It seems as if America's Got Talent cannot be spared from Susan Boyle's meteoric rise to worldwide recognition. After the plump 47-year-old's introduction to American audiences via YouTube, the expectations are understandably high for the fourth season premiere of America's Got Talent, set to kick off tonight with a two-hour premiere 9pm on NBC.
Other than the change in the hosting duties with rapper and Mariah Carey hubby Nick Canon, the NBC talent search will remain basically the same, with judges David Hasselhoff, Sharon Osbourne, and Piers Morgan commenting on each performance. The format of the show, including the audition and elimination process, will also be similar with the last three seasons. Predictably, crazy and weird acts will go side-by-side with touching stories and unfound talents.
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Also expected to perform in this season are past winners Neal Boyd and Terry Factor. As previously reported, too, the producers of America's Got Talent
will try their best to have Susan Boyle appear on the show. Morgan was previously quoted that his gut feel tells him Boyle will indeed appear on AGT. "Susan Boyle singing live on America's Got Talent
to 25 million Americans, that would be one of the coolest things I've ever seen, certainly."
Asked about the crop of performers on the show's semifinals, the Brit said it will be "very varied" complete with singers, dancers, comedians, weird gymnasts, plus really good magicians. He added that Susan Boyle has improved the standards of the performances on America's Got Talent.
"From the moment Susan Boyle exploded onto the world's radar, I noticed on the America's Got Talent
audition trail that we were getting suddenly thousands more people turning up, so that had a very big effect on the quality of the auditions. It's by far the most talented collection of acts we've ever had."
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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