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"America's Got Talent" Alumni Emily West and William Close Collaborate for Special Performance on Aug. 19 Live Results Show
Twelve more acts from the Top 36 will perform this week in hopes of securing a spot in the semi-final rounds.

[via press release from NBC]


Twelve More Acts to Perform Aug. 18 for a Chance to Win the $1 Million Prize on NBC

NEW YORK - August 17, 2015 - "America's Got Talent" season nine finalist, Emily West, returns to the Radio City Music Hall stage to perform "Nights in White Satin" with season 7 finalist William Close during the live results show on Wednesday, Aug. 19 (8-9 p.m. ET.) Twelve more acts from the Top 36 will perform this week in hopes of securing a spot in the semi-final rounds.

Since competing on "AGT," singer Emily West signed with Sony Music Masterworks' Portrait imprint. Shortly thereafter, West launched and headlined a multi-city residency tour in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Chicago. Last week she released her debut album, "All For You," featuring three original songs co-written by West and most recently served as an opening act on Jay Leno's comedy tour with additional shows to come. The Waterloo, Iowa native started her career with a move to Nashville at the age of 18 to develop her songwriting and performance skills. West was nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award in 2010 for "Blue Sky," a duet with Keith Urban. This Fall, she will join fellow "AGT" performers for "America's Got Talent Live: The All-Stars Tour!" set to hit 42 cities nationwide (www.agtlivetour.com).

Musician, installation artist and visionary William Close will return to the "AGT" stage with the Earth Harp, one of over a hundred musical instruments that he has invented. Close created the instrument in 1999 and it was recently named by the Guinness Book of World Records ?as the world's longest playable stringed musical instrument, with strings that extend up to 1000 ft. in length and turn every space into a giant instrument. The Earth Harp has been installed in some of the most iconic destinations in the world such as Temples in Vietnam, The Coliseum in Rome, Italy and the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center in the United States. Close has also created permanent Earth Harp installations for Cirque du Soleil's show "Ka" at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and in a 1,300 seat theater aboard the Royal Caribbean International's ship Quantum of the Seas. William is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Earth Harp Collective, an internationally renowned performance group that combines the creative forces of artists, musicians, dancers and aerialists.

The live performance shows at Radio City Music Hall continue on Tuesday, Aug. 18 (8-10 p.m. ET), when twelve more acts from the Top 36 perform for America's vote. Last week, America chose Alondra Santos (Judges' Save,) Benton Blount, Drew Lynch, Paul Zerdin, Piff the Magic Dragon, Samantha Johnson (Dunkin' Save) and SIRO-A to move on to the semi-finals.

The 12 contestants performing on Tuesday, Aug. 18 are:
3 Shades of Blue www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOVapRjJbsc
Animation Crew www.youtube.com/watch?v=VouddxjEhRQ
Arielle Baril www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwhtbtSmcDs
Damone Rippy www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nMS7GEOIoo
Derek Hughes www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESFn42Nc9p8
DM Nation www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTohAT4O26A
Freckled Sky www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOtqbAxRkyM
Ira www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqt_g-U_A18
Myq Kaplan www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgCPdnHXqCw
The CraigLewis Band www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDdTtvCMbq8
Sharon Irving www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaANAoxiao
Uzeyer Novruzov www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYaYmK50Ubg

For Tickets to see "America's Got Talent" live at Radio City Music Hall, visit www.nbc.com/tickets.

This season's winner of "America's Got Talent" will have the opportunity to headline an exclusive engagement of "America's Got Talent Live!" in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 22-24in the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Tickets will go on sale to the public after the winner is announced during the "America's Got Talent" season finale on Wednesday, Sep. 16.

"America's Got Talent" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.

Please visit the official show site at: http://www.nbc.com/agt

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  [august 2015]  


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