Celebrating Its Most Watched Season in Five Years, NBC’s America’s Got Talent Will Be Heading Back on the Road Hosting Nationwide Open Auditions in 10 Cities Throughout the Country, as Well as Online Auditions at www.AGTAuditions.com

Season 12 auditions to kick-off in Chicago, IL on Saturday,
November 12, and will continue on to Austin, TX; Cleveland, OH;
Jacksonville, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Las Vegas, NV; New York, NY;
Charleston, SC; Memphis, TN and Los Angeles, CA

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following the recent crowning of Grace VanderWaal as the Season 11
winner in a finale that garnered the most votes in the show’s history,
NBC’s America’s Got Talent will scour the country once again
seeking the best acts of any age, any talent.

Click to here to view VanderWaal’s personal audition story:


AGT spent the summer as #1 broadcast network series, finishing #1
among all primetime entertainment programs on the Big 4 networks every
week it aired in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

The nationwide talent search for the show’s Season 12 will kick-off in
Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 12th and will continue on to nine
additional cities where producers will be seeking the best variety acts
throughout the country. Acts of any age and any talent are encouraged to
register today to audition in one of the AGT audition cities:

  • Chicago, IL – McCormick Place – Nov. 12
  • Austin, TX – Austin Convention Center – Nov. 19
  • Cleveland, OH – Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland –
    Dec. 10
  • Jacksonville, FL – Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center – Jan.
  • Philadelphia, PA – Pennsylvania Convention Center – Jan. 14
  • Las Vegas, NV – Bally’s Las Vegas – Jan. 19
  • New York, NY – Queens College (CUNY) – Jan. 27
  • Charleston, SC – Embassy Suites Charleston Convention Center –
    Feb. 1
  • Memphis, TN – Memphis Cook Convention Center – Feb. 4
  • Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Convention Center – Feb. 11

Interested acts can register now by visiting www.AGTAuditions.com,
where they will also find additional details as well as helpful tips for
auditioning. Acts unable to make it to one of the 10 audition cities
also have the option to submit an online audition via this same website.

“There’s no show on television that changes lives and discovers stars
the way that America’s Got Talent does,” said Executive Producer
Sam Donnelly. “Each year we continue to find new and amazing acts
through our open auditions. We’re excited to visit each of these cities
to discover the best talent they have to offer.”

The Season 11 finale celebrated the crowning of 12-year-old
singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal as America’s favorite act.
VanderWaal, who received judge Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer to advance
to the live shows, began writing songs when she was 3 years old. She won
America over with performances of her original songs throughout the
competition. In addition to her $1 million dollar prize for winning,
VanderWaal will headline inside the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood
Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Oct. 27-30. She will also be joined by
Season 11 acts The Clairvoyants and Tape Face. Tickets and further
information on these upcoming performances can be found at www.AGTvegas.com.

Yesterday it was announced that Simon Cowell, the creator of the
worldwide phenomenon Got Talent format and one of the most
instrumental figures in television over the past two decades, has
renewed his commitment to America’s Got Talent, signing on as a
judge for the next three years, extending through 2019. Cowell, who
served as a judge on the series for the first time this past season,
will once again be joined by Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel when
Season 12 launches in summer 2017. Nick Cannon will also return as host.

America’s Got Talent was created by Simon Cowell and is
co-produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment.
Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace
are the executive producers.

For more information on America’s Got Talent auditions and to
submit an online audition, please visit www.AGTAuditions.com.
For show information, please visit http://www.nbc.com/agt.

For artwork and a complete press kit from the show, please visit the NBC
Universal Media Village website at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/.

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