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America's Got Talent

America's Got Talent is a reality show that airs on the NBC Network. The show is similar to American Idol in that it looks for various forms of talent in "average" people. However, this show is distinct because instead of just looking for singers, it features contestants with various types of talents. America's Got Talent will frequently feature comedians, singers, magicians, and dancers. In addition, there are no age limits that are placed on the contestants (where American Idol has an age limit for their contestants). The winner of the competition will be given $1 million, and a chance to appear at another show to demonstrate their skills. This show was created by Simon Cowell, who is also a judge on American Idol.

During the audition rounds, three judges have a button in front of them that they can press if they don't want the audition to continue. When the button is pressed, an electronic bell is activated, and a large red colored X will show the judge's name in lights. If the third button is pressed, a different sound will be heard, and this will indicate that the performance of the contestant has been stopped. The judges will then be asked if the contestant should be allowed to continue, and two judges must issue their approval. If they do not, the performance of the contestant will end. During the semifinal stage, the judges are not allowed to stop the performance.

Season Two of America's Got Talent

While the second season of this show was originally supposed to air in January of 2007, the producers decided against it, since it would require them to compete with American Idol, a show that was much more popular and well known. The show is planned for the summer of 2007, which is the season in which the show aired for the first time successfully. While Simon Cowell is the creator of the show, he does not appear in the judging panel.

Season One of America's Got Talent

This season was hosted by Regis Philbin, and David Hasselhoff acted as one of the judges. In addition to Hasselhoff, the R&B singer Brandy served as a judge, as well as Piers Morgan, who is a renown journalist. It should be noted that none of the judges know anything about the talent of the contestants before they perform. Because of the popularity of American Idol on Fox, some have said that this show was created as NBC's answer to the rival network. The auditions for season one were held in major cities such as Atlanta, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Season one featured some very diverse acts. It had a 73 year old rapper, singers, jugglers, dancers, acrobatics, and even a yodelist. One contest played the harmonica. The winner of season one was Bianca Ryan, whose talent was singing. She was 11 years old at the time the show aired.

Blogged during Season 1 of America's Got Talent

First Episode of America's Got Talent
America's Got Talent Not
The Final Audition Round
Who out of the 14 has Talent
Taylor Ware - The Yodeler
Talent in the Semi-Finals
At Last is picked by the judges
The Semi Finals Continue
America Likes the Singers
The Passing Zone Passes the Judges Test
The Crying Game
Wild Card Night
Cry me a river
Last night to vote for the winner
Season One Finale

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