‘America’s Got Talent’ 2021: Did the Show Have a Live Audience?

Viewers of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” seen that there was an viewers proven through the first episode of auditions, and a few have been questioning if the viewers was really within the studio or if the members have been the product of some behind-the-scenes work.

The show, which premiered season 16 on NBC on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, did characteristic a restricted dwell viewers, according to People. The outlet spoke with panelist Howie Mandel concerning the return of the dwell viewers after almost an entire season with out one.

“It was fantastic, it is such as you’ve been misplaced eternally and now you are feeling like, ‘I’m dwelling,'” Mandel informed the outlet forward of the premiere. “Just to listen to a response behind you, simply to listen to anyone be behind you and, type of, affirm that what you simply heard or what you simply noticed or the way you simply judged – they’re both in settlement with [you], or they’re completely against what you simply stated.”

Fans Reacted to What Looked Like a Huge Audience

During the season premiere, the show featured what appeared like a really giant, packed-in, maskless viewers, which matches towards the coronavirus restrictions in Los Angeles, the place the show filmed, particularly as a result of these episodes have been filmed in March 2021, and there have been nonetheless masks mandates in place, according to ABC.

“I occurred to catch the previous few minutes of #AGT whereas ready for New Amsterdam to start out. What the hell is occurring? And why are so many individuals within the viewers with out masks? There’s no means all these of us have been vaccinated,” one person tweeted.

The finish credit of the show, nevertheless, addressed the state of affairs.

“Due to COVID well being restrictions, visuals of viewers featured on this episode embrace actual and digital photographs, in addition to photographs from previous seasons,” the credit learn. “The use of those visuals was for artistic functions solely and didn’t influence the end result of judging.”

It sounds just like the show had editors take photographs from earlier seasons and blend them in with the precise, smaller viewers that was current on the filming of the episode, then.

The Show Had Safety Guidelines in Place for a Limited Audience

According to Good Housekeeping, who spoke with an “America’s Got Talent” consultant, the show had security tips through the filming with a restricted viewers.

The consultant informed the outlet that the “pleasure in watching ‘AGT’ is feeling the viewers response within the room to the auditions,” according to Good Housekeeping.

“Things have loosened up a bit bit and [are] getting higher,” Mandel informed People of getting again to the studio. “We’re all getting vaccinated and the numbers have gone down. This is the solar that’s shining that we have all been ready for. And this has been so thrilling in so many alternative methods. This yr is the icing on the cake. This yr is, ‘We’re again. We are the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel.”

Simon Cowell, the 61-year-old producer and choose, additionally returned to “America’s Got Talent” after his intense again damage that resulted in months of bodily remedy and relaxation.

Mandel stated that the show was “welcoming Simon again, more healthy and higher than ever.”


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