NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Closes Season With Performances From KISS, Placido Domingo And Special Song Contribution From Garth Brooks
The Season 13 two-night finale of NBC's hit series "America's Got Talent" will begin tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT with performances from all of the Top 10 finalists, including violinist Brian King Joseph, singer Daniel Emmet, trapeze act Duo Transcend, singer Courtney Hadwin, comedian Samuel J. Comroe, singer Glennis Grace, magician Shin Lim, singer Michael Ketterer, dance group Zurcaroh and comedian Vicki Barbolak.
Showcasing a variety of talent, the finalists will take to the stage with their
last performance of the season as they attempt to capture America's heart and
win the $1 million grand prize. In addition, the winner will headline the
"America's Got Talent Live" stage show Nov. 2-4 at the Paris Theater at Paris
The two-night season finale concludes Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 8-10 p.m. with
Rock & Roll Hall of Famers KISS opening the show. In addition, superstar
performances are scheduled throughout the night with guest appearances from
opera legend Placido Domingo; acclaimed and award-winning electronic violinist
Lindsey Stirling; chart-topping singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha; actor, comedian
and New York Times best-selling author David Spade; stand-up comedian and
"American Ninja Warrior" co-host Matt Iseman; and Akbar Gbajabiamila, co-host of
"American Ninja Warrior" and host of NFL Network's highest-rated show, "Fantasy
Live." At the conclusion of the evening, host Tyra Banks will announce the newly
crowned Season 13 "America's Got Talent" winner.
The show will also feature a special song contribution written by the No. 1
selling solo artist in U.S. history and six-time CMA Entertainer of the year,
"America's Got Talent" has remained the No.1 show of the summer for 13 straight
seasons. The series once again dominated the summer television landscape, with
the Tuesday edition averaging a 2.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 14.3 million
viewers overall in "live plus seven day" results from Nielsen Media Research.
"AGT" is towering over all other summer programming, with the Tuesday telecast
beating the summer's next most-watched entertainment program (excluding the
Wednesday "AGT") by +5.5 million persons.
"AGT" is also the No. 1 most social broadcast TV program of the summer based on
Nielsen Social Content Ratings. The current season has garnered nearly 2 billion
video views on YouTube, in addition to more than 25 million social interactions
across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The "Got Talent" format has had more than 900 million global viewers since it
began airing in 2006 and has aired in 194 markets worldwide. "Got Talent" holds
the Guinness World Records title as the Most Successful Reality Television
Format in history, with 70 local versions produced across Europe, Asia Pacific,
the Middle-East, AFRICA and the Americas.
"America's Got Talent" was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by
Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish
Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.
Auditions for the next season of "America's Got Talent" are currently underway.
Interested acts can submit an audition online or register for one of the
upcoming audition cities at www.AGTAuditions.com.
Tickets for "America's Got Talent Live" at the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas
Nov. 2-4 will go on sale to the public Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. PT. A special
pre-sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT on Thursday, Sept. 20. Tickets
range in price from $55 to $185, plus additional taxes and fees, and can be
purchased online at
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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
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been commissioned in an impressive 68 territories worldwide. America's Got
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