THIS FAQ PAGE WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE REGARDING JUDGE AUDITIONS FOR AGT 14. YOUR ASSIGNED PRODUCER CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS NOT ADDRESSED HERE.
Auditions will take place throughout the month of March. You will be able to list your conflicts on the Supplemental Information Form that you will fill out after reading this FAQ. It is best if you can be available for ALL days.
Some of the dates are set for interview/travel days and not actual performance days. You will only perform on ONE performance day, which we will assign to you.
Interviews are a crucial part of your participation on the show. If you are traveling more than 150 miles away from Los Angeles, you may be asked to travel the day before your performance, and travel out the day after. If you are local (under 150 miles from Los Angeles), you may be asked to come in on interview dates so please keep this in mind when looking at conflicts of dates.
Contestants who live further than 300 miles, as determined by us, will be flown to the audition city. You will be provided a hotel room the night before and the night of your audition.
The Travel Department will be in touch with you via email. Please make sure that you are checking your SPAM folder for any updates and emails.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless you are a minor or have minors in your group, NO friends, family, managers, coaches, etc. will be provided travel. If you want someone to stay in your hotel room that is fine, but none of their travel arrangements will be made by the show. No one, except members of the group, will be allowed to use AGT transportation. This includes, but is not limited to, shuttles to and from the theater on interview and tape days.
LOCAL CONTESTANTS: Contestants who live within 150 miles of the theater as determined by us, are considered LOCAL, which means that we will NOT provide any travel arrangements or hotel accommodations for you for this round of the auditions. Once you are assigned a performance date and session time, our Contestant Coordinator will be in touch with you about what time you need to arrive at the theater.
ALL Minors MUST have ONE parent or legal guardian present. If the parent or legal guardian cannot attend the audition, the minor must have a Guardianship and Medical Authorization for Minors Form filled out and notarized prior to the audition. If the minor does not have the notarized form completed and submitted, they will not be able to audition. You can download the Guardianship Form here.
FAMILIES: If the show is traveling a minor in for the Celebrity Judge Round (based on the above criteria) then we will also travel one (1) parent or legal guardian for each minor, unless the minors are siblings, in which case we will only travel one (1) parent or legal guardian for every four (4) minors.
GROUPS: If you are traveling with a group that has minors in it, each minor still must have one (1) parent or legal guardian present. However, if certain parents cannot attend and another parent and/or coach is willing to take over guardianship for the minor(s), there is a one (1) adult per four (4) minors ratio rule.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have a coach that would like to attend, they must do so at their own expense, unless of course that person is acting as a legal guardian to a minor and all of the proper paperwork has been completed and notarized.
Do not put anything on your list that you would not be happy to use in your performance. Please make sure you list the name of the song, as well as, the artist, as sometimes there may be more than one version of the song. Once your music list is submitted, your Producer will contact you with more details.
PLEASE NOTE: Acts will never use their own music tracks for performances; you are only allowed to use the specific music track that WE provide for you.
NO LOGOS: Because you are being filmed with the intent to air on television, we need to make sure we know AHEAD OF TIME if you are planning on wearing any logos on camera. Logos include any name, design, verbiage, etc that you DO NOT own. Even a small logo on your prop could be an issue. Please send pictures of your wardrobe and props to your producer for final approval before you come to your audition. Please note: You are NOT allowed to wear (on your wardrobe or props etc) any websites, or social media Handles, Hashtags etc. that have your name or any other organization on it. This is against the rules. If you have any questions about logos, designs, etc. Please ask the producer assigned to you.
PER DIEM: Per Diem is ONLY provided to acts and parents and legal guardians that we are traveling in and providing hotel accommodations. We will give you $25 for each night that we book you in a hotel. This money is provided for additional meals or expenses outside of the audition at the theater. You will be given your per diem when you check in at the theatre the day of your audition.
Contestants are not compensated for their participation on AGT.
We realize this letter will not answer all of your questions. But we are here to help and support you as best we can within the guidelines of the competition. Please feel free to contact your Producer with any additional questions or concerns.