‘America’s Got Talent’ Episode Guide (Aug. 27): Six Talents Eliminated; Ariana Grande Performs

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Episode Guide (Aug. 27): Six Talents Eliminated; Ariana Grande Performs

“Results” (08/27/14) – “America’s Got Talent” kicks into high gear as the first week of semi-finals begin, featuring a performance by the chart-topping, double-platinum selling recording artist, Ariana Grande. Grande will perform “Break Free,” the latest single from her sophomore album “My Everything” during the live results show on Aug. 27 (9-10 p.m. ET) on NBC.

Grande’s magnetic charm, impressive voice, and astounding presence have enchanted millions of fans worldwide. Her first full-length album for Republic Records, “Yours Truly” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, Billboard Digital Albums chart, and iTunes Overall Albums chart. It yielded one of 2013’s most defining songs, “The Way” featuring Mac Miller, which went double-platinum.

Shortly after, she was named “Best New Artist” at the 2013 American Music Awards. The first single from her sophomore album, “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea, saw her become the youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold in the first-week. In addition to ranking as the 4th highest digital song debut for a female artist and 8th highest ever, the platinum smash debuted at #1 in 65 countries, topping the iTunes overall Top Songs and Pop Songs charts for four weeks.

Recent accolades include the 2014 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist, Choice Female Artist and Choice Single (“Problem”), the Young Influencer Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and the Radio Disney Chart Topper award. Ariana Grande’s latest album, “My Everything” is available now on iTunes.

Plus, the votes are in and six acts from Tuesday’s performance show will move on to join the Top 12 acts of the competition, leaving just 18 contestants remaining.

“America’s Got Talent,” NBC’s top-rated summer series from producer Simon Cowell’s Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America, returns this summer with the hottest performers from across the country ready to compete in the blockbuster reality show’s ninth season. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel return as judges and Nick Cannon returns as host.

With the talent search open to acts of all ages, “America’s Got Talent” has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing unique performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying for their chance to win America’s hearts and the $1 million prize.

Last season, Kenichi Ebina was voted the winner at the conclusion of an exciting live finale packed with special performances. Kenichi Ebina is a self-taught dancer who infuses illusion, mime and special effects of sound, light and video into each dance performance. Ebina grew up in Japan until he was 20 years old, then moved to Connecticut as a student.

Previously, traveling dog act Olate Dogs was named the winner of the show’s seventh season. Olate Dogs is a high-energy, fast-paced dog act filled with impressive pet tricks led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate.

In 2011, West Virginia native Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. beat out thousands of acts to take home the coveted $1 million grand prize for season six. He signed with Columbia/Syco records and released his first album, “That’s Life,” in November of that year.

Mississippi-born soul singer Michael Grimm was named the winner of the fifth season’s competition. After headlining the national “America’s Got Talent Tour,” he toured with the legendary Stevie Nicks and Heart. Season five also brought national attention to then-10-year-old classical singer Jackie Evancho, who has gone on to release several best-selling albums.

Season four winner Kevin Skinner released his debut album, “Long Ride,” in 2010. Pop opera singer Neal E. Boyd won season three, and has since performed for audiences that included U.S. presidents. Season two winner Terry Fator, a ventriloquist, singer and comedian from Dallas, went on to sign a deal to headline at the Mirage in Las Vegas, where he continues to perform. Singer and songwriter Bianca Ryan won the premiere season of “America’s Got Talent” when she was just 11 years old.

“America’s Got Talent” is produced by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America. Simon Cowell, Jason Raff, Sam Donnelly, Trish Kinane and Rob Wade are executive producers.

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