America’s Got Talent 2021 Live Show Audiences Return, Find Out When

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The end of FAKE America’s Got Talent audiences is near! The series is soliciting requests for the LIVE shows that begin on August 10 and run through September 15. The episodes will take place in AGT’s usual venue for live shows, the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

All audience members MUST be vaccinated

But just like The Voice, which is inviting fans back into the studio for the Season 21 Blind Auditions, there are MAJOR caveats. Audience members can be as young as 12 years old, but every single person let into the theater MUST BE VACCINATED against COVID-19. Yes, that means even the teenagers for whom only the Pfizer vaccine is available.

An audience member is considered fully vaccinated after two weeks have passed after the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks after the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. To be eligible for the first day of taping on August 10, fans must have their first Pfizer/Moderna shot no later that 6/30 and the one shot J&J no later that 7/27.

Audience members must arrive with with proof of vaccine and a valid ID.

Live Show Audience members MUST wear masks (unlike the FAKE audition audience!)

Masks are still required to be worn by all audience members, which is weird considering the taped auditions feature a maskless audience sitting shoulder to shoulder. Of course, the audience is FAKE–digitally added to the edit. The actual audience for the auditions were very limited–mostly crew members who were FOR SURE masked.

Won’t the average viewer wonder why the live show COVID 19 protocols are stricter than the auditions that aired months before when COVID was more dangerous? Or maybe fans prefer the fantasy of a pre-COVID looking crowd, even if they know better? Broadcast networks were already losing audiences to streamers. But the COVID pandemic accelerated the bleeding. Because who wants to be watch TV and be reminded of the pandemic?

In any case, if you live in Los Angeles or plan to visit in August/September, sign up to be contacted for tix to the America’s Got Talent 2021 live shows  at OnCameraAudiences.

AGT live shows begin right after the 2 week Olympic break

NBC will air the Olympic games nightly beginning Friday July 23 through Sunday August 8. During that time, all network shows, including America’s Got Talent, will be on hiatus. AGT live shows–featuring judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and host Terry Crews–begin Tuesday August 10. 

Official live shows rules and regulations from OnCameraAudiences:

Calling all AGT Fans! We are back with live audiences beginning August 10th at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood! All shows will be comprised of fully vaccinated fans ages 12 and up. We will be live every Tuesday and Wednesday starting 8/10/21 through 9/15/21. Plan ahead! If you are already fully vaccinated, sign up now and answer yes when asked if you are fully vaccinated when inputting your information.

If you are not fully vaccinated yet, you have time of to be eligible to attend the first day of the live shows on August 10th. • An audience member will be considered fully vaccinated after two (2) weeks have passed after second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine; or single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. • To be eligible to attend the first day of taping on August 10th you must have your first shot no later than 6/30/21 and your second shot or your one shot of the J&J not later than 7/27/21. •

Upon arrival to the show, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination along with a valid ID. • If you are 12 and over, you are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only at this time. We cannot wait to see you back in the audience at America’s Got Talent! Please note: At this time masks are still required to be worn by all audience members.

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