America’s Got Talent – Season 16
The sixteenth season of America’s Got Talent was broadcast between May 26 and September 17, 2014. The auditions for the ninth season took place in various cities from October 2013 to December 2014. In addition to the usual open auditions, producers also held “extreme” auditions. These auditions were broadcast through a website and involved a third-party program. Winners were announced on the following day. This season featured the return of Simon Cowell as a judge.
Simon Cowell had to miss two live shows due to injury during season 15. The production brought in temporary stand-ins for the first two quarter-finals, but settled on using a three-judge panel the rest of the season. The judges loved Heidi Klum’s cover of Billie Eilish’s “Fake Love” and sent it straight to live shows.
Heidi Klum joined America’s Got Talent’s judging panel for season 8. As the first show to feature a four-judge panel, Klum has judged the competition five times. Her TV show roles include hosting Germany’s Next Topmodel and Project Runway. She is best known for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel and a top model. She is also a great judge in fashion.
The auditions for American Idol begin with Producers’ Auditions, which take place in various cities across the United States. Auditioners may perform dance, singing, magic, stunts, comedy, or variety. The contestants must impress a panel of judges, which includes Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell. The public vote is featured in the final episode. In addition to the live episodes, participants have the opportunity to win millions of dollars.
Stern left the show on bad terms after four seasons, saying that he had been asked to leave by the “Executives.” According to the sources, the showrunners threatened to fire him for a joke he made in a Showtime comedy special. PEOPLE reached out to NBC for comment but they have not responded. In addition to Stern and Kohn, another notable judge was Piers Morgan. The CNN news talk show host has a reputation for being controversial.
America’s Got Talent judges have diverse backgrounds and experience. They can be children or celebrities, depending on the act. The judges’ role is to evaluate each act and decide whether to advance or be eliminated. After the judges make their decision, the American public votes to choose the winners. There are also two teams of judges: the top three and the bottom four. The top three performers win $1 million. The show is not just about the money. The audience’s votes play an important role in the final results.
Many talented contestants are born with disabilities. Waites was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, a condition that restricts movement in the fixed joints of the hands and feet. She rehearsed the act for weeks after the first rejection, but the audience was unimpressed. She decided to give it another go and won the top prize. In season 11, her partner was eliminated.