America's Got Talent has several new features and surprises to celebrate its 10th anniversary season, including an enhanced Golden Buzzer, bigger and more extreme acts and new elements in the boot camp round of auditions.
To accommodate acts that are simply too big for the theater, "AGT" will bring the show outdoors to showcase some of the biggest and most dangerous acts to ever audition.
Similar to the acts in theatre, the extreme contestants, filmed at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, will be subject to the judges' dreaded "X" buzzers.
This season's Golden Buzzer will send an act from the audition stage directly to the live performance shows at Radio City Music Hall. Each judge can hit the Golden Buzzer only once for an act they think has what it takes to win America's vote.
A new version of boot camp will shake things up this season as well. Each week, one judge will receive a special advantage over the others in determining which acts become part of the Top 36 to perform live for America's vote.
The only competition show open to all ages and all talents, America's Got Talent stars host Nick Cannon and judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howard Stern.
Last year, for the first time in the show's history, America chose a magician as their winner: Rhode Island native Mat Franco, who later starred in two NBC primetime specials that capture him as he prepares to open his own show in Las Vegas at the LINQ Hotel & Casino.
Along the way Franco performs magic for big-name celebrities and for his family, friends and everyday Americans who helped make his dream come true.
America's Got Talent began on NBC in 2006 and has launched the careers of Terry Fator, Lindsay Sterling and Jackie Evancho, among others.
America's Got Talent is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.