Season 16 of America's Got Talent is set to premiere on June 1, 2021. The entire judging panel from Season 15 will return, as well as the host. Simon Cowell has recovered from his back injury and will return to the judges desk this season after he had an electric bike accident since the live shows of Season 15.

Sonic is the official beverage sponsor of this season, having its products shown throughout the show and their cups on the judges' desks.

Judging Panel

Howie Mandel Heidi Klum Sofia Vergara Simon Cowell
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Terry Crews


Main article: Season 16 Episodes


Main article: Season 16 Acts


Main article: Season 16 Auditions

Each act that performed in front of the judges was given 90 seconds to demonstrate their talents for the judges. If an act received at least three "Yes" votes from the judges, they were accepted to the next round. Otherwise, they were eliminated from the competition.


  • This is the first season since Season 8 to premiere in June.
  • This is the first season to be sponsored by Sonic, breaking the 6-year streak of Dunkin' Donuts sponsoring the show.
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