Celebrating Its Most Watched Season in Five Years, NBC’s America’s Got Talent Will Be Heading Back on the Road Hosting Nationwide Open Auditions in 10 Cities Throughout the Country, as Well as Online Auditions at www.AGTAuditions.com

Season 12 auditions to kick-off in Chicago, IL on Saturday, November 12, and will continue on to Austin, TX; Cleveland, OH; Jacksonville, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Las Vegas, NV; New York, NY; Charleston, SC; Memphis, TN and Los Angeles, CA

Season 11 America's Got Talent Winner Grace VanderWaal with Judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum (Photo: Business Wire)

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LOS ANGELES--()--Following the recent crowning of Grace VanderWaal as the Season 11 winner in a finale that garnered the most votes in the show’s history, NBC’s America’s Got Talent will scour the country once again seeking the best acts of any age, any talent.

Click to here to view VanderWaal’s personal audition story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8KWQv8HWjE

AGT spent the summer as #1 broadcast network series, finishing #1 among all primetime entertainment programs on the Big 4 networks every week it aired in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

The nationwide talent search for the show’s Season 12 will kick-off in Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 12th and will continue on to nine additional cities where producers will be seeking the best variety acts throughout the country. Acts of any age and any talent are encouraged to register today to audition in one of the AGT audition cities:

  • Chicago, IL - McCormick Place – Nov. 12
  • Austin, TX - Austin Convention Center – Nov. 19
  • Cleveland, OH - Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland – Dec. 10
  • Jacksonville, FL - Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center – Jan. 7
  • Philadelphia, PA - Pennsylvania Convention Center – Jan. 14
  • Las Vegas, NV - Bally’s Las Vegas – Jan. 19
  • New York, NY - Queens College (CUNY) – Jan. 27
  • Charleston, SC - Embassy Suites Charleston Convention Center – Feb. 1
  • Memphis, TN - Memphis Cook Convention Center – Feb. 4
  • Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Convention Center – Feb. 11

Interested acts can register now by visiting www.AGTAuditions.com, where they will also find additional details as well as helpful tips for auditioning. Acts unable to make it to one of the 10 audition cities also have the option to submit an online audition via this same website.

“There’s no show on television that changes lives and discovers stars the way that America’s Got Talent does,” said Executive Producer Sam Donnelly. “Each year we continue to find new and amazing acts through our open auditions. We’re excited to visit each of these cities to discover the best talent they have to offer.”

The Season 11 finale celebrated the crowning of 12-year-old singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal as America’s favorite act. VanderWaal, who received judge Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer to advance to the live shows, began writing songs when she was 3 years old. She won America over with performances of her original songs throughout the competition. In addition to her $1 million dollar prize for winning, VanderWaal will headline inside the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Oct. 27-30. She will also be joined by Season 11 acts The Clairvoyants and Tape Face. Tickets and further information on these upcoming performances can be found at www.AGTvegas.com.

Yesterday it was announced that Simon Cowell, the creator of the worldwide phenomenon Got Talent format and one of the most instrumental figures in television over the past two decades, has renewed his commitment to America’s Got Talent, signing on as a judge for the next three years, extending through 2019. Cowell, who served as a judge on the series for the first time this past season, will once again be joined by Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel when Season 12 launches in summer 2017. Nick Cannon will also return as host.

America’s Got Talent was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.

For more information on America’s Got Talent auditions and to submit an online audition, please visit www.AGTAuditions.com. For show information, please visit http://www.nbc.com/agt.

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FremantleMedia North America
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Leslie Schwartz, 818-777-3233
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or
Natalia Desrosiers, 818-777-2248
Natalia.Desrosiers@nbcuni.com
or
Syco Entertainment
Ann-Marie Thomson, 310-435-1034
AnnMarie.Thomson@sycoentertainment.com

Contacts

FremantleMedia North America
Kristina Kirk, 818-748-2521
Kristina.Kirk@fremantlemedia.com
or
NBC Universal
Lesley Cerwin, 818-777-2888
Lesley.Cerwin@nbcuni.com
or
Mallory Morehead, 818-777-7492
Mallory.Morehead@nbcuni.com
or
Leslie Schwartz, 818-777-3233
Leslie.Schwartz@nbcuni.com
or
Natalia Desrosiers, 818-777-2248
Natalia.Desrosiers@nbcuni.com
or
Syco Entertainment
Ann-Marie Thomson, 310-435-1034
AnnMarie.Thomson@sycoentertainment.com