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The Golden Buzzer is an immediate pass to the Live Semi-Finals which was introduced in Series 8 of Britain’s Got Talent. In the spin-off show The Champions (Series 1) (2019) there were a few changes to the golden buzzer which only occured on the said spin-off show. The changes were that only one select judge got to use the golden buzzer weekly, and the golden buzzer acts advanced straight through to the final as the spin-off began at the semi-finals stage, yet had the golden buzzer enabled.

The Judges, and hosts Ant & Dec, each have one opportunity per series to press it for any act they decide.

To date, it has been been taken advantage of a total of three times. David Walliams used his first two Golden Buzzers (Series 8 & Series 9) on Christian Spridon and Lorraine Bowen. These acts were both seen as comical despite the first portraying himself as a serious artist. – Stephen Mulhern, the host of Britain’s Got More Talent, pressed the Golden Buzzer for David J Watson in 2019, after his 10th appearance on the show; however this was confirmed to have no effect by officials, and by David Walliams who pointed out that “he doesn’t even have a Golden Buzzer”.

In Series 8 (2014) a total of two golden buzzer acts made the finals. In Series 9 (2015) three golden buzzer acts made the finals. In Series 10 (2016) a total of four golden buzzer acts made the finals. History was made in Series 11 (2017) with all five golden buzzer acts making the final after Sarah Ikumu was chosen as the wildcard and prior to this she was the one golden buzzer of the series, who saw herself eliminated. In Series 12 (2018) three golden buzzer acts made the final. In Series 13 (2019) most of the golden buzzers were contestants of previous fame, or professional acts, although but two of them who did not have previous fame and were not professional acts made the final.

More British Got Talent brand history was made in The Champions (Series 1) with the entirety of the top three being golden buzzer acts, thus making Twist and Pulse the first ever golden buzzer act to win a British Got Talent Show, with fellow golden buzzer acts Stavros Flatley coming second and Kseniya Simonova coming third respectively.

Acts who have been given the ‘Golden Buzzer’Edit

Series 8Edit

Series 9Edit

  • Calum Scott (Simon Cowell)
  • Boyband (Ant & Dec)
  • Revelation Avenue (Amanda Holden)
  • Entity All Stars (Alesha Dixon)
  • Lorraine Bowen (David Walliams)

Series 10Edit

  • Beau Dermott (Amanda Holden)
  • 100 Voices of Gospel (Alesha Dixon)
  • Anne & Ian Marshall (David Walliams)
  • Jasmine Elcock (Ant & Dec)
  • Boogie Storm (Simon Cowell)

Series 11 Edit

Series 12 Edit

  • Marc Spelmann (Ant & Dec)
  • Tim and Jack (Simon Cowell)
  • Donchez Dacres (David Walliams)
  • Lifford Shillingford (Alesha Dixon)
  • Gruffydd Wyn (Amanda Holden)

Series 13 Edit

The Champions Edit

  • Kseniya Simonova (Amanda Holden)
  • Alexa Lauenberger (Ant & Dec)
  • Paddy and Nico (David Walliams)
  • Stavros Flatley (Simon Cowell)
  • Twist and Pulse (Alesha Dixon)

Series 14 Edit

Golden Buzzer ActsEdit

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A group of primary school children moved an emotionally charged David Walliams to hit the golden buzzer for the first time on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.

The judge was so moved by the boys and girls of Lancashire’s Flakefleet Primary School’s rendition of Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen.

Joyous. Magical. Heartwarming.
Flakefleet Primary School just brought all the emotions to the BGT stage 😍✨#BGT #BritainsGotTalent

— Britain’s Got Talent (@BGT) April 6, 2019

His fellow judges also gave them a standing ovation. When the golden buzzer was hit, gold confetti descended on the group and the head teacher dressed in a Union Jack onesie broke down in tears.

Walliams told the head teacher: “You’re a great teacher. This is your moment.”

🌟 FIRST GOLDEN BUZZER OF THE SERIES 🌟 (we’re not crying, YOU’RE crying) Flakefleet Primary School have a pass straight to the semi-finals #BGT #BritainsGotTalent

— Britain’s Got Talent (@BGT) April 6, 2019

The first episode of the new series of Britain’s Got Talent saw McPartlin welcome the children – dressed in an array of costumes including firemen, space rockets, rabbits and dinosaurs – onto the stage to sing Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen.

