Forget booking a trip to Los Angeles or New York City in hopes of becoming the entertainment world’s next star. Stop uploading videos of your talent on TikTok — for now. A great way to get your talent in front of an audience of millions is by putting your hat into the ring to be a contestant on America’s Got Talent.
It’s easy to believe that the chances of you landing an opportunity to perform in front of the America’s Got Talent judges are slim to none. However, almost every major artist from the late Aaliyah to Beyoncé all tried their luck on a talent show of some sort. So, who’s to say that your big break won't come at the hands of the America's Got Talent judges? Get your nerves in check and keep reading to learn how to apply.
The 'America’s Got Talent' application process is pretty simple.
So, you’re ready for the big leagues! Thankfully, applying for a spot on America’s Got Talent is pretty simple.
As we wait for Season 19 auditions to start, you'll be able to check out the official show audition website. You'll be able to sign up on the audition website when the applications open.
Once the application process starts, you'll need to be prepared to share basic information about yourself: name, age, and more. You will then be prompted to make a new account.
From there, you’ll be able to submit a video clip showcasing your talent. Since there’s no telling where this tape could end up, you’ll want to make sure that the video is ready to be seen by anyone. Not to mention, you’ll want to put your best foot forward so you can earn a callback from producers.
According to NBC's manager of unscripted formats, Theresa Graham, she told NBC Insider that contestants that make it past the audition phase will be able to officially audition for the judges.
“Anybody can sign up and have an audition with our casting team and producers,” Theresa told the outlet. “If they think that somebody is worth considering, they put them through to our executive producers. After they say yes, then the act will go to audition in front of the judges. We all see everything play out from there.”
Is there an age requirement to be on 'America's Got Talent'?
Technically, the application process for America's Got Talent is open to all ages. Keep in mind, if you are under 18 years old, your parent or guardian would need to submit their birthdate and register for you.
Don't worry, though! Your age doesn't inherently disqualify you from the process.
What is the grand prize for 'America’s Got Talent'?
Besides a performer getting national recognition for their talent, America's Got Talent comes in major clutch with their grand prize. Not only does the winner get $1 million, they also earn a Las Vegas residency.
Also, being featured on the show comes with its own share of perks. Contestants can land opportunities from record labels, dance companies, musicians, and more. Not to mention, brand partnership deals can also become a reality.
So, are you ready for your shot? If so, let your talent do the talking and prepare your video application ASAP!
Watch America's Got Talent on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.