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Gilbert High School sophomore auditioning for America’s Got Talent 

Gilbert, SC (Paul Kirby) - Lacey Dovre, 15, a sophomore at Gilbert High School is an aspiring artist who writes music and sings. This Saturday, Lacey will be auditioning virtually for Season 16 of the popular television variety show and contest America’s Got Talent (AGT). 

This will be the second time Lacey has auditioned for AGT and the first time she will do so virtually. She first auditioned for the show in December of 2018 in Charlotte, NC. Her mother Mari said they drove to the Charlotte Convention Center excited about the opportunity for Lacey to perform in front of a panel of judges. Although she didn't make it past the first judge to the popular panel of judges during that audition, after several years of practice and maturing as an artist, Lacey’s confidence level has grown. She’s prepared to audition by Zoom right from her home near Gilbert Saturday. 

As a former contestant, Lacey receives email notifications whenever it’s auditions time again. Lacey’s mom said that Saturday, she is looking to redeem herself and get to move on to the popular panel judges, the ones you see on the television show. 

For this audition, Lacey will perform an original piece she wrote entitled "Sometimes I Think.” If Lacey does get accepted to perform on the television show in front of the popular judges and a large studio audience, it may be the biggest break of her life. Just making it to the top 5 has often launched the careers of performers who sing, have comedy routines, and display all sorts of other exciting and interesting talents. Each season, the winner of AGT receives a large cash prize that is paid out over time. In years past, that has been $1 million dollars. More importantly, they are set up to headline a show on the Las Vegas Strip. 

There is a lot of secrecy involved with performing on AGT. Performers who make the cut, and contestants who either advanced or were cut in any round must make that a closely held secret. That prevents the viewing audience from having spoilers before the episodes air on television. 


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