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The Deliberations of Season 16 of America's Got Talent were aired on August 10, 2021. A total of 36 acts, including 5 Golden Buzzer acts from the auditions, proceeded to the Quarterfinals.


Serving as the middle round between the auditions and the live shows, The judges must deliberate on which acts deserve a spot in the Quarterfinals out of the 150+ acts that were accepted by the judges in the Auditions.

Moved On

These acts are confirmed to be among the 36 (31 acts, not counting the 5 Golden Buzzers) that the judges put through to the Season 16 Quarterfinals.[1]

Note: Gigi Deluxe & Devon were originally put through to the next round, however they revealed that they withdrew from the competition for unknown reasons.

America's Wildcard

As a twist for this season, America's Got Talent has brought back the Wildcard show [2] where 5 acts were brought back to compete for the final spot in the live shows.


The following acts withdrew from the competition after the auditions.


The following acts were seen on the shortlist of 150+ acts that the judge's deliberated on. However, these acts were eliminated.

Did Not Appear

The following acts were not seen on the shortlist of 150+ acts that the judges deliberated on. Some acts were cut before the deliberations, some had only intended to perform once for the judges and others' outcomes are unknown.

Audition Golden Buzzer Acts

The following acts were given the Golden Buzzer during the audition round; as a result they were allowed to skip the deliberations and advance straight to the Quarterfinals.

Moved On: