NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, the number one show of the summer, began broadcasting live two nights a week from its brand new home at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Monday, July 2nd (9-11 pm ET) and tonight, July 3rd (9-10 pm ET). AGT kicks off its first live results show of the season with a special performance tonight, July 3rd from seven-time Grammy Award winner, will.i.am, where he will make the primetime network debut of his new single, "This Is Love," featuring Eva Simons. In addition to will.i.am, Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil, the visually stunning acrobatic spectacular that blends circus arts with the surreal, will perform a specially choreographed act on Tuesday's results show.
Multi-platinum producer and songwriter, will.i.am, is known not only for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, who have sold 31 million albums and 58 singles worldwide, but also for his work with some of the industry's biggest names including Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Cheryl Cole, Nas, David Guetta and film composer Hans Zimmer. "This Is Love," is co-produced by will.i.am, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello and Sebastian and will be available on will's solo release #willpower.
Zarkana is performing at the legendary Radio City Music Hall for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 2 before moving to Las Vegas on November 1.
"America's Got Talent" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell's SYCO Television. Simon Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz ("American Idol"), Jason Raff, Ken Warwick ("American Idol") and Georgie Hurford-Jones are executive producers.
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