[08/27/12 - 12:01 PM]
Competition Tightens as NBC's "America's Got Talent" Heads Into the Semi-Final Round with the Top 24 Acts Vying for Six Coveted Spots in the Finale and the $1 Million Dollar Prize
This week's show will feature all new live performances from the first 12 of the "Top 24" semi-final acts.

[via press release from NBC]


Upcoming Live Results Shows Packed With Performances by Neon Trees, Train and New Daytime Talk Show Host/Comedian Steve Harvey

NEW YORK, NY - August 27, 2012 - Coming off the excitement of last week's Wildcard shows, NBC's top-rated show "America's Got Talent" now heads into two weeks of semi-finals starting Tuesday, August 28th (8-10 p.m. ET.) The show will feature all new live performances from the first 12 of the "TOP 24" semi-final acts, as they compete to bring their acts to the next level and make it to the AGT finals. For the first time, three acts from each week will move on to the finals to compete for the $1 million dollar prize, making the competition tighter and more intense than ever before. The remaining semi-finalists will compete on Tuesday, September 4th (8-10 p.m. ET).

The first 12 contestants from the "TOP 24" competing on Tuesday August 28th are: Academy of Villains, Andrew de Leon, Bria Kelly, Donovan & Rebecca, Edon, Eric Dittelman, Joe Castillo, The Scott Brothers, Todd Oliver and Irving, Tom Cotter, Turf, and William Close. The remaining semi-finalists - All That!, All Wheel Sports, Clint Carvalho & His Extreme Parrots, David Garibaldi & his CMYK's, Jacob Williams, Lightwire Theater, The Magic of Puck, Olate Dogs, Sebastian, Shanice & Maurice Hayes, Tim Hockenberry, and The Untouchables-- will compete on Tuesday, September 4th.

AGT brings a star-studded line up of performances to its next two results shows, starting with the Billboard-charting band Neon Trees performing their hit platinum single, "Everybody Talks" on Wednesday, August 29th (9-10 p.m. ET.) Comedian Steve Harvey, whose new daytime talk show debuts Tuesday, September 4, will also perform, along with the world's youngest rock band, Haunted by Heroes. The following week's results show on Thursday, September 6th (9-10 p.m. ET) brings the Grammy Award winning American rock band, Train, to the AGT stage, along with a very special surprise appearance from a past-season AGT act.

Currently on the "Nylon Magazine and Starbucks Frappuccino Summer Music Tour," Neon Trees has followed up its Habits album and double-platinum debut single "Animal" with their platinum hit single, "Everybody Talks," from their new album Picture Show. "Everybody Talks" is currently 13 on the Billboard 100, has over 5 million YouTube views, and was on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown for 13 weeks. In addition to their musical chart success, Neon Trees continues its long-term national ad campaign for the Buick Verano sedan.

Award-winning comedian, author, radio and TV personality Steve Harvey is the host of the new daytime show, "Steve Harvey," which debuts in national syndication on September 4th. Harvey also hosts the long-running hit syndicated game show, "Family Feud" premiering September 10th, and the #1 rated nationally syndicated radio show, "Steve Harvey Morning Show," which attracts approximately 7 million listeners each week. His first book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man," became a #1 New York Times Bestseller and a #1 movie, and has sold over 2.8 million copies in hardcover and paperback. His second book "Straight Talk, No Chaser," debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers list and is being released on paperback.

After becoming best friends at a daycare center when they were 3 years old, five eleven year olds from Pacifica, California, now make up the world's youngest rock band, Haunted By Heroes. This remarkable and talented rock quintet is the youngest band to ever perform at the legendary Whisky. Hammering out music in the vein of AC/DC and Tool, Haunted by Heroes recently recorded their debut album with legendary and multi-platinum record producer Sylvia Massy.

The multi-platinum Grammy Award winning American rock band, Train, made its mark on music history with the Grammy Award winning song "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" and chart-topping singles like "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels," earning its third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash "Hey, Soul Sister" from "Save Me, San Francisco." The top-selling single of 2010, "Hey, Soul Sister" hit #1 at radio in the US and in 15 countries abroad. "Save Me, San Francisco" has sold over one million albums worldwide and over ten million tracks. Train's latest studio album, "California 37," features their latest bona fide international sensation "Drive By," which has sold nearly two million downloads and reached #1 in Germany, Netherlands, Finland, India, New Zealand and Switzerland and hit #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

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

For embeddable clips and full episodes of "America's Got Talent," please visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/americasgottalent/

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  [august 2012]  


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