America’s Got Talent 2012
NBC Press Release:
NEW YORK – August 16, 2012–NBC’s top-rated “America’s Got Talent” will finalize its remaining “Top 24” contestants on Tuesday, August 21 (8-10 pm ET) after 12 eliminated acts return to the stage and compete to rejoin the competition. The highly anticipated Wildcard show will include 12 returning acts, selected by judges Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel.
As previously announced, Howard Stern has selected Ben Blaque, Horse, Spencer Horsman, and Todd Oliver and Irving. Sharon has invited back All That!, Bandbaz Brothers, Jake Wesley Rodgers and Lindsey Norton, and Howie has selected Andrew De Leon, Jarrett & Raja, Sebastian El Charro and Cristin Sandu. The four acts that advance on the show will enter the Semi Finals for a chance to win $1 million. Bios of all acts, including photos and more information can be found at www.nbc.com/agt.
Of his first Wildcard show, AGT Judge Howard Stern noted, “How we going to end this season? Every time the audience gets rid of somebody we bring them back. It’s like Godfather 3… just one too many.”
“This year has had such a great amount of talent that with only 4 choices allowed per show, deserving acts got let go. I believe America will be happy to see my choices get a second chance,” added Judge Howie Mandel.
“I love the Wildcard show because I want to show Howie and Howard that my picks are going to go through,” said Sharon Osbourne.
Wednesday’s live results show on August 22 (9-10 pm ET) will feature a joint performance by platinum recording artist Owl City and breakout pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen performing their new single, “Good Time.” “Bring It On: The Musical” will also perform.