America's Got Talent (season 8)

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America's Got Talent
Season 8
Broadcast from June 4, 2013 – September 18, 2013
Judges Howie Mandel
Howard Stern
Melanie Brown
Heidi Klum
Host(s) Nick Cannon
Broadcaster NBC
Winner:
Kenichi Ebina
Origin Japan
Genre(s) Dancer/mime
Runner-up
Taylor Williamson
Chronology
2013

Season eight of the reality competition series America's Got Talent premiered on June 4, 2013. Judges Howie Mandel and Howard Stern returned for their respective fourth and second seasons, with Melanie Brown replacing Sharon Osbourne and Heidi Klum joining the panel as a fourth judge.

Snapple continues to be the official beverage sponsor of America's Got Talent and their products will be featured on the show throughout the season, along with their cups on the judges' desk.

America's Got Talent shot their live shows from Radio City Music Hall in New York, after moving from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center last year. The season ended on September 18, 2013, with Kenichi Ebina announced as the winner of the season.

Season 8 changes[edit]

Nick Cannon returns for his fifth season as host

Sharon Osbourne initially stated that she would not return for season eight,[1] but later said that she was staying with the show "for now."[2] Osbourne confirmed that she would be leaving the show after a feud with NBC on August 6, 2012.[3][4] Following her departure, Osbourne returned to The X Factor judging panel after Tulisa Contostavlos announced she would not return. It was reported that Simon Cowell had wanted Carmen Electra to replace Osbourne.[5][6] On November 29, 2012, Cannon officially signed on with the network to host Talent once again.[7] On December 3, 2012, Howard Stern announced on his radio show that he would be returning for season eight.[8] On February 12, 2013, Howie Mandel announced on Access Hollywood that he would be returning for another season on the show.[9]

On February 20, 2013, it was announced that former Spice Girls member Melanie Brown (aka "Mel B") would replace Sharon Osbourne as the third judge. Entertainment Weekly also reported at the same time that NBC is looking at a possible fourth judge to be added.[10] On March 3, 2013, it was announced that supermodel Heidi Klum will be joining the show as the new fourth judge.[11]

The season also had a few changes with the use of the reformatted "X" that was used in the live rounds last year.

Preliminary auditions[edit]

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Cities where live theater auditions were held.

An audition cities poll for season eight was announced on July 11, 2012. The cities where auditions in front of the producers were held in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland (Oregon), New Orleans, Birmingham, Memphis, Nashville, Savannah, Raleigh, Norfolk, San Antonio, New York, Columbus, and Chicago. This season, the auditions traveled to more cities than ever before.[12]

Live theater auditions were held throughout March, April, and May in New Orleans, San Antonio, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Howie Mandel was absent for personal reasons on the first day of Los Angeles auditions.

According to TV Guide, AGT would be following the format of Britain's Got Talent, where multiple cities would be shown in each episode.

Audition city Audition date Venue Air date
New Orleans, Louisiana March 4–5, 2013 UNO Lakefront Arena[13]
June 11, 2013 (part 1)
July 9, 2013 (part 2)
San Antonio, Texas March 20–21, 2013 The Lila Cockrell Theatre[14]
June 4, 2013 (part 1)
June 11, 2013 (part 2)
July 2, 2013 (part 3)
New York City, New York April 8–10, 2013 Hammerstein Ballroom[15] June 4, 2013 (part 1)
June 25, 2013 (part 2)
July 9, 2013 (part 3)
Los Angeles, California April 24–26, 2013 Pantages Theatre[16]
June 4, 2013 (part 1)
June 25, 2013 (part 2)
July 9, 2013 (part 3)
Chicago, Illinois May 8–10, 2013 Rosemont Theatre[17]
June 18, 2013 (part 1)
July 2, 2013 (part 2)

July 10's episode was the last episode of the audition rounds and featured a montage of different acts from all the audition sites.

Las Vegas Week[edit]

The second round of competition, held in Las Vegas, aired from July 16–17, 2013, in a two-night special. The round was held at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Eighty-six (televised) acts passed through from the audition rounds to Las Vegas Week and competed for 60 slots in the live shows. The judges split the acts into three groups. The first group of 30 acts were sent through to the live show without performing. A second group of acts were sent home without a second chance. The final group, called Standby Acts, performed for the remaining spots.

Standby Acts[edit]

The Standby Acts were deemed less likely to advance by the judges, and performed later for the remaining spots not already taken by those who received an immediate decision. 30 acts made it through to the live shows from this group.

Unknown Decision[edit]

A number of acts that had been promoted in the initial round were not shown in the Vegas Week episodes, either because they withdrew from the competition for personal reasons or were edited out of the episode. However, they were presumed to have been eliminated from the competition.

Live rounds[edit]

The Quarterfinals began on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. This round included the Top 60 acts that had passed through Las Vegas Week. These shows were aired live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. There was no YouTube special this season, with a fifth group of 12 regular quarterfinalists in its place instead. During the fifth quarterfinal week, Brown and Klum each chose one act as a wild card to go straight to the semifinals. Mandel and Stern each chose one act during the first semifinal week. This replaced the wild card round. This season had fewer buzzes than any other season of America's Got Talent.

Key Crystal Clear action button cancel.png Buzzed Crystal Clear app clean.svg Judges' choice   Advanced to the semifinals / Top 12 / Top 6   Finished in fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh place; won the judges' choice and advanced to the semifinals   Finished in fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh place; lost the judges' choice

Bold - Picked as Wild Card

Top 60, Week 1 (July 23–24)[edit]

Guests: The Rockettes, Labrinth, Emeli Sandé

Act Order Performance description Buzzes and Judges' choices Result
Mandel Brown Klum Stern
Anna Christine 1 Singer; sang "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by Nina Simone while playing piano. Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Advanced[note 1]
tellAvision 2 Dance group; performed a love-themed routine to "Beneath Your Beautiful" by Labrinth and Emeli Sandé incorporating flat-panel televisions Eliminated
American Hitmen 3 Rock band; performed Joe Cocker's version of "With a Little Help from My Friends" by The Beatles, accompanied by some gospel singers Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Eliminated[note 1]
Special Head 4 Novelty act; performed a levitation, and then disappeared to the balcony outside the theater Eliminated
Fresh Faces 5 Dance troupe; performed a routine to "I Love It" by Icona Pop Eliminated
Collins Key 6 Magician; predicted Twitter hashtags from each judge Advanced
Kevin Downey Jr. 7 Stand-up comedian; performed a routine about his love life Eliminated
Aaralyn and Izzy 8 Heavy metal duo; performed an original song called "Stepping In Dog Poop" Crystal Clear action button cancel.png Eliminated
Alexanderia the Great 9 Escape artist; escaped from a straitjacket while underwater, then released herself from the water tank Eliminated
KriStef Brothers 10 Comedic hand balancing duo; performed a routine about them being the last two circus performers on Earth to "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams Advanced
Hype 11 Dance trio; performed a routine incorporating a water fountain to "I Won't Dance" Eliminated
Branden James 12 Classical singer; performed "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban Advanced
Note
  1. ^ a b As the judges tied in their voting, Anna Christine was announced to have received more of America's votes and advanced to the Semi-Finals

Top 60, Week 2 (July 30–31)[edit]

Guests: Robin Thicke, Brad Paisley

This was the first live show to not have any buzzes.

Act Order Performance description Judges' choices Result
Mandel Brown Klum Stern
Innovative Force 1 Acrobatic dance troupe; performed an acrobatic dance routine to heavy percussion music Advanced
Ciana Pelekai 2 Singer; performed "Next to Me" by Emeli Sandé Eliminated
Alexandr Magala 3 Danger act; performed on a pole with a lit flare and swallowed a sword to "Too Close" by Alex Clare Eliminated
Struck Boyz 4 Dance troupe; performed a hip-hop routine to a medley of "Club Can't Handle Me" by Flo Rida, "Beauty and a Beat" by Justin Bieber, and "Scream" by Usher Eliminated
Brad Byers 5 Sideshow performer; stuck his tongue in a fan, then sat on a bed of nails while being run over by an ATV Eliminated
Kid the Wiz 6 Hat juggler/dancer; performed a hat routine to "Fine China" by Chris Brown Eliminated
Forte 7 Operatic trio; performed "Somewhere" from West Side Story Advanced
Angela Hoover 8 Comedian/impressionist; impersonated Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Christina Aguilera Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Advanced[note 1]
Dave Shirley 9 Visual comedian; performed a comedic dance routine with video screens Eliminated
Marty Brown 10 Country singer; performed "You're Still the One" by Shania Twain with a backing band Advanced
Aquanuts 11 Synchronized swimmers; performed a pre-recorded swimming routine on a Manhattan rooftop to "Diamonds" by Rihanna[note 2] Eliminated
Tone the Chiefrocca[note 3] 12 Rapper; sang his original one-hit wonder song, "B-Double-O-T-Y". They had a music video-like setup with women and a car in the background. Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Eliminated[note 1]
Note
  1. ^ a b As the judges tied in their voting, Angela Hoover was announced to have received more of America's votes and advanced to the Semi-Finals
  2. ^ Because the Aquanuts performs in a pool, the act was filmed off-site and on an earlier date.
  3. ^ Brown chose Tone the Chiefrocca as her wild card, and the act returned for the semi-finals.

