America's Got Talent (season 14)

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America's Got Talent
America's Got Talent season 14 promo poster.jpg
Promotional poster for the season
Season 14
Broadcast fromMay 28, 2019 (2019-05-28) –
present (present)
Host(s)Terry Crews

Season fourteen of the reality competition series America's Got Talent premiered on May 28, 2019.[1] Terry Crews, host of America's Got Talent: The Champions replaced Tyra Banks as the new host. Howie Mandel began his tenth season as a judge, while Simon Cowell returned for his fourth season. Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough are new to the judging panel, replacing Mel B and Heidi Klum.[2]

Season changes[edit]

On February 11, 2019, NBC announced a change to the program's host and its judging panel following the conclusion of the thirteenth season. Banks decided to leave, moving on to other projects. She was replaced by Terry Crews, who previously hosted spin-off series America's Got Talent: The Champions[3]; both Heidi Klum and Mel B decided to leave America's Got Talent due to the latter headlining a Spice Girls reunion and the former producing a new fashion competition series to Amazon. Actress Gabrielle Union and dancer Julianne Hough replaced them, joining returning judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel.[4]

Preliminary auditions[edit]

The season had preliminary open call auditions in New York City, Detroit, Knoxville, Tampa, Charlotte, San Antonio, and Los Angeles.

Auditions in front of the judges were taped at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium from March 3–21.

Golden Buzzer[edit]

The golden buzzer returned for its sixth consecutive season. Any act that receives the golden buzzer during the judges' auditions will be sent directly to the live shows and will not compete in the Judge Cuts round.

Gabrielle Union became the first judge to hit the buzzer, for singer and pianist Kodi Lee. [5]Howie Mandel was second to press it, for 21-year-old singer and rapper, Joseph Allen. Simon Cowell was the third person to press it, for 11-year old violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa.

Judge Cuts[edit]

As in previous seasons, one guest judge will join the panel each show and will be given one golden buzzer opportunity to send an act straight to the live shows. Guest judges will not be given a red buzzer to use. Any act that receives four red buzzers will be immediately leave the competition. The guest judges are former The Tonight Show host and Jay Leno's Garage star Jay Leno, country music singer Brad Paisley, The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actress Ellie Kemper as well as basketball player/husband of Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade.[6]

Top 36 acts[edit]

  Winner |   Runner-up |   Third place
  Finalist |   Semi-finalist (eliminated) |   Quarter-finalist (eliminated)
Playing card heart A.svg Wildcard (Semi-finals)
Playing card club A.svg Wildcard (Quarter-finals)
Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Golden Buzzer (Auditions)
Crystal Clear action bookmark.png Golden Buzzer (Judge Cuts)
Participant Age(s) Genre Act From Quarter-Final Result
Joseph Allen Golden Buzzer (auditions) 21 Singing Singer And Rapper Phoenix, Arizona TBA TBA
Kodi Lee Golden Buzzer (auditions) 22 Singing / Music Singer And Pianist Lake Elsinore, California TBA TBA
Tyler Butler-Figueroa Golden Buzzer (auditions) 11 Music Violinist Raleigh, North Carolina TBA TBA

Contestants who appeared in other seasons or shows[edit]

Act Television show Season Result Notes
Bir Khalsa Group India's Got Talent 2 Semifinalist
Česko Slovensko má talent 3 Auditionee Did not pass audition
Asia's Got Talent 1 Auditionee Did not pass audition
ADEM Dance Crew 2 Finalist Received the golden buzzer during the auditions.
Eric Chien 3 Winner
Messoudi Brothers Arabs Got Talent 6 Finalist
Mennel Ibtissem The Voice France 7 Quit Had controversial audition on AGT[7]
Benicio Bryant The Voice Kids 6 Runner-up
V.Unbeatable Dance Plus 4 4th Place
Jonathan Burns La France a un incroyable talent 11 Semifinalist
Penn & Teller: Fool Us 4 Non Fooler
Dom Chambers 5
Nicholas Wallace Fooler
Gingzilla The X Factor (UK) 15 Cut before live shows


Episode Title Original airdate Timeslot (EDT) Rating
1 "Auditions 1" May 28, 2019 Tuesday
8:00 p.m.
1.7 8 9.75 1[8] 3[9]
2 "Auditions 2" June 4, 2019 1.6 9 9.81 1[10] 3[11]
3 "Auditions 3" June 11, 2019 1.5 8 9.45 1[12]
4 "Auditions 4" June 18, 2019
5 "Auditions 5" June 25, 2019
6 "Best of Auditions" July 2, 2019


  1. ^ Pederson, Erik (March 5, 2019). "'America's Got Talent' & 'American Ninja Warrior' Premiere Dates Set On NBC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  2. ^ Otterson, Joe; Otterson, Joe (February 11, 2019). "Terry Crews, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough Join 'America's Got Talent' Season 14 (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Terry Crews to host 'America's Got Talent,' with Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union joining as judges". Newsday. February 13, 2019. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  5. ^ "Twitter Got Emotional Over The First 'AGT' Golden Buzzer Of The Season". Talent Recap. Talent Recap. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  6. ^ Paul Sheehan (April 28, 2019). "'America's Got Talent' season 14 spoilers: Start date, new judges, host, guest judges".
  7. ^
  8. ^ Welch, Alex (May 30, 2019). "'Songland,' '1969,' and others adjust down: Tuesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  9. ^ Welch, Alex (June 4, 2019). "NBA Finals lead ABC to a dominant victory: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for May 27 – June 2". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  10. ^ Welch, Alex (June 5, 2019). "'America's Got Talent,' 'Songland,' everything else unchanged: Tuesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  11. ^ Welch, Alex (June 11, 2019). "NBA Finals keep ABC on top: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for June 3-9". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  12. ^ Welch, Alex (June 12, 2019). "'Press Your Luck' adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 12, 2019.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Season 13 (2018)
America's Got Talent
Season 14 (2019)
Succeeded by