'America's Got Talent' Act Gets Contract Extended
'America's Got Talent' Act Gets Contract Extended
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Comedy-magic act Nathan Burton, who recently appeared on NBC talent show America's Got Talent, extended his multi-million dollar contract with Flamingo Las Vegas to headline in the hotel casino for three additional years. Burton was on America's Got Talent's debut season and made a return on the show's fourth.

"America's Got Talent is the most incredible experience of my life," he said. "The show has changed the life of Susan Boyle and now me. I want to thank Simon Cowell and the executive producers for this life changing experience."

Boyle, the frumpy 47-year-old Scot who rose to global fame via her rendition of I Dreamed a Dreamed on Britain's Got Talent, also credits Cowell for keeping sane throughout the whirlwind post-Britain's Got Talent process, which started with a hospitalization in a private London clinic.

"It's just been unbelievable," she told interviewer Today host Meredith Vieira. "It's indescribable.  It's a bit like -- being plucked from obscurity is a bit like, you know, going on a long journey. You don't know what's going to happen. You don't know how it's going to end. I don't want it to end."

On America's Got Talent, meanwhile, 43-year-old radio technician from Seattle Kari Callin had been called the stateside talent show's version of Susan Boyle, following the surprise she pulled on the judges and the crowd when she sang Somewhere. Just like Boyle, Callin courageously admitted that she never had a boyfriend.

"And even now people look at me, look at my face and go 'Oh OK, you're a singer?' I would like to test that theory out for myself and be able to say that yeah I can sing. But I hadn't had the guts to try that so it's sort of a dream that I haven't pursued."

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: PR Newswire
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