‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ HEADS TO RALEIGH AS A PART OF THE LARGEST OPEN CASTING CALL SEARCH IN THE SHOW’S HISTORY
Ready for your shot at $1 million? NBC’s top-rated summer series “America’s Got Talent,” is heading to Raleigh, North Carolina to continue the nationwide search for season eight contestants with auditions on December 15, 2012. Last season the show discovered unprecedented and unique talent with finalists that included a comedian, a family dog act and a one-of-a-kind musical instrument.
With the talent search open to acts of all ages, the auditions then continue in Norfolk (December 16), before heading to San Antonio (January 12 and 13), Chicago (January 26 and 27) and New Orleans (February 15 and 16). Additional auditions cities will be announced shortly. Updates, pre-registration forms, audition tips and a full list of details with all venue information can be found at www.AGTauditions.com.
Triangle Arts and Entertainment has partnered with America’s Got Talent with Fast-Track Audition Passes.
“America’s Got Talent” is the only talent competition show that is open to any age and any talent. The auditions are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for performers across the country to showcase their talents in 90 seconds to the series’ producers in the hopes of being able to take the stage in front of the judges. Every type of performer is welcome – including musicians, dance crews, magicians, contortionists, comedians, singers, jugglers, animal acts and everything in between. Last year’s auditions took the show to numerous cities, including New York City, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Austin, and Charlotte. This year’s search is bigger than ever before, with the show traveling to the most cities in search of one-of-a-kind talent. Last year the winning act, Richard and Nick Olate of Olate Dogs, beat out thousands of hopefuls to take home the coveted $1 million grand prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas.
Olate Dogs is a high-energy, fast-paced dog act filled with impressive pet tricks led by Richard Olate, 55, and his son Nicholas Olate, 19. Richard grew up in South America in a poor family. A third generation circus performer, Richard has performed since he was 12, and through hard work and constant struggle, he made it to the United States at the age of 33. Click here to see reactions from Olate Dogs and the “America’s Got Talent” Season 7 judges: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeQ3FvfkhuA&feature=youtu.be
2012/2013 Audition cities:
Nov 14 & 15, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Convention Center
Nov 29, 2012 – Seattle, WA – Washington State Convention Center
Dec 1st, 2012 – Portland, OR – Oregon Convention Center
Dec 10, 2012 – Birmingham, AL – Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
Dec 11, 2012 – Memphis, TN – Memphis Convention Center
Dec 13, 2012 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Convention Center
Dec 14, 2012 – Savannah, GA – The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa
Dec 15, 2012 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Convention Center
Dec 16, 2012 – Norfolk, VA – Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
Jan 12 & 13, 2013 – San Antonio, TX – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Jan 26 & 27, 2013 – Chicago, IL – McCormick Place
Feb 15 & 16, 2013 – New Orleans, LA – Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center
The next season of “America’s Got Talent” is here! To audition and show America and the Judges your talent, visit www.agtauditions.com or www.nbc.com/agt for more information.
“America’s Got Talent” was created by Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television and is co-produced by Syco TV and FREMANTLEMEDIA North America.