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Some ‘AGT’ Episodes Were Filmed Before the Pandemic — What About the Rest?

Governor Gavin Newsom handed new laws limiting California residents from leaving their properties on Thursday, March 19. 

The choice had important implications for the entire of the leisure trade, with TV reveals like America’s Bought Expertise shutting down manufacturing at a fast tempo. 

The destiny of Season 15 of AGT was up within the air for a couple of weeks earlier than govt producer Simon Cowell introduced that they discovered an answer. We examine: when and the way was Season 15 of AGT filmed? 

So, when was ‘AGT 2020’ filmed?

The audition rounds have been filmed on the Pasadena Civic Auditorium within the spring of 2020, Good Housekeeping reveals. 

The lockdown posed a hefty dilemma for the creators of the present, nonetheless. As Simon defined in an interview with Individuals, they did not have sufficient footage for the entire Season 15 — and for some time, they have been critically contemplating the opportunity of canceling the present altogether. 

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Happily for loyal viewers, they finally got here up with one thing a lot much less drastic. As an alternative of abandoning plans to shoot the remainder of Season 15, the creators determined to create a brand new alternative permitting would-be contestants to submit movies on-line. 

“We began to understand that, for apparent causes, the viewers was getting smaller and smaller and smaller. We had this obligation to be sure that everybody bought their fair proportion, and was auditioned nicely,” Simon described what the final weeks of capturing in entrance of a reside viewers had felt like in an interview with Individuals

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“We have labored out about three totally different situations for a way we are able to shoot the reside reveals with or with out an viewers, or a restricted viewers. And every one in all them creatively works,” Simon revealed. 

To be sure that each contestant will get an equal alternative, the judges will probably be utilizing the identical analysis standards for the performers they noticed reside and those submitting on-line. 

“They’re just about in the identical place because the individuals who did common auditions […] The vital factor was attempting to be sure that the folks we missed, as a lot as attainable, have been nonetheless given a chance to compete within the present,” Simon advised Individuals

Nevertheless, Simon felt a lot much less assured about altering the unique format of the present altogether. As he advised Individuals, switching to on-line submissions was solely a short lived answer. In accordance with the newest plans, the finals will probably be filmed in entrance of a reside viewers. 

Though the submission format may need been altered barely, the purpose of the present stays the identical. 

To supply a as soon as in a lifetime alternative to probably the most proficient performers on the market, the judges will choose from the web submissions in the intervening time. 

The subsequent few America’s Bought Expertise episodes will mix pre-recorded footage with commentary Heidi Klum, Sofía Vergara, Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, and present host Terry Crews will movie within the security of their properties. After that, nonetheless, the present is predicted to return to regular. 

“There will probably be finals, and there will probably be a winner. Somebody’s going to stroll away with 1,000,000 {dollars},” Simon advised Individuals.

Catch new episodes of America’s Bought Expertise each Thursday at eight p.m. ET on NBC. 

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