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America's Got Talent
America's Got Talent Season 13.jpg
Promotional poster for the season.
Season 13
Broadcast fromMay 29 (2018-05-29) – September 19, 2018 (2018-09-19)
Judges
Host(s)Tyra Banks
BroadcasterNBC
Winner
Shin Lim
OriginBoston, Massachusetts
Genre(s)Magician
Runner-up
Zurcaroh
Chronology

Season thirteen of the reality competition series America's Got Talent premiered on May 29, 2018, on NBC. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell returned as judges for their respective ninth, sixth, sixth, and third seasons. Meanwhile, Tyra Banks returned for her second season as host.[1]

The live shows returned to the Dolby Theatre, beginning August 14, 2018.[2]

AGT is co-produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment, Cowell's company.[3][4]

Dunkin' Donuts is a sponsor for a fourth consecutive season.

Shin Lim was named the winner on the season finale, September 19, 2018. This marks the second magician to win. Acrobatic group Zurcaroh and violinist Brian King Joseph came in second and third place respectively.

Preliminary auditions

The season had preliminary open call auditions in Orlando, Cincinnati, Savannah, Milwaukee, Houston, Las Vegas, New York City, Nashville, and Los Angeles.[5] As in years past, prospective contestants could also submit online auditions.[6]

Auditions were taped from March 6-23 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles[7] and began to air on May 29, 2018.[8]

Golden buzzer

The golden buzzer returned for its fifth 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. In the first episode, Tyra Banks was the first to press the golden buzzer for acrobatic and dance group Zurcaroh.[8] Simon Cowell was second to press it for 40-year-old singer Michael Ketterer. Howie Mandel was third to press it for 13 year old singer Courtney Hadwin. Mel B was fourth to press it for 15 year old singer Amanda Mena. Heidi Klum was the final judge to use the golden buzzer, using it for 15 year old singer Makayla Phillips.

Judge Cuts

The Judge Cuts rounds began airing on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Like the previous season, one guest judge will join the judges' panel each show and will be given one golden buzzer opportunity to send an act straight to the live shows. Eighteen acts perform each week instead of twenty as in the previous three seasons. Of the eighteen acts performing each week seven acts advance including the guest judge's golden buzzer which immediately advances if used. Guest judges will not be given a red buzzer to use. Any act that will receive all four red buzzers will be immediately eliminated from the competition. The four guest judges are Ken Jeong, Olivia Munn, Martina McBride, and Chris Hardwick, who was also a guest judge in the previous season.[9] The final Judge Cuts episode aired on August 7, 2018. This is the first Judge Cuts rounds in history where no acts received four red buzzers.

After the Judge Cuts, three wildcards were chosen from eliminated acts to perform in the live shows: Daniel Emmet, Human Fountains and Front Pictures (who did not perform in the Judge Cuts round).

Golden Buzzer

The golden buzzer also returned for the Judge Cuts round. Each week during the Judge Cuts a guest judge will have the option to use their golden buzzer on any act. An act that receives the golden buzzer during the Judge Cuts round will not face elimination and will advance automatically to the live shows. In the first week of the Judge Cuts Ken Jeong pressed his golden buzzer for the Voices of Hope Children's Choir. In week 2, Olivia Munn pressed her Golden Buzzer for Angel City Chorale. In the third week, Martina McBride pressed her Golden Buzzer for Quin and Misha, a ballroom dance duo. Chris Hardwick gave the season’s final Golden Buzzer for Flau’jae, a 14-year old rapper, in the final week of the Judge Cuts.

Key Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Buzzed Crystal Clear action bookmark.png Golden buzzer
  Advanced
  Quarterfinal Wildcard
  Eliminated
  Advanced Immediately

Week 1

Guest judge: Ken Jeong

Date: July 17, 2018

Act Order Performance type Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Jeong Mel B Mandel
Junior New System 1 Dance Group Advanced
Harold & Regan 2 Dance Duo Eliminated
Us the Duo 3 Band Advanced
Kevin Blake 4 Magician Eliminated
Mochi 5 Diabolo Artist Advanced
Lilly Wilker 6 Animal Impressionist Eliminated
Oscar and Pam 7 Singing Dog & Pianist Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Daniel Emmet 8 Opera Singer Quarterfinal Wildcard
Voices of Hope 9 Choir Crystal Clear action bookmark.png Advanced Immediately
Aaron Crow 10 Danger Act Advanced
Carmen Lynch 11 Stand-up Comedienne Eliminated
Christina Wells 12 Singer Advanced
Patches 13 Rapper Eliminated
Andrew Johnston 14 Singer Eliminated
Celina and Filiberto 15 Dance Duo Eliminated
Trinh Tra My 16 Aerialist Eliminated
Jack Tenney 17 Trampolinist Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Duo Transcend 18 Trapeze Duo Advanced

Week 2

Guest judge: Olivia Munn

Date: July 24, 2018

Act Order Performance type Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Munn Mel B Mandel
Human Fountains 1 Novelty Act Quarterfinal Wildcard
Shin Lim 2 Close-up Magician Advanced
The Melisizwe Brothers 3 Band Eliminated
Macey Mac 4 Singer/Guitarist Eliminated
Sophie Fatu 5 Singer Eliminated
Reyes del Swing 6 Salsa Dance Troupe Eliminated
The Future Kingz 7 Dance Group Advanced
Lioz Shem Tov 8 Comedy Mentalist Eliminated
Angel City Chorale 9 Choir Crystal Clear action bookmark.png Advanced Immediately
Shannon and Reckon 10 Dog Act Eliminated
EXISDANCE 11 Multimedia Dance Act Eliminated
Hans 12 Singer/Accordionist/Dancer Advanced
Vivien Vajda 13 Jump Rope Acrobat Eliminated
Rob Lake 14 Illusionist Advanced
Leah Mathies 15 Singer/Guitarist Eliminated
Hunter Price 16 Singer/Guitarist Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Joseph O'Brien[a] 17 Singer/Pianist Advanced
Vicki Barbolak 18 Stand-up Comedienne Advanced
  1. ^ Simon Cowell forced Joseph O'Brien to stop performing during his act. After given the opportunity, O'Brien chose to perform for a second time. His result is based off the second performance.

Week 3

Guest judge: Martina McBride

Date: July 31, 2018

This is the second Judge Cuts episode in the show's history in which an act with at least one "X" buzzer was nevertheless promoted to the live shows.

Act Order Performance type Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum McBride Mel B Mandel
The Savitsky Cats 1 Cat Act Advanced
Blue Tokyo 2 Acrobatic Dance Group Eliminated
OC Music and Dance 3 Orchestral Band Eliminated
The PAC Dance Team 4 Dance Group Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Advanced
Angel Garcia 5 Singer Eliminated
Jeffrey Li 6 Singer Eliminated
Ms. Trysh 7 Singer Eliminated
Kazi 8 Singer/Guitarist Eliminated
Bone Hampton 9 Stand-up Comedian Eliminated
Quin and Misha 10 Ballroom Dance Duo Crystal Clear action bookmark.png Advanced Immediately
Noah Guthrie[a] 11 Singer/Guitarist Advanced
Jules and Jerome 12 Teeterboard Duo Eliminated
Fratelli Rossi 13 Acrobatic Duo Eliminated
Bensax International 14 Saxophonist Eliminated
Oliver Graves 15 Stand-up Comedian Eliminated
UDI Dance 16 Blacklight Dance Group Advanced
We Three 17 Band Advanced
The Sacred Riana 18 Illusionist Advanced
  1. ^ Simon Cowell forced Noah Guthrie to stop performing during his act. After given the opportunity, Guthrie chose to perform for a second time. His result is based off the second performance.

Week 4

Guest judge: Chris Hardwick

Date: August 7, 2018

This is the first time in America's Got Talent Judge Cuts history where two or more acts that have been buzzed went on to the live shows.

Act Order Performance type Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Hardwick Mel B Mandel
Brian King Joseph 1 Electric Violinist Advanced
Yumbo Dump 2 Comedy Duo Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Advanced
Academy of Villains 3 Dance Group Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Da RepubliK 4 Dance Group Advanced
Berlin 5 Singer/Pianist Eliminated
Sergey and Sasha 6 Acrobatic Duo Eliminated
Flau'jae 7 Rapper Crystal Clear action bookmark.png Advanced Immediately
Elijah Holt 8 Trampolinist Eliminated
Sixto and Lucia 9 Quick Change Duo Eliminated
Brody Ray 10 Singer/Guitarist Eliminated
Ronnie Lamarque 11 Singer Eliminated
Glennis Grace 12 Singer Advanced
Diabolowalker 13 Diabolo Dance Group Eliminated
Troy James 14 Contortionist Eliminated
Street Drum Corps 15 Percussion Group Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
NUNNABOVE 16 Band Eliminated
Lord Nil 17 Escape Artist Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Advanced
Samuel J. Comroe 18 Stand-up Comedian Advanced

Quarterfinals

The quarterfinals were broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles starting on August 14, 2018 with twelve acts performing each night.[10] The following night the results will be announced to the public with seven of the twelve acts proceeding to the semifinals.[11] Each week viewers of the show also have the opportunity to send one act, determined by popular vote, using "Google's Instant Save", sometimes also known as the "Dunkin' Save" due to a sponsorship contract with Dunkin Donuts, via the America's Got Talent app or the official website.[12][13] In the first week of the Quarterfinals, Human Fountains received a buzzer from Cowell and Lord Nil received one from Mel B. In the second week of the Quarterfinals, Yumbo Dump received a buzzer from Klum.

Key Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Buzzed Crystal Clear app clean.png Judges' Choice
  Advanced (Won Public Vote)
  Advanced (Won Judges' Choice)
  Advanced (Recived Google's Instant Save / Dunkin' Save)
  Advanced (Received Judges' Wildcard)
  Eliminated
  Eliminated (Lost Judges' Choice)

Week 1 (August 14–15)

Guest: Darci Lynne Farmer

Act Order Performance type Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Mel B Mandel
Mochi 1 Diabolo Artist Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear app clean.png Lost Judges' Choice
Human Fountains 2 Novelty Act Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Angel City Chorale 3 Choir Google's Instant Save / Dunkin' Save
The PAC Dance Team 4 Dance Group Eliminated
Amanda Mena 5 Singer Advanced
Junior New System[a] 6 Dance Group Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear app clean.png Won Judges' Choice
We Three 7 Band Advanced
Lord Nil 8 Escape Artist Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Flau'jae 9 Rapper Eliminated
Shin Lim 10 Close-up Magician Advanced
Vicki Barbolak 11 Stand-up Comedienne Advanced
Courtney Hadwin 12 Singer Advanced
  1. ^ After the Judges' choice was split evenly, Junior New System was revealed to have received more of the public vote and therefore advanced to the next round.

Week 2 (August 21–22)

Guests: The Illusionists and Light Balance

Act Order Performance type Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Mel B Mandel
Makayla Phillips 1 Singer Google's Instant Save / Dunkin' Save
Da RepubliK 2 Dance Group Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear app clean.png Won Judges' Choice
Noah Guthrie 3 Singer/Guitarist Advanced
Yumbo Dump 4 Comedy Duo X[a] Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg X[b] Eliminated
Samuel J. Comroe 5 Stand-up Comedian Advanced
Voices of Hope 6 Choir Advanced
The Savitsky Cats 7 Cat Act Eliminated
Glennis Grace 8 Singer Advanced
The Sacred Riana 9 Illusionist Eliminated
Quin and Misha 10 Ballroom Dance Duo Eliminated
Front Pictures 11 Multimedia Performance Act Crystal Clear app clean.png Received Judges' Wildcard
Duo Transcend 12 Trapeze Duo Advanced
  1. ^ Cowell buzzed the act, but then took his buzzer back at the end.
  2. ^ Mel B buzzed the act, but then took her buzzer back at the end.

Week 3 (August 28–29)

Guest: Beautiful Broadway

Act Order Performance type Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Mel B Mandel
The Future Kingz 1 Dance Group Crystal Clear app clean.png Lost Judges' Choice
Us the Duo 2 Band Advanced
Daniel Emmet 3 Opera Singer Google's Instant Save / Dunkin' Save
Brian King Joseph 4 Electric Violinist Advanced
Aaron Crow 5 Danger Act Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear app clean.png Won Judges' Choice
Joseph O'Brien 6 Singer/Pianist Eliminated
Hans 7 Singer/Accordionist/Dancer Eliminated
UDI Dance 8 Blacklight Dance Group Eliminated
Christina Wells 9 Singer Advanced
Zurcaroh 10 Acrobatic Group Advanced
Rob Lake 11 Illusionist Eliminated
Michael Ketterer 12 Singer Advanced

Semifinals

The live semifinals started on September 4, 2018. They featured the 21 acts voted to the semifinals, plus the judges' semifinal wildcard pick. Each week, eleven acts performed; five went through to the finals, and six were eliminated.

Key Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Buzzed Crystal Clear app clean.png Judges' Choice
  Advanced (Won Public Vote)
  Advanced (Won Judges' Choice)
  Advanced (Recived Google's Instant Save / Dunkin' Save)
  Eliminated
  Eliminated (Lost Judges' Choice)

Week 1 (September 4–5)

Act Order Performance description Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Mel B Mandel
Amanda Mena 1 Singer; performed "Happy" by Pharrell. Eliminated
Junior New System 2 Dance Group; dancers performed with a basketball themed red stiletto extravaganza to "Work Bitch" by Britney Spears, "Bang Bang" by Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj, and "Lose Control" by Missy Elliott ft. Ciara & Fatman Scoop. Eliminated
Us the Duo 3 Band; performed an original song called "Broke". Eliminated
Voices of Hope 4 Choir; performed "Defying Gravity" from Wicked by Idina Menzel. Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear app clean.png Lost Judges' Choice
Shin Lim 5 Close-up Magician; started the act by placing a card in his back pocket "for later". He asked Heidi to pick a card and sign it. He put the signed card down and after he made a gesture, smoke began to rise from beneath it, at which point the card was shown to be blank. He opened his mouth, smoke came billowing out, and Heidi's card appeared from it. He placed her card in a plastic bag and then asked Tyra to pick a card and sign it. Tyra's card jumped from Shin's hand to his vest pocket, and thence to the card that started in his back pocket. Tyra's card then appeared in his mouth amidst a cloud of smoke, then switched places with Heidi's card in the plastic bag before the two cards switched back. He put both cards into the plastic bag and then vanished them in full view of the audience. Finally, he placed the remaining cards back in the box, and when smoke began pouring from the box he crushed it flat, making the box immediately disappear. Advanced
Makayla Phillips 6 Singer; performed "Who You Are" by Jessie J. Eliminated
Front Pictures 7 Multimedia Performance Act; starts in outer space and then gets a low oxygen tank. Ends up swimming with sea creatures such as turtles, dolphins, and whales. Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Duo Transcend[a] 8 Trapeze Duo; performed a dangerous trapeze act for half of the performance, and the other half was a fire roller skate act where Mary hung onto Tyce with just her legs wrapped around his neck. Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear app clean.png Won Judges' Choice
Samuel J. Comroe 9 Stand-up Comedian; explains about being the only kid out of his six siblings with tourettes. Then talks about how a woman tried to pray away his Tourette Syndrome. He ends with a story about how he was at a party with his black friends and the cops came. The cops told him to blink twice if he was in danger, and having tourettes he is likely to blink, so his black friends had to run. Google's Instant Save / Dunkin' Save
Michael Ketterer 10 Singer; performed "When I Look At You" by Miley Cyrus. Advanced
Zurcaroh 11 Acrobatic Group; the act was set in Egypt. Start with a dance on the floor, and then began leaping and flipping from the air while other members held gold wings and swung them simultaneously. They ended with two men swinging from a rope that dangled from the ceiling, and then made a human tower where the little girl on the top jumped down. Advanced
  1. ^ After the Judges' choice was split evenly, Duo Transcend was revealed to have received more of the public vote and therefore advanced to the finale.

Week 2 (September 11–12)

Guest: BTS[14] and A Magical Cirque Christmas

Act Order Performance description Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Mel B Mandel
Christina Wells 1 Singer; performed "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin. Eliminated
Da RepubliK 2 Dance Group; dancers mixed a combination of flipping and dancing to "Get Ugly" by Jason Derulo, "Hit the Floor" by Twista ft. Pitbull, and "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot. Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Noah Guthrie 3 Singer; performed "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston. Eliminated
Daniel Emmet 4 Opera Singer; performed "Somewhere" from West Side Story by Reri Grist. Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear app clean.png Won Judges' Choice
Angel City Chorale 5 Choir; performed "The Rising" by Bruce Springsteen. Eliminated
Aaron Crow 6 Danger Act; starts the act with a video of Crow asking Howie for his help in this routine. It then cuts back to the main stage with Howie trapped in a box. In total there are four boxes. Crow first asks Heidi to choose a box out of the four, then ask Mel B to do the same. Heidi selected box 3 and Mel B picked box 1. Crow proceeded to cut a rope that crushed box 3. He then did the same thing to box 1. Simon then had to pick a box which turned out to be box 4, Crow then crushed box 4. Finally, Crow opened box 2 and Howie was inside and safe. Eliminated
Vicki Barbolak 7 Stand-up Comedienne; talks about how she is extra attracted to Italian men. She says the best way to get a guy to notice you is to trace your body. Next, she explains that no diet has worked for her in the past. She ends talking about if a cop caught her drunk in her trailer, she would just trace her body. Advanced
We Three 8 Band; performed an original song called "Make Up". Crystal Clear app clean.png Lost Judges' Choice
Glennis Grace 9 Singer; performed "This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush. Google's Instant Save / Dunkin' Save
Brian King Joseph 10 Electric Violinist; started in the audience and made his way to the main stage. Performed "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio ft. L.V. to an electric mix on the song. Advanced
Courtney Hadwin 11 Singer; performed "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf. Advanced

Finals

The final performances took on September 18, followed by the final results show aired on September 19, 2018. No acts were buzzed.

During the finale results, the top 5 acts were revealed first; then they were eliminated in reverse ranking from fifth place to third place.

Key
  Advanced to the Top 5
  Top 10
Act Order Performance Description Result
Brian King Joseph 1 Electric Violinist; performed "Heartless" by Kanye West to an electric beat on the song. Joseph was surrounded by fire and two drummers. Advanced
Daniel Emmet 2 Opera Singer; gives an opera take on "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran. Top 10
Vicki Barbolak 3 Stand-up Comedienne; starts by saying she thought the finale was a bathing suit contest. She proceeds to strip into her bathing suit and talk about her time as a stripper. Chats about all the accomplishments her grandson has in school, to later say he is homeschooled. She says her dad is an ex-football player, and she has the typical looks of a football player's daughter. Ends with talking about Hooter's and how she wants tom open a restaurant for women called, "Woodpeckers". Top 10
Glennis Grace 4 Singer; performed "Run" by Snow Patrol. Top 10
Zurcaroh 5 Acrobatic Group; started all lined up in a row. They broke out and performed a ritual dance to "Baba Yetu". Next, they created a human tower, and threw the little girl at the top off. They showed a scene where a little boy sees a girl acrobat and is scared of her appearance. The remaining acrobats do a flag routine. The little boy comes back and isn't scared of the girl anymore. They end the routine by making another human tower and throwing three girls in the air to be caught. Advanced
Samuel J. Comroe 6 Stand-up Comedian; explains how he met his wife. Tells a story about a guy he met that was squeezing his girlfriend's butt. The guy then walked up to Comroe and said he doesn't really have tourettes because he doesn't cuss. Comroe said when he cusses it is from the heart. He finishes talking about how he does not like rude people. If you honk at him, he will follow you home. If he opens the door and you don't say thank you, he will pull you back in. Advanced
Courtney Hadwin 7 Singer; performed "River Deep, Mountain High" by Tina Turner. Top 10
Shin Lim 8 Close-up Magician; played piano for a bit, and talked about how he used to play piano until carpal tunnel made him stop, then got Tyra to randomly select a card. He then made multiple copies of this card appear and disappear, and displayed the name of the card with floating playing cards. Advanced
Duo Transcend 9 Trapeze Duo; opens with both at the top of the trapeze. Mary blindfolds Tyce, and proceeds to dangle for his leg in the air. She then does many flips by just holding onto his arms. Mary stands on Tyce's shoulders and jumps down with Tyce just barely catching her. They continue to do flips. Mary takes off his blindfold and holds him by just her arms. They conclude by Mary dropping Tyce, on purpose. Top 10
Michael Ketterer 10 Singer; performed "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell. Advanced

Finale

Guest performers in the finale included Kiss, Bebe Rexha, The Struts, Plácido Domingo, and Lindsey Stirling. Other celebrity appearances included David Spade, Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila.[15]

The following chart describes the acts, appearances and segments presented during the finale.

Act(s) Performance Description
Glennis Grace Singer; Guest performer Bebe Rexha sang a duet with Grace of her song "Meant to Be".
Samuel J. Comroe Stand-up Comedian; Clips were shown of Comroe performing and acting as a judge to comment on the Mel B's performance as a stand-up comedienne.
Courtney Hadwin Singer; Guest performer The Struts sang a duet with Hadwin of their song "Could Have Been Me" and Janis Joplin's version of "Piece of My Heart" song.
Daniel Emmet Opera Singer; Guest performer Plácido Domingo sang a duet with Emmet of Les pêcheurs de perles opera song "Au fond du temple saint" (generally known as "The Pearl Fishers Duet").
Vicky Barbolak Stand-up Comedienne; Guest performer David Spade performed together with Barbolak.
Michael Ketterer Singer; Sang "The Courage To Love" by Garth Brooks.
Shin Lim Close-up Magician; Guest volunteers Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
Brian King Joseph & Duo Transcend Electric Violinist and Trapeze Duo; Guest performer Lindsey Stirling and Joseph performed performed "Roundtable Rival" and "The Force of Nature" while Duo Transcend performs.
Zurcaroh Acrobatic Group; Guest performer Lindsey Stirling
Key
  1st place (Winner)
  2nd place (Runners-up)
  3rd place
  4th place
  5th place
Act Result
Shin Lim Winner
Zurcaroh Runners-Up
Brian King Joseph 3rd place
Samuel J. Comroe 4th place
Michael Ketterer 5th place

Top 36 acts

Key      Winner      Runner-up      Third Place      Top 5      Finalist      Semifinalist (lost judges' vote)      Semifinalist (lost audience vote)      Quarterfinalist (lost judges' vote)      Quarterfinalist (lost audience vote) Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Golden buzzer (Auditions) Crystal Clear action bookmark.png Golden buzzer (Judge Cuts) Playing card club A.svg Judges' wild card (quarterfinals) Playing card heart A.svg Judges' wild card (semifinals)
Name of Act Age(s) Genre Act Hometown Quarterfinal Semifinal Result
Shin Lim 26 Magic Close-up Magician Acton, Massachusetts 1 1 Winner
Zurcaroh Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 8–39 Acrobatics Acrobatic Group Austria Götzis, Austria 3 1 Runners-Up
Brian King Joseph 27 Music Electric Violinist Los Angeles, California 3 2 3rd place
Samuel J. Comroe 30 Comedy Stand-up Comedian Los Angeles, California 2 1 4th place
Michael Ketterer Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 40 Singing Singer Anaheim, California 3 1 5th place
Courtney Hadwin Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 13 Singing Singer England County Durham, England 1 2 Finalist (Won Public Vote)
Daniel Emmet Playing card club A.svg 25 Singing Opera Singer Las Vegas, Nevada 3 2 Finalist (Won Judges' Vote)
Duo Transcend 29 & 32 Acrobatics Trapeze Duo Salt Lake City, Utah 2 1 Finalist (Won Judges' Vote)
Glennis Grace 40 Singing Singer Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 2 2 Finalist (Won Dunkin' Save)
Vicki Barbolak 60 Comedy Stand-up Comedienne Oceanside, California 1 2 Finalist (Won Public Vote)
Voices of Hope Crystal Clear action bookmark.png 5–17 Singing Choir Orange County, California 2 1 Semifinalist (Lost Judges' Vote)
We Three 21–27 Singing Band McMinnville, Oregon 1 2 Semifinalist (Lost Judges' Vote)
Aaron Crow 49 Danger Danger Act Belgium Bruges, Belgium 3 2 Eliminated
Amanda Mena Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 15 Singing Singer Boston, Massachusetts 1 1 Eliminated
Angel City Chorale Crystal Clear action bookmark.png 19–88 Singing Choir Los Angeles, California 1 2 Eliminated
Christina Wells 42 Singing Singer Houston, Texas 3 2 Eliminated
Da RepubliK 15–32 Dance Dance Group Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2 2 Eliminated
Front Pictures Playing card club A.svg Playing card heart A.svg 41 & 43 Variety Multimedia Performance Act Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine 2 1 Eliminated
Junior New System 18–25 Dance Dance Group Philippines Manila, Philippines 1 1 Eliminated
Makayla Phillips Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 16 Singing Singer Canyon Lake, California 2 1 Eliminated
Noah Guthrie 24 Singing Singer/Guitarist Greer, South Carolina 2 2 Eliminated
Us the Duo 27 & 28 Singing Band Los Angeles, California 3 1 Eliminated
Mochi 29 Variety Diabolo Artist Japan Shizuoka, Japan 1 N/A Quarterfinalist (Lost Judges' Vote)
The Future Kingz 7–23 Dance Dance Group Chicago, Illinois 3 N/A Quarterfinalist (Lost Judges' Vote)
Flau'jae Crystal Clear action bookmark.png 14 Music Rapper Savannah, Georgia 1 N/A Eliminated
Hans "19" Variety Singer/Accordionist/Dancer Australia Adelaide, Australia 3 N/A Eliminated
Human Fountains Playing card club A.svg 24–29 Variety Novelty Act Los Angeles, California 1 N/A Eliminated
Joseph O'Brien 20 Singing Singer/Pianist Columbia, Tennessee 3 N/A Eliminated
Lord Nil 38 Danger Escape Artist Italy Italy 1 N/A Eliminated
Quin and Misha Crystal Clear action bookmark.png 70 & 35 Dance Ballroom Dance Duo Orlando, Florida 2 N/A Eliminated
Rob Lake 35 Magic Illusionist Norman, Oklahoma 3 N/A Eliminated
The PAC Dance Team 15–18 Dance Dance Group Sahuarita, Arizona 1 N/A Eliminated
The Sacred Riana 25 Magic Illusionist Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia 2 N/A Eliminated
The Savitsky Cats 24 & 45 Animal Cat Act Ukraine Ukraine 2 N/A Eliminated
UDI Dance 20–37 Dance Blacklight Dance Group Russia Tomsk, Russia 3 N/A Eliminated
Yumbo Dump 31 & 34 Comedy Comedy Duo Japan Okayama, Japan 2 N/A Eliminated

International broadcast

This season is being aired in Asia within 48 hours of being broadcast in the US. It airs on AXN starting May 31, 2018 (UTC+8).[16][17]

In the United Kingdom and Ireland the first episode was brought to Netflix on May 31. In Singapore, the show was broadcast on MediaCorp Channel 5 every Thursday starting May 31, 2018.[18]

