Meet the 'America's Got Talent' Philadelphia Audition Hopefuls

BEN Around Philly airs every Saturday morning at 7am on 95.7 BEN-FM and is sponsored by The Fillmore Philadelphia.

On this week's episode, step into the holding room at the America's Got Talent auditions for Season 12 - January 14th, 2017 at the PA Convention Center in Philadelphia. 

Back in November, America's Got Talent Producer Adam Davis joined Kristen in studio to talk about the auditions for next season's show. Apparently, show producers (and America in general) loved Philadelphia Eagle Jon Dorenbos so much last year in Season 11 that they chose Philadelphia as one of 10 cities to audition talent for the upcoming 12th season of the show.

Auditions for America's Got Talent Season 12 took place Saturday, January 14th at the PA Convention Center, and Adam invited BEN-FM's Kristen Herrmann to stop by the auditions and record some of the show hopefuls. Listen as Kristen interviews people of all talents, ages and walks of life as they prepare to audition for their big shot at stardom and the chance to win one million dollars. The audition footage and new Season 12 of America's Got Talent will kick off early next summer, and will hopefully feature many of our most talented Philadelphians! Find more on the show HERE. 


Manny and Tyrone Thomas Jr


Daisy (and dad Andrew)

Rakeem the Dream

Septimius the Great

Wild Love


Vasilisa (and partner Max)

Retired Wonder Woman