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The Quarterfinals of Season 15 of America's Got Talent aired from August 11, 2020 to September 2, 2020. A total of 44 acts performed. 20 acts proceeded to the Semifinals, and 24 acts were eliminated.

  • Italics indicate that the act was either chosen to move on or eliminated in the Judges' Choice, which means they finished in either fourth or fifth in America's Vote.

Week 1

Main article: Episode 1509 and Episode 1510

Due to injury, Simon was unable to judge this week. He was replaced by Kelly Clarkson.

Moved On:


Week 2

Main article: Episode 1511 and Episode 1512

Simon was replaced by Kenan Thompson on the judging panel for this week.

Moved On:


Week 3

Main article: Episode 1513 and Episode 1514

Still recovering from injury, Simon was not present this week. Howie, Heidi and Sofia continued on as a panel of three.

Moved On:


Week 4

Main article: Episode 1515 and Episode 1516

Moved On:



The following acts withdrew prior to the Quarterfinals:

Wild Card

The judges chose the following acts as their two Wild Card picks, allowing them to return to the competition in the Semifinals:


  • Season 15 marks the first time since Season 10 that the live shows were not held at the Dolby Theatre.
  • The Season 15 acts used different parts of the Universal lot for their performances. Those that could not make the trip to California due to travel restrictions performed remotely.
  • It is the first time in series history that the audiences for the live shows are 100% virtual.
  • It is the first time since Season 9 that the Quarterfinals episodes were spread out over 4 weeks instead of the usual 3.
  • It is the first time since Season 10 that an act withdrew prior to the Quarterfinals and had to be replaced.
  • It is the first time since Season 7 that a quarterfinals episode only consisted of three judges
  • It is the first time in series history that a judge was replaced in the live shows.
  • It is also the first time in series history that the panel consisted of three female judges.
  • This is the first season where every Golden Buzzer act progressed past the Quarterfinals into the Semifinals.
  • Only one results show required a tiebreaker (Episode 1512) as the Judges' Choice was deadlocked between two acts.
  • Thomas Day initially withdrew from the competition due to contracting COVID-19. He recovered in time to compete in the semi-finals as a wildcard.