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Eurovision, Kickstarter, and American Idol: AGT Alumni Update

WARNING: The following post contains spoilers for the current season of American Idol. (As in, results that have yet to air on television.)

I’m waaaay late on this post and for that I apologize. We’ve gotten a lot of new info on the upcoming installments of AGT and BGT (including a cast change) and I’m setting up another article for all those new developments which I’ll get up on here ASAP. But for now, some big things have been happening with AGT alumni so today I’m going to get those updates out of the way. (Alumni Updates in general are going to be taking a backseat going forward as we get closer to the return of the shows themselves).

I know I complain about the gaggle of “karaoke” singers on America’s Got Talent and tend to root for almost anyone else to win, but when the season ends and everyone moves forward in their careers, I genuinely wish all of them the best, and I’ve been so happy to see how well several of them have been doing lately. Season 12’s Mike Yung is crowdfunding an album through Kickstarter. He just met his goal, but you can still donate if you would like any of the rewards, which you can learn more about here.

Johnny Manuel, also from Season 12, has some exciting news: he is part of a group called Equinox who will be representing Bulgaria in this year’s Eurovision competition! Check out their song below.

Season 12 runner-up Angelica Hale was on Little Big Shots this week. She was interviewed by Steve Harvey and of course sang a song as well! (Fellow finalist – and season champion – Darci Lynne Farmer will appear on the Kids Choice Awards broadcast this weekend.)

And speaking of television appearances by alumni…the final and arguably biggest development to share is that Season 9 contestant Mara Justine‘s audition for American Idol recently aired (again, I know I’m way late on this).

As spoiled a while back, Mara moved on the the next round, and thanks to IdolPad we now know that she is one of the Top 14 contestants, which I believe means we will be seeing her in the live shows later this spring!

March 23, 2018 I Written By

I'm obssessed with the entertainment industry, especially offbeat and nerdy things as well as those that involve live performance. The only thing I love more than geeking out over the things that entertain me is sharing in my excitement with others who share the same passions. America may have talent, but Canada has an up-and-coming blogger who is ready to take the internet by storm!

Britain’s Got Talent Series 12 Premiere Date Announced!

It’s only Tuesday, but lots of Got Talent-related news has already come out this week. So much, in fact, that I’m going to be throwing up TWO posts today to cover it all!

It’s FINALLY been announced that Britain’s Got Talent will return on Saturday, April 14. The new series (the term used for “season” in the UK) will feature fresh talent competing for a spot in the 2018 Royal Variety Performance, with duo Ant & Dec returning to host and Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, and David Williams back as judges.

Not much else is known at this time, but it’ll be fun to see what kind of acts pop up this season!

March 13, 2018 I Written By

I'm obssessed with the entertainment industry, especially offbeat and nerdy things as well as those that involve live performance. The only thing I love more than geeking out over the things that entertain me is sharing in my excitement with others who share the same passions. America may have talent, but Canada has an up-and-coming blogger who is ready to take the internet by storm!

AGT Season 13 Premiere Date and Which Past Contestant is Touring with Imagine Dragons?

Based on the pattern of previous seasons I’d already assumed this, but according to Deadline Season 13 of America’s Got Talent will premiere on Tuesday, May 29 at 8pm Eastern/Pacific. This means if they follow the format they’ve been using lately the live shows will start in August and the finale will be in September.

I also want to take this opportunity to send a big congratulations to Grace VanderWaal, who will be touring with Imagine Dragons this summer. (This was actually announced a couple weeks ago but I’m behind…again. I’m trying to fix that. :P) Tickets are on sale now and you can get them here!

March 6, 2018 I Written By

I'm obssessed with the entertainment industry, especially offbeat and nerdy things as well as those that involve live performance. The only thing I love more than geeking out over the things that entertain me is sharing in my excitement with others who share the same passions. America may have talent, but Canada has an up-and-coming blogger who is ready to take the internet by storm!

Be in the Audience for America’s Got Talent Season 13 Auditions!

Filming for AGT Season 13 is less than a week away! On-Camera Audiences has announced the first block of tickets for the season with dates ranging from March 6-23. I’m assuming this means the cross-country auditions with the producers are finished and all of these dates are for the first round we see on the show itself, that being the initial auditions in front of the judges.

All of the announced tapings will take place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. Tickets are free of charge, but only those 10 years and older are invited to attend. Most of the dates from March 6-16 are already booked up, but a few of the weekdays within that time frame still have availability and there are waitlists for all “sold out” shows. Tickets for tapings March 18 and later still have yet to be released.

Let me know if you plan to attend an AGT taping this season and in the meantime I’ll be looking out for more updates. 😉

March 2, 2018 I Written By

I'm obssessed with the entertainment industry, especially offbeat and nerdy things as well as those that involve live performance. The only thing I love more than geeking out over the things that entertain me is sharing in my excitement with others who share the same passions. America may have talent, but Canada has an up-and-coming blogger who is ready to take the internet by storm!