It’s the Headteacher of the hour, Mr McPartlin! How’s he feeling after getting that Golden Buzzer? 🙌 🎉 #BGT #BritainsGotTalent

— Britain’s Got Talent (@BGT) April 6, 2019

Nine other acts made it through to the next round including the most notable, a ventriloquist who encouraged David Walliams to take off his clothes, a drag queen dressed as the British queen, two Russian brothers who performed a balancing act and a Doctor Who clad singer who was unlucky with his rendition of Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry Be Happy.

Britain’s Got Talent returns to Virgin Media One next Saturday at 9.30pm.

Britain’s Got Talent 2019: Who are the Golden Buzzer acts?

28 April 2019, 01:10 | Updated: 11 May 2019, 21:45

Picture: ITV

By Tom Eames

Britain’s Got Talent is back for 2019, and judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon will be looking out for the finest acts to put forward to the live shows.

Five particularly amazing acts are sent straight through to the live semi-finals, by landing the coveted ‘Golden Buzzer’.

There are five Golden Buzzers up for grabs, one each for Simon, Amanda, David, Alesha and hosts Ant & Dec, and they have now all been decided for 2019.

Here are the confirmed lucky acts:

  1. David Walliams: Flakefleet Primary School

    Who is Flakefleet Primary School’s teacher Dave McPartlin?

    In week one, David teared up after watching the joyous school performance to the tune of Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, led by headteacher Dave McPartlin.

    After calming down, he surprised everyone by picking the cute kids as his Golden Buzzer act.

  2. Simon Cowell: Kojo Anim

    Who is Kojo Anim?

    In week two, Simon chose comedian Kojo as his Golden Buzzer after a hilarious stand-up routine about cab drivers, cashiers and other irritating life moments

  3. Ant & Dec: Akshat Singh

    Who is Akshat Singh? Meet the dancer from Mumbai

    Hosts Ant & Dec selected 13-year-old dancer Akshat from Mumbai, after his cheeky dance routine to the tune of ‘Starships’ by Nicki Minaj.

    Akshat has already become a sensation in India, after appearing on India’s Got Talent a few years ago, and also on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in the US.

  4. Alesha Dixon: Giorgia Borg

    In episode four, Alesha chose 10-year-old Maltese singer Giorgia Borg to be her Golden Buzzer act, after an amazing performance of the song ’10’.

  5. Amanda Holden: Chapter 13

    In episode six, Amanda went for young band Chapter 13, who met in the cast of School of Rock the Musical, after their Stevie Wonder medley.

AGT: The Champions Season 2 continued on Monday night, as the fourth week of preliminary performances kicked off. This was the last week before the semifinals. Some acts brought their A game, while others didn’t do so well with the judges.

This year, ten acts will compete in each preliminary round. Three of them will move on to the semifinals, while one Golden Buzzer act will be sent straight through to the finals. Check out the fourth week’s performances below.


Watch ‘AGT Champions’ Round 4 Acts

Christian and Percy

Christian formerly performed his acrobatic routine on AGT with his dog Scooby, who is now retired. He now performs with Percy, and the pair has a show in Las Vegas. Christian performed gymnastics moves with Percy crawling over him or balancing on his feet and back. The judges praised them, with Simon Cowell calling Percy a “star.”

Voices of Service

This group of singing army veterans made it to the Top 5 last season on AGT. They received an amazing response from many viewers who suffer from PTSD. The group said they intend to win this time. Tonight, they performed “Brother” by Kodaline. Alesha Dixon told them, “The soul is just bursting out of all of you.” Heidi Klum called their voices “weapons of inspiration” and “weapons of hope.”

JJ Pantano

This 7-year-old competed on Australia’s Got Talent and received the Golden Buzzer. The judges expected him to sing, but instead he performed comedy, roasting each of the judges and host Terry Crews. He even made a joke about Simon’s “new look”! Heidi called him “hilarious” and a “little star.” Howie said he wanted to grow up to be “as funny as you.”

Emil Rengle

This high-heeled dancer is the first openly gay contestant on Romania’s Got Talent, which he won. For his AGT debut, Emil danced to Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.” Simon and Howie buzzed him in the middle of the act. They said it wasn’t good enough for Champions, although Alesha told him that women will understand what it’s like to dance in high heels.

