*New episodes currently air only on Tuesdays and will begin to air on Wednesdays as well when we reach the live shows.
I've pretty much already talked about how the show works. The first round of auditions were this week. And the auditions are pretty straight forward. We have our host, Tyra Banks (who is our new host replacing Nick Cannon). Our four judges remain the same. We have comedian Howie Mandel, Spice Girls singer Melanie Brown (known as Mel B), German model Heidi Klum, and record/television producer Simon Cowell. Acts perform for the four judges and each judge votes "yes" or "no" as to whether or not the act should move forward in the competition. An act needs a minimum of three yes' to be put through. In the event of a tie (2 yes' and 2 no's), the act does not go through. The judges have red buzzers to press if an act does not meet their standards. If an act gets buzzed by all four judges, the act is eliminated immediately.
The golden buzzer returns for its fourth season. The purpose of the golden buzzer is to send an act straight through to the live shows skipping the Judge Cuts round. Each judge is allowed to use the golden buzzer on one act, so they must choose wisely. The host, Tyra Banks, is also given one golden buzzer to use.
So that's basically how the auditions go. Last year I did not review the auditions. I began reviewing at the Judge Cuts, which is the second round in the competition. I was planning on doing a post where I go through some of the highlights in the auditions. But due to timing, I may just scratch that and start with the Judge Cuts again. The last set of auditions aired this past week. So starting next week, I will hopefully be able to start reviewing the show while also attempting to keep up with my countdown posts. I know my timing has been off these past several weeks. But I'm trying to improve on that. So I guess we'll see how things go. I really want to do this again so I'm really going to try to get these posts out on a regular basis. If you're not interested in the show whatsoever, you can just disregard the posts and come only for the countdown posts as I do plan on recapping the countdown at the same time. So yeah. That's all I have for you. I'm going to be out tomorrow so the 7/8/17 countdown should hopefully be out on Sunday.