Don’t worry, we’ll still get a chance to see all the budding performers online.
Once all the audition videos are uploaded the top 40 will be chosen by the producers for a special YouTube channel. Another 11 special acts will also be selected as a bonus.
“No other show would dare to take on this challenge” said Paul Telegy, NBC’s Executive Vice President for Alternative programming.
Not all the contenders will be chosen online. The show will still hold in-person try-outs staged across the U.S. in a half-dozen cities.
The new season premiers on June 1.