The thirteenth episode of Season 13, and the three hundredth episode of America's Got Talent overall, aired on August 21, 2018. It was the second of three Quarterfinals performance episodes and took place in the Dolby Theatre. 12 acts performed for 7 spots in the Semifinals.


Symbol Meaning
Ovation Standing Ovation
X Buzzer
Name Image Act Howie Mel B Heidi Simon
1. Makayla Phillips Makaylaphillips Singer Ovation Ovation
2. Da RepubliK Darepublik Dance Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation
3. Noah Guthrie Noahguthrie Singer/Guitarist Ovation
4. Yumbo Dump Yumbodump Comedy Duo Ovation * X *
5. Samuel J. Comroe Samuelj.comroe Stand-up Comedian Ovation
6. Voices of Hope Children's Choir Voicesofhopechildren'schoir Choir Ovation Ovation
7. The Savitsky Cats Thesavitskycats Cat Act Ovation
8. Glennis Grace Glennisgrace Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation
9. The Sacred Riana Thesacredriana Illusionist
10. Quin and Misha Quinandmisha Ballroom Dance Duo Ovation Ovation Ovation
11. Front Pictures Frontpictures Multimedia Performance Act Ovation Ovation
12. Duo Transcend Duotranscend Trapeze Duo Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation

*Simon and Mel originally buzzed Yumbo Dump, but later retracted their buzzers.


  • This is the first time during the Live Shows that a judge retracted their buzz.
  • AGT cut to a commercial break directly following The Sacred Riana's performance, before the judges commented. This caused a huge controversy on social media. It was later confirmed that the commercial was intentional by a leaked production document. [1]

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