AGT 16 Virtual Open Call
Frequently Asked Questions
Please add our email, "email@example.com" to your address book to ensure that any emails from us do not end up in your spam or junk mail folders. We will send you a confirmation email when you register, and closer to the audition day we will send you a link to enter into the Virtual Auditions.
We ask that you sign up on our website so we know you will be attending and can send you the link to enter into the Virtual Audition. By registering online, you will be able to complete the required forms in advance and also receive the most up-to-date information about your audition date. We want to make sure your audition day goes as smoothly as possible. If you arrive via a link that was sent to you and have not registered, someone from our staff will walk you through the registration process.
For more details, please read the Eligibility Requirements.
If you are planning to audition on a mobile phone or tablet, you will need to download the Zoom app (www.zoom.us). You can find this application on the Apple Store or Google Play Store and set up a free account.
If you are under 16, a parent or legal guardian should download and register for Zoom, if necessary.
Please be sure you have removed any artwork, photos, or other decorations from the walls in the background so they are not seen on camera. No matter the location you select for your Virtual Audition please be sure you are following all local orders, regulations and restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We recommend groups to submit a pre-existing video online instead of gathering for a live Virtual Audition. We are accepting older videos as we understand that it has been challenging to film with large groups in 2020.
When you submit your online audition, only ONE member should register on behalf of the group. This is because your group only needs one Performer Profile in our system.
When you register for a Virtual Audition, you will select an audition date and window of time. You can click the Virtual Audition Link at the start of your Virtual Audition time window if you registered for a time window that day. You will then be in an online waiting room until you are admitted into the Virtual Audition room, where you will see one or more producers for whom you will audition.
Keep in mind that there is no guarantee that you will be admitted for a Virtual Audition room regardless of whether or not you have registered. Producers reserve the right to audition people out of order of their scheduled time.
If you submit a video as a group, but also want to do a solo performance for our Virtual Auditions, that is not a problem. It's best that you register for yourself if you're planning to attend a solo Virtual Audition, in addition to submitting a video submission for your group act. Please note that you will need a different email address for each registration.
Anyone else present in the room for your Virtual Audition must also sign an appearance release. If the household member providing musical accompaniment is under 18, their parent or legal guardian must also be present.
Additionally, we remind you to follow all local regulations and restrictions as to gatherings, and strongly discourage groups from gathering.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR ANY AUDITION. IF SOMEONE APPROACHES YOU TRYING TO BUY OR SELL ACCESS TO ANY AUDITION, PLEASE ADVISE A MEMBER OF PRODUCER’S STAFF IMMEDIATELY at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acts selected to move forward in the competition will be notified by the end of March.