The world is packed with countless talented individuals waiting for their special skills to be discovered, displayed, and recognized. While some are expert musicians, others are extraordinary dancers, comedians, magicians, or even stuntmen. One of NBC’s highest-rated reality TV shows, ‘America’s Got Talent’, or ‘AGT’ provides a platform for several such talented individuals. An annual summer release, this onscreen competition series features multiple talented participants. They get the chance to showcase their talents in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. The final winner is rewarded with a grand cash prize and he/she gets the golden chance to headline a show held on the Las Vegas Strip.
So if you are an avid fan of AGT or simply love talent shows in general, then you have come to the right place. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘America’s Got Talent’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘America’s Got Talent’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. The Voice (2011-)
‘The Voice‘, which debuted on NBC on April 26, 2011, is an unscripted singing contest that is based on the original show, titled, ‘The Voice of Holland’. It uncovers gifted and unsigned, aspiring singers, who can belong from either of the four categories – solo, duet, professional, or amateur. All contestants above 13 years of age are eligible to partake in the auditions. The format of ‘The Voice’ features four coaches who give feedback to the candidates and guide the shortlisted teams of artists during the run of the episodes. The final winner is selected via audience voting which can be collected through telephone, internet, SMS text, and iTunes Store purchases of the audio-recorded artists’ vocal performances. He or she wins a grand sum of $100,000 and scores a record deal with Universal Music Group.
9. Britain’s Got Talent (2007-)
Created by Simon Cowell as a part of his ‘Got Talent’ franchise, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ or ‘BGT’ follows the same format as that of AGT. Aired annually as a part of ITV’s summer-release titles, it first premiered on June 9, 2007. Contestants who wish to showcase their talents, participate in the initial auditions, where they have to impress a panel of judges so that they can proceed to the live episodes. The shortlisted contestants compete against each other, with an aim to win the judges’ approval and audience votes. The final winner is awarded a cash prize and gets a chance to perform in the Royal Variety Performance, held before the British Royal Family. ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is, in fact, UK’s biggest television talent competition, and forms an important part of the country’s popular culture.