'America's Got Talent' brings show to Atlanta

1:30 AM, Apr 14, 2011   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Attention all singers, jugglers, dancers and fire twirlers: your big moment has arrived.

NBC's popular reality show "America's Got Talent" is searching for some new acts, and they're looking in Atlanta.

Wednesday marked day two of the three-day search. Crowds flooded the Fox Theater to cheer, or boo, the TV hopefuls.

There were several crowd favorites, including a five-year-old drummer from Atlanta. His mother says Sadarien Riles has been spinning his drumsticks since age two, and his YouTube performances caught the eyes of "America's Got Talent" recruiters who invited him to audition.

"Oooh, I thought my heart was about to bust out of my chest!" laughed LaToya Riles after watching her son perform. "I'm still shaking! I'm so happy. So, so happy."

Judges Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne, along with host Nick Cannon all made the trip to Atlanta for the auditions. Mandel said of all the cities, Atlanta has proven to be one of the most impressive.

"We've seen things, we have been so surprised, we've seen the weirdest things, we've seen the greatest things," Mandel said. "I believe that a couple of the finalists are going to end up coming from Atlanta, you mark my words."

Season 6 of "America's Got Talent" premieres May 31st.

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