Bobby Badfingers was the beginning act on America's Got Talent. He made his debut by introducing a unique musical instrument to the audience: his fingers. Bobby impressed the crowd by snapping his fingers at a rapid speed, never losing rhythm with the music. Vladimir Malachikhin showed the judges and the audience his impressive talent of hand balancing. Dressed all in white, Vladimir wowed the judges with the way he held his body while balancing upside down with one arm. Ivan brought a juggling act to the judges. But as with the previous juggling act, they were not impressed. Piers and David were quick to give Ivan an "X" and Brandy reluctantly did, too. She later said she felt peer pressure to push her button. Ivan defended himself and told the judges that they didn't have a clue about the skill of juggling.
A talent search from the producers of "American Idol" gets under way. Regis Philbin hosts as a variety of acts of all ages, including singers, dancers, comedians, acrobats, jugglers and more, compete for fame and a million-dollar grand prize. David Hasselhoff, Brandy and Piers Morgan make up the panel of judges.
The clog-dancing group, All That, kicked off America's Got Talent with a rockin' start. The five men from New York danced with incredible rhythm and had the audience up on their feet in no time. Even Brandy was getting into the dancing and music. Elliot brought some magic to the show. He had the judges worried in the beginning when it appeared that his microphone wasn't working, but before everybody's eyes, he turned the microphone into a dove. With a catchy bass beat playing in the background, Elliot continued to turn different items into birds. 11-year-old singer Bianca impressed the judges with her incredibly mature voice. She sang the song "And I am Telling You". Brandy gave Bianca a standing ovation and was simply in awe of the young girl. The audience also followed with a standing ovation.
Jon and Owen called themselves The Passing Zone, and they impressed the judges and the audience with their extreme juggling. They juggled flaming pins while concentrating on their balancing act. The Quick Change Artists came out and performed some magic. They dazzled the judges as the woman in the act changed her wardrobe behind a curtain in just a matter of seconds. The finale came when the man in the group sprinkled glitter on the woman, and her wardrobe changed before the judges very eyes. The Quick Change Artists were quickly passed to the next round. Taylor Ware wowed the entire audience with her yodeling skills. She told the judges she learned how to yodel when she was bored one summer vacation and bought a tape to teach herself. They were floored by her talent and invited her to come back and sing some more. She left the stage to a standing ovation from the audience.
The first of four semifinal rounds is featured. Two acts will move on to the finals - one chosen by celebrity judges David Hasselhoff, Brandy and Piers Morgan; the other by viewers. Regis Philbin hosts.
Voting results are revealed.
The second of four semifinal rounds finds acts vying for two more finalist spots to be determined by viewers and judges Brandy, David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan. Regis Philbin is the host.
Voting results are revealed. Judges Brandy, David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan offer their opinions on the act chosen by viewers to go to the finals.
Two more finalist spots are up for grabs as performers compete in the third of four semifinal rounds. Brandy, David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan are the judges. Regis Philbin hosts.
Third-round voting results are revealed.
The fourth and final semifinal round. David Hasselhoff, Brandy and Piers Morgan serve as judges
Fourth-round voting results are revealed. Judges Brandy, David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan offer their opinions on the act chosen by viewers to go to the finals. Also: the Hoff sings his new single, "Jump in My Car"; a performance from Cirque Du Soleil's "Zumanity"; and comedian Tom Green attempts to ride a skateboard through a ring of fire.
A wild-card competition features 10 deserving but overlooked acts from the semifinals competing for two additional spots in next week's million finale. Among the performers getting a second chance are: Nathan Burton; Leonid the Magnificent; All That; Natasha Le; Corina Brouder; Jessica Sanchez; Bobby Badfingers; N'Versity; Quick Change; and Alexis Jordan.
Host Regis Philbin announces the viewer-selected winner of the wild-card round. Celebrity judges David Hasselhoff, Brandy and Piers Morgan offer their opinions. Also: Penn and Teller perform their magic act.
The 10 remaining acts take the stage for their last performances before tomorrow night's finale, when the million winner will be revealed. Celebrity guests on hand to offer the finalists pointers include Master P, Yolanda Adams, Chaka Khan, John Popper, and Penn and Teller.
Season 1 of the talent show concludes with host Regis Philbin announcing which one of the 10 finalists viewers chose to win the million prize. Blue Man Group and singing duo Aly and AJ perform.