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Season 18 of America's Got Talent premiered on May 30, 2023. The entire judging panel from Season 17 returned, as well as the host.

Sonic continued to be 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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Host[]

Terry Crews
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Episodes[]

Main article: Season 18 Episodes

Acts[]

Main article: Season 18 Acts

Auditions[]

Main article: Season 18 Auditions

Each act that performed in front of the judges was given 2 minutes 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.

Deliberations[]

Main article: Season 18 Deliberations

55 acts were chosen to advance to the Semifinals.

Semifinals[]

Main article: Season 18 Semifinals

From the 55 acts, 11 acts performed each week over 5 weeks. Each week, the top 2 acts moved on to the Finals. After the Semifinals, 4 eliminated acts were selected by the judges to compete in the Instant Save for the last remaining spot in the Finals.

NOTE: Although NBC refers to this round as the "Qualifiers", for ease of reference on this Wiki it will be referred to as the "Semifinals".

Symbol Meaning
Ovation Standing Ovation
X Buzzer

Week 1[]

Name Act Howie Heidi Sofia Simon Result
1. True Villains Band Ovation Ovation Eliminated
2. Lambros Garcia Dancer Eliminated
3. Mitch Rossell Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 3
4. Oleksandr Leshchenko Multimedia Dancer Ovation Top 5
5. Adrian Stoica and Hurricane Dog Act Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
6. SAINTED Trap Choir Choir Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
7. Brynn Cummings Ventriloquist Top 5
8. John Wines Guitarist Ovation X Eliminated
9. Maureen Langan Comedian Ovation Eliminated
10. Ray Wold & Mom Danger Act X Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
11. Lavender Darcangelo Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On


Week 2[]

Name Act Howie Heidi Sofia Simon Result
1. Chioma & The Atlanta Drum Academy Percussion Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 3
2. Sharpe Family Singers Vocal Group X Eliminated
3. Three G Acrobat Trio Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
4. Erica Coffelt Dancer X Eliminated
5. Alfie Andrew Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 5
6. Ahren Belisle Comedian Ovation Ovation Moved On
7. Dani Kerr Singer Eliminated
8. Ryland Magician Top 5
9. Andrew Stanton Sword Swallower Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
10. Steel Panther Band Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
11. Murmuration Dance Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On

Week 3[]

Name Act Howie Heidi Sofia Simon Result
1. Warrior Squad Acrobatic Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 3
2. Trigg Watson Magician Eliminated
3. Summer Rios Singer Ovation Eliminated
4. Phil Wright & Parent Jam Dance Group X Ovation Eliminated
5. Philip Bowen Violinist Top 5
6. Mzansi Youth Choir Choir Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
7. Justin Jackson Tap Dancer Eliminated
8. MOS Brass Band Ovation Top 5
9. Barry Brewer Jr. Comedian and Pianist Eliminated
10. Herwan Legaillard Sword Swallower Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
11. Putri Ariani Singer and Pianist Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On

Week 4[]

Name Act Howie Heidi Sofia Simon Result
1. Zion Clark Acrobat Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 5
2. Puppet Simon & The Cow Belles Puppet Group Ovation X Eliminated
3. Roland Abante Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
4. Mariandrea Dancer Ovation Eliminated
5. Kylie Frey Singer and Guitarist Eliminated
6. Chibi Unity Dance Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
7. Freedom Singers Vocal Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
8. Orlando Leyba Comedian Eliminated
9. Anna DeGuzman Magician Moved On
10. D'Corey Johnson Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 5
11. Shadow Ace Shadow Act Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 3

Week 5[]

Name Act Howie Heidi Sofia Simon Result
1. Eduardo Antonio Treviño Mariachi Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 5
2. Grace Good Hula Hoop Artist Ovation Ovation Eliminated
3. Lachuné Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
4. Eseniia Mikheeva Dancer Eliminated
5. Mandy Muden Magician Eliminated
6. Avantgardey Dance Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 5 (WC)
7. Trailer Flowers Vocal Duo X Eliminated
8. Ramadhani Brothers Acrobat Duo Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
9. Gabriel Henrique Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 3
10. SangSoon Kim Magician Eliminated
11. 82nd Airborne Chorus Choir Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On

Finals[]

Main article: Season 18 Finals

Name Act Howie Heidi Sofia Simon Result
1. Adrian Stoica and Hurricane Dog Act Ovation Ovation Ovation Winner
2. Mzansi Youth Choir Choir Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 11
3. Avantgardey Dance Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 11
4. Lavender Darcangelo Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 11
5. Chibi Unity Dance Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 11
6. 82nd Airborne Chorus Choir Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 11
7. Anna DeGuzman Magician Ovation 2nd Place
8. Ahren Belisle Comedian Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 11
9. Putri Ariani Singer and Pianist Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation 4th Place
10. Ramadhani Brothers Acrobat Duo Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation 5th Place
11. Murmuration Dance Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation 3rd Place

Trivia[]

  • This is the first season since Season 13 to have an act buzzed in every live show episode other than the finale.
  • This is the first season since Season 6 to have more than two dance groups in a finals episode.
  • This season has the second latest ending date only behind Season 3.
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