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America’s Got Talent Season 4 Premiere Music

Each year I’ve been doing my best to list all the various America’s Got Talent music. I’m actually trying to get the people from America’s Got Talent to send me the music from the shows, but that is still in the works.

It’s really hard to figure out the various music from the America’s Got Talent auditions, because it’s not very standard. However, with the help of all of you out there, I think we can create a pretty good list of music that’s used on the America’s Got Talent premiere. If you know a song, then leave a comment and I’ll update the post with the songs as people share them or as I find them.

America’s Got Talent Season 4 Premiere Music
David Johnson – wrote a song about David Hasselhoff (I must find this song somewhere and I’ll link it when I do Check out the AGT video tribute to David Hasselhoff)
Voices of Glory (the trio of siblings that closed the show) sang “God Bless America” Happiness Emporium - The Best of Berlin In Barbershop - God Bless America
Christy Marie (crappy singer) sang “It’s in his Kiss” Cher - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher, Vol. 2 - The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) by Cher
Ray Schwarz (crappy singer and dancer) – sang “A Little Less Conversation” Elvis Presley - Elvis 30 #1 Hits - A Little Less Conversation by Elvis
The Eriam Sisters trio sang “I Want You Back” Jackson 5 - Jackson 5: The Ultimate Collection - I Want You Back by the Jackson 5
Washington DC’s Urban Nation Hip Hop Choir sang Celebration Kool & The Gang - Funk Essentials: Celebration - The Best of Kool & the Gang 1979-1987 - Celebration by Kool & the Gang

Good News! I got the full list of music that was used on Tonight’s show. Now we’ll just have to figure out which person did what.

Performance Singers
God Bless America Happiness Emporium - The Best of Berlin In Barbershop - God Bless America
A Little Less Conversation Elvis Presley - Elvis 30 #1 Hits - A Little Less Conversation sung by Elvis Presley
Walking On Sunshine Katrina & The Waves - Anthology - Walking On Sunshine sung by Katrina and the Waves
It’s In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song) Cher - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher, Vol. 2 - The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) sung by Martha and the Vandrelles
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag James Brown - JB40: 40th Anniversary Collection - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag sung by James Brown
I Want You Back Jackson 5 - Jackson 5: The Ultimate Collection - I Want You Back sung by Jackson Five
Stamp Your Feet Donna Summer - Crayons - Stamp Your Feet sung by Donna Summer
Single Ladies Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Version) - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) sung by Beyonce

Performance Dancers / Variety Acts
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music sung by Wild Cherry
Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz - Crazy Train sung by Ozzy Osbourne
Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe Barry White - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Barry White - Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe sung by Barry White
Walkin On the Sun Smash Mouth - All Star Smash Hits - Walkin' On the Sun sung by Smash Mouth
Pump It Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business - Pump It sung by Black Eyes Peas
There Was A Time James Brown - James Brown: The 50th Anniversary Collection - There Was a Time sung by James Brown
No Air Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown - Jordin Sparks (Deluxe Version) - No Air sung by Jordan Sparks

Background Music
Circus Britney Spears - Circus (Deluxe Version) - Circus sung by Britney Spears
Shut Up and Let Me Go The Ting Tings - Shut Up and Let Me Go - Single - Shut Up and Let Me Go sung by Ting Tings
Boom Boom Pow Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) - Boom Boom Pow sung by Black Eyed Peas
Walkin On The Sun Smash Mouth - All Star Smash Hits - Walkin' On the Sun sung by Smash Mouth
I Believe I Can Fly R. Kelly - The R. In R&B Collection, Vol. 1 - I Believe I Can Fly sung by R Kelly
Just Dance Lady GaGa & Colby O'Donis - The Fame - Just Dance sung by Lady Gaga
Come On Get Happy The Partridge Family - Come On Get Happy! The Very Best of the Partridge Family - Come On Get Happy sung by The Partridge Family
Get Happy Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald - The Harold Arlen Songbook, Vol. 2 - Get Happy sung by Ella Fitzgerald
I Feel Good James Brown - James Brown: Make It Funky - The Big Payback 1971-1975 - I Feel Good sung by James Brown
Stuck With You Huey Lewis & The News - Greatest Hits: Huey Lewis & The News - Stuck With You sung by Huey Lewis and the News
Hot N Cold Katy Perry - One of the Boys - Hot N Cold sung by Katy Perry
No Business Like Show Business Ethel Merman - Merman Sings Merman / Ethel's Ridin' High - There's No Business Like Show Business sung by Ethel Merman
“The Munster’s” Soundtrack & Theme Orchestra - TV Themes: Comedy - The Munsters Theme Song sung by Various
Super Freak Rick James - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rick James - Super Freak sung by Rick James
Unwritten Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten - Unwritten sung by Natasha Bedingfield
Celebration Kool & The Gang - Funk Essentials: Celebration - The Best of Kool & the Gang 1979-1987 - Celebration sung by Kool & the Gang
Hungry Eyes Eric Carmen - Dirty Dancing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Hungry Eyes sung by Eric Carmen
Endless Love Lionel Richie & Diana Ross - Lionel Richie: The Definitive Collection - Endless Love sung by Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
Get Up off That Thing James Brown - 20 All Time Greatest Hits! - Get up Offa That Thing sung by James Brown
Close To You Carpenters - Close to You - (They Long to Be) Close to You sung by Carpenters
Glasgow Love Theme Eddie Nuenning & Lara Schallenberg - From a Wooden House - You've Got a Friend / Glasgow Love Theme sung by Craig Armstrong
Run Leona Lewis - Spirit (The Deluxe Edition) - Run sung by Leona Lewis

June 23, 2009 I Written By

Nick Cannon Backstage on America’s Got Talent

Here’s a quick little video that gives you an idea of what Nick Cannon does backstage on America’s Got Talent:

Seems like it would be a pretty fun job. Although, it’s probably under appreciated how difficult it is to be funny and interesting in only a few seconds. That’s kind of what he’s required to do on America’s Got Talent.

June 22, 2009 I Written By

Winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2009

I’m so happy about who Britain voted the Winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2009. They are incredibly entertaining, incredibly talented, incredibly unique and provide something unique, interesting and different every time they’re on the stage. The winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2009 (in case you missed it) is: Diversity!!

Diversity absolutely deserved to win Britain’s got Talent 2009. They’ll be an excellent representative of BGT 2009 at the royal variety show before the Queen. A number of people commented on my site that Flawless was better than Diversity, but I’m glad to see that Britain agrees with me.

Check out the Britain’s Got Talent finals performance by Diversity and tell me it’s not worthy of being crowned BGT 2009 winner:

I’m so happy for them. I hope that Simon Cowell does keep his word and brings Diversity to perform on America’s Got Talent 2009. Congrats to Diversity and thanks for entertaining us all at home. You definitely deserve the crown of Britain’s Got Talent 2009 Champions!!

May 31, 2009 I Written By

Susan Boyle (err…BGT Winner) to Appear on America’s Got Talent

Yes, I’m making the assumption that Susan Boyle is going to win Britain’s Got Talent. That aside, I found this little quote of Simon Cowell really interesting:

Music mogul Simon Cowell has revealed that singing sensation Susan Boyle would get a spot on America’s Got Talent provided she wins at the Britain’s Got Talent show.

“I would say to anybody who won the British show[Britain’s Got Talent] that we guarantee them a spot on the American show. I think that’s a great incentive. So if it is Susan, yes,” the Sun quoted him as saying.

Of course, Simon Cowell produces both Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent, so he could easily make this happen. What isn’t very clear to me is how the Britain’s Got Talent winner would participate in America’s Got Talent. It doesn’t seem fair or likely to be as a contestant on America’s Got Talent (like the article linked above seems to assume). Instead, I could easily see the winner of Britain’s Got Talent appearing as a special guest on one of the later America’s Got Talent shows. Similar to how Terry Fator came back and did a number.

Either way, I think America would love to see the winner of America’s Got Talent do a number at the finale of America’s Got Talent. Talent is talent regardless of where it comes from.

May 25, 2009 I Written By

Today Show Auditions for America’s Got Talent

The official America’s Got Talent audition website just announced that they are teaming up with the Today show (yes, that today show on NBC) to hold the last chance auditions for America’s Got Talent 2009. Check out a portion of what they posted on their site about the auditions:

America’s Got Talent is teaming up with the Today show to hold the last open auditions for the 2009 season.

