During the 9-week audition period, millions engaged with talented hopefuls via likes, comments and digital gifts more than 500,000 times. By using YouNow's live streaming platform as an open call for auditions, America's Got Talent is opening the door for talent to audition from anywhere in the country. Visit https://www.younow.com/AGT_Auditions to learn how to become a contestant and view the schedule for upcoming auditions.
Said Adi Sideman, YouNow founder and CEO, "TV has long strived to break the 4th wall and allow for interactivity. America's Got Talent and FremantleMedia are going a step further by allowing people to not just interact, but to participate. Using YouNow for auditions means more talented people have the opportunity to be discovered. The live streamed auditions are also content in their own right, generating millions of new interactive experiences that did not exist before."
"YouNow offers us a phenomenal vehicle that widens the pool of potential contestants for AGT," said JR Griffin, vice president digital marketing and business development, FremantleMedia North America. "In addition to enhancing our audition efforts, it's simply fun to watch. The YouNow community loves to see the people who step up and take a shot at getting on the show."
America's Got Talent has remained television's most watched summer series for the past 11 years. This past summer, the show was the #1 broadcast network series in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, with a season average of 13.5 million viewers. The show also saw its own highest ratings in five years.
America's Got Talent was created by Simon Cowell and is co-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.
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