Golden Buzzer: Silhouettes

Howie was excited to see this shadow dance group back on the show, saying he measures every similar act against them since they appeared on Season 6. The group came in second place, and now they’re back to win. Tonight, they performed an emotional story about the bond between a dog and human. Simon said it’s “why we have made this show.” Alesha loved it so much, she hit the Golden Buzzer.


Bring King Joseph

This Season 13 AGT violinist came in third place. He shared his story of living with neuropathy, a nerve disease. He bought health insurance after appearing on the show, and said he has more “strength” to chase his dream. Tonight, he performed an original song, starting out in the audience and making his way to the stage. Alesha said she loved Brian’s “energy.” Simon said he’s capable of something “different,” although he said he’s one of the most talented musicians ever on the show.

Connie Talbot

This young singer was the runner-up on the first season of Britain’s Got Talent when she was 6 years old. Now 19, Connie has released four albums. On AGT, she performed an original song on the piano. Heidi said her voice is “beautiful” and said the song would be a perfect first dance song at a wedding. Simon said she “nailed it.” Alesha called it a “full circle moment.”

Sandou Trio Russian Bar

This acrobatic act was eliminated in the semifinals of Season 6 after a strange upside-down-piano performance. Cassie Sandou said she was “embarrassed” after they were eliminated, but they’re back for “redemption.” Cassie called tonight’s performance “the most dangerous thing that I’ve ever done,” as she performed blindfolded. Alesha said they’re “not playing,” and that they “came here to win.” Simon called it “absolutely incredible” and said it was the best of the night.


Bars & Melody

This singing and rapping duo performed on BGT when they were young teenagers, and earned the Golden Buzzer from Simon. They reached third place, and are ready to break onto the American stage. Tonight, they performed an original song together. Howie buzzed the act, and said it wasn’t anything he hasn’t “seen before.” Alesha said they seemed nervous, but she liked the song.

Strauss Serpent

This contortionist won Africa’s Got Talent in 2017. He says winning AGT would be “the greatest dream of his life.” He started his career by performing in the streets, and was arrested several times. Tonight, he amazed the AGT judges by putting his body into impossible positions and dislocating his shoulders. Heidi said he was “on another level.” Howie joked that he would “bend over backwards” to win. Simon called it “one of my favorite acts tonight.”

‘AGT Champions’ Round 4 Results

Two acts were chosen by the superfans to move on to the semifinals, along with one Judges’ Choice act. Tonight, the superfan vote went to Strauss Serpent and Sandou Trio Russian Bar, while the judges chose to put JJ Pantano through. The Silhouettes, meanwhile, will go straight to the finals thanks to their Golden Buzzer.

America’s Got Talent‘s live shows start next week, and it’s been an incredible season so far. This season, judge Simon Cowell used his Golden Buzzer for the season to send an inspiring young musician to the live shows.

Let’s take a look back at all of Simon’s Golden Buzzer acts since he joined AGT in Season 11. As you’ll quickly notice, Simon has a soft spot for talented musicians with powerful backstories. It’s a far cry from the mean Simon we got to know on American Idol.

1) Calysta Bevier

Season 11 was Simon’s first season as a judge on AGT, and he used his Golden Buzzer to send this teenage ovarian cancer survivor to the live shows. She delivered an inspiring performance of “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten. “I think you’re really special,” Simon told her before hitting the buzzer. Calysta made it to the Semifinals.

2) Mandy Harvey

In Season 12, Simon was wowed by deaf singer Mandy Harvey. She performed an original song called “Try” in her audition. “I don’t think you’re gonna need a translator for this,” Simon told her before hitting the Golden Buzzer. “That was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen or heard.” Mandy finished in fourth place.

3) Michael Ketterer

Simon’s Season 13 Golden Buzzer act was singer Michael Ketterer, a pediatric mental health nurse with six children who came from foster care. He performed “To Love Somebody” by the Bee Gees. Michael finished in fifth place, but was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence after the competition ended.

4) Kechi

During AGT: The Champions earlier this year, Simon Cowell hit the Golden Buzzer for returning singer and plane crash survivor Kechi, who originally appeared in Season 12. She performed “You Are the Reason” by Callum Scott. “I didn’t really like it that much,” he told her before hitting the buzzer. “I actually loved it.”