On Thursday morning, May 14, anyone who wants to show off their talent can come to the Today show studio in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Registration kicks off at 6am right in front of the Today show studios. You can strut your stuff for Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry and Al Roker.

It’s not only your last chance to be on this season of America’s Got Talent, but three acts will be chosen to perform live on the Today show the following week.

Looks like a really cool connection and great exposure for America’s Got Talent to be on the Today show. I’ll have to watch and see if I can find a video of the Today show performances. Glad to see that the show is really reaching out in fun ways like the Today show and my previous post about America’s Got Talent and MySpace.

May 11, 2009 I Written By

Nick Cannon Message About MySpace and America’s Got Talent

Tomorrow is the last day for the live auditions. Houston will be wrapping things up tomorrow (see the official AGT website for details). However, all is not lost if you are someone who wants to still get in on America’s Got Talent 2009. Check out the following video they just put out from Nick Cannon talking about America’s Got Talent’s partnership with MySpace.

Here’s the link to America’s Got Talent on Myspace. I like this option since the internet is universal and so everyone can enter regardless of where they live.

I also got the following email from America’s Got Talent that talks about their online video submission entry form (DISCLAIMER: This is a fan site and does not officially represent America’s Got Talent, Fremantle Media or NBC). The following email is just what I received in my inbox from the show. Take it for what it’s worth. It is cool to note that the email says they’ll watch every video submission. Nice to see that in writing.

DISCLAIMER: If you have auditioned in person, submitted a DVD or uploaded a video from September 2008 until now, please disregard this email. This will be the last communication you receive by email for the America’s Got Talent 2009 season.

Hello From America’s Got Talent!

Season 4 auditions will be coming to a close soon – But we’re not done yet!

Auditions will be held in Houston May 9th and 10th. There’s still time to come strut your stuff and be a part of the best season yet of America’s Got Talent.

We’ve enjoyed seeing talented acts from across the nation perform at our auditions, but we haven’t seen YOU!

We regret that you weren’t able to make it to your in-person audition, and we wanted to let you know that we would love to see your talent on video!

The video submission deadline has been extended to May 15th, which means you still have a chance to be our next million-dollar winner!

We watch every submission, and if yours is selected, we could be flying you to audition for David, Sharon and Pierce on the show!

Video submissions should be 2-3 minutes in length with any music performed being a “cover version,” of a popular, published song. You can upload your video at by signing up for, or logging into, mynbc.

To send in your video, download and fill out the contestant paperwork at and send it to us with your DVD, DV or VHS audition to:

America’s Got Talent, Season 4
727 W. Magnolia Blvd., #808
Burbank, CA 91505

Auditions will be over soon. Don’t wait! Any act, any age, America’s Got Talent wants to see your talent today!

Thanks for your continued interest in America’s Got Talent and don’t forget to log on to for event info, the latest news, and fun clips. Send in your video today or upload it directly at!

Good Luck!

America’s Got Talent

For those wondering why I got an email saying “We’ve enjoyed seeing talented acts from across the nation perform at our auditions, but we haven’t seen YOU!” Well, let’s just say I considered going to the auditions with a laptop computer, dressed up like a nerd and blogging about the experience. Only problem is that I don’t think they’d let me take my laptop into the audition. Maybe next year I should try.

May 9, 2009 I Written By

The America’s Got Talent 2009 Lull Before the Storm

Man does time fly when you take a week off to spoil your wife.

Well, you’ve probably noticed by my lack of posting that there hasn’t been as much action in regards to America’s Got Talent lately. No worries. This usually happens before a new season of the show. The show tries to lock down the information as much as possible. For some reason they don’t like information to be leaked out and ruin the suspense of the show.

All of that said, I’m still here and will be posting more regularly as we get closer to the premiere of America’s Got Talent Season 4. You can count on that one. Lately I’ve just been spending more of my time on Dancing with the Stars since the show is currently in season.

One side note is that when I was going to work the other day, I noticed a sign for the show Menopause playing in Las Vegas. In the corner of the billboard it said that Queen Emily from America’s Got Talent would be performing at the show. It almost sounded like Queen Emily was part of the show. I’m not sure exactly. I tried to contact the PR person for Menopause so I could learn more, but I’ve gotten no response. I think I might not get a response since I heard that Menopause is shutting down in Las Vegas. Probably due to the rough economy.

