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[07/08/10 - 01:24 PM]
NBC's Hit Summer Series, 'America's Got Talent,' Reveals the Top 48 Contestants Competing Live in Hollywood Beginning Tuesday, July 13
NBC details the finalists on the show's fifth season.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S HIT SUMMER SERIES, 'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT,' REVEALS THE TOP 48 CONTESTANTS COMPETING LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD BEGINNING TUESDAY, JULY 13

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - July 8, 2010 - NBC's hit summer series "America's Got Talent" has selected the Top 48 acts that will vie for the $1 million prize when the live performance episodes begin Tuesday, July 13 (9-11 p.m. ET).

America now votes for their favorite acts via phone and online at http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent/.

The Top 48 contestants are:

Airpocalypse - Seattle, Washington (Air Guitar Band)
Alice Tan Ridley - New York, New York (Singer)
Anna and Patryk - Hyde Park/Woodside, New York (Dancers)
Antonio Restivo - Las Vegas, Nevada (Fire Performer)
ArcAttack - Austin, Texas (Performing Arts Group)
AscenDance - Akron, Ohio (Climbers/Dancers)
Cheer SF - San Francisco, California (Cheer Squad)
Chipps Cooney - Edgewater, New Jersey (Magician)
Christina & Ali - Idaho Falls, Idaho (Singers)
CJ Dippa - Denton, Texas (Rapper/Dancer)
Da Maniacs - Dallas, Texas (Hip Hop Dance Troupe)
Debra Romer - Kalamazoo, Michigan (Musician/Singer)
Doogie Horner - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Comedian)
Fighting Gravity - Blacksburg, Virginia (Dance Group)
Future Funk - Las Vegas, Nevada (Hip Hop Dance Team)
Hannibal Means - Santa Monica, California (Opera Singer)
Harmonica Pierre - Tucson, Arizona (Harmonica Player)
Haspop - Los Angeles, California (Hip Hop Dancer)
Iron Horse - Crete, Illinois (Country Band)
Jeremy Vanschoonhoven - Talent, Oregon (Stunt Bike Rider)
Kaya & Sadie - Denver, Colorado (Belly Dancing Duo)
Kung Fu Heroes - Costa Mesa, California (Martial Artists)
Lil Chris - Sarasota, Florida (Singer)
Lindsey Stirling - Provo, Utah (Musician/Dancer)
Luigi - Highland, California (Musician/Singer)
Maricar - Rialto, California (Artist)
Mary Ellen - Manheim, Pennsylvania (Musician/Singer)
Michael Grimm - Henderson, Nevada (Musician/Singer)
Mona Sampath Dance Company - Sunnyvale, California (Bollywood Dance Group)
Murray - Las Vegas, Nevada (Magician)
Nathaniel Kenyon - Baxley, Georgia (Musician/Singer)
Nick Pike - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Juggler)
NU Covenant - Cleveland, Ohio (Singing Group)
Paul Safy Jr. - New York, New York (Singer)
Polina Volchek - Las Vegas, Nevada (Gymnast/Acrobat)
Prince Poppycock - Los Angeles, California (Opera Singer)
RNG - Seattle, Washington (Girl Hip Hop Crew)
Ronith - Los Angeles, California (Comedic Impressions)
Rudi Macaggi - New York, New York (Circus Acrobat)
Sally Cohn - Portland, Oregon (Hand Whistler)
Strikers All Stars - North Hollywood, California (Dance Crew)
Studio One Young Beast Society - Orlando, Florida (Dance Crew)
Taylor Mathews - Alexandria, Louisiana (Musician/Singer)
The Hot Shot Tap Dancers - Portland, Oregon (Tap Dancers)
The South Philly Vikings - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Dance Crew)
The Strange Familiar - Woodland Hills, California (Band)
The Strong Man - Pesotum, Illinois (Strength Competitor)
Wreckless - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Dance Group)

In its fifth season, "America's Got Talent," airs Tuesdays (9-11 p.m. ET) and Wednesdays (9-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Nick Cannon hosts. Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel and Piers Morgan star as the celebrity panel of judges.

"America's Got Talent" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell's SYCO Television. Simon Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz ("American Idol"), Jason Raff, Ken Warwick ("American Idol") and Georgie Hurford-Jones are executive producers.





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