Top 60, Week 3 (August 6–7)[edit]

Guests: Marion Ross, Jason Derulo

Act Order Performance description Buzzes and Judges' choices Result
Mandel Brown Klum Stern
AeroSphere Aerial Balloon Show 1 Balloon performers; performed an acrobatic act to "Intro" by M83 while suspended by a large helium balloon Eliminated
Chicago Boyz 2 Acrobatic dance group; performed a jump-roping/tumbling act to "I'm On a Roll" by Stefano. Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg [note 1] Crystal Clear app clean.svg Judges' Choice
Mitsi Dancing School 3 Chinese-American dance group; performed an elaborate Chinese folk dance Lost Judges' Choice
Kelsey and Bailey 4 Dancing dog act; danced and did tricks to "Hot n Cold" by Katy Perry Eliminated
Brandon & Savannah 5 Brother/sister music duo; performed "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons Eliminated
Illusionist Leon Etienne & Romy Low[note 2] 6 Illusionists; performed a disappearing act, facing away from the audience, which also involved Nick Cannon. Performed to "Don't Stop the Party" by Pitbull. Crystal Clear action button cancel.png Eliminated
Deanna DellaCioppa 7 Singer; performed "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner Eliminated
David "The Cobra Kid" Weathers 8 Reptile handler; performed a charming act with a king cobra [note 3] Eliminated
Jonathan Allen 9 Opera singer; performed "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" from Man of La Mancha Advanced
Kenichi Ebina 10 Dancer/mime; performed a dance/mime act as a video game character in a video screen projected behind him Advanced
Jim Meskimen 11 Comedian/impressionist; performed impressions of celebrities as Benjamin Franklin chosen live by the judges, host, and viewers through Twitter Eliminated
American Military Spouses Choir 12 Show choir; performed "Hero" by Mariah Carey Advanced
Note
  1. ^ Because Stern, Brown, and Mandel voted for Chicago Boyz and were the first 3 judges to vote, Klum's voting intention was not revealed.
  2. ^ Stern chose Illusionist Leon Etienne & Romy Low as his wild card, and the act returned for the semi-finals.
  3. ^ Mandel accidentally hit Brown's buzzer after Weathers' performance due to Mandel pranking the rest of the judges with a rubber snake.

Top 60, Week 4 (August 13–14)[edit]

Guests: Backstreet Boys[18]

Act Order Performance description Buzzes and Judges' choices Result
Mandel Brown Klum Stern
3Penny Chorus & Orchestra 1 Choir & orchestra group; performed "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift
[note 1]
Eliminated
Chloe Channell 2 Singer; sang "DONE." by The Band Perry Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Eliminated[note 2]
Champions Forever 3 Basketball stunt performers/unicyclists; rode on tall unicycles and spun basketballs to "Live While We're Young" by One Direction Eliminated
SensEtion 4 Video mapping dance troupe; danced with colorful projected 3D imagery to "Spectrum" by Florence + the Machine Eliminated
The Robotix 5 Band; performed "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath Eliminated
Timber Brown 6 Acrobatic act; performed acrobatic tricks on a spherical apparatus to "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" by Fall Out Boy Advanced
Cami Bradley 7 Singer; played piano and sang "Believe" by Cher Advanced
Tummy Talk 8 Stomach-based percussionists; performed comedic percussion routine using drums and their large-bodied friend Crystal Clear action button cancel.png Eliminated
Taylor Williamson 9 Comedian; performed a comedy routine about things he learned in New York City Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Advanced[note 2]
Aerial Ice 10 Figure skating/acrobatic act; performed an acrobatic ice skating routine to "No Light, No Light" by Florence + the Machine Eliminated
David Ferman 11 Extreme juggling act; performed a juggling act with flaming balls with no protection while hanging upside down above a cylinder of gasoline Eliminated
Jimmy Rose 12 Singer; played guitar and sang "Heaven" by Bryan Adams Advanced
Note
  1. ^ Brown accidentally hit her buzzer while making her comments on 3Penny Chorus and Orchestra
  2. ^ a b As the judges tied in their voting, Taylor Williamson was announced to have received more of America's votes and advanced to the Semi-Finals

Top 60, Week 5 (August 20–21)[edit]

Guests: Tom Cotter, Train, and Ashley Monroe

There were no buzzes during any of these performances.

Act Order Performance description Result
Virginia State University Gospel Chorale 1 Choir; performed "Like a Prayer" by Madonna. Eliminated
Melody Caballero[note 1] 2 Acrobatic contortionist; balanced on her mouth while spinning to "Not Like the Movies" by Katy Perry Eliminated
Dave Fenley 3 Singer; played guitar and sang "Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne Advanced
2Unique 4 DJ and rapper duo; performed a mash-up of "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang and "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer Eliminated
Sam Johnson 5 Extreme balancing act; balanced on an 80 ft. pole and swung through the air[note 2][19] Eliminated
Duo Resonance[note 3] 6 Gymnastic acrobats; balanced on each other's bodies to "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová Lost Judges' Choice
D'Angelo & Amanda 7 Ballroom dancers; performed a Paso Doble to "Unstoppable" by E.S. Posthumus Advanced
Selena Mykenzie Gordon 8 Singer; sang "What Hurts the Most" by Rascal Flatts Eliminated
John Wing 9 Comedian; performed a routine about children and modern-day teachers. Judges' Choice (3-1, Klum dissented)
Sprice 10 Chain reaction artist; set off a chain reaction of various household items that started with Heidi pushing over dominoes and ended in fireworks Eliminated
Ruby & Jonas 11 Ballroom dancers; performed a Jive to "Runaway Baby" by Bruno Mars Eliminated
Catapult Entertainment 12 Shadow dancing troupe; performed a narrative shadow dancing routine dedicated to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole Advanced
Note
  1. ^ Melody was originally eliminated during the Las Vegas round and has returned after Rong Niu (Red Panda) withdrew from the competition because of a "family emergency." Mandel later chose Red Panda as his Wild Card pick.
  2. ^ Because Sam Johnson's performance was so large and dangerous, his act was filmed off-site and on an earlier date at Queens College.
  3. ^ Klum chose Duo Resonance as her wild card right after they lost the Judges' Choice, and returned for the semi-finals.

Semifinals, round 1 (August 27–28)[edit]

Guests:One Direction,Cassadee Pope

Act Order Performance description Buzzes and judges' choices Result
Mandel Brown Klum Stern
Tone the Chiefrocca 1 Rapper; sang a remix of his original one-hit wonder song, "B-Double-O-T-Y" with a choir and booty dancers in the background Crystal Clear action button cancel.png Eliminated
Red Panda[note 1] 2 Danger act/bowl juggler; performed a bowl juggling act while unicycling on a small platform Eliminated
Angela Hoover 3 Comedian/impressionist; performed a routine about celebrity moms and impersonated Ariana Huffington, Kourtney Kardashian, Sharon Osbourne, and Sofia Vergara Eliminated
Duo Resonance 4 Acrobatic duo; balanced on each other's bodies and performed with a box with to "Glitter in the Air" by Pink Eliminated
Collins Key 5 Magician; performed a trick involving the judges matching the features of one audience member Advanced
Innovative Force 6 Acrobatic dance troupe; performed an acrobatic routine to "Too Close" by Alex Clare Advanced
Dave Fenley 7 Singer; played guitar and sang "Say You'll Be There" by the Spice Girls Crystal Clear app clean.svg Lost Judges' Choice
Taylor Williamson 8 Comedian; performed a comedic routine tailored towards Heidi Klum Advanced
Jonathan Allen 9 Opera singer; sang "Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables Eliminated
Catapult Entertainment 10 Shadow dancing troupe; performed a shadow dance routine chronicling a couple reuniting under the sea to "Wherever You Will Go" by Charlene Soraia Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Judges' Choice
Cami Bradley 11 Singer; sang "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley Advanced
Forte 12 Opera trio; sang "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers Advanced
Note
  1. ^ Red Panda replaced the KriStef Brothers for this round, due to one of the brothers being injured. Red Panda was also chosen as Mandel's wildcard as a last-minute replacement.

Semifinals, round 2 (September 3–4)[edit]

Guests: Fall Out Boy, Team iLuminate

There were no buzzes during any of these performances.

Act Order Performance description Judges' choices Result
Mandel Brown Klum Stern
D'Angelo & Amanda 1 Ballroom dancers; performed a dance routine to "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson. Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Advanced[note 1]
Marty Brown 2 Country singer; played guitar and sang "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts Eliminated
Chicago Boyz 3 Acrobatic group; performed a jump-roping, backflipping routine to "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Advanced
Illusionist Leon Etienne and Romy Low 4 Illusionists; performed a rapid-fire series of illusions to "Are You Gonna Go My Way" by Lenny Kravitz Eliminated
Anna Christine 5 Singer; sang "Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Eliminated[note 1]
Kenichi Ebina 6 Dancer/mime; performed an elaborate dance/mime routine with a projected version of himself Advanced
John Wing 7 Comedian; performed a standup routine about his marriage Eliminated
Branden James 8 Singer; sang an operatic rendition of "Alone" by Heart Advanced
KriStef Brothers 9 Comedic hand balancing duo; performed a magic-themed act, including faux sword swallowing, to "The Final Countdown" by Europe Advanced
American Military Spouses Choir 10 Show choir; sang "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan Eliminated
Timber Brown 11 Acrobatic act; performed an acrobatic routine incorporating ropes and water to "Supremacy" by Muse Eliminated
Jimmy Rose 12 Country singer; played guitar and sang "If Tomorrow Never Comes" by Garth Brooks Advanced
Note
  1. ^ a b As the judges tied in their voting, D'Angelo & Amanda was announced to have received more of America's votes and advanced to the top twelve.

Top 12 (September 10–11)[edit]

Guests: Terry Fator, Olate Dogs

There was no judges' choice this week.

Act Order Performance description Result
Chicago Boyz 1 Acrobatic group; performed a jump-roping, backflipping routine to "Treasure" by Bruno Mars Eliminated
Branden James 2 Operatic singer; sang an operatic rendition of "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen Eliminated
Innovative Force 3 Acrobatic dance troupe; performed an acrobatic routine to "Lux Aeterna" by Clint Mansell Eliminated
KriStef Brothers 4 Comedic hand balancing duo; performed a comedic exercise video-themed act on how to become a KriStef Brother Eliminated
D'Angelo & Amanda 5 Ballroom dancers; performed a Samba routine to "Magalenha" by Sérgio Mendes Eliminated
Catapult Entertainment 6 Shadow dancing troupe; performed a shadow dance routine about a child being bullied to "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King Eliminated
Forte 7 Operatic trio; sang a Spanish, operatic rendition of "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion Advanced
Taylor Williamson 8 Comedian; performed a standup routine about his relationship with his parents Advanced
Collins Key 9 Magician; performed a magic trick involving Nick Cannon and Howie Mandel's watches Advanced
Kenichi Ebina 10 Dancer/mime; performed an interpretive dance about love, death and the afterlife Advanced
Jimmy Rose 11 Country singer; played guitar and sang "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton Advanced
Cami Bradley 12 Singer; played piano and sang "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi Advanced

Finals (September 17–18)[edit]

Guests: Dierks Bentley, James Lipton, Earth, Wind & Fire, Luke Bryan, Josh Groban, Icona Pop, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, The Rockettes, and Il Divo with Heather Headley[20][21][22][23][24]

Each act performed twice; their first performance was an update of a performance from earlier in the competition, and their second performance was new.

Act Order Performance description Result
Jimmy Rose 1, 9 Country singer; sang his original song "Coal Keeps the Lights On", and later sang "The Dance" by Garth Brooks. 3rd place
Kenichi Ebina 2, 11 Dancer/mime; performed a matrix-styled martial arts dance, and later performed a dance routine with himself as various characters. Winner
Cami Bradley 3, 7 Singer; played piano and sang "Believe" by Cher, and later sang "I Want To Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles. 6th place
Collins Key 4, 8 Magician; performed a close-up magic trick with two playing cards being merged, and later predicted Twitter hash-tags of random audience members chosen by the judges. 5th place
Forte 5, 12 Operatic trio; sang "The Prayer" by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, and later sang "Caruso" by Lucio Dalla. 4th place
Taylor Williamson 6, 10 Comedian; performed a routine pointing out why a comedian can't reuse jokes, and later performed a routine about his love life. Runner-up

Ratings[edit]

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

Show Episode First air date Rating
(18–49)
Share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
Time slot
rank
Nightly
rank
Weekly
rank
1 Auditions Episode 1: San Antonio, New York, & Los Angeles June 4, 2013 3.1 9 11.22[25] 1 1 4[26]
2 Auditions Episode 2: San Antonio & New Orleans June 11, 2013 3.0 8 11.52[27] 2 2 5[28]
3 Auditions Episode 3: Chicago[note 1] June 18, 2013 3.0 9 11.75[29] 1 3 5[30]
4 Auditions Episode 4: New York & Los Angeles June 25, 2013 2.6 8 10.23[31] 1 1 2[32]
5 Auditions Episode 5: Chicago & San Antonio July 2, 2013 2.4 7 9.56[33] 1 1 2[34]
6 Auditions Episode 6: Los Angeles, New Orleans, & New York July 9, 2013 2.6 8 9.81[35] 1 1 3[36]
7 Auditions Episode 7: Last Chance Auditions July 10, 2013 2.8 8 10.71[37] 1 1 1[36]
8 Vegas Week, day 1 July 16, 2013 2.5 7 10.06[38] 2 2 4[39]
9 Vegas Week, day 2 July 17, 2013 2.9 9 11.18[40] 1 1 2[39]
10 Quarterfinals Week 1, Performances July 23, 2013 2.8 8 10.34[41] 1 1 1[42]
11 Quarterfinals Week 1, Results July 24, 2013 2.3 7 10.64[43] 1 1 4[42]
12 Quarterfinals Week 2, Performances July 30, 2013 2.7 8 9.81[44] 1 1 4[45]
13 Quarterfinals Week 2, Results July 31, 2013 2.4 7 10.28[46] 1 1 2[45]
14 Quarterfinals Week 3, Performances August 6, 2013 2.5 7 9.39[47] 1 1 4[48]
15 Quarterfinals Week 3, Results August 7, 2013 2.5 8 10.26[49] 1 1 3[48]
16 Quarterfinals Week 4, Performances August 13, 2013 2.4 7 8.79[50] 1 1 1[51]
17 Quarterfinals Week 4, Results August 14, 2013 2.1 6 9.51[52] 1 1 5[51]
18 Quarterfinals Week 5, Performances August 20, 2013 2.2 6 8.52[53] 1 1 6[54]
19 Quarterfinals Week 5, Results August 21, 2013 2.1 6 9.35[55] 1 1 9[54]
20 Semifinals Round 1, Performances August 27, 2013 2.2 6 8.70[56] 1 1 4[57]
21 Semifinals Round 1, Results August 28, 2013 2.2 6 9.84[58] 1 1 5[57]
22 Semifinals Round 2, Performances September 3, 2013 2.3 7 9.16[59] 1 1 12[60]
23 Semifinals Round 2, Results September 4, 2013 2.3 7 10.03[61] 1 1 13[60]
24 Top 12, Performances[note 2] September 10, 2013 2.3 6 9.24[62] 1 1 8[63]
25 Top 12, Results September 11, 2013 2.2 6 10.80[64] 1 1 13[63]
26 Finals, Performances September 17, 2013 2.4 7 11.19[65] 1 1 8
27 Finale September 18, 2013 2.5 7 11.49[66] 1 1 7[67]
Note
  1. ^ This episode was aired an hour before the usual air time because of the season four finale of The Voice.
  2. ^ This episode was aired fifteen minutes after the usual air time because of President Obama's speech regarding a strike against Syria.

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