America’s Got Talent is a reality TV competition series created and released in the USA. The release was carried out by NBC TV network. The show is a part of Got Talent franchise popular all over the world. The project features talented performers able to demonstrate their abilities on public. In every new episode, they sing, dance, perform tricks and stand-ups. The aim of the participants is to get the top prize of $1,000,000. The project was released in summer of 2006. One of the best features of this competition show is a chance for the unknown talents to become popular and make the first step into future career even if they don’t manage to get the top prize. America’s Got Talent season 12 release date hasn’t been announced yet, but the producers have promising news to share.
The cast consist of professional judges. Originally the panel was made up of David Hasselhoff, Brandy Norwood, and Piers Morgan. In 2007, in season 2, Norwood was replaced by Sharon Osbourne. In 2010, in season 5, Hasselhoff was replaced by Howie Mandel. In 2012, in season 7, Morgan was replaced by Howard Stern. In 2013, in season 8, Osbourne was replaced by Mel B. The fourth judge was added to the panel – it was Heidi Klum. In 2016, in season 11, Stern was replaced by Simon Cowell. The original presenter of the project was Regis Philbin. Then he was changed for Jerry Springer and later for Nick Cannon.
The selection starts with personal producers’ auditions. They are organized all over the country and held by the producers and host judges. The personal auditions are held months before live auditions in front of the panel of judges.
The next step is the audition held by a judging panel of celebrities. Such auditions are filmed in various theatres situated in different American cities and later broadcast on TV. Judges have the right to express disapproval personally or press the button to light his or her X over the stage. The participant getting all X’s is eliminated. Sometimes, the reaction of the audience may influence the decision of the panel and the performer may be allowed to stay for one more round to prove he or she really has talent. However, these cases are extremely rare.
12th Season Air Date
On the 2nd of August 2016 the channel announced that America’s Got Talent returns for the next season planned to be released in the following year. The show will be hosted by Nick Cannon with all the four judges in the panel. The 12th season release date hasn’t been announced yet, but you will be informed when more info on the show is available.
Simon Cowell is signed to host the show till the end of 2019.