‘America’s Got Talent’ Calls It Curtains in Las Vegas

Posted on: March 10, 2024, 07:26h. 

Last updated on: March 11, 2024, 11:11h.

America’s still got talent. But the Luxor in Las Vegas won’t be showcasing it after this spring. “America’s Got Talent Presents Superstars Live,” the Simon Cowell-produced variety show that opened in December 2021, will close on May 11.

The promise of a Las Vegas headlining residency was part of the prize package originally promised by NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Though it disappeared by the 11th season, the creation of the Las Vegas show in 2021 offered a way to give winners a Vegas spotlight again. (Image: Vegas.com)

“It has been an honor to collaborate with the AGT team to bring the talent from one of television’s most exciting competition shows to the Las Vegas Strip, and we hope to work together again in the future,” read a statement issued on Sunday afternoon to the Las Vegas Review-Journal from MGM Resorts International.

A screen capture from MGM’s ticket site shows only a third of the tickets sold (greyed out) for next Saturday’s performance. (Image: MGM)

“We have loved being home to these world-class entertainers and wish all of these incredible performers the best of luck as they continue their careers. We’ll be proudly cheering them on.”

No reason was given for the closure. However, shows that are sellouts never close in Las Vegas. The Luxor’s ticket site shows two-thirds of the seats for Saturday, March 16’s 8:30 p.m. performance still available at all price points ($64-$142).

The essential problem the 75-minute show endured throughout its 2.5-year run is that its lesser-known cast of “AGT” champs and finalists (led at the moment by singer Kodi Lee, rapper-magician Mervant Vera, aerialist/sword-swallower Herwan Legillard, the Pack Drumline percussion team) always competed for Las Vegas Strip show tickets against better-known former “AGT” talent (Mat Franco, Piff the Magic Dragon, Terry Fator, Shim Lim, and Tape Face.)

What MGM will replace the Luxor Theater vacancy with is a big question mark. Previously, the 1,533-seat showroom hosted magician Criss Angel’s “Believe” and “Mindfreak Live!” shows, as well as the Blue Man Group, and a production of “Hairspray.”