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'America's Got Talent' concludes season with special performances by Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Derek Hough & James Arthur


Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
`America's Got Talent`:  Pictured, from left: Howie Mandel, Mel B, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)
"America's Got Talent": Pictured, from left: Howie Mandel, Mel B, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)
Kevin Nealon, Jeff Dunham & Terry Fator also set to perform
Top 10 finalists to perform on two-hour live telecast at 8 p.m. on NBC for $1 Million grand prize, and Las Vegas stage show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Most-watched season in 'AGT' history and summer's No. 1 show concludes with live telecast on Wednesday, with celebrity performances, announcement of winner
Superstars Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Derek Hough, James Arthur, Kevin Nealon, Jeff Dunham and season two winner Terry Fator are set to perform on the live two-hour season finale of the most-watched season in the 12-year history of summer's No. 1 show, NBC's "America's Got Talent." The finale will air Wednesday (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
Tonight, from 8-10 p.m., the top 10 finalists will perform for America's vote and the chance to win the $1 million grand prize, in addition to headlining the "America's Got Talent Live" stage show Nov. 3-4 at the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The top 10 finalists are singer Evie Clair, dance group Diavolo, singer Chase Goehring, singer Angelica Hale, singer Mandy Harvey, comedian Preacher Lawson, dance group Light Balance, singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne, singer Kechi and animal act Sara and Hero.
In its 12th season, "America's Got Talent" is delivering its most watched season ever, averaging 15.8 million viewers in "live plus seven day" averages from Nielsen Media Research for Tuesday and Wednesday originals, up 14 percent versus last summer. In adults 18-49, "AGT" is up year to year by 10 percent (3.4 vs. 3.1), making this its highest-rated season since 2013. For the full 2016-17 season, "AGT" is the No. 4 most-watched entertainment series on television, behind only "The Big Bang Theory," "NCIS" and "The Walking Dead."
The "Got Talent" format has had more than 900 million global viewers since it began airing in 2006. "Got Talent" is entered in the Guinness World Records as the Most Successful Reality Television Format in history, with 70 local versions produced across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. "AGT" has aired in more than 190 markets worldwide. "Britain's Got Talent" is the U.K.'s highest-rated entertainment show of the century and, in 2009 discovered global singing sensation Susan Boyle, who has sold 23 million records to date.
Auditions for the next season of "AGT" are currently underway. Interested acts can submit an audition online or register for one of the upcoming audition cities at www.AGTAuditions.com
Tickets for "America's Got Talent Live" at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Nov. 3-4 will go on sale at 1 p.m. ET. Friday, Sept. 22. A special pre-sale will be held from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. Tickets can be purchased online at www.AGTvegas.com or by phone at 702-777-2782 or 855-234-7469.
Fans can visit the official show site at: http://www.nbc.com/agt.
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