POSTED: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7:14pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — In search of the next million dollar act, NBC’s top-rated summer series “America’s Got Talent” stops in New Orleans, Louisiana for a two-day open casting call for the show’s eighth season on Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16.
The casting will take place on those days from 8:00 a.m until 7:00 p.m at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, which is located on 900 Convention Center Boulevard.
Every type of performer is welcome - musicians, dance crews, magicians, contortionists, comedians, singers, jugglers, animal acts and everything in between.
For the first time ever, the show will conduct a casting call in New Orleans, wrapping up a 14-city search for one-of-a-kind talent – the largest in the show’s history.
“America’s Got Talent” is the only talent competition show that is open to any age and any talent. The auditions are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for performers to showcase their talent in 90 seconds to the series’ producers in the hopes of being able to take the stage in front of the judges. Last year’s winning act, Richard and Nick Olate of Olate Dogs, beat out thousands of hopefuls to take home the coveted $1 million grand prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas.