MIAMI (July 24, 2007) – Vocalist Jason Pritchett proves that not only does America have talent, but so does Carnival Cruise Lines’ entertainment cast.  Pritchett, the lead male production show singer on the cruise ship Carnival Spirit, is a current top 20 finalist on the NBC hit TV show “America’s Got Talent.”

            Pritchett, of Kansas City, Mo., performs lead male vocals during two lavish and exhilarating production shows each week on board the 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit, which is currently operating seven-day Alaska cruises through mid-September.  The two high-energy revues named “SRO” (Standing Room Only) and “High Spirits,” combine the vocal artistry of Pritchett and female lead singer Stephanie Bell, with a cast of highly talented dancers, elaborate sets and costumes, and show-stopping special effects.

            “We strive to find truly talented vocal performers for our production shows, which are a highlight of the cruise vacation experience,” said Roger Blum, Carnival’s vice president of cruise programming.  “Jason certainly personifies the exceptional talent our guests can look forward to when sailing with us, and all of his friends here at Carnival are cheering him on.”

            Following its Alaska season, the Carnival Spirit will shift to San Diego to operate a series of eight-day Mexican Riviera cruises through spring 2008.  Pritchett is scheduled to perform on the Carnival Spirit through September.

            “America’s Got Talent,” produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO TV, airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC.


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