"America's Got Talent" Reveals the Top 44 Acts Headed to Season 15
Live Shows Starting Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Universal Studios Hollywood
Results will be revealed during a one-hour telecast each Wednesday (8-9 p.m. ET/PT) with five acts going through each week to the semifinals
Acts Will Perform for America's Vote as Well as Judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara and Host Terry Crews
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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - July 30, 2020 - "America's Got Talent," summer's #1 show, has revealed the top 44 acts headed to the season 15 live shows, which premiere Tuesday, Aug. 11 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) from Universal Studios Hollywood.
This season's live shows will also feature an AGT "first," with several of the acts having initially auditioned online during the remote auditions due to stay-at-home orders now coming to Los Angeles to perform in the live shows.
In the first four weeks of the live quarterfinals, 11 acts will perform each Tuesday and viewers can vote at NBC.com/AGTVote and via the "AGT" App (available through Google Play and on the App Store). In addition, Xfinity X1 customers will be able to vote via their set-top box during the live broadcast by saying "vote for AGT" into the X1 voice remote.
Results will be revealed during a one-hour telecast each Wednesday (8-9 p.m. ET/PT) with five acts going through each week to the semifinals. During the Wednesday night show, fans will have a chance to save an act in jeopardy during the telecast, via the "Dunkin' Save."
The acts appearing in the first live show on Tuesday, Aug. 11 are Archie Williams, Bello & Annaliese Nock, Divas & Drummers of Compton, Double Dragon, Feng E, FrenchieBabyy, Michael Yo, Pork Chop Revue, Golden Buzzer Roberta Battaglia, Shaquira McGrath, and Simon and Maria.
"America's Got Talent" is once again dominating the summer ratings landscape, with original "AGT" episodes aired to date averaging 10.7 million viewers per episode in "live plus seven day" Nielsens and accounting for television's six most-watched primetime programs since the end of the May sweep. With the addition of delayed viewers via DVR and digital platforms, the show's May 26 season premiere has grown to 14.9 million viewers. In total, last summer's 14th season of "America's Got Talent' reached more than 86 million viewers.
The "Got Talent" format has had more than a billion global viewers since it began airing in 2006 in America and has aired in 194 territories worldwide. "Got Talent" holds the Guinness World Records title as the Most Successful Reality Television Format in history with more than 70 local versions produced across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.
The top 44 acts of season 15 are:
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Renowned for his eye for talent and candid opinions, Simon has completely transformed popular culture through his showbusiness enterprise. His company, Syco Entertainment, is an independent entertainment company. Cowell created and owns global TV formats such as "Got Talent" and "The X Factor." Got Talent is officially the world's most successful reality TV format and currently has 76 local versions produced across the globe and international tape-sales to more than 180 countries.
"America's Got Talent" has remained the No. 1 summer series in the US for the past 15 years; "The X Factor" airs in more than 130 territories. "The X Factor" is the most successful music TV format in history delivering more global chart stars than any other show. These two shows are watched by more than a billion people each year. Simon Cowell has launched more superstar careers than any other in history including One Direction; Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Normani, Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello, Leona Lewis, Little Mix, James Arthur, Il Divo, Westlife and Susan Boyle amongst many others
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July 31, 2020 9:20am ET by NBCUniversal