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As America’s Got Talent heads into live-show season, the competition series will change up its TV schedule from only airing on Tuesday nights to now being on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Why the sudden change? In short, AGT switches to two nights per week to accommodate all of the acts. Over the course of three weeks, the final 36 acts will compete in the quarterfinals round of the competition, including the nine golden buzzer acts and producers’ wild card picks. To make sure each act gets their full performance aired on TV (and the audience at home gets a clear picture of who they’re voting for), AGT breaks up the show into two parts — Tuesday nights are for the performances and Wednesday nights are for the results.

See below for the schedule of the rest of America’s Got Talent in 2019 so you don’t miss the action:

  • Quarterfinals: Performances on August 13, 20, and 27, result shows on August 14, 21, and 28. At the end, only 22 acts will move on, including one wildcard.
  • Semifinals: Performances on September 3 and 10, result shows on September 4 and 11. At the end, 10 acts will be put through to the finals.
  • Finals: Finale performance on September 17, result shows on September 18. At the end, one act will be crowned the winner of season 14 and win a Las Vegas headline and $1 million prize.

Over the next month or so, viewers will get to see a return of all of their favorites, including Kodi Lee, Sophie Pecora, Light Balance Kids, Luke Islam, Chris Kläfford, and so many more. But in order to keep them in the competition, it’ll be up to the fans, not the judges, to vote on Tuesday nights. Those acts who fall in the middle in terms of votes acquired will have one last chance to be saved on Wednesday nights, thanks to the live Dunkin’ save vote.

Ready to see who makes it to the top? We know we are.

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After 11 weeks of viral auditions and judges’ cuts, America’s Got Talent is finally going live on Tuesday (NBC, 8/7c), and now we know which 12 acts — including one lucky wild card! — will be taking the stage first.

Singer/pianist Kodi Lee, singer Luke Islam and singer/guitarist Sophie Pecora — all of whom earned Golden Buzzers during the season’s initial round of auditions — will perform on Tuesday, along with blacklight painter Alex Dowis, danger group Bir Khalsa, singer Carmen Carter, drill dance team Emerald Belles, vocal group GFORCE, impressionist Greg Morton, acrobatic trio Messoudi Brothers, and singing group Voices of Service.

Those 11 acts will be joined by the first of three wild cards competing in the quarterfinals: South Carolina-based singer Ansley Burns. (In case you don’t remember, she was the one Simon Cowell stopped during her performance of Aretha Franklin’s “Freedom.” to watch.)

The results of Tuesday’s episode will be revealed during a follow-up broadcast on Wednesday (8 pm), which will welcome the following fan favorites back to the AGT stage for a series of special performances: AGT: The Champions winner, magician Shin Lim; Season 1 winner, singer Bianca Ryan; Season 13 violinist Brian King Joseph; and Season 11 aerial contortionist Sofie Dossi.

Which of these acts will you be rooting for on Tuesday? And which returning acts are you excited to see again? Drop a comment with all of your picks below.

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After almost four months and 20 episodes, “America’s Got Talent” has reached the last stage of the competition. The two-part season 14 finale airs live this week. If you’ve been wondering who is competing on the Tuesday episode of “America’s Got Talent” watch the preview video above. And keep reading as we’ve got all your “AGT” spoilers including the names of all 10 acts competing on live show 6 of season 14.

Among those set to take to the stage for the September 17 two-hour final, which starts at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT on NBC, are six acts that earned the Golden Buzzer at their auditions. This allowed them to proceed straight to the quarterfinals, where they then got enough votes to then move on to the semifinals.

The 10 finalists will compete overnight for America’s votes, with the winner revealed on Wednesday’s results show.Be sure to vote in our poll as to which of these you think is likeliest to win season 14 of “America’s Got Talent.” And have your say in the comments section too.

Emanne Beasha (Jay Leno‘s Golden Buzzer)
This 10-year-old opera singer won Arabs Got Talent in 2017.

Benicio Bryant
This teenage singer, who is a veteran of “Germany’s Got Talent,” performs his own songs.

Tyler Butler-Figueroa (Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer)
This 11-year-old is a violin prodigy.

Detroit Youth Choir (Terry Crews‘ Golden Buzzer)
This group of underprivileged young people raise their hopeful voices in song.

