NBC’s top-rated summer series “America’s Got Talent” have announced the performers that will appear on the show during the live finale on September 14 (8-10 p.m. ET).
The guest performers include Tony Bennett with Queen Latifah, Season 5 Finalist Jackie Evancho, Def Leppard and Cirque du Soleil “Iris.”
Jackie Evancho will perform “Nessun Dorma,” an exclusive performance from Tony Bennett and Queen Latifah of “Who Can I Turn To, Def Leppard performs “Rock of Ages and Pour Some Sugar on Me” as well as an exclusive primetime premiere performance by Cirque du Soleil “Iris.”
Now in its sixth season, “America’s Got Talent” airs Tuesdays (9-11 p.m. ET) and Wednesdays (9-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne star as the celebrity panel of judges, and Nick Cannon serves as host. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of aspiring stars, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win America’s hearts – and the $1 million prize.
The final four contestants are Team Iluminate, Poplyfe, Silhoutte and Landau Eugene Murphy.
So far this summer, the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of “America’s Got Talent” are the #1 and #3 series on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox in total viewers, with the Wednesday edition of “Talent” ranking behind only NBC’s “The Voice.” In adults 18-49, the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of “Talent” rank #2 and #4, behind only “The Voice” (#1) and “The Voice” Results Show (#3). Versus last year, “America’s Got Talent” is up in adults 18-49 by 21 percent on Tuesdays (with an average 4.1 rating vs. a 3.4) and up 12 percent on Wednesdays (3.7 vs. 3.3), according to “most current” averages through August 21 from Nielsen Media Research.
In total viewers, the show is up 20 percent year-to-year on Tuesdays (14.223 million vs. 11.832 million) and 9 percent year-to-year on Wednesdays (12.976 million vs. 11.861 million).
“America’s Got Talent” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television. Simon Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz (“American Idol”), Jason Raff, Ken Warwick (“American Idol”) and Georgie Hurford-Jones are executive producers.
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