Rose performing in AGT finale tonight

Reina P. Cunningham Contributing Writer

September 16, 2013

Local America’s Got Talent (AGT) contestant Jimmy Rose has made it to the shows finale, which airs tonight at 9 p.m.

Rose will be one of six contestants to perform in an attempt to win the million dollar contract performing in Las Vegas. Aside from the added pressure of the show being the finale, Rose has two performances scheduled tonight as opposed to his single performances in each of the other shows.

All of tonight’s contestants have already secured a spot in the first ever AGT tour — a feat that Rose continuously attributes to the support of his fans. As such, he has scheduled a free concert for his fans upon his arrival back home.

“If it weren’t for you, the fans, I would not be who I am,” explained Rose. “TV is cool, but I miss you all and want you to know that.”

He also accredits his new found fame to his fans.

“You know, fame can go to your head if you let it, so it is important to always remember who made me who I am, and it’s all of you,” said Rose.

The concert will take place in front of the Bell Theater in Pineville and is scheduled to begin at approximately 4 p.m. after Rose has walked a red carpet.

Fans can continue to support Rose by voting one of three ways tonight — phone, Internet and Twitter.

Each performer will be assigned a toll-free number during the show. To vote, fans need to tune in at 9 p.m. to see what Rose’s number will be.

The numbers will all be 1-866-60-AGT##, with the ## being the contestant number. For example, if Rose is the first performer his phone number will be 1-866-602-4801. If he is the last performer his number will be 1-866-602-4812.

Voting will open at 10:55 p.m. Lines will remain open for two hours. Fans can vote 10 times per phone line used.

Online voting is open until 6 a.m. Wednesday and is the quickest way to cast your vote. With a simple click of a button, fans can use all 10 of their votes at once.

In order to vote online, fans must be 13 years old or older. Fans can either log on to NBC.com (using your email address or your Facebook account) or for tablets and mobile devices, download and open the free Zeebox app, NBC app or the Facebook app.

If you wish to vote via Facebook, log into your account and go to the official America’s Got Talent Facebook page where you’ll find the America’s Got Talent voting application.

For online voting, select the act you wish to vote for and then select the number of votes you wish to cast and click confirm. If your vote is received, you will get a message on your screen thanking you for voting.

You may vote online up to 10 times per email address in each voting period regardless of method; any attempt to vote online more than 10 times per email address will not count whether the votes occurred on NBC.com, via Zeebox, via the NBC app, or via Facebook.

To vote by Twitter, follow the on-air instructions by tweeting the promoted hashtag and the name of the contestant. There is a limit of one vote per valid Twitter account.