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'America's Got Talent' recap, Vegas auditions, night 1

'America's Got Talent' recap, Vegas auditions, night 1

After weeks of open auditions around the country, judges Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel are in Las Vegas to narrow their current talent pool from over 100 to 48.

Right off the bat, the judges gather the contestants in the Palazzo Hotel lobby and announce they have already sorted them into groups: the judges' favorites, the standbys and those who are definitely advancing to the next round.

The judges' favorites will perform in Las Vegas for a chance to advance to the next stage. If these contestants do not fill all of the vacant spots, the standbys will get to perform.

Some contestants are not on any list. These acts will not perform in Las Vegas at all....