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America’s Got Talent Season 14 Betting
One of the reality television shows that are popular in the United States is America’s Got Talent which began in 2006. There have been 13 previous seasons of the show with Season 14 set to start on May 28, 2019 and conclude in September of 2019. The show is hosted by Terry Crews and the current judges are Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union.
Event: America’s Got Talent Season 14
Where: Los Angeles, California
When: May – September 2020
America’s Got Talent features a wide variety of people from across the United States who have a plethora of talents, from dancing and singing, to magic and variety, competing to win $1 million dollars. The participants audition in hopes of getting a spot on the live episodes of the season. The people who make it into the live episodes compete against each other and are judged with the goal of reaching the live final. America’s Got Talent has been a springboard for many people who have started careers because they were on the show. The show has been a good one in terms of ratings on NBC, generating about 10 million viewers per season.
The process for America’s Got Talent begins each year with the auditions that are held across the United States. These auditions are called “Producers’ Auditions” and they are held well before the season begins in May. The contestants who make it through the first stage then go into the “Judges’ Auditions” which are attended by the judges of the show. The participant gets 90 seconds to perform their act in front of the judges and a live audience. The participant is then voted to move on to the next stage or eliminated. Even those acts that get to move on to the next stage could still be cut by producers. The show did allow taped auditions for seasons five through seven, but that is no longer the case. Beginning with the ninth season the show incorporated a “Golden Buzzer” which would allow a judge to automatically advance a contestant into the live audition round regardless of what the other judges thought.
The current format that is used had another tweak that began in Season 10 when the “Judges’ Cuts” began. This format has contestants going through a preliminary audition and a second stage audition where they are judged by the panel and a special guest judge.
America’s Got Talent really begins with the live rounds and that is where viewers get to see the contestants in action. The live episodes are currently broadcast from Los Angeles and feature quarterfinals, semifinals and the final. The format has the participant doing a new performance for the judges and the viewers in what is called a “performer” episode. The judges and the viewers then decide who wins and there is a separate “results” episode” that occurs after the “performer” episode. There are other tweaks to the shows that include a “Wildcard” round that features acts that have been eliminated.
The goal for the participants is to make it to the season finale where they compete against each other. There have been more than two finalists in some seasons, and the amount of finalists can vary. The winning act that gets the most votes is the winner and gets a cash prize, reported to be $1 million dollars, although it is usually less than that as the winner can take a lump sum instead of the annuity.
Terry Crews began hosting the show in 2019 and there have been a variety of judges on the show, but Howie Mandel has been one of the judges since 2010. The first season had a judging panel of David Hasselhoff, Brandy Norwood, and Piers Morgan and the show was hosted by Regis Philbin. The current set of judges is Mandel, Cowell, Hough and Union. The guest judges were introduced as part of the show in 2015 and have included Neil Patrick Harris, Reba McEntire, Chris Hardwick, George Lopez, Martina McBride and Laverne Cox.
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