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The Semifinals of Season 16 of America's Got Talent aired from August 31, 2021 to September 8, 2021. A total of 22 acts performed. 10 acts proceeded to the Finals, and 12 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 5th or 6th in America's Vote.


From the 22 Semifinalists, 11 acts performed each week over two weeks. Each week, 5 acts moved onto the Finals.

The contestants that came in fourth, fifth, and sixth place in America's Vote fight for votes online in the AGT Save. The act who received the most votes earned a spot in the Finals. The judges voted between the two remaining acts for the last spot of the week in the Finals.

Week 1[]

Main article: Episode 1615 and Episode 1616

Moved On:


Week 2[]

Main article: Episode 1617 and Episode 1618

Moved On:



  • The acts in the 10th position in the running order were voted through by the public, while the acts in the 1st and 9th position were eliminated.
  • The acts in the 2nd position in performance order were eliminated by the judges in the Judges' Choice.
  • This marks the first time ever in America's Got Talent history that all of the Golden Buzzers have made the Finals.