It has been three weeks since Courtney Hadwin, stole the show on “America’s Got Talent.” On the June 12 audition episode, the English schoolgirl rocked the house with the Otis Redding classic “Hard to Handle.” She got the Golden Buzzer from judge Howie Mandel and has since emerged as the frontrunner to win season 13 of “AGT.” So, when will we see her sing again in this competition to win a million dollars and a chance to headline a Las Vegas show?
Turns out, there will be quite the wait before Hadwin is back on TV. By being singled out for Golden Buzzer, she got a free pass to the live shows, which don’t start until August 14. There will be three weeks of these quarterfinals. Each week, 12 acts will perform on the Tuesday episode with seven finding out that they made it through to the semi-finals on the Wednesday results show.
Before then, we will see a recap of the season so far on July 3 and the final audition episode on July 10, which will include the Golden Buzzer pick of judge Heidi Klum. The other two judges – Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel — have found their favorites as has host Tyra Banks.
The four episodes showcasing the judges cuts begin on July 17. Each episode includes a guest judge who gets a Golden Buzzer too. We know that Olivia Munn was one of these one-time panelists. Throughout this stage, the judges will select 24 acts to move on to the live shows. In addition, the producers will pick three wildcards to compete for America’s votes.
The semi-finals are live on September 4, 5, 11 and 12. Aside from the 21 acts put through in the quarter-finals there will be one more wildcard. Each week, 11 acts will perform with five making it to the finals. The two-part final will air live on September 18 and 19. On the last night, the top five will be revealed before a countdown to the ultimate winner. Besides bragging rights, the champion act gets $1 million and a a chance to headline at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.