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[09/10/09 - 02:25 PM]
The #1 Series of the Summer -- NBC's 'America's Got Talent' -- Announces the Top 10 Finalists to Compete Live in the Finals on September 14
The winner will be announced live at the end of a results show on Wednesday, September 16 (8-10 p.m. ET).

[via press release from NBC]

THE #1 SERIES OF THE SUMMER -- NBC'S 'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' -- ANNOUNCES THE TOP 10 FINALISTS TO COMPETE LIVE IN THE FINALS ON SEPTEMBER 14

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. � September 10, 2009 � At the conclusion of last night's (September 9) semifinal results show on NBC's hit summer series, "America's Got Talent," host Nick Cannon announced the Top 10 finalists who will move on to perform in the finals on Monday, September 14 (8-10 p.m. ET).

After this final live performance show, the American audience will vote for its favorite act and determine who will win this season's "America's Got Talent," the million-dollar prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas. The winner will be announced live at the end of a results show featuring several special guest-star performances on Wednesday, September 16 (8-10 p.m. ET).

"America's Got Talent" Top 10 finalists are:

Barbara Padilla, Houston, Texas (Opera Singer)
Drew Stevyns, Sykesville, Maryland (Singer & Guitarist)
Fab 5, Morgan, Utah (Power Tap Dancers)
Grandma Lee, Jacksonville, Florida (Comedian)
Hairo Torres, Grants Pass, Oregon (Breakdancer)
Kevin Skinner, Mayfield, Kentucky (Singer/Guitarist)
Lawrence Beamen, Walnut Creek, California (Singer)
Recycled Percussion, Goffstown, New Hampshire (Band)
The Texas Tenors, Houston, Texas (Singing Group)
The Voices of Glory, Highland, New York (Singers)

For more information on all of the acts log onto www.nbc.com.

"America's Got Talent" also announced last night that it will be kicking off the auditions for next season in October. The first stops will be Chicago, New York, and Philadephia with many more cities to be announced soon. They will be the largest audition events in the show's history. To get the latest information or to pre-register for an audition go to www.nbc.com/agt.

"America's Got Talent" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell's SYCO Television. Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz ("American Idol"), Jason Raff ("Mommas Boys") and Scott St. John ("Deal or No Deal") serve as executive producers.





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