Earn a Spot on ‘America’s Got Talent’ With a YouTube Submission
Televised talent show America’s Got Talent returns May 14 for season 7 and it’s again letting skilled fans audition via YouTube submissions.
This online component of AGT began in 2010 and spawned 10-year-old singer Jackie Evancho. She had previously unsuccessfully auditioned twice before earning a slot on the show thanks to her operatic YouTube entry. Evancho finished as runner-up that season.
This year, people living in the U.S. have until June 1 to woo producers, who will handpick 20 YouTube acts for a public vote. The top voted performer makes it into the TV show’s quarterfinals. Eleven other YouTube acts will compete in a live show in August for places in the semifinals.
Those acts will then face judges Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne, and battle for the $1 million prize against acts that advanced from the early rounds of AGT.
For a sampling of what people have submitted in the past, here are last season’s top 12 acts that came out of the YouTube contest:
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Matt Wilhelm, a BMX racer from Chicago, was voted number one by fans.
Aeon Fever, a dance troupe, made this list with this energetic entry.
Robinson gives ballet a hip-hop twist.
Bell, a young dancer, exposes some gymnastic talent.
Daniels, a magician, makes a motorcycle disappear and then re-appear.
Gabe, a Bulldog, performs some impressive tricks.
Gymkana, a group of acrobats, do a quick, circus-like number.
Some basketball tricks from Kalani.
Colis sings “Amazing Grace.”
Singing and dancing from the Powerhouse Choir.
Precision dancing from TNC Elite.
More precision dancing, this time with a bit of a dark feel.
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