America’s Got Talent NBC TV Show
Show Important Facts
- Origins – U.S. version of the British show. Features singers, dancers, comedians, and other performers competing for $1 million prize.
- Judging Panel – Simon Cowell has judged since the start. Joined by Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara. Nick Cannon hosts.
- Auditions – Early auditions held in various cities to find talent. Later rounds held live at the Dolby Theatre in LA.
- Golden Buzzer – Judges can press the Golden Buzzer to send an act straight to the live shows. Used sparingly.
- Guest Performers – Has featured performances from major acts like Blake Shelton, Pitbull, KISS to boost viewership.
- Winner’s Success – Some winners have gone on to fame like ventriloquist Terry Fator, while others haven’t broken through.
- Ratings – Consistently NBC’s highest rated summer show, often averaging around 10 million viewers per episode.
- Memorable Acts – Standouts include danger act Deadly Games, singer Michael Grimm, comedian Taylor Williamson.
America's Got Talent
Plot: A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.
Runtime: 60 min
Genre: Music, Reality-TV
Awards: Nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys. 7 wins & 56 nominations total
Writer: Simon Cowell, Jason Raff, Ken Warwick
Actors: Howie Mandel, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum
Country: United States
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