The audition rounds of America's Got Talent Season 17 may still be underway, but fans are already looking forward to the live shows. Judges Simon Cowell , Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, and Heidi Klum, alongside host Terry Crews , have already handed out their Golden Buzzers , teasing tough competition in the live shows. The highly-anticipated live shows will see the Golden Buzzer acts go head-to-head with the lucky auditionees who made the judges# cut for the live semi-finals, all competing to win the $1,000,000 prize and the chance to headline America's Got Talent live shows in Las Vegas. If you are a big fan of America's Got Talent, there is a pretty big chance you could be sitting in the studio audience to see your favorite acts perform. Lucky attendees will be in for a treat as they will get to see in the flesh incredible magicians, death-defying stunts and jaw-dropping dance routines, as well as hear stunning voices sing and hilarious comedians crack wise. … [Read more...] about How To Get ‘America’s Got Talent’ Tickets: Live Show Dates, Prices and More
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The competition on America's Got Talent is seriously heating up, with the series heading into its third week of live shows. Tonight (Tuesday, August 23), 11 acts will be taking to the stage, competing for a spot in the live finals bringing them one step closer to taking home the $1 million prize and a chance to headline the America's Got Talent show in Las Vegas. America's Got Talent fans are in for a treat this week as there is a whole host of acts taking to the stage tonight from singers to magicians as well as Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer act. Sadly, only two will make it through to the live shows with the remaining nine exiting the competition for good. Newsweek has everything you need to know about the acts performing on America's Got Talent tonight. Who Is Performing on America's Got Talent Tonight? Amanda Mammana Singer and songwriter Amanda Mammana blew the judges away with her emotional performance during her audition round and fans cannot … [Read more...] about Who Is Performing on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Tonight? Meet the Week 3 Acts
So far on America's Got Talent, audiences have been treated to heartbreaking singers, impressive magicians, hilarious comedians, spellbinding dance routines and death-defying stunts, along with much more. There are still five weeks to go until the audition rounds are over, with the live shows set to begin on August 9. Already, judges Simon Cowell , Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandell have pressed their Golden Buzzers, sending their favorite act automatically through to the live finals. Host Terry Crews has also pressed his buzzer, meaning all Golden Buzzers have already been awarded this season. So, who are the America's Got Talent Golden Buzzer acts? Newsweek has everything you need to know. Who Are The America's Got Talent Golden Buzzer Acts? Avery Dixon Saxophonist Avery Dixon, 21, impressed Terry Crews in particular with his incredible America's Got Talent audition. Ahead of his performance, he shared with the crowd he was born prematurely, … [Read more...] about Who Are The ‘America’s Got Talent’ Golden Buzzer Acts?
The competition on America's Got Talent is seriously heating up, with audiences tuning in to see singers steal the hearts of the judges, dance troupes show off their moves and death-defying stunts. During the latest episode o f America's Got Talent, another act received the final prestigious golden buzzer and sailed through to the live finals during the latest audition round, joining Avery Dixon, Madison Baez, Sara James, and Mayyas. Judge Heidi Klum pressed the buzzer for the 27-year-old singer-songwriter, Lily Meola, and audiences watching at home have been obsessed with her jaw-dropping performance since it aired on Tuesday's show. So, who is Lily Meola? Newsweek has everything you need to know. Who Is Lily Meola? Lily Meola is a 27-year-old singer and songwriter from Maui, Hawaii. Her late mother, Nancy Meola, was once the assistant to famous entertainment manager, Shep Gordon. Meola is also the sister of a professional surfer, Matt Meola. Meola is no stranger … [Read more...] about Who Is Lily Meola? Meet the ‘America’s Got Talent’ 2022 Golden Buzzer Act
After three months of auditions, the America's Got Talent (AGT) live shows are finally here and it's fair to say, they kicked off with one heck of a start. Not only did fans get to see the first 11 acts take to the stage, but the winner of the America's Got Talent wild card was revealed to the surprise of the audience. Ahead of the live shows, the judges shared their struggle to narrow down the range of talent heading to the live shows, which led to the number of acts being increased from 36 to 55. However, they could not decide on the final 55th spot between four acts, danger act Auzzy Blood, singer Ben Waites, singer Debbii Dawson and comedian Jordan Conley, leaving the decision in the hands of the public. For the past week, America's Got Talent fans have been voting for the act they wanted to see get a shot of winning the $1 million prize and comedian Conley was the lucky act grabbing the final spot in the live shows. Who is Jordan Conley? Meet the AGT Wild Card … [Read more...] about Who Is Jordan Conley? Meet the ‘America’s Got Talent’ Wild Card Winner
