NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” the number one show of the summer, will announce the next five acts to move into the Top 20 on its live results show, Wednesday, August 19 (9-10 p.m. ET). The show will also feature live performances from the rock group Daughtry and “High School Musical’s” Ashley Tisdale. Daughtry will sing their No.1 hit single, “No Surprise,” and Tisdale will be singing her new single, “It’ Alright, It’s Okay.”
Chris Daughtry, from North Carolina, formed the band Daughtry with bassist Josh Paul from LA, drummer Joey Barnes also from North Carolina, guitarist Brian Craddock from Virginia, and guitarist Josh Steely from San Diego at the end of 2006. Daughtry, a19/RCA recording artist, currently tops the chart with its second album and has achieved global success with its self-titled debut. A hit in both artistic and commercial terms, the band’s Grammy-nominated, quintuple-platinum debut accomplished the rare feat of charting three #1 hits. With release of “Leave This Town,” Daughtry is back at #1. The band recorded the album’s 12 songs in Los Angeles with returning producer Howard Benson (All-American Rejects, My Chemical Romance). The entire album features inspired performances by the quintet held together by anthemic hooks, impassioned vocals, and lyrics laced with wisdom found through searching horizons and rearviews. The songs shift smoothly from powerful arena-rock (“No Surprise,” “Ghost of Me”), to hushed ballads (“September”) and emotional mid-tempo rockers (“Life After You,” “Learned My Lesson”). “Leave This Tow” also includes the country-influenced “Tennessee Line,” that features vocal harmonies by country-music superstar Vince Gill. For more information, please visit www.daughtryofficial.com.
Ashley Tisdale has quickly become one of Hollywood’s brightest talents on both the silver screen and on television. Best known for her role as Sharpay Evans, Tisdale starred opposite Zac Efron in the original movie musical, “High School Musical,” directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega. The film premiered in January 2006 and was the highest rated telecast in Disney Channel history. Tisdale made music history by becoming the first female artist to ever debut with two songs simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (“Bop To The Top” and “What I’ve Been Looking For,” both from the RIAA triple-platinum certified “High School Musical” soundtrack). Tisdale recently won a MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance: Female for her performance in “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” and can currently be seen in the 20th Century Fox feature film Aliens in the Attic from producer Barry Josephson. Tisdale’s sophomore album from Warner Bros. Records, “Guilty Pleasure,” was released in July and her debut album “Headstrong” for Warner Bros. Records, has sold over a million copies worldwide.
“America’s Got Talent” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television. Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz (“American Idol”), Jason Raff (“Momma’s Boys”) and Scott St. John (“Deal or No Deal”) serve as executive producers.