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‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ REVEALS FIRST 12 ACTS HEADED TO DOLBY THEATRE ON TUESDAY, AUG. 13 FOR START OF LIVE SHOWS

Golden Buzzers Kodi Lee, Luke Islam and Sophie Pecora Take the Stage Along with Alex Dowis, Bir Khalsa, Carmen Carter, Emerald Belles, GFORCE, Greg Morton, Messoudi Brothers, Voices of Service and Wild Card Ansley Burns

Stellar Guest Performers Set for Wednesday, Aug. 14 Results Show Include Season 13 and “AGT: The Champions” Winner Shin Lim, Season One Winner Bianca Ryan, Season 13 Finalist Brian King Joseph and Season 11 Finalist Sofie Dossi

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Aug. 12, 2019 – “America’s Got Talent,” summer’s most-watched show, heads to the Dolby Theatre Tuesday, Aug. 13 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) for the start of Season 14 live shows. America will now decide who moves forward and who will capture the ultimate prize.

Thirty-six acts in total will perform live for “America’s Got Talent” judges Simon Cowell, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Howie Mandel and host Terry Crews as they compete for a chance to win a $1 million prize and headline a show at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

The first 12 acts featured in Tuesday’s live show are Golden Buzzers Kodi Lee, Luke Islam and Sophie Pecora, as well as Alex Dowis, Bir Khalsa, Carmen Carter, Emerald Belles, GFORCE, Greg Morton, Messoudi Brothers, and Voices of Service. In addition, young South Carolina-based singer Ansley Burns will take the stage as one of three “Wild Card” acts.

Viewers will have a chance to vote for their favorite act at NBC.com/AGTVote and via the “AGT” App (available through Google Play and on the App Store). In addition, Xfinity X1 customers will be able to vote via their set-top box during the live broadcast by saying “vote for AGT” into the X1 voice remote.

Fans will also have a chance to save an act in jeopardy each week during the Wednesday results show via the “Dunkin’ Save.”

From the 12 performances featured on Tuesday, seven acts will move on to the semi-finals after the first results show on Wednesday, Aug. 14 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT).

“America’s Got Talent” will also welcome several incredible guest stars during the first Wednesday results show, including season 13 winner and inaugural “AGT: The Champions” winner, magician Shin Lim; season one winner Bianca Ryan; season 13 violinist Brian King Joseph; and season 11 contortionist aerialist Sofie Dossi.“America’s Got Talent” is once again dominating the summer television landscape as the #1 most-watched entertainment program every week this summer, averaging 12.5 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” results from Nielsen Media Research. It has remained the #1 most-watched summer alternative series for each of its 14 seasons to date. “A

The Tuesday, Aug. 13 performances include:

America’s Got Talent” is a digital/social hit as well, with 2.12 billion views across all digital video platforms so far this summer. Kodi Lee’s Golden Buzzer performance is the show’s most viewed video clip this season, with 429 million combined total views across Facebook, Twitter & You Tube.

Alex Dowis @AlexDowisArthttps://youtu.be/S63sHTRI_uI Light Projection Artist
Ansley Burns @TheAnsleyBurnshttps://youtu.be/zz5bJ8EPXRwSinger
Bir Khalsa@birkhalsagatkahttps://youtu.be/kBxvFt0hnjADanger Act
Carmen Carter @CarmenCarterhttps://youtu.be/nYm_pwqYigsSinger
Emerald Belles @emeraldbellestxhttps://youtu.be/n0aWtsQIpUkDance
GFORCE@gforcedreambighttps://youtu.be/oDbakqtt3sASinging Group
Greg Morton@gregmortoncomichttps://youtu.be/d22xSCEOqS0Impressionist
Kodi Lee@kodileerockshttps://youtu.be/pDPdRYF7hTQSinger
Luke Islam@TheLukeIslamhttps://youtu.be/H3MaA6L1qNkSinger
Messoudi Brothers@MessoudiBroshttps://youtu.be/z66pvfF4lYcHand Balancing
Sophie Pecora @SophiePecorahttps://youtu.be/svVmnR4AxgISinger
Voices of Service@voicesofservicehttps://youtu.be/9jBCiyEC4xgSinging Group

“America’s Got Talent” was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.

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Syco Entertainment, a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music, is one of the world's leading global music, film and television production companies responsible for some of the most successful global TV and music franchises and is the world's most successful producer of international talent. In 2017, Syco Music was named Music Week's Record Label of the Year and is home to internationally successful artists who have sold more than 380 million records to date. Syco is the record label home to Labrinth, James Arthur, Camila Cabello, Louis Tomlinson, CNCO, Grace VanderWaal, Susan Boyle, and PRETTYMUCH amongst others. Syco's television assets include the global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent. Around the world, The X Factor airs in 168 countries and is watched by more than a half billion people. Artists discovered by the format have sold more than 300 million records worldwide, including 200 number ones and 380 top 10 records. The Got Talent format officially holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for highest number of adaptations, making it the "World's Most Successful Reality TV Format," having been commissioned in an impressive 70 territories worldwide. America's Got Talent airs in 186 countries around the globe and has been the #1 US summer reality series for the past decade. Syco Film produced the 2013 #1 global box office hit "One Direction: This Is Us," a 3D concert movie with Sony Pictures and have partnered with Animal Logic (The Lego Movie, Happy Feet) to produce a number of music-based live action-hybrid animated movies.

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Auditions for the next season of “America’s Got Talent” are currently underway. Interested acts can visit www.AGTAuditions.com to register for an upcoming audition city or to submit a video online.

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