The Wildcard Show episode of Season 16 was aired on August 10, 2021 exclusively on Peacock, one hour before the live airing of Episode 1609. It was a one-off Wildcard Show episode and took place at the Dolby Theatre. 5 acts performed for a Wildcard spot in the Quarterfinals. Unlike the normal live show rounds, the performances were pre-recorded, and the judges were absent.
|1. Dylan Zangwill||Singer & Keyboardist|
|2. Patrick Kun||Magician|
|3. Storm Large||Singer|
|4. Mike Goodwin||Stand-Up Comedian|
|5. Matt Mauser||Singer|
- This is the first wildcard episode to take place since Season 7.