NBC and FremantleMedia North America announced plans to take auditions for this summer’s edition of “America’s Got Talent” onto the Internet in a deal with MySpace.
A Virtual "America’s Got Talent" Audition City for MySpace users will go live Tuesday, April 29. Individuals can go to MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/americasgottalent) and upload video of their talents from Tuesday, April 29 – Monday, May 5. The show’s producers will review submissions and the selected participants will be flown to Las Vegas to participate in an audition show. The Virtual Audition City episode will feature the selected MySpace acts. This show will be treated as any other audition city show and the acts will be eligible for the million dollar grand prize.
"This partnership allows us to not only promote ‘America’s Got Talent’ to the MySpace audience, but also tap into the site’s huge online talent base, who we might not have reached through the traditional audition process," said John Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, NBC Universal Television.