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NBC’S ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ CONCLUDES SEASON 14 WITH STAR-STUDDED GUEST PERFORMANCES, INCLUDING CHER, BILLY RAY CYRUS, MACKLEMORE, LEONA LEWIS, OZUNA, KYGO, LANG LANG AND AEW WRESTLER CHRIS JERICHO

Additional Results Show Performances Will Include “America’s Got Talent” Judge Julianne Hough, Season 13 Finalist Brian King-Joseph, an Appearance by NBC’s Newest Late Night Host Lilly Singh and a Special Surprise Guest

The Top 10 Finalists Will Perform on the Two-Hour Live Telecast Tuesday, Sept. 17 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) for $1 Million Grand Prize and to Headline Stage Show at Paris Las Vegas

Winner to Be Crowned in Two-Hour Live Telecast Wednesday, Sept. 18 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT)

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Sept. 17, 2019 – The season 14 two-night finale of NBC’s hit summer series “America’s Got Talent” begins Tuesday, Sept. 17 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with performances from all of the show’s Top 10 finalists, including Benicio Bryant, Detroit Youth Choir, Emanne Beasha, Kodi Lee, Light Balance Kids, Ndlovu Youth Choir, Ryan Niemiller, Tyler Butler-Figueroa, V. Unbeatable and Voices of Service.

From energetic choirs and high-energy dance acts to singers and comedy, each of the varied acts will take the stage for their final performance of the season on Tuesday as they attempt to capture votes and win the $1 million grand prize.

The winner will also headline the “America’s Got Talent Live” stage show Nov. 7-10 at the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas.

The two-night season finale will conclude Wednesday, Sept. 18 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with star-studded performances and a special surprise guest, including: Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actress, singer and entertainment icon Cher; worldwide entertainment icon and singer/songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus; Grammy Award-winning rapper and songwriter Macklemore; three-time Grammy Award nominee and chart-topping singer, songwriter, actress and activist Leona Lewis; Latin urban singer and songwriter Ozuna; global superstar, producer and DJ Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll aka Kygo; world renown pianist Lang Lang; and Chris Jericho, AEW champion and lead singer of the rock band Fozzy.

In addition, “America’s Got Talent” judge Julianne Hough will take the stage to perform the World Premiere of her new original song. Violinist and season 13 finalist Brian King Joseph will return to the “America’s Got Talent” stage and Lilly Singh, host of “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” will make a special appearance.

“America’s Got Talent” continues to dominate the summer television landscape as the #1 most-watched entertainment program every week this summer, averaging 12 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” results from Nielsen Media Research. It has remained the #1 most-watched summer alternative series for each of its 14 seasons.

The show is a digital/social hit as well and has amassed nearly 2.5 billion views across all digital video platforms so far this season. The show is also the #1 most-social broadcast series of the year (38.9 million total interactions to-date in linear metrics. Source: Nielsen Social SCR, 1/1/19-/9/16/19. Linear Metrics. Broadcast Series only. All dayparts. Excludes News & Sports).

The “Got Talent” format has had more than 900 million global viewers since it began airing in 2006 in America and has aired in 194 territories worldwide. “Got Talent” holds the Guinness World Records title 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.

“America’s Got Talent” was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.

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ABOUT SYCO ENTERTAINMENT
Syco Entertainment, a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music, is one of the world's leading global music, film and television production companies responsible for some of the most successful global TV and music franchises and is the world's most successful producer of international talent. In 2017, Syco Music was named Music Week's Record Label of the Year and is home to internationally successful artists who have sold more than 380 million records to date. Syco is the record label home to Labrinth, James Arthur, Camila Cabello, Louis Tomlinson, CNCO, Grace VanderWaal, Susan Boyle, and PRETTYMUCH amongst others. Syco's television assets include the global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent. Around the world, The X Factor airs in 168 countries and is watched by more than a half billion people. Artists discovered by the format have sold more than 300 million records worldwide, including 200 number ones and 380 top 10 records. The Got Talent format officially holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for highest number of adaptations, making it the "World's Most Successful Reality TV Format," having been commissioned in an impressive 70 territories worldwide. America's Got Talent airs in 186 countries around the globe and has been the #1 US summer reality series for the past decade. Syco Film produced the 2013 #1 global box office hit "One Direction: This Is Us," a 3D concert movie with Sony Pictures and have partnered with Animal Logic (The Lego Movie, Happy Feet) to produce a number of music-based live action-hybrid animated movies.

 

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Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. A global entertainment powerhouse, Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies, and labels in over 30 countries. Fremantle produces more than 12,000 hours of original programming, roll out more than 60 formats and air 450 programs a year worldwide. The group distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories. Fremantle is also a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, with more than 300 million subscribers across 1,400 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms. Fremantle is part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content, and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann. For more information, visit www.fremantle.com, follow us @FremantleUS or visit our Facebook and Linked In pages.

Auditions for the next season of “America’s Got Talent” are currently underway. Interested acts can visit www.AGTAuditions.com to register for an upcoming audition city or to submit a video online.

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