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NBC’S ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ CONCLUDES UNPRECEDENTED SEASON WITH A-LIST GUEST PERFORMANCES, INCLUDING BLAKE SHELTON, USHER, RYAN TEDDER, AVA MAX, BISHOP BRIGGS, JP SAXE AND JULIA MICHAELS

Additional Guest Performances Will Include YouTube Sensation David Dobrik Along with “America’s Got Talent” Season 14 Finalist Detroit Youth Choir

Top 10 Finalists Will Perform on the Two-Hour Live Telecast Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) for $1 Million Grand Prize

NBC Will Kick Off Finale Night with One-Hour Exclusive Sneak Peek and Countdown of the Top 10 Finalists Hosted by Terry Crews, Wednesday, Sept. 23 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT)

Winner Will Be Crowned in Two-Hour Live Finale Telecast Wednesday, Sept. 23 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT);

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Sept. 21, 2020 – The milestone season 15 finale of NBC’s hit summer series “America’s Got Talent” begins Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with performances from all of the show’s Top 10 finalists, including Alan Silva, Archie Williams, BAD Salsa, Bello Sisters, Brandon Leake, Broken Roots, Cristina Rae, Daneliya Tuleshova, Kenadi Dodds and Roberta Battaglia.

During a season like no other, the “America’s Got Talent” acts persevered under extraordinary circumstances to bring viewers dazzling performances ranging from high-energy dance and music to poetry and breathtaking danger acts. The acts will take the stage one last time on Tuesday to perform for America’s vote in an attempt to win the $1 million grand prize and the opportunity to perform live at Luxor Las Vegas.

On Wednesday, as anticipation builds for the live season finale, Terry Crews hosts a one-hour live special highlighting the show’s Top 10 finalists and featuring an exclusive sneak peek at the preparations, along with never-before-seen backstage footage from the season with judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara (8- 9 p.m. ET/PT).

The two-night season finale concludes Wednesday, Sept. 23 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) with star-studded musical performances from country music superstar, multi-award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated coach of NBC’s “The Voice,” Blake Shelton; eight-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and dancer Usher, whose Las Vegas residency begins July 2021; Ryan Tedder, lead singer of the Grammy Award-nominated OneRepublic and producer on NBC’s “Songland”; global pop sensation Ava Max; alt-pop powerhouse Bishop Briggs; and platinum singer/songwriter and musician JP Saxe, who will perform with Grammy-nominated multi-platinum selling singer and songwriter Julia Michaels.

In addition, YouTube sensation David Dobrik will stop by the show to entertain judges Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara and host Terry Crews. Also, “America’s Got Talent” season 14 finalist Detroit Youth Choir will perform.

The season 15 winner will be crowned at the conclusion of the program on Wednesday.

“America’s Got Talent” ranks as this summer’s #1 series in total viewers for a 15th consecutive season and has led NBC to finish #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 on every Tuesday night so far this summer, excluding sports. The current season of “AGT” is averaging a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.2 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” Nielsens for the Tuesday telecast, and its May 26 season premiere has increased to a 3.4 in 18-49 and 15.7 million viewers with digital and linear delayed viewing recorded to date.

The “Got Talent” format has had more than a billion global viewers since it began airing in 2006 in America and has aired in 194 territories worldwide. “Got Talent” holds the Guinness World Records title as the Most Successful Reality Television Format in history with more than 70 local versions produced across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

“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.

Auditions for the next season of “America’s Got Talent” are currently underway. Interested acts can visit www.AGTAuditions.com to submit a video audition or to sign up to learn about our new virtual open call auditions.

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ABOUT SIMON COWELL/SYCO ENTERTAINMENT
Simon Cowell is a record company executive, television and film producer, and global entertainment visionary. Renowned for his eye for talent and candid opinions, Cowell has completely transformed popular culture through his showbusiness enterprise. His company, Syco Entertainment, is an independent entertainment company. Cowell created and owns global TV formats such as “Got Talent” and “The X Factor.” “Got Talent” is officially the world’s most successful reality TV format and currently has 76 local versions produced across the globe and international tape-sales to more than 180 countries.America’s Got Talent” has remained the No. 1 summer series in the U.S. for the past 15 years while “The X Factor” airs in more than 130 territories. “The X Factor” is the most successful music TV format in history delivering more global chart stars than any other show. These two shows are watched by more than a billion people each year. Cowell has launched more superstar careers than any other in history, including One Direction, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Normani, Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello, Leona Lewis, Little Mix, James Arthur, Il Divo, Westlife and Susan Boyle, among many others

ABOUT FREMANTLE
Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. From the “Got Talent” and “Idol” franchises to “My Brilliant Friend,” “Family Feud,” “The Young Pope,” “American Gods,” “The Price Is Right,” “Neighbours,” “The X Factor” and “Deutschland 83,” Fremantle is behind the world’s most-loved and most-watched shows. Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries. The Fremantle family includes UFA (Germany), Wildside (Italy), Abot Hameiri (Israel), Miso Film (Denmark, Sweden and Norway), Blue Circle (Netherlands), Original Productions (USA) and Easy Tiger (Australia) to name a few.

Fremantle produces in excess of 12,000 hours of original programming, rolls out more than 70 formats and airs 400 programs a year worldwide. Fremantle also distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories.

As a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, Fremantle has more than 370 million subscribers across 1,500 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms, and is the creator of Facebook’s most viewed video of all time, “The Sacred Riana.”

For more information, visit www.fremantle.com, follow @FremantleUS or visit its Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

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