Amanda Mammana, a talented singer-songwriter with a speech impediment, brought down the house during her moving audition on Tuesday’s America’s Got Talent.

However, there was something strange about what was shown by AGT’s producers and editors. Mammana walked on stage with and performed using a Taylor guitar (with a curvy headstock), but in the emotional exit scene where she leaves the stage and is embraced by her father, the gifted performer is pictured holding a Martin guitar (with a rectangular headstock). Her guitar strap also changed color, from brown to black.

A fathomable explanation is that the original exit scenes were not captured well and that a re-enactment took place later using the Martin instead of the Taylor. Then, the re-shot emotional father/daughter scene was edited-in to the final production with hopes that no one would notice.

While the glitch does not detract from Amanda Mammana’s stellar performance, it does raise questions about the veracity of all AGT performances and whether or not they have been manipulated.


  1. “Reality TV’ is a scam dumbed-down Americans have bought into. Of course, none of it is “reality.” And it makes networks gazillions; heck they don’t even have to pay Jennifer Aniston or Jerry Seinfeld millions per episode. The moronic MTV “Real World”–one of the early “reality shows”–featured six early 20s people, many of whom had no set career, living in a multi-million dollar crib with nary a worry about the cost of food. Quite “real.” So, as the great Frank Zappa sang: “America drinks and goes home.” Education and media have carefully crafted a society of morons, with little nuance…now we see the end product in politics, world affairs, academia and Congress. Stay cool, Charlottesville…your annual rite of obsessive, leftist self-flagellation is coming up on August 17th!

  2. The left could go ballistic over something and burn half of Charlottesville down and they’d still be lamenting 8/17 as the day of infamy when the Neo Nazis attempted to take over America.

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