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[07/13/07 - 01:33 PM]
'America's Got Talent,' the #1 Series of the Summer, Announces Top Twenty Contestants
Plus: the two-part live season finale is set for Tuesday, August 14 (performance episode) and Tuesday, August 21 (the million-dollar winner will be revealed).

[via press release from NBC]

'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT,' THE #1 SERIES OF THE SUMMER, ANNOUNCES TOP TWENTY CONTESTANTS

Live, Two-part Season Finale to Air August 14 and 21 at 8pm ET/PT Both Nights

BURBANK, Calif. � July 13, 2007 � NBC's sizzling summer series, "America's Got Talent," narrowed contestants down to the Top 20 in Wednesday's exciting "Las Vegas Callbacks" episode. Over the course of the second season, thousands of hopeful future stars from across the country auditioned to become the most talented act in America and win the million-dollar prize.

This week, the best acts from the previous four audition episodes squared-off in Las Vegas for the "Vegas Callbacks." While there, contestants worked to perfect their craft and prove to the judges that they deserved a slot in the Top 20. After much deliberation, the celebrity panel of judges, David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne, picked the best of the best and now it's up to America to decide their favorites. Starting next Tuesday, viewers will vote via phone or online (www.nbc.com) for their favorite acts, ultimately crowning America's new talent sensation.

The Top 20 contestants will perform over the course of the next two weeks. The first ten on Tuesday, July 17 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT) and the second group of ten on Tuesday, July 24 (8-9:30p.m. ET/PT). On Tuesday, July 31 the 20 contestants will be narrowed down to ten.

The two-part live season finale episode of "America's Got Talent" will air Tuesday, August 14 from 8-9:30p.m.ET/PT (performance episode) and Tuesday, August 21 at 8pm ET/PT (the million-dollar winner will be revealed).

"America's Got Talent" Top 20 Contestants Are:

COUNTRY SINGER
Julienne Irwin
Bel Air, Maryland

THE GLAMAZONS (Burlesque Singers)
Lady Finger (Meryl Finger)
Candy Apple (Sandy May)
Ginger Snap (Sarah Orr)
Caramella (Laura Johnson)
Astoria, New York

BOLLYWOOD DANCER
Kashif
Skokie, Illinois

MAGICIAN
Kevin James
Jonesville, Michigan

SINGER
Manuel Romero
Milpitas, California

WESTERN PERFORMER
Johnny Lonestar
Branson, Missouri

JONNY COME LATELY (Teenage Rockabilly Band)
Ismael Loya
Angela Ross
Adrian Johnson
Julian Johnson
Upland, California

SIDESWIPE (Martial Arts Acrobats)
Chris Brewster
Craig Henningsen
Matt Mullins
Jackson Spidell
Los Angeles, California

BUTTERSCOTCH (Musician/Beatboxer)
Antoinette Clinton
Davis, California

SINGER
Robert Hatcher
Cincinnati, Ohio

SOUTHERN GIRL (Singing Group)
Angela D. Jones
Misti L. Moore
Nicoya L. Polar
Houston, Texas

SINGER
Jason Pritchett
Independence, Missouri

2ND STORY GUYS (Stilts Variety Act)
James Balcer
Christian DeLeon
Dustin Ehrlich
Keith Hinson
Orlando, Florida

BOY SHAKIRA (Dancer/Impersonator)
Luiyi Padilla
Los Angeles, California

POPOVICH PET THEATER (Father/Daughter Animal Trainers)
Gregory Popovich
Anastasia Popovich
Las Vegas, Nevada

VENTRILOQUIST
Terry Fator
Dallas, Texas

THE DUTTONS (Family band)
Timothy Dutton
Amy Dutton Arambulo
Jonathan Dutton
Judith Dutton
Benjamin C. Dutton
Abigail Dutton Wright
Dean Dutton
Joshua Dutton
Shelia Dutton
Branson, Missouri

THE CALYPSO TUMBLERS (Acrobats)
Mosquito (Michael Rodriguez)
Tailz (Lamonte Goode)
Alex (Raymond Bartlette)
Jahson or O (Sylvan Bartlette)
Kid (Clarence Chester)
Yogi Laser (Kenneth Greenaway)
New York, New York

THE FAULT LINE (A cappella Rock Group)
Jeff Bratz
Adam Decker
Justin Adams
Matt Olmstead
Joshua Logan
Ithaca, New York

SINGER
Cas Haley
Arlington, Texas

For more information on each of the Top 20 semi-finalists, log onto www.nbc.com

"America's Got Talent" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell's SYCO TV. Cowell, Ken Warwick ("American Idol"), Cecile Frot-Coutaz ("American Idol"), Jason Raff ("Three Wishes") and James Sunderland ("Dancing on Ice") are the executive producers.





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