AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Season 14 Audition Cities Announced
Serving as the nation's preeminent talent show, NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (AGT) will once again HIT THE ROAD to search for the most talented variety acts in the country. AGT is the original modern-day talent show and has led in ratings for 13 straight years. Having just wrapped its 13th season in September, AGT once again dominated the summer television landscape, averaging 14 million viewers per episode, and served as the nation's No. 1 entertainment show of the season in total viewers. The show was also the No. 1 most social broadcast TV program of the summer based on Nielsen Social Content Ratings, securing more than 30 million social interactions for AGTcontestants across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
This past season, Magician Shin Lim hailing from Boston, MA was crowned the AGT Season 13 champion for his mind-blowing sleight of hand magic tricks. In addition to winning the coveted $1 million grand prize, Shin heads to Las Vegas from Nov. 2-4 to headline the AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Live show in the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas. He will be joined by Season 13 finalists, singer Courtney Hadwin, trapeze artists Duo Transcend and comedians Samuel J. Comroe and Vicki Barbolak.
Click to here to view Shin Lim's mesmerizing Season 13 winning finale performance: https://youtu.be/L5J-nhz4og0
"There is no better platform than AMERICA'S GOT TALENT for discovering and showcasing the enormous diversity of talent our country has to offer," said Sam Donnelly, AGT executive producer. "Got Talent revolutionized what it means to be a variety show. There's nothing on TV that compares to AGT in terms of viewership numbers and life-changing ability. We not only showcase acts, we launch careers and change lives. I encourage anyone with a unique talent to come on out and audition for AGT."
AGT originally premiered in 2006 and continues to welcome performers of all talents and ages, allowing them to showcase their skills in front of the entire country, in addition to viewers in the numerous global territories that air the show. AGT has a proven track record of creating stars who are able to build flourishing careers as a result of appearing on the show. Season 12 winner Darci Lynne has been touring the country since appearing on the show and will have her own holiday special on NBC this December entitled Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas. Singer Grace VanderWaal followed up her Season 11 win by releasing her Billboard charting debut album, headlining her own sold out tour and touring the US with Imagine Dragons. VanderWaal is now filming her first movie as the lead actress in Disney's adaptation of the best-selling book "Stargirl." The first ever magician to winAGT, Mat Franco, has been headlining his Magic Reinvented Nightly stage show in Las Vegas since 2015. Ventriloquist Terry Fator has been headlining in Las Vegas since 2007 and currently performs at the Mirage Hotel. Comedians Piff the Magic Dragon and Tape Face have both been headlining in Vegas since appearing as finalists on AGT.
Season 14 nationwide open auditions begin Friday, November 2nd in New York, NY and will make stops in Detroit, Knoxville, Tampa, Charlotte, San Antonio and Los Angeles with additional cities to be announced soon. Acts of any age and any talent can also audition online at www.AGTAuditions.com.
Audition dates and locations include:
- New York, NY - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - Nov. 2-3
- Detroit, MI - Cobo Center - Nov. 12
- Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Convention Center - Nov. 15
- Tampa, FL - Tampa Convention Center - Dec. 10
- Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Convention Center - Dec. 15
- San Antonio, TX - Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - Jan. 11
- Los Angeles, CA - Pasadena Convention Center - Feb. 9
With Got Talent holding the Guinness World Record for the most successful reality television format and airing in 194 territories, this winter NBC will premiere a new global brand extension, America's Got Talent: The Champions. CHAMPIONS will showcase the most memorable and commendable acts from Got Talent formats from all around the world as they compete against one another on a truly global stage. The series will feature the star-studded judges panel from AMERICA'S GOT TALENT - executive producer Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Actor and former NFL player Terry Crews will serve as the host for America's Got Talent: The CHAMPIONS which will premiere on NBC on Monday, January 7 from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
America's Got Talent was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Jason Raff, Sam Donnelly, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.
Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. A global entertainment powerhouse, Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies, and labels in over 30 countries. Fremantle produces more than 12,000 hours of original programming, roll out more than 60 formats and air 450 programs a year worldwide. The group distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories. Fremantle is also a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, with more than 300 million subscribers across 1,400 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms.
Fremantle is part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content, and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann.
Syco Entertainment, a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music, is one of the world's leading global music, film and television production companies responsible for some of the most successful global TV and music franchises and is the world's most successful producer of international talent. In 2017, Syco Music was named Music Week's Record Label of the Year and is home to internationally successful artists who have sold more than 380 million records to date. Syco is the record label home to Labrinth, James Arthur, Little Mix, Camila Cabello, Louis Tomlinson, CNCO, Grace VanderWaal, Susan Boyle, and PRETTYMUCH amongst others. Syco's television assets include the global franchises THE X FACTOR and Got Talent. Around the world, THE X FACTOR airs in 168 countries and is watched by more than a half billion people. Artists discovered by the format have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 200 number ones and 380 top 10 records. The Got Talent format officially holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for highest number of adaptations, MAKING IT the "World's Most Successful Reality TV Format," having been commissioned in an impressive 68 territories worldwide. America's Got Talent airs in 186 countries around the globe and has been the #1 US summer reality series for the past decade. Syco Film produced the 2013 #1 global box office hit " One Direction: This Is Us," a 3D concert movie with Sony Pictures and have partnered with Animal Logic (The Lego Movie, Happy Feet) to produce a number of music-based live action-hybrid animated movies.