An estimated 450 acts had 90 seconds to persuade producers at the San Diego Convention Center to propel them to the next round. They’ll have to wait a couple of months to find out.
Waiting is nothing new, said a contestant who auditioned around 3:30. She had been there since 7:30 a.m.
Celebrity judges — Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell — weren’t part of the initial selections. Neither was natty host Nick Cannon, a 1998 graduate of Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley.
Hundreds of people were lined up before the 7 a.m. opening of the San Diego auditions, one of 12 city stops before the 11th season of the popular talent show. If any locals missed Tuesday’s auditions, they can attend Los Angeles auditions Feb. 6.
After registering, contestants sat in a holding/practice room quietly rehearsing their acts and nervously chatting with would-be rivals.
Family and friends were nearby to give them support. Young contestants were allowed to be accompanied into the audition room by a parent.
Earlier auditions were held in Detroit, New York City, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Jose and Salt Lake City.
San Diego’s Got Talent: Will One of Us Win $1 Million on ‘AGT’? was last modified: November 9th, 2019 by Chris Stone
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