Kodi Lee (Gabrielle Union‘s Golden Buzzer)
This singer is both blind and autistic.

Light Balance Kids (Ellie Kemper’s Golden Buzzer)
This ligbt-up dance troupe from Ukraine is an off-shoot of the adult group who made it to the “AGT” semi-finals in 2017.

Ndlovu Youth Choir
This chorale group from South Africa raises the roof with their joyous singing.

Ryan Niemiller
This stand-up comedian has overcome physical adversity to pursue his dream.

V. Unbeatable (Dwayne Wade‘s Golden Buzzer)
These tumblers from India defy gravity with their routines.

Voices of Service
This quartet of veterans make beautiful music together.

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Julianne Hough returned to NBC Monday night for Holiday with the Houghs, a celebrity-filled hour-long special co-starring her brother, Derek Hough. The pre-taped special marks the second time she has appeared on NBC since the network announced she would not be returning to America’s Got Talent for a second season. Fans at home fell in love with the special though, as the Hough siblings brought a dose of energy to the night.

Late last month, NBC announced Hough and Gabrielle Union were ousted from AGT after hosting the show’s summer 2019 season. It was later reported that Union frequently complained about a “toxic” workplace and NBC launched an investigation into the show. Union has since met with NBC about the situation.

Superb dancing & singing by @derekhough and @juliannehough on their holiday special—do more specials please! #HolidayWithTheHoughs

— Deborah Silverman (@SilvermanDeb) December 17, 2019

Sources said Union and Hough both received notes about their appearance throughout the season. In her first response to the situation, Hough said she enjoyed working on the show and with NBC.

These two are outta control!!! #moderndonnieandmarie #HolidayWithTheHoughs @derekhough @juliannehough pic.twitter.com/C6ZOhW9tyr

— SandyLeeTV (@SandyLeeTV) December 17, 2019

“I had a wonderful time on America’s Got Talent, I loved working with the cast, crew and producers. I am happy to continue my working relationship with NBC,” the former Dancing With The Stars pro dancer said. “I’m looking forward to what the future holds.”

@juliannehough is literally a doll baby angel ❤❤ #HolidayWithTheHoughs

— Emily (@lyoscas) December 17, 2019

After hearing about Union’s meeting with NBC, Hough said she was “really happy” that her former co-star got to express her concerns directly to NBC brass.

“That’s awesome. Oh good. That’s amazing,” Hough told Entertainment Tonight. “Honestly, we’ve been here doing so many rehearsals I haven’t really looked at my phone, but that makes me really happy. That’s such an amazing step in shifting the paradigm of the workplace and it’s great.”

You were amazing 😊

— Rawlene Williams (@rduke12) December 17, 2019

Since the situation began, Hough has been on NBC twice. Before her special aired on Monday, she also performed during the 87th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, which aired on the network earlier this month.


If you missed Holidays with the Houghs on Monday, the special will be repeated on Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. ET.

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America’s Got Talent: The Champions is back on NBC for a second season, featuring 40 new “champion” acts. Terry Crews is once again the host of the reality talent competition, and the four-person judges’ panel consists of Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Alesha Dixon.

The season premiere of America’s Got Talent: The Champions is on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 8/7c on NBC. The episode is scheduled to be two hours long.

The official synopsis for the premiere episode reads “Ten of the most memorable acts from around the globe perform for the judges; four of these acts advance — two chosen by a panel of superfans, one Judges’ Choice and one who receives a Golden Buzzer to perform in the finale.” You can find Heavy.com’s full rundown of the episode 1 performers here.

‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ Follows a Different Format Than the Original Show

While AGT: The Champions is technically season 15 of America’s Got Talent, the show follows a different format than a “regular” season of the competition. According to NBC.com, “The first four episodes will each showcase 10 acts, with three acts from each week moving on to the Semifinals and one receiving a Golden Buzzer to advance straight to the Finals. The Semifinals will cut those 12 acts in half, and the six that continue will compete against the four Golden Buzzer recipients for the ultimate title of World Champion!” This implies a shorter season of the show, which makes sense, since season 1 of AGT: The Champions was only 7 episodes long.

Another difference between the Champions spinoff and America’s Got Talent is the live voter aspect. While live shows of AGT enable at-home voters to determine which acts advance into the next round, live voting is not available during AGT: The Champions. Instead, NBC explains that “Advancing talent from each round is determined by the judge panel (Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Alesha Dixon and Howie Mandel) along with a select group of ‘superfans.’”

