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[08/13/12 - 09:55 AM]
NBC's "America's Got Talent" Returns All New On August 14th from 8-10 P.M. ET with Performances from the YouTube Snapple Auditions
Plus: on Wednesday's results show, viewers will get a never-before seen look at a day in the life of celebrity judge Howard Stern.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S "AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" RETURNS ALL NEW ON AUGUST 14th FROM 8-10 P.M. ET WITH PERFORMANCES FROM THE YOUTUBE SNAPPLE AUDITIONS

Wednesday's August 15th Results Show To Feature An Exclusive Look at A Day In The Life of Howard Stern and a Performance from American Pop Duo Karmin

NEW YORK, NY - August 13, 2012 - NBC'S top rated show "America's Got Talent" returns all new on Tuesday, August 14th (8-10 p.m. ET), with live performances from 12 brand new acts selected from YouTube. This year, thousands of acts from across the country submitted videos at www.youtube.com/agt , hoping for a chance to perform live on America's biggest stage and for a shot at bypassing the competition to become a Top 24 act. Unlike any other talent competition, "America's Got Talent" is the only stage that encourages the best talent from all areas, at all times in the competition, giving fans the power to fast-track their favorite new acts into the semi-finals. Previous "America's Got Talent" YouTube auditions have resulted in the discovery of young opera sensation Jackie Evancho and Chicago-based BMX racer, Matt Wilhelm.

This year's YouTube acts include 16 year old self-taught Memphis musician Drew Erwin, the fan-selected winner from the YouTube Snapple auditions. Erwin will make his AGT debut in front of judges Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Howard Stern on Tuesday, alongside the 11 additional YouTube acts that were selected by the show.

On Wednesday's results show, viewers will get a never-before seen look at a day in the life of celebrity judge Howard Stern. From his radio program, to his cross town commute to "Americas Got Talent," to a look behind the scenes at AGT, fans will follow Stern in an exclusive peak at his day before he takes his judges' seat to announce the four acts from Tuesday's show that will move on to the semi-finals.

Additionally, American pop duo Karmin will perform a mash-up of their platinum hit single "Brokenhearted" and their new single "Hello" on Wednesday night's results show. Comprised of real life couple and former Berklee College of Music students Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, Karmin catapulted onto the scene with high profile appearances on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "Live with Kelly!" and "Chelsea Lately." They released their first album, Hello, this year and spent the earlier part of the summer touring around the country and headlining festivals, including a performance for a crowd of more than 100,000 people in San Francisco last month.

Meet the 12 YouTube Snapple acts that will perform live on Tuesday, August 14th: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYG-f0BK2_c&feature=youtu.be

7 in Unison

7 in Unison is a dance group composed of seven girls, Macy, Mady, Allie, Brandi, Christine, Ashlee and Linzey from Orange County, California. Ranging in age from 14 to 15 years old, the girls have all danced since they were 3-years-old. They have won many national titles, including the World Dance Championships. They share the same goal of continuing dancing careers in the future.

Reverse Order

Reverse Order is a musical group composed of brothers John and Cruise Russo from Hackettstown, New Jersey. Originally a small town "garage band," Reverse Order traveled around the country in a mini-van hoping to bring powerful uplifting music to audiences around the country. Being on America's Got Talent is a dream come true and gives them the chance to reach more people than ever before.

Drew Erwin

Drew Erwin is a musician and high school student athlete from Memphis, Tennessee. Two years ago he began watching "how to" videos online and taught himself how to play the piano and guitar. He began playing for friends and at church and school events, posting his performances online for others to view. He did not even know his parents submitted his video until he found out that he had been selected as a finalist.

Bria Kelly

Bria Kelly is a 16-year-old singer and musician from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She has been singing and playing guitar since age 11, and has performed the national anthem over 40 times. She writes her own songs and has opened for numerous well known country bands already in her young career.

Cast in Bronze

Frank DellaPenna is Cast in Bronze, the only act in the world that features the traveling carillon, an instrument of 35 bronze bells. DellaPenna has been performing for over two decades and hopes to spread his love of the carillon by demonstrating its versatility with other instruments.

Romeo Dance Cheetah

Rome Dance Cheetah is an award-winning air guitarist from Chicago, Illinois. He named himself "Romeo Dance Cheetah" because of his fast, passionate, strong and agile musical style. He has an enduring love for music and has played around the world, including Finland.

Melinda Hill

Melinda Hill is a Los Angeles comedian who not only stars in, but writes and produces her own material. She has appeared in numerous TV shows and currently co-hosts a podcast with Author Jillian Lauren "Eat My Podcast" and works on her own web series.

Eric Buss

Eric Buss is a comedian from Tucson, Arizona who utilizes homemade inventions and artistry in his acts. He sparked an interest in performing and inventing at the young age of 8, tinkering with things in his dad's workshop. He began performing and turned his dream into an award winning, high-energy act he titled "Pure Art, Pure Madness!"

The Magic of Puck

The Magic of Puck is a stage musician from New York. A full time entertainer, Puck has been conducting magic for over forty years and has performed on cruise ships and corporate events. He currently resides in Saint Cloud, Florida with his wife and three children.

Academy of Villains

Academy of Villains is competitive dance group from San Francisco, California. Established in 2009, Academy of Villains is directed and managed by of Pharside and Krystal Meraz. The group has placed in every competition they have ever entered and were crowned USA Champions at Hip Hop in 2012. They denote their success to hard work, determination and drive.

Clint Carvalho

Clint Carvalho is an exotic bird specialist and entertainer. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, He began performing with birds at a young age and eventually moved to Las Vegas to begin his entertaining career. After taking time off to start a family, Clint is excited to return to the stage and show America his wild and unique talents.

Rudy Coby

Rudy Coby is a Los Angeles based magician with unique performance elements. His original magic creations have brought him all over the world and leave audiences feeling as though they stepped into an animated comic book. After a 15 year hiatus, Coby returned to performing and will compete alongside 11 other YouTube acts for a chance to make it into the semi-finals.

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

For embeddable clips and full episodes of "America's Got Talent," please visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/americasgottalent/

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