SEVEN-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER AND MULTI-PLATINUM ARTIST WILL.I.AM TO PERFORM ON "AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" FIRST LIVE RESULTS SHOW OF THE SEASON ON JULY 3RD
Acrobatic Spectacle Zarkana By Cirque du Soleil To Perform
NEW YORK, NY - June 20, 2012- NBC's "America's Got Talent," the number one show of the summer, will begin broadcasting live two nights a week from its brand new home at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Monday, July 2nd (9-11 pm ET) and Tuesday, July 3rd (9-10 pm ET). AGT kicks off its first live results show of the season with a special performance on July 3rd from seven-time Grammy Award winner, will.i.am, where he will make the primetime network debut of his new single, "This Is Love," featuring Eva Simons. In addition to will.i.am, Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil, the visually stunning acrobatic spectacular that blends circus arts with the surreal, will perform a specially choreographed act on Tuesday's results show.
Multi-platinum producer and songwriter, will.i.am, is known not only for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, who have sold 31 million albums and 58 singles worldwide, but also for his work with some of the industry's biggest names including Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Cheryl Cole, Nas, David Guetta and film composer Hans Zimmer. "This Is Love," is co-produced by will.i.am, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello and Sebastian and will be available on will's solo release #willpower.
Zarkana is performing at the legendary Radio City Music Hall for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 2 before moving to Las Vegas on November 1.
"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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About FremantleMedia North America:
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon "American Idol" (FOX), "The X Factor" (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "Take Me Out" (FOX), "Family Feud" (syndicated), "The Price Is Right" (CBS), "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS), "Total Blackout" (Syfy), "Final Offer" (Discovery), "The Pet Collective" (YouTube) and the first scripted series "The Wedding Band" (TBS premieres Fall 2012).
Syco's television and music assets include the global TV franchises "The X Factor" and "Got Talent." as well as international artists such as One Direction, Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Il Divo, Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson and Labrinth.
"Britain's Got Talent" in 2009 launched the global singing career of Susan Boyle. Her debut Syco album sold over 8 million units in six weeks, making it the world's biggest-selling album of 2009 and the fastest-selling album in history with 20 million records sold to date.
"Got Talent" first launched in the US as "America's Got Talent" and remains the #1 summer entertainment show. "America's Got Talent" airs in 125 countries with original versions of the format now produced in 50 territories around the world. "Britain's Got Talent" is the highest rating entertainment show of the year in 2012 and has remained the UK's most watched format since it launched. Local versions of "The X Factor" are now produced in more than 43 territories and the U.S. version of "The X Factor" airs in over 162 countries. Artists discovered by The X Factor around the world have achieved over 250 number ones, 270 top 10, and 501 top 50 releases.