America's Got Talent
San Antonio and New Orleans
Tuesday at 9/8c on NBC
ALL-NEW AUDITION EPISODE IN TOP-RATED SUMMER SERIES.
Celebrity judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howard Stern continue with auditions in San Antonio and New Orleans. Nick Cannon hosts this variety competition series which features a colorful array of hopeful future stars as they compete for a chance to perform at the famed Radio City Music Hall and win a $1 million prize.
Last season, traveling dog act Olate Dogs was crowned the winner. Olate Dogs is a high-energy, fast-paced dog act filled with impressive pet tricks led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate.
In season six in 2011, West Virginia native Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. beat out thousands of acts to take home the coveted $1 million grand prize. He signed with Columbia/Syco records and released his first album, “That’s Life,” that November. Murphy Jr. is currently performing in select U.S. cities.
Mississippi-born soul singer Michael Grimm was named the winner of the fifth season’s competition. The win moved the humble soul singer to tears as he took home the show’s $1 million prize. After headlining the national “America’s Got Talent Tour,” he toured with the legendary Stevie Nicks and Heart. Season five also brought national attention to then-10-year-old classical singer Jackie Evancho, who has gone on to release several best-selling albums.
Season four winner Kevin Skinner released his debut album, “Long Ride,” in 2010. Pop opera singer Neal E. Boyd won season three, and has since performed for audiences that included U.S. presidents. Season two winner Terry Fator — a ventriloquist from Dallas — achieved his lifelong dream when he was crowned the champion. After the win, he went on to sign a deal to headline at the Mirage in Las Vegas, where he continues to perform. Singer and songwriter Bianca Ryan won the premiere season of “America’s Got Talent” when she was just 11 years old.
“America’s Got Talent” is produced by Simon Cowell’s Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Cowell, Jason Raff, Sam Donnelly, Trish Kinane and Rob Wade are the executive producers.