5) Tyler Butler-Figueroa

This season, Simon’s Golden Buzzer went to this 11-year-old violinist who battled cancer and was bullied at school. He performed to Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger.” Simon said he wanted to send a message to bullies by hitting the Golden Buzzer for Tyler. “You are an extraordinary young man,” Simon told him. Tyler is going straight to the live shows.

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The Golden Buzzer is a concept that was introduced in Season 9 of America’s Got Talent. Each judge may press their Golden Buzzer only once during the season. In Season 9, the Golden Buzzer sent the act to the next round regardless of the other judges’ votes; its main purpose was to break ties. In Season 10, the Golden Buzzer was upgraded to send an act straight to the live shows. This method continues on for the next several seasons. From Season 11 onwards, the host can use the Golden Buzzer to send an act straight to the live shows.

Season 9

Season 9 featured the debut of the golden buzzers. Howard Stern used his on Dustin’s Dojo, and Howie Mandel used his on Emmanuel & Phillip Hudson. Neither act progressed to the Quarterfinals. It is unknown if Heidi Klum and Mel B used their golden buzzers.

Both Dustin’s Dojo and Emmanuel & Phillip Hudson were eliminated during Judgment Week.

Dustin’s Dojo
Howard Stern
Emmanuel & Phillip Hudson
Howie Mandel

Season 10

In Season 10, the golden buzzer format was changed so that acts who receive the buzzer are now given a spot in the Quarterfinals. Howie Mandel was first shown pressing it for Drew Lynch, a comedian with a speech impediment, Howard Stern used his for Freckled Sky, a dance duo, Mel B used hers for Sharon Irving, a singer, and Heidi Klum gave the buzzer to young Opera singer, Arielle Baril.

The guest judges for the series were also allowed to use the Golden Buzzer during the Judge Cuts. Neil Patrick Harris was the first to use his for comedy magician Piff the Magic Dragon. Michael Bublé was the second, using his golden buzzer on vocal duo The CraigLewis Band. Marlon Wayans was next, pressing his for ventriloquist Paul Zerdin. Piers Morgan was the last guest judge, and he used his golden buzzer for dance group Siro-A.

Freckled Sky was the only Golden Buzzer act this season eliminated in the Quarterfinals. Arielle Baril, Siro-A, and Sharon Irving were all eliminated in the Semifinals. Piff the Magic Dragon missed out on the Top 5 in the Finals, while The CraigLewis Band and Drew Lynch finished in 5th and 2nd place respectively. Paul Zerdin was the season’s winner.

Drew Lynch
Howie Mandel
Freckled Sky
Howard Stern
Sharon Irving
Mel B
Arielle Baril
Heidi Klum
Piff the Magic Dragon
Neil Patrick Harris
The CraigLewis Band
Michael Bublé
Paul Zerdin
Marlon Wayans
Piers Morgan

Season 11

Season 11’s format was similar to Season 10, but host Nick Cannon was also given a chance to use the Golden Buzzer.

Mel B was the first to press the golden buzzer this season, for 13-year-old opera singer Laura Bretan. Howie Mandel was the second to use the golden buzzer, pressing it for 12-year-old singer/ukulelist, Grace VanderWaal. Heidi Klum then pressed the golden buzzer for 20-year-old jazz singer Sal Valentinetti. Simon Cowell was the final judge to press the golden buzzer, for 16-year-old singer Calysta Bevier. For the first time on the show, Nick Cannon had his own opportunity to press the golden buzzer; he did so for 90-year-old striptease dancer Dorothy Williams.

In the Judge Cuts, Ne-Yo was the first guest judge to use the golden buzzer, pressing it for magician Jon Dorenbos. Reba McEntire used her golden buzzer on 14-year-old gymnast/contortionist Sofie Dossi. George Lopez used his golden buzzer on malambo group Malevo. Finally, Louis Tomlinson used the golden buzzer for 14-year-old singer Jayna Brown.

Dorothy Williams was the only Golden Buzzer act this season eliminated in the Quarterfinals. Malevo, Calysta Bevier, and Jayna Brown were eliminated in the Semifinals. Sofie Dossi and Laura Bretan missed out on the Top 5, while Sal Valentinetti and Jon Dorenbos finished in 5th and 3rd place respectively. Grace VanderWaal was the season’s winner.

