'America’s Got Talent' Season 17: Meet MPLUSPLUS, a collective that calls themselves 'stage technologists'
From music to magic and everything in between, gear up for an all new season of 'America’s Got Talent'. As per the current season's synopsis -- "The 17th season of “America’s Got Talent” returns with a new set of aspiring performers looking to compete for the ultimate $1 million prize. Executive producer Simon Cowell returns to the star-studded judging panel with global fashion icon Heidi Klum, fan-favorite comedian Howie Mandel and acclaimed actress and international superstar Sofia Vergara. The dynamic Terry Crews returns as host. This season promises to deliver some of the wildest acts to ever grace the “AGT” stage."
Who is MPLUSPLUS?
MPLUSPLUS is a collective that are stage technologists. As per their YouTube bio, "We are STAGE TECHNOLOGISTS. We create original stage experience with original products and technology for all STAGES such as Artist Lives, Exhibitions, Sports leagues, International Festivals in all over the world." The collective uses light and led tech to create visual performances.
As Minoru Fujimoto, the CEO and lightning choreographer of the collective explains it, "Our technology is called “special effects” like fireworks blowing up in live performances. We want to provide “special effects” that will surprise the audience and keep them entertained, so that even in remote live performances, the people watching on the screen can get excited together with the artists in the live venue," he said, in a conversation with dcaj-techbiz.
'America's Got Talent' Season airs on Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC. For viewers who wish to tune in to the show without cable, they can do so using any of the following streaming services: Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, AT&T TV or YouTube TV.