Open calls for variety and bizarre novelty acts are being held next month in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and Atlanta for the show tentatively titled Americas Got Talent.
The Director of Talent for the show, Hedda Muskat, says the series scheduled to premiere this summer will have an Idol format, but contestants wont face the major age restriction found on American Idol.
She says that means anyone from amazing kids to amazing seniors can show off their skills in singing, dancing, magic, comedy, knife throwing, etc. to compete for a six-figure cash prize.
Audition schedules will soon be up at nbc.com and contestants can pre-book their audition time by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alas, Cowell is only executive producing, so it looks like the snarky comments will be left to the yet-to-be-named celebrity judges.
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