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[08/16/10 - 11:43 AM]
NBC's Hit Summer Series 'America's Got Talent' Brings Back 12 Wild Card Acts This Week Plus Performances from Superstar Leann Rimes and World-Renowned Mystifier Criss Angel
Rimes will perform her new single "Swingin'" from her upcoming album "Lady & Gentleman."

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S HIT SUMMER SERIES 'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' BRINGS BACK 12 WILD CARD ACTS THIS WEEK PLUS PERFORMANCES FROM SUPERSTAR LEANN RIMES AND WORLD-RENOWNED MYSTIFIER CRISS ANGEL

The Four Wild Card Acts Moving Through to the Semi-Finals Will Be Revealed Live

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - August 16, 2010 - NBC's hit summer series "America's Got Talent" announced that summer's top-rated series will bring back 12 acts from earlier this season to perform again in the wild card show live on Tuesday, August 17 (9-11 p.m. ET). In addition, Grammy-award winning superstar LeAnn Rimes and world-renowned mystifier Criss Angel will perform on Wednesday, August 18 (9-10 p.m. ET) and the four wild card acts continuing on in the semi-finals will be announced live.

The 12 wild card acts are:

Anna and Patryk - New Hyde Park/Maspeth, N.Y. (Ballroom Dancers)

CJ Dippa - Denton, Texas (Rapper/Dancer)

Connor Doran - Bend, Ore.(Kite Flyer)

Doogie Horner - Philadelphia, Penn. (Comedian)

Harmonica Pierre - Tucson, Ariz. (Harmonica Player)

Kruti Dance Academy - Atlanta, Georgia. (Traditional Indian Dancers)

Michael Grasso - Cape May, New Jersey (Magician)

Michael Lipari & Ashleigh Dejon - Los Angeles (Aerialists)

RNG - Seattle (Girl Hip Hop Crew)

Rudi Macaggi - New York City (Circus Acrobat)

Swing Shift Side Show - Las Vegas, Nev. (Traditional Side Show)

The Hot Shot Tap Dancers - Portland, Ore. (Sibling Tap Dancers)

Rimes will perform her new single "Swingin'" from her upcoming album "Lady & Gentleman," which is due out on October 5, 2010. Rimes has sold more than 37 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. She is the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award, and was also the first country recording artist to win in the "Best New Artist" category. Rimes has scored numerous hit singles in her career, including "Can't Fight the Moonlight" which went #1 in 11 countries and "How Do I Live," which is the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. An accomplished actress and author, Rimes has long supported a variety of charity organizations including advocating for the National Psoriasis Foundation, the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes and Children's Miracle Network. For more information please visit www.LeAnnRimesWorld.com.

Since the age of 6, Angel immersed himself in a multitude of art forms, from performance artist and musician to mystifier. His relentless work ethic combined with talent, skill and vision has made Angel one of the most provocative artists of our day. Angel has redefined the term "artist" for the 21st century. He is the creator, executive producer and director of "Criss Angel MINDFREAK" on A&E, writer/director, illusions designer and star of "Criss Angel BeLIEVe," the Cirque du Soleil show at the Luxor Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas strip, a best-selling author, designer of the Criss Angel line of magic kits, CDs and more. He is the most-watched magician in Web history and a YouTube sensation with over 34 million views of his "Walk on Water" clip alone. Angel has received numerous awards for his work, including being the first-ever six-time recipient of Magician of the Year as well as Magician of the Century, Magician of the Decade and Innovator of the Decade.

Angel has also been tireless in his efforts to help children through his BeLIEve Foundation "BeLIEve Anything is Possible - A JDS Foundation" and has received Magical Wish Granter of the Year Award as well as the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award for his work and dedication to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For more information visit www.CrissAngel.com.

In its fifth season, "America's Got Talent," airs Tuesdays (9-11 p.m. ET) and Wednesdays (9-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Nick Cannon hosts. Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel and Piers Morgan star as the celebrity panel of judges. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring 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 hoping to win America's hearts - and the $1 million prize.

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





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