"America's Got Talent" is one of the most popular talent show on television. Performers from all walks of life can audition to try to win the $1 million first place prize. The show's past winners have included ventriloquist Terry Fator, who now has his own show at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas; Kevin Skinner, a country singer from Alabama; and the latest winner, singer Michael Grimm.
"America's Got Talent" holds auditions every January at selected venues throughout the country. There are two more auditions scheduled for 2011, January 29-30 in Atlanta and February 12-13 in Houston.
What makes "America's Got Talent" different from other talent shows is that it welcomes all acts, not just singers and dancers. Last year's semi-finalists included a comic, two magicians and a stunt bicycle rider.
The judges on "America's Got Talent" are looking for unique talent and good stories. If you think you have what it takes, shoot a video of yourself performing your talent and send it to the "America's Got Talent" website. It also doesn' matter how old or how young you are. There have been contestants as young as 5 years old and as old as 79 years ago.
If you have a weird or unique talent, "America's Got Talent" is looking for you. If you want to audition you need to submit a 2-3 minute video to the producers who are not looking for highly polished productions. They would rather see an un-edited version of your piece. The deadline for 2011 has passed, so you will have to wait until next year. In fact, it can take producers up to six months to view your tape.
If you are interested in auditioning for "America's Got Talent" you can gain valuable experience by going on several other auditions that can give you experience and prepare you for your big break.
Auditioning for "America's Got Talent" is just one way to break into the entertainment world. There are all kinds of other options you can explore like becoming an extra or auditioning for television commercials. It is important to check out talent agents and companies who can help cast you for roles in the entertainment industry.
If you are serious about making your mark in as an actor, dancer, you need to look into finding a reputable talent resource service or talent agent.
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