WASHINGTON - Do you have a talent that America needs to see?
Your chance to gain fame for your ability can be one step closer when NBC's "America's Got Talent" holds an open casting call at the Baltimore Convention Center on Jan. 30. Those who audition get 90 seconds to showcase a talent in front of judges Howard Stern, Mel B., Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.
The judges, with some help from host Nick Cannon, will decide who moves on to the next round of the competition. The winner of the show gets $1 million and the opportunity to launch a career in show business.
"America's Got Talent" Executive Producer Jason Raff told The Avenue News that he expects several thousand people to show up at the open casting call in Baltimore.
"We love coming into new cities. We're looking forward to coming to Baltimore," he said to the Avenue News. "We are open to any age and any talent -- dancers, magic acts, people who do weird things with their body."
Some tips Raff has for hopefuls:
- Show off your personality
- Just do it and don't let nerves get the best of you
- Try not to be average or mediocre. "As a producer, you spend your whole day waiting for that act to come in and give you goose bumps," Raff said to the Avenue News.
To audition in Baltimore, you can pre-register on the "America's Got Talent" website or submit your audition online if you can't make it.
Other cities holding casting calls for season nine include New York, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and Indianapolis.
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