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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. This round was held at Simon Cowell’s house in Malibu.


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

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 eliminated acts were brought back to compete for the final spot in the live shows.


The following acts withdrew from the competition before or after the deliberations.



The following acts were seen on the shortlist of 150+ acts that the judge's deliberated on or announced through social media or other means that they 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 and some may have been on the table but unseen and cut by the judges.

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: