After six weeks of auditions and another four weeks of judge cuts episodes, “America’s Got Talent” finally moves on to the live stage of the competition on August 13. A whopping 36 acts will compete over the course of three weeks, with “AGT” episodes airing on NBC on both Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Among the three dozen hopefuls in contention for the season 14 title are nine acts that were singled out for special treatment: the Golden Buzzer. Getting that sent them straight through to the live quarter-finals. Among these acts, there are five solo singers (Joseph Allen, Emmane Beasha, Luke Islam, Kodi Lee, Sophie Pecora), two dance troupes (Light Balance Kids and V.Unbeatable), one choral group (Detroit Youth Choir) and one violinist (Tyler Butler-Figueroa),
Another two dozen acts received at least three yes votes from the regular panel of judges. Rounding out the field are the three wildcards chosen by the producers.
Each week, 12 acts will perform during the live two-hour shows on Tuesday August 13, 20 and 27. Just seven will make it through to the semi-finals each week based on the popular vote and a run-off that will take place on the one-hour result shows on Wednesday August 14, 21 and 28.
The semi-finals will air live on September 3, 4, 10 and 11. Along with the 21 acts that made the cut in the quarter-finals there will be one wildcard. In each of those two weeks, 11 acts will perform with five getting through to the finals.
The two-part finale will air live on September 17 and 18. 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.