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

Eliminated

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

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