The first episode of Season 11, and the two hundred and forty-third episode of America's Got Talent overall, aired on May 31, 2016. It was the first of six auditions episodes. 10 acts from this episode proceeded to the Judge Cuts, and 5 acts were rejected. One act was sent straight to the Quarterfinals.

Episode 1101 was the debut episode of Simon Cowell as a judge, replacing Howard SternHeidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel returned as judges. Nick Cannon returned as host for his eighth season.

Moved On

Name Image Act Howie Mel B Heidi Simon
Nathan Bockstahler Nathanbockstahler Stand-up Comedian Check Check Check Check
José & Carrie Joseandcarrie Dancing Dog Duo Check Check X Check
The Clairvoyants Theclairvoyants Mentalist Duo Check Check Check Check
Linkin' Bridge Linkin'bridge Vocal Group Check Check Check Check
Trio Grace Triograce Acrobat Trio Check Check Check Check
Hara Hara Multimedia Magician Check Check Check Check
Charles and Rose Charles&rose Singer and Dancer Check Check X Check
Tape Face Tapeface Mime Check Check Check Check
Ryan Stock and AmberLynn Ryanstock&amberlynn Sideshow Duo Check Check X Check
Noelle Bean Noellebean Singer/Guitarist X Check Check Check
Laura Bretan Laurabretan Opera Singer GoldButton


Name Image Act Howie Mel B Heidi Simon
The Spice Gurlz Thespicegurlz Spice Girls Impersonator Group X Check X Check
Rose Rose Martial Artist X X X X
Michael Rayner Michaelrayner Novelty Act X X Check X
The Wake Thewake Vocal Trio X X X X
Mr. Splat Mr.splat Novelty Daredevil X X X X


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