Laura Bretan
Mel B
Grace VanderWaal
Howie Mandel
Sal Valentinetti
Heidi Klum
Calysta Bevier
Simon Cowell
Dorothy Williams
Nick Cannon
Jon Dorenbos
Sofie Dossi
Reba McEntire
George Lopez
Jayna Brown
Louis Tomlinson

Season 12

Season 12’s format is identical to that of Season 11.

Mel B was the first to press the golden buzzer this season, for 12-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne. Simon Cowell pressed his buzzer next, for 29-year-old deaf singer Mandy Harvey. Howie Mandel pressed the button for 16-year-old singer Christian Guardino. Tyra Banks pressed the button for a Ukrainian light-up dance group, Light Balance, the only non-singing act among all the Golden Buzzers. Heidi Klum pressed her button for 13-year-old singer Angelina Green.

In the Judge Cuts, Chris Hardwick was the first guest judge to use the golden buzzer, pressing it for 9-year-old singer Angelica Hale. Next, DJ Khaled pressed his golden buzzer for 21-year-old singer-songwriter/guitarist Chase Goehring. Laverne Cox pressed her button for 9-year-old singer Celine Tam. Seal pressed the final golden buzzer of the season for 32-year-old singer Johnny Manuel.

Angelina Green was the only Golden Buzzer act this season eliminated in the Quarterfinals. Johnny Manuel, Christian Guardino, and Celine Tam were eliminated in the Semifinals. Chase Goehring missed out on the Top 5. Mandy Harvey finished in 4th place, Light Balance in 3rd, and Angelica Hale came in 2nd. Darci Lynne was the season’s winner.

Darci Lynne
Mel B
Mandy Harvey
Simon Cowell
Christian Guardino
Howie Mandel
Light Balance
Tyra Banks
Angelina Green
Heidi Klum
Angelica Hale
Chris Hardwick
Chase Goehring
DJ Khaled
Celine Tam
Laverne Cox
Johnny Manuel

Season 13

Season 13’s format is identical to that of Season 11.

Tyra pressed the first golden buzzer of the season for acrobatic group Zurcaroh. Simon followed shortly after, using his for singer Michael Ketterer. Howie pressed his buzzer for 13-year-old singer Courtney Hadwin. Mel gave the honor to 15-year-old singer Amanda Mena. Another singer, Makayla Phillips, got the golden buzzer from Heidi.

In the Judge Cuts, Ken Jeong pressed his buzzer for Voices of Hope Children’s Choir. The following week, Olivia Munn pressed hers for Angel City Chorale. Martina McBride then pressed hers for ballroom dance duo Quin and Misha, and finally Chris Hardwick pressed his for 14-year-old rapper Flau’jae.

Flau’jae and Quin and Misha were eliminated in the Quarterfinals. Amanda Mena, Makayla Phillips, Voices of Hope Children’s Choir and Angel City Chorale were eliminated in the Semifinals. Courtney Hadwin missed out on the Top 5 of the Finals, while Michael Ketterer finished in 5th place and Zurcaroh finished as runner-up.

Tyra Banks
Michael Ketterer
Simon Cowell
Courtney Hadwin
Howie Mandel
Amanda Mena
Mel B
Makayla Phillips
Heidi Klum
Voices of Hope Children’s Choir
Ken Jeong
Angel City Chorale
Olivia Munn
Quin and Misha
Martina McBride
Chris Hardwick

AGT: The Champions

For “The Champions”, an act that received a Golden Buzzer in the preliminary shows advanced directly to the Final without having to face the Superfans vote.

In week 1, Mel B pressed her Golden Buzzer for singer Susan Boyle. The following week, Heidi Klum pressed hers for knife-throwing duo Deadly Games. In Week 3, Howie Mandel pressed his for singer Angelica Hale. In Week 4, Simon Cowell pressed his for singer Kechi. Finally, host Terry Crews pressed his for sand artist Kseniya Simonova. Susan, Deadly Games, Angelica and Kechi all missed out on the top 5, while Kseniya finished in 3rd place.

Susan Boyle
Mel B
Deadly Games
Heidi Klum
Angelica Hale
Howie Mandel

Simon Cowell

Kseniya Simonova
Terry Crews

Season 14

Season 14’s format is identical to that of Seasons 11-13.

Gabrielle Union pressed the first Golden Buzzer of the season for singer/pianist Kodi Lee. Howie Mandel pressed his for singer/rapper Joseph Allen. Simon Cowell followed, pressing his for 11-year-old violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa. Next was host Terry Crews, pressing his for Detroit Youth Choir. Julianne Hough pressed hers for 12-year-old singer Luke Islam.

