The dates for the Americas’ Got Talent Seattle and Houston auditions have been posted to the official AGT audition website. They are as follows:
America’s Got Talent Seattle Auditions
April 25th – 26th
America’s Got Talent Houston Auditions
May 12th – 13th
Watch the official links I posted above for the location information. Just make sure you go and pre-register now so that they’ll send you a time for the audition and give you all the forms you’ll need to audition.
More exciting is that the new host of America’s Got Talent will be at the America’s Got Talent Chicago auditions. You might remember that we posted about Nick Cannon replacing Jerry Springer as America’s Got Talent host. If anyone is in Chicago and happens to snap a picture of them with Nick Cannon, I’d love to post it. Although, I’m pretty sure they won’t let you have your camera near Nick. Oh well.
Here’s the full press release I got about the America’s Got Talent Chicago Audition and Nick Cannon being at the audition.
‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ IS COMING TO CHICAGO WITH NEW HOST NICK CANNON!
NBC, FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA AND SYCO TELEVISION RETURN TO THE WINDY CITY FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN FOUR YEARS IN SEARCH OF TALENT FOR SEASON FOUR OF THE HIT TALENT COMPETITION SERIES
(BURBANK, Calif. – February 2009) – “America’s Got Talent,” NBC’s hit series from “American Idol” producers FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television, is returning to Chicago, Illinois, with new host Nick Cannon as part of their nationwide search for the hottest and most unique performers from across the country to appear and compete in Season Four of the hit talent competition series.
Producers – who are hopeful their latest trip to the windy city (the fourth in four years) will yield the kind of talent that provided Season 3 with winner Neal Boyd and runner-up Eli Matson — will be looking for talent of all kinds (musicians, contortionists, comedians, impressionist, jugglers, dance crews, animal acts. magicians and singers and everything in between), from all walks of life and surrounding areas to strut and perform on-stage in the hopes of winning America’s hearts and the million-dollar prize.
An insurance salesman/opera singer, Neal E. Boyd’s life changed forever last August when he was crowned the third season champion. Not only did he win the $1,000,000 grand prize, but he also received the opportunity to perform on the Las Vegas strip, headlining a show at the MGM.
Season two winner, Terry Fator, a ventriloquist from Dallas, Texas, achieved his lifelong dream when he was crowned the second season champion. After winning “America’s Got Talent,” Fator went on to sign a five-year $100 hundred million-dollar deal to headline at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Beginning February 2009, he will perform 48 weeks a year, 5 nights a week in The Terry Fator Theatre (currently the Danny Gans Theatre).
Open to any talent of any age, “America’s Got Talent” offers a unique chance for anyone to perform on a nationwide variety show. Contestants are encouraged to pre-register at http://www.nbc.com/AGT and go to http://www.AGTauditions.com for auditioning tips. By pre-registering, contestants will be kept up-to-date with the most current information.
The open call date and time in Chicago, Illinois, is as follows.
Date: Sunday, March 1 and Monday, March 2
Time: Auditions begin at 8 a.m.
Location: McCormick Place – SOUTH BUILDING 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60616 Atlanta, GA 30303
*Contestant parking in Lot A PLEASE NOTE: This competition is subject to applicable rules, which are subject to modification at any time at the producer’s discretion.
“America’s Got Talent” (averaging a 3.4 rating, 9 share in adults 18-49 and 12.7 million viewers overall last summer) has scored as the #1 summer series in total viewers for each of the last two years and was up in the summer of 2008 versus the prior year by 11 percent in total viewers (12.7 million vs. 11.4 million). It’s a hit with all audience segments, ranking in the top 10 last summer in virtually all meaningful categories, including kids 2-11, teens 12-17, adults 18-34, adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 50-plus.
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