After two months of auditions, golden buzzers, and jaw-dropping performances, the audition round for America's Got Talent has officially come to a close. At the moment, there are 54 acts confirmed to be appearing in the live shows including the lucky golden buzzer acts —Golden Buzzer recipients: saxophonist Avery Dixon , vocal trio Chapel Hart , singer-songwriter Lily Meola , singer Madison Taylor Baez, dance group Mayyas and singer Sara James—who had their dreams secured when the judges sent them automatically through to the live shows after their audition. On the lead-up to the live shows, which will kick off on Tuesday, August 9, audiences have the opportunity to send one more act through to the live finals. Known as wildcards, the judges need one more act to secure a spot on the live show and they have left it up to the American public to decide. Newsweek has everything you need to know about the America's Got Talent wildcard acts and how to vote for your … [Read more...] about Who Are the ‘America’s Got Talent’ Wildcard Acts and How To Vote
From a deep fake act and stunning singers to comedians and ventriloquists , America's Got Talent (AGT) fans were in for a serious treat during Week 4. However, as the competition draws closer and closer to the all-important live final, it's becoming harder for voters to decide who should stay and leave the competition for good from the 11 acts performing on the AGT stage each week. So, which acts made it through to the finals from Week Four? Newsweek has everything you need to know. Which Acts Made It Through To AGT Live Shows in Week 4? The two acts who made it through to the live shows in Week 4 were Deep Fake act Metaphysic and comedian Mike Winfield. They will join singer Sara James, magician Nicolas Ribs, country music trio Chapel Hart, magician Yu Hojin, country singer Drake Milligan, and saxophonist Avery Dixon in the live final. As a result, they are one step closer to winning the $1 million prize and a headline slot at the AGT's Las Vegas … [Read more...] about ‘America’s Got Talent’ Week 4 Results: Which Acts Made The Finals?
America's Got Talent Season 17 is in full swing, with the live shows having kicked off on August 9 on NBC . The talent show, hosted by Terry Crews and judged by Simon Cowell , Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara, is currently in the semifinal stages of the competition, meaning it has switched from prerecorded episodes to live shows. It was recently revealed that the series has changed venues for Season 17. In previous years the live shows have been held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, but this year contestants will compete at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium instead. In the coming weeks fans will have their say in how the competition runs as they will have to vote for their favorite acts to secure them a spot in the grand finale. The live shows will see Golden Buzzer acts compete against the other semifinalists, alongside the Wildcard act , Jordan Conley, who has been given a second chance in the competition. Newsweek has everything you need … [Read more...] about How To Vote for ‘America’s Got Talent’ Acts—AGT App and Online Voting
Congratulations are in order for Brandon Leake, who has been crowned the winner of America's Got Talent 15th season on Tuesday night. The Stockton, California native beat out other finalists Daneliya Tuleshova, Kenadi Dodds, Archie Williams, Bello Sisters and BAD Salsa. Leake is also the first spoke word poet to win the televised talent competition. Leake previously auditioned for the show in 2017 and did not make the cut. Fortunately, he got a second chance. During his audition for the 2020 season, he auditioned with a powerful poem about his late sister. In the quarterfinals, Leake presented a moving poem about the Black Lives Matters movement. In the semifinals, Leake performed an emotional poem about growing up without his father present. "This is a huge win for the spoken-word community," Leake said Wednesday, via USA Today . "For an art form that has not been on the main stream ever to have a chance to win 'America's Got Talent' is bigger than anything." "I've been … [Read more...] about What’s Next for ‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner Brandon Leake?
See the article in its original context from November 12, 1972 Section Page Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. “The Best and the Brightest;” Pulitzer Prize winner David Halberstam's latest, most important and impressive book, sets out to discover why America got involved in the worst and messiest war in our history. “What was it about the men, their attitudes, the country, its institutions and above all the era which had allowed this tragedy to take place?” They were, after all, “the best and … [Read more...] about How we got into the messiest war in our history