Anyway, there’s my short update. Watch for more regular updates as I get more information. Also, some flashbacks to some of the best and worst America’s Got Talent performances.

April 10, 2009 I Written By

Russian Bar Trio Returns to America’s Got Talent

I don’t know this to be true yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised at all if probably my favorite act from last year returned to America’s Got Talent 2009.  That act is the Russian Bar Trio!  If you don’t remember them, then you must not have ever seen them before.  They are just unforgettable.  So, for those that have never seen the Russian Bar Trio, check out their audition on last season’s America’s Got Talent:

Of course, many may ask why they’ll come back again this year if they were on last season. The answer is simple. Last season, Christine, the Russian Bar Trio girl got injured and so the Russian Bar Trio had to pull out of the competition. It just makes sense that America’s Got Talent would give them another chance.

The only reason I think they might not return to America’s Got Talent is if they’ve gotten too big and successful for the show. Check out this comment I found on their website which makes it looks like they may be working for Cirque du Soleil now and so they wouldn’t be able to be on the show.

Christine is back on the bar after 3 month and a half recovering. She is stronger than ever. You are welcome to come see us on the Cirque du Soleil Show for the 400 years of Quebec City. It will be at the Colisé Pepsi on october 17th-18th-19th.

Well, either way, the Russian Bar Trio will remain near or at the top of my list of most talented America’s Got Talent performers ever. It would have been really interesting to see how America would have voted for them compared to the other finalists. Too bad we didn’t get a chance to see it, and I hope that America’s Got Talent brings them back this year.

In the meantime, check out a rather recent performance by the Russian Bar Trio at what looks like a Michigan basketball game:

Makes me wonder why UNLV doesn’t convince Cirque du Soleil performers to come and perform at halftime for UNLV games, but I digress.

Anyone have news on if the Russian Bar Trio could possibly be back on America’s Got Talent season 4?

February 22, 2009 I Written By

Nick Cannon Replaces Jerry Springer as Host of America’s Got Talent

Just hitting the wire is the announcement by NBC executives that Jerry Springer will not be hosting this summer’s season of America’s Got Talent. One release stated “The TV star said in a statement that he’s leaving the talent contest – which airs on NBC in the US – because of other commitments, including his syndicated talk show and a stage role.”

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Replacing Jerry Springer will be musician, comedian, actor and producer Nick Cannon in what network chief Ben Silverman called the first of “multiple projects we are looking to do with Nick at NBC.”

I must admit that I really liked Nick Cannon on “Nick Cannon Presents Wild’n Out” and thought he did a good job with it. The good part about Nick Cannon is that I don’t think we’ll have to deal with much fake energy about someone who doesn’t have talent. Nick’s not going to tell someone they were good if they weren’t. That would ruin his image. He might end up saying nothing, but hopefully he’ll come up with some good questions and let them dig their own grave on the show.

Jerry Springer did an acceptable job even though a bunch of his stuff was so over the top it kind of got annoying. Nick Cannon should be able to avoid those annoyances and will be so much better than Regis Philbin was on the first season.

I also hope we get to see Nick Cannon do a little freestyle dancing backstage with some performers. Something like that would be a great little addition to either warm a performer up or to do a celebration dance with someone who just performed.

Looking forward to it Nick. Don’t let us down!

Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan and David Hasslehoff are reportedly remaining as celebrity judges.

February 10, 2009 I Written By

America’s Got Talent LA Auditions Complete

This past weekend was the LA Audtions for America’s Got Talent 2009. Today I got my first comment from someone who attended the America’s Got Talent LA Auditions. The comment was from a beautiful belly dancer named Mina. I emailed her to see if she’d send me some information on the audition process so that I could share it with my readers. I’ll post it if (and hopefully when) she replies.

Also, the official AGT Audition website posted the following about the LA auditions:


Thanks for taking part in our largest audition event ever in the history of the show.

All acts that will be moving on to the next round will be notified in approximately the next 6-8 weeks. Only those acts that are moving on in the competition will be contacted.

We will update this site when all the acts have been contacted.

If you missed the LA audition feel free to register for another city or submit a video of your act.

Did anyone else go to the LA Auditions? Looks like the auditions were completely crowded. Anyone who wants to share their experience is welcome and I’ll happy promote your act on my site in the process.



February 2, 2009 I Written By