Ratings

U.S. Nielsen ratings

Episode Title First air date Timeslot (EDT) Rating
(18–49)
Share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
Nightly
Rank
Weekly
Rank
1 Auditions Week 1 May 29, 2018 Tuesday
8:00 p.m.
2.5 11 12.16 1[19] 3[20]
2 Auditions Week 2 June 5, 2018 2.2 10 11.27 1[21] 3[22]
3 Auditions Week 3 June 12, 2018 2.3 10 11.46 1[23] 1[24]
4 Auditions Week 4 June 19, 2018 2.2 10 11.86 1[25] 1[26]
5 Auditions Week 5 June 26, 2018 2.0 9 11.32 1[27] 1[28]
6 Auditions Week 6 July 10, 2018 2.1 9 11.55 1[29] 1[30]
7 Judge Cuts 1 July 17, 2018 2.1 9 11.33 1[31] 1[32]
8 Judge Cuts 2 July 24, 2018 2.0 8 11.68 1[33] 1[34]
9 Judge Cuts 3 July 31, 2018 2.1 9 11.83 1[35] 1[36]
10 Judge Cuts 4 August 7, 2018 1.9 9 11.04 1[37] 1[38]
11 Quarterfinals, Week 1 (Performances) August 14, 2018 2.1 10 11.10 1[39] 1[40]
12 Quarterfinals, Week 1 (Results) August 15, 2018 Wednesday
8:00 p.m.
1.5 8 9.85 2[41] 2[40]
13 Quarterfinals, Week 2 (Performances) August 21, 2018 Tuesday
8:00 p.m.
2.1 9 11.21 1[42] 1[43]
14 Quarterfinals, Week 2 (Results) August 22, 2018 Wednesday
8:00 p.m.
1.6 8 9.69 1[44] 2[43]
15 Quarterfinals, Week 3 (Performances) August 28, 2018 Tuesday
8:00 p.m.
1.9 8 10.78 1[45] 1[46]
16 Quarterfinals, Week 3 (Results) August 29, 2018 Wednesday
8:00 p.m.
1.5 7 9.90 2[47] 2[46]
17 Semifinals, Week 1 (Performances) September 4, 2018 Tuesday
8:00 p.m.
1.8 8 10.69 1[48] 5[49]
18 Semifinals, Week 1 (Results) September 5, 2018 Wednesday
8:00 p.m.
1.5 7 9.89 2[50] 7[49]
19 Semifinals, Week 2 (Performances) September 11, 2018 Tuesday
8:00 p.m.
1.9 8 10.75 1[51] 4[52]
20 Semifinals, Week 2 (Results) September 12, 2018 Wednesday
8:00 p.m.
1.6 8 10.15 1[53] 5[52]
21 The Finals September 18, 2018 Tuesday
8:00 p.m.
2.3 10 12.99 1[54] 2[55]
22 Season Finale September 19, 2018 Wednesday
8:00 p.m.
2.1 10 12.88 1[56] 3[55]

Special episodes

Specials Title First air date Timeslot (EDT) Rating
(18–49)
Share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
Nightly
Rank
Weekly
Rank
S1 Best of Auditions July 11, 2018 Wednesday
8:00 p.m.
0.9 5 5.98 2[57] 4[30]
S2 Road to Lives August 9, 2018 Thursday
8:00 p.m.
0.7 3 3.82 2[58] 21[38]

Contestants who appeared in other seasons or shows

Act Television show Season Result Notes
Academy of Villains America's Got Talent 7 Semifinalist
Sergey and Sasha 10 Cut Before Judge Cuts
Silicon Valley Girls 11 Cut Before Judge Cuts Auditioned as "Trio Grace"
Junior New System Asia's Got Talent 1 Finalist Received the golden buzzer during the semifinals.[59]
The Sacred Riana 2 Winner [60]
Yumbo Dump Semi-Finalist [61][62]
UDI Britain's Got Talent 9 Finalist
Wes-P 12 Semi-Finalist Auditioned as "Mr. Uekusa"
Aaron Crow 7 Semi-Finalist
La France a un incroyable talent 11 Semi-Finalist
Zurcaroh 12 Finalist Received the golden buzzer during the auditions.[63]
David Pereira 8 Finalist
Got Talent España 1 Finalist
Noah Guthrie Glee 6 N/A Played Roderick Meeks[64]
Recurring role; 12 episodes.
Lioz Shem Tov Israel's Got Talent 1 Semi-Finalist
Jeffrey Li Little Big Shots 1 N/A
Rob Lake Masters of Illusion 3 N/A
Shin Lim Penn & Teller: Fool Us 2 Fooler
4
Jimmy Ichihana Non-Fooler
Flau'jae The Rap Game 3 Final Four
Troy James Showtime At The Apollo 1 N/A
Glennis Grace Eurovision Song Contest 50 (2005) Semi-Finalist Dutch contestant with "My Impossible Dream"
Soundmixshow 10 (1994) Winner Sang "One Moment in Time" by Whitney Houston
Courtney Hadwin The Voice Kids (UK) 1 Finalist One-chair turn from Danny Jones.[65]
Angel Garcia La Voz Kids (US) 2 Eliminated in the Battles Auditioned as "Angelito Garcia". One-chair turn from Prince Royce.
Amanda Mena Winner Three-chair turner and joined Team Royce.[66]

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External links

Preceded by
Season 12 (2017)
America's Got Talent
Season 13 (2018)
Succeeded by
Season 14 (2019)