Season 14 Judges Julianne Hough & Gabrielle Union Did Not Return for Season 15

Last season, Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell were joined by first-time judges Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough. When the two were not asked back to the judges’ panel for AGT: The Champions season 2, it sparked controversy for the show over why their exit came after only one season of judging.

An article from Variety surmised that it had something to do with Hough and Union’s complaints of a toxic work environment and racially and culturally inappropriate jokes made during season 14.

After choosing not to renew Hough and Union’s contracts as judges, NBC’s statement said “‘America’s Got Talent’ has a long history of inclusivity and diversity in both our talent and the acts championed by the show. The judging and host line-up has been regularly refreshed over the years and that is one of the reasons for AGT’s enduring popularity. NBC and the producers take any issues on set seriously.”

Before joining the America’s Got Talent: The Champions judges, new judge Alesha Dixon served as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.

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America’s Got Talent: Champions (8 p.m., NBC) – This offshoot brings back 40 fan favorites from “AGT” shows from across the world, including Raleigh natives Tyler Butler-Figueroa, a 12-year-old violinist, and Christal Sanders Rheams, a member of the military vocal group Voices of Service. Ten of the 40 acts perform in tonight’s premiere and four of those will advance — two chosen by a panel of super fans, one will be a Judges’ Choice selection and one advances via Golden Buzzer. Neither of our Raleigh natives appear in tonight’s premiere, so check back in next Monday. Of special note for this season, head judge Simon Cowell cycled out last season’s female judges (it was a whole thing) and brings back Heidi Klum from early in the series’ run, and introduces British dancer and performer Alesha Dixon. Howie Mandel returns as a judge and Terry Crews is back as host.

The Bachelor (8 p.m., ABC) – Hunky airline pilot Peter Weber (from the Hannah B. Season of “Bachelorette”) is the bachelor for Season 24, but sadly, there don’t seem to be any North Carolina suitors this time around. Peter will meet 30 women tonight, but the big news is that Hannah B. will return. But why? Hmmmm.

McCarthy (9 p.m., PBS / UNC-TV) – This new American Experience documentary looks at the rise and fall of Joe McCarthy, the junior senator from Wisconsin who led a Cold War crusade against communists.

Kids Baking Championship (9 p.m., Food) – Hosts Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman go back to the 1970s to challenge the 12 young competitors to make “shag cakes” in the Season 8 premiere.

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Manifest (10 p.m., NBC) – The Stone family reels in the aftermath of a devastating shooting in the Season 2 premiere, and the family is hit with its most foreboding calling yet.

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America’s Got Talent is back in action on Monday night with the second season of America’s Got Talent: The Champions. The season, featuring past champions and fan-favorite acts from the franchise begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The premiere runs two hours and includes Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell and Heidi Klum back as judges.

AGT: The Champions Season 2 also features Brookyln Nine-Nine star Terry Crews back as host. Alesha Dicon, who works with Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent, is taking over for Spice Girls singer Mel B as the fourth judge.

If you still want to watch the AGT: The Champions Monday night but are not near a television, you can still stream the show at NBC.com with a cable or satellite log-in. You can also catch the show on NBC affiliates on internet TV platforms like Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling, Fubo, AT&T NOW and YouTube TV.

Forty acts will compete for title of “Most Talented” this year, with winners chosen by AGT superfans. Unlike the main AGT, AGT: The Champions was pre-taped.

This is the first AGT-related broadcast since Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough were surprisingly fired after they finished their first season of America’s Got Talent last summer. Union’s firing came after she reportedly complained about a “toxic” work environment. She reportedly told producers about a racist joke Jay Leno made, which was eventually cut. She and Hough also reportedly received multiple notes about their looks from executives.

The situation led to NBC starting an investigation into America’s Got Talent. The two sides also had a five-hour meeting in December.

“The initial conversation was candid and productive,” NBC said in a statement. “While there will be a further investigation to get a deeper understanding of the facts, we are working with Gabrielle to come to a positive resolution.”


“We had a lengthy 5-hour, and what I thought to be, productive meeting yesterday,” Union tweeted. “I was able to, again, express my unfiltered truth. I led with transparency and my desire and hope for real change.”

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