glory he will never disserve. If this group of “pseudo critics”, would really take the time, to see the video of this moron, not with a childish and sentimental attitude, but with the guts to se the truth, I would never had taken my time to wake them up from there MARASMO. Look that one up. And by the way, I’m sincere by letting you know, that my writing skills are not that good, but as you read, I’m sincere.

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Your Name

posted July 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Yes, the judges kept an old woman who hand whistles and another who is on the verge of derangement yet threw off Carlos. They are mad. I lost my respect for them.

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Renee Glover

posted July 15, 2010 at 6:29 am

Carlos was one of my favorites and I was totally shocked that he was eliminated. My daughter made an interesting observance..she said maybe he was offered a deal alreay and decided to bow out because you don’t pass up opportunities when given them and the cmmpetition was pretty heavy.. I’d like to believe that over the fact that those 3 judges are idiots. Everyone keeps saying they took Sally (the hand whistler)..hey, I enjoyed her..she was different and endearing..the one I can’t understand is the guy who supposedly does impersinations and the crappy almost zombie like magician..but I guess they have to take some crap so they have someone to eliminate in the weeks to come..just my view

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posted July 18, 2010 at 5:33 am

When Carlos sang I was amazed with his voice, I said another Susan Boyle. When he finished he got a standing ovation not only from the audience but the judges as-well and then to have the judges vote him off, I cannot believe they did that. He would have been in the final two. What an amazing voice. The judges really need to reconsider what a mistake they made to vote him off. I wonder what Simon Cowell thinks about this decision since he does produce this show. There were many acts that got through that don’t even come anywhere close to Carlos. Hopefully the judges will reconsider and if not they have lost my respect for their ability to understand what true talent really is. Don’t give up Carlos

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posted July 18, 2010 at 9:09 pm

To Tyron 6
I read your comments regarding Carlos Aponte, which I consider a good singer who needs to continue cultivating his voice to become a good opera singer. Hey, do you know anything about classic music, have you ever in your life heard or watch the presentation of an opera? I do not think so. You are talking about morons. I think you are the most moron of all. If you are Puertorican, you do not deserve to be called a good Puertorican. Good Puertoricans defend their people and their country. I am a good Puertorican. I am proud to be one no matter what the rest of the world think, including you.

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Mark Kon

posted July 20, 2010 at 10:45 pm

To egrabe:
It doesn’t matter Puertorican or any other. The important thing is – Carlos Aponte has a great talent combined with great modesty and sweetness. He shines! From inside – out.
AGT is a big looser letting Carlos Aponte go.
What a shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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posted August 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm

CARLOS APONTE was the best talent on americas got talent.this was confirmed both by audience reaction and judges commemts.i am very disappointed and shocked that he was eliminated,especially in favor of
such untallented is a shame that NBC plays with careers and ttalent.there are several reasons why the judges made this bad decision-they are stupid,or politically aligned,receive graft.HOWIE MANDEL & SHARON OSBORNE should be replaced.CARLOS seems to have a good
attitude and a fine voice and i wish him every success.he is bigger than AMERICA GOT UNTALENT & HOPEFULLY carlos will be around a lot longer.CARLOS-BRAVO-KEEP PUSHING FOWARD IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION.WISHING YOU EVERY SUCCESS.down with nbc and their brand of unreality tv.

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posted September 6, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I don’t normally listen to this type of music but I do recognize True Talent when I hear “IT” and this young man is has loads!! I am sad that he won’t be in the run for the Prize on AGT, but with talent like that he won’t have to look far for his next opportunity to shine..when one door closes another will open..Amazing Voice Carlos!!

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Mark Kon

posted September 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Where is Carlos now?
Best wishes in his career!

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dante allegro

posted November 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Mr. Carlos Aponte,is another star is born phenomenon…He will be help by God… God is in control… And God, certainly sings through, carlos…dante allegro

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Nelson Vincent

posted November 22, 2010 at 12:34 am

Mon cher Carlos ,ta carriere commence et tu vas aller tres loin,Felicitation Tu as donné une performance extraordinaire a Talent a revendre,Merci

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posted April 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm

FANTASTIC, JUST FANTASTIC, BEAUTIFUL………brought tears to my eyes just to hear him sing. :)

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posted September 26, 2011 at 9:04 am

I could not think you are more right

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