America's Got Talent Partners With Live Network YouNow To Broaden Search For The Country's Top Performers

FOR THE FIRST TIME AMERICA'S GOT TALENT HOSTS OPEN AUDITIONS LIVE ONLINE

02 Dec, 2015, 08:00 ET from YouNow

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- America's Got Talent, the #1 alternative show of the summer for the past decade, has partnered with YouNow, the live streaming social network that's been surging among teens and millennials, to host live open auditions for the upcoming Season 11. Over the course of the next nine weeks, skilled hopefuls of any talent and age have an opportunity to perform for America's Got Talent producers during hour-long open casting auditions being held on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. PT.  Acts will be able to showcase their talents in front of AGT producers to get a chance to perform in front of the America's Got Talent judges, including the recently announced Simon Cowell.  Visit YouNow.com/AGT_auditions to view the full schedule of upcoming auditions and to learn how to become a contestant.

Through the YouNow live social network, audiences and performers are able to connect in real time.  AGT hopefuls will get in front of the show's producers on the interactive network and showcase their talent for the massive YouNow audience. Whether they are musicians, beat boxers, contortionists, comedians — all are welcome on the YouNow virtual stage. 

Says YouNow founder/CEO Adi Sideman, "With millions of viewers watching, talent regularly gets discovered on YouNow.  Having America's Got Talent producers officially review acts on YouNow every week will make the opportunity to be part of the most popular talent show on TV within anyone's reach. Talent can perform from the comfort of their homes and interact directly with the producers, live online.  I encourage anyone with a talent and a dream to log on to http://www.younow.com/AGT_auditions Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. PT for their chance to win over the AGT producers."

"AGT is a show that has consistently discovered the very best talent America has to offer," said Sam Donnelly, executive producer, America's Got Talent.  "This new partnership with YouNow will even further help us to see dreams being realized by making it easier for the country's most talented acts to capture the attention of our show producers."

Returning for its 11th season, America's Got Talent, has remained the No. 1 alternative show of the summer for the past decade. The show is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.

For a complete list of America's Got Talent audition cities, details on how to submit a video and how to participate in the YouNow auditions via younow.com/AGT_Auditions, go to the official America's Got Talent audition site at http://www.agtauditions.com.

About YouNow 
YouNow is a live social network that enables audiences and performers to connect in real time and is devoted to the unlimited potential of human creativity. The interactive entertainment platform has over 100 million user sessions a month and live-streams 50,000 hours of new video content every day. YouNow is committed to creating a community that is a safe place where people can meet, get together and connect. YouNow is backed by Oren Zeev and VCs Venrock, Union Square Ventures and Comcast Ventures. Follow YouNow on Twitter and Instagram @younow.

About FremantleMedia North America 
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business.  As one of the world's largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV  brands in the world, FremantleMedia's comprehensive global network has operations in 28 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. FMNA and its portfolio of companies, including Original Productions and 495 Productions, produce entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms. Their slate includes a diverse range of both critically-acclaimed and award-winning successes including American Idol (FOX), America's Got Talent (NBC), Family Feud (SYN), Let's Make A Deal (CBS), The Price Is Right (CBS), The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC), Deadliest Catch (Discovery), Married to Medicine (Bravo), Party Down South (CMT), Ice Road Truckers (HISTORY), Storage Wars (A&E), Celebrity Family Feud (ABC), Celebrity Name Game (SYN), To Tell The Truth (ABC), American Gods (STARZ), among others. 

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