In the Judge Cuts, Brad Paisley pressed his Golden Buzzer for 15-year-old singer/guitarist Sophie Pecora. Dwyane Wade pressed his for dance group V.Unbeatable. Ellie Kemper pressed hers for light-up dance crew Light Balance Kids. Finally, Jay Leno pressed his for 10-year-old opera singer Emanne Beasha.

Sophie Pecora and Joseph Allen were eliminated in the Quarterfinals. Luke Islam was eliminated in the Semifinals. Emanne Beasha, Light Balance Kids and Tyler Butler-Figueroa all missed out on the Top 5, while V.Unbeatable finished in 4th place and Detroit Youth Choir finished 2nd. Kodi Lee was the season’s winner.

Additionally, dancer Ben Trigger pressed the Golden Buzzer for himself during his performance, but it didn’t count.

Kodi Lee
Gabrielle Union
Joseph Allen
Howie Mandel
Tyler Butler-Figueroa
Simon Cowell
Detroit Youth Choir
Terry Crews
Luke Islam
Julianne Hough
Sophie Pecora
Brad Paisley
Dwyane Wade
Light Balance Kids
Ellie Kemper
Emanne Beasha
Jay Leno

Champions 2

The format for Champions 2 is similar to Champions 1, but host Terry Crews was not given a chance to use the Golden Buzzer.

In Week 1, Heidi Klum pressed hers for Norwegian singer Angelina Jordan. In Week 2, Howie Mandel was supposed to have the honor, but Simon Cowell stole it to support dance group Boogie Storm. Howie came back in Week 3 and pressed his for acrobatic dance group V.Unbeatable. Finally, Alesha Dixon pressed hers for shadow dance group Silhouettes in Week 4.

Angelina Jordan
Heidi Klum
Boogie Storm
Simon Cowell
(stolen from Howie Mandel)
Howie Mandel
Alesha Dixon


  • Since the upgraded format was introduced in Season 10, four out of five winners, Paul Zerdin, Grace VanderWaal, Darci Lynne, and Kodi Lee had received golden buzzers, with Kodi, Darci, and Grace receiving it in the Auditions, and Paul receiving it in the Judge Cuts.
  • Seven out of the eight Season 10 golden buzzer acts reached the Semifinals. Four reached the Finals.
  • Eight out of the nine Season 11 golden buzzer acts reached the Semifinals. Five reached the Finals.
  • Eight out of the nine Season 12 golden buzzer acts reached the Semifinals. Five reached the Finals.
  • Seven out of the nine Season 13 golden buzzer acts reached the Semifinals. Three reached the Finals.
  • Seven out of the nine Season 14 golden buzzer acts reached the Semifinals. Six reached the Finals.
  • Starting in Season 11, the host of the show could use the golden buzzer on an act. With the exception of Season 11, all of the golden buzzers given to an act by the host have reached the top 3 of their respective seasons.
  • Angelica Hale is the first act to receive the Golden Buzzer twice on AGT. She was followed by V.Unbeatable.
  • Both Angelica Hale and V.Unbeatable received their first Golden Buzzer in the Judge Cuts: Angelica’s was given by Chris Hardwick, while V.Unbeatable’s was given by Dwyane Wade. Their second was given in their respective Champions seasons by Howie Mandel.
  • Chris Hardwick is the only guest judge to use the golden buzzer twice.
  • Zurcaroh is the only act to receive a Golden Buzzer on both AGT and one of the international versions of the franchise (France’s Got Talent). In both instances, it was the show’s host that gave them the honor.
  • Season 14 sets the record for the most Golden Buzzer acts advancing to the Finals (6), while Season 13 holds the record for the least advancing (3).

  1. Angelica Hale made America’s Got Talent history!
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Current Howie Mandel (5-present) • Simon Cowell (11-present) • Heidi Klum (8-Champions 1, Champions 2) • Alesha Dixon (Champions 2)
Former Brandy Norwood (1) • Piers Morgan (1-6) • David Hasselhoff (1-4) • Sharon Osbourne (2-7) • Howard Stern (7-10) • Mel B (8-Champions 1) • Gabrielle Union (14) • Julianne Hough (14)
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