Thousands line up for shot at fame


Thousands lined up in Indianapolis Saturday to take a shot at finding fame.

The hit NBC show America's Got Talent is holding auditions at the Convention Center downtown today and tomorrow.

The auditions drew a huge crowd of hopefuls.  Who want to perform on television.

They came by the thousands to show they've got talent.

Musicians, dancers, singers and some quirky acts too in long lines stretching throughout the Indiana Convention Center.

Each one gets a 90 second audition for NBC's hit show America's Got Talent.

Mercedes Henderson is hoping to get on television. The young dancer is admittedly shy but hopes to break out of her shell and break onto the small screen.

"Quite a step forward. I've never performed in front of people before. I'll be able to work harder and get my game better," she said. 

This is the first time the show's auditioned in Indy.

Producers say the turnout may set a record.

Jason Raff, America's Got Talent executive producer, told Eyewitness News, "Our job as producers is to come to indy and find people we think the judges will have something to say about, at least one of them."

And in the middle of the crowd Eyewitness News found one of them who just may get that shot.

"Yeah, this is actually the first time I've auditioned for anything," said musician Adam Allen Cates.

He is a singer/songwriter who says don't sit on the sidelines. Live your dream and inspire, "I mean go out there and give it a try. Worst that's going to happen they're going to say no and you're gonna still be able to do what you want to do, just not on a huge level, but that's alright."

Now he and thousands of others are hoping their talent is worthy of television.

That their dream will become reality.

If you couldn't make it out today but still want to try out for the show you can audition online.

Producers say they look at every single video.