Who Invented America’s Got Talent?

AGT golden buzzerI could answer the question in two words but there is so much more to America’s Got Talent.

When Did America’s Got Talent Start?

America’s Got Talent (AGT for short) originally started in 2006. It was part of a program that was conceived called “Got Talent” and was due to air as Britain’s Got Talent but due to some unforeseen problems, BGT didn’t air until 2007.

What Is America’s Got Talent?

The show is like a reality TV series, where participants come to be judged as to whether or not they have that star quality that American’s love.

Participants include singers, jugglers, comedians, dancers, magicians and all sort of acts that want to be famous and win the chance at a million dollars.

What Network Is America’s Got Talent On?

AGT is on the NBC network and has proven to be very successful for them. It pulls in high ratings for the show and attracts the young and the old. People have been known to stay home to watch the next episode of the show or tape it to watch later.

America’s Got Talent Cast

As of the time, this is being written the following people are the cast of America’s Got Talent.

Host Of America’s Got TalentNick Cannon

The host is an integral part of the show. The current host on AGT is Nick Cannon. He’s a very talented man in his own right as he’s a rapper, an actor and has been a television host and a radio personality.

America’s Got Talent Judges

Simon Cowell

Has had a background of enternurship and along with starting numerous companies and has been a judge on AGT since it began.

Time Magazine name him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and 2010

Simon CowellSource

Mel B

Her real name is Melanie Janine Brown but is know as Mel B. She’s very talented and writes songs, sings is a dance and an actress, writes, and models.

She gained stardom as a member of the Spice Girls, an all-girls band in which she was called Scary Spice.


Heidi Klum

Heidi is first and foremost as German-American model. Through the years she’s become a well know TV personality and has been nominated for six Emmy Awards.

In 2011 on Forbes list of the Worlds Top-Earning Models she placed second.

Heidi KlumSource

Howie Mandel

Howie leads a very versatile career. He’s not only a comedian but has had his own show call the “Howie Mandel Show”. He appears on numerous talk shows and has is the voice for “Bobby’s World” and animated cartoon series.

He has written a book where he reveals that he struggles with OCD and ADHD and it’s become a best-seller on the New York Times list.

Howie MandelSource

So who Invented AGT?

And the answer is… Simon Cowell invented it!

Best American’s Got Talent Auditions

Below are some highlights from AGT. My favorite is what happens to Howie at 12:23… check it out