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[01/24/08 - 12:26 PM]
Nbc, Fremantlemedia North America and Syco Television Announce the First Three Audition Locations in What Will Be a National Search for Season Three of Hit Talent Competition Series 'America's Got Talent'
Orlando (Jan. 26), Nashville (Jan. 30) and Charlotte (Feb. 2) will host the first round of auditions.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC, FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA AND SYCO TELEVISION ANNOUNCE THE FIRST THREE AUDITION LOCATIONS IN WHAT WILL BE A NATIONAL SEARCH FOR SEASON THREE OF HIT TALENT COMPETITION SERIES 'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT'

Auditions To Take Place in Orlando (Jan. 26), Nashville (Jan. 30) and Charlotte (Feb. 2) To Find The Best Undiscovered Talent From Across The Country

Additional Audition Locations To Be Announced Soon!

BURBANK- - January 24, 2008 - NBC's hit summer series "America's Got Talent" will be traveling to Orlando, Nashville and Charlotte this month as part of a nationwide search for the hottest performers in the country to compete in the third season of "America's Got Talent."

Singers, dancers, comedic performers and variety acts of all ages will have a chance to strut and perform in front of the show's producers, who will determine which acts will have a chance to appear on the show.

A ventriloquist from Dallas, Texas, Terry Fator's life changed forever last August when he was crowned the second season champion. Not only did he win the $1,000,000 grand prize, but his lifelong dream to headline on the Las Vegas strip came true when he signed a 2008 contract with The Las Vegas Hilton in a deal worth more than $1.5 million dollars.

Auditions are open to everyone, however, we encourage people to go online and pre-register at http://www.nbc.com/Americas_Got_Talent/

The audition dates, times and locations are as follows. PLEASE NOTE: This competition is subject to applicable rules, which are subject to modification at any time in the producer's discretion.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Saturday, January 26
Royal Plaza Hotel, Walt Disney World Resort
1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Wednesday, January 30
Doubletree Hotel
315 4th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37219

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Saturday, February 2
The Blake Hotel
555 S McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204

With a talent search open to any act of any age, "America's Got Talent," hosted by Jerry Springer and presided over by celebrity judges David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne, has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing performers from across the country. Each week, the show features a colorful array of hopeful stars, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage in front of a panel of celebrity judges in the hopes they'll be chosen a winner by the viewing audience.

"America's Got Talent" was last year's #1 summer series in total viewers, averaging 11.4 million persons. The finale on August 21 garnered 4.2 rating/12 share in adults 18-49 and 13.9 million viewers overall - a new series record in total viewers, with a 16 percent increase over its finale the year before.

"America's Got Talent" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell's SYCO Televison. Simon Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz ("American Idol"), Jason Raff, James Sunderland and Georgie Hurford-Jones are executive producers.





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