No matter what your age or talent, they want to see it. They’re looking for singers, musicians and dancers, as well as variety performers like animal acts and family groups. However weird, unique or wonderful, if you think you’re talented, they want to see you.
They encourage you to preregister, but that may not get you through any quicker, and preregistration isn’t necessary. Registration opens by 8 a.m. each day, but the line starts forming at 5 a.m. – expect to spend the day at the hotel. Potential contestants should park in the Universal parking garage and take a shuttle to the hotel. Parking will cost non-Universal passholders $14.
The “America’s Got Talent” audition Web site gives you some idea of what to expect during the whole process. After waiting in line and submitting all your paperwork, you be placed in the holding room. They’ll be recording some short segments for the show, so you may get on TV even if you don’t make it through.
The show will be returning to Orlando on April 7 and 8 at Hard Rock Live in CityWalk to record some return auditions. You can request free tickets here. Host Nick Cannon and judges Sharon Osborne and Piers Morgan will join new judge Howie Mandel at this taping. But please, don’t try to shake Howie’s hand.