Season 5 of America's Got Talent premiered on June 1, 2010 and concluded on September 15, 2010. Nick Cannon hosted, and Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel were judges. The season's winner was Michael Grimm.

Judging Panel

Piers Morgan Sharon Osbourne Howie Mandel
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Host

Nick Cannon
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Episodes

Main article: Season 5 Episodes

Acts

Main article: Season 5 Acts

Auditions

Main article: Season 5 Auditions

Vegas Round

Main article: Season 5 Vegas Round

Quarterfinals

Main article: Season 5 Quarterfinals

Symbol Meaning
X.png Buzzer
Check.png Judge's vote

Week 1

Name Act Piers Sharon Howie Result
1. Kung Fu Heroes Martial Arts Group Eliminated
2. Christina & Ali Singing Sisters Moved On
3. Airpocalypse Air Band Eliminated
4. The Hot Shot Tap Dancers Tapping Dancing Troupe Eliminated
5. Paul Safy Jr. Singer Eliminated
6. Future Funk Hip-hop Dance Duo Check.png Ovation.pngCheck.png Moved On (JC)
7. Sally Cohn Hand Whistler Eliminated
8. Nick Pike Daredevil X.png Eliminated
9. RNG Dance Troupe Check.png Eliminated (JC)
10. Maricar Burlesque Painter Eliminated
11. Fighting Gravity Blacklight Performers Moved On
12. Nathaniel Kenyon Singer Moved On

Week 2

Name Act Piers Sharon Howie Result
1. Cheer SF Cheerleaders X.png X.png Eliminated
2. Alice Tan Ridley Singer Ovation.png Ovation.png Ovation.png Moved On
3. Mona Sampath Dance Company Bollywood Dance Troupe Eliminated
4. Iron Horse Rockabilly Band X.png Eliminated
5. The Strong Man Strongman X.png Eliminated
6. Ronith Impersonator X.png X.png Eliminated
7. Hannibal Means Opera Singer Eliminated
8. Wreckless Dance Crew Check.png Eliminated (JC)
9. Lil Chris Singer Eliminated
10. AscenDance Acrobats & Dancers Moved On
11. Antonio Restivo Fire Artist Check.png Check.png Moved On (JC)
12. Michael Grimm Singer & Musician Moved On

Week 3

Name Act Piers Sharon Howie Result
1. The South Philly Vikings Dance Troupe X.png Eliminated
2. CJ Dippa Rapper Eliminated
3. Harmonica Pierre Harmonica Musician Eliminated
4. Polina Volchek Gymnast X.png Eliminated
5. The Strange Familiar Band Eliminated
6. Haspop Hip-hop Dancer Moved On
7. Luigi Singer & Musician X.png Eliminated
8. Chipps Cooney Comic Magician X.png X.png X.png Eliminated
9. Kaya and Sadie Belly Dancing Duo Eliminated (JC)
10. Jeremy VanSchoonhoven Extreme Cyclist Check.png Check.png Moved On (JC)
11. Debra Romer Singer & Musician Ovation.png Moved On
12. Studio One Young Beast Society Dance Troupe Moved On

Week 4

Name Act Piers Sharon Howie Result
1. Da Maniacs Dance Troupe X.png Eliminated
2. NU Covenant Gospel Group X.png X.png Eliminated
3. Anna and Patryk Ballroom Dancers Check.png Eliminated (JC)
4. Lindsey Stirling Hip-hop Violinist X.png Eliminated
5. Doogie Horner Standup Comedian Eliminated
6. Rudi Macaggi Balancing Acrobat Ovation.png Eliminated
7. Taylor Mathews Singer & Musician Moved On
8. Mary Ellen Singing Yodeller X.png Eliminated
9. ArcAttack Electric Light Show Band Check.png Check.png Moved On (JC)
10. Prince Poppycock Opera Singer Moved On
11. MURRAY Magician & Illusionist Ovation.png Ovation.png Ovation.png Moved On
12. Strikers All Stars Dance Crew Eliminated

Week 5 (YouTube Round)

Name Act Piers Sharon Howie Result
1. PLUtonic A-Capella Group Eliminated
2. Dylan Plummer Jump Rope Artist Eliminated
3. Pup Accordion-Playing Dog X.png Ovation.png Eliminated
4. Cam Hodges Singer & Musician Check.png Eliminated (JC)
5. Ryan Rodriguez Dancer X.png Eliminated
6. Austin Anderson Stand-up Comedian X.png Eliminated
7. Booker Forté Hip-hop Dancer X.png Eliminated
8. Pizza Patt Pizza Dough Juggler X.png Eliminated
9. Kristina Young Singer Check.png Check.png Moved On (JC)
10. Maestro Alexander Bui Pianist X.png Moved On
11. Dan Sperry Magician & Illusionist Moved On
12. Jackie Evancho Classical Crossover Singer Ovation.png Ovation.png Ovation.png Moved On

Week 6 (Judges' Wildcard Round)

Name Act Piers Sharon Howie Result
1. Kruti Dance Academy Indian Classical Dancers Eliminated
2. Rudi Macaggi Balancing Acrobat X.png Eliminated
3. CJ Dippa Rapper X.png Eliminated
4. RNG Dance Troupe X.png Eliminated
5. Harmonica Pierre Harmonica Musician Check.png Eliminated (JC)
6. Michael Grasso Magician & Illusionist Moved On
7. The Hot Shot Tap Dancers Tap Dancing Group X.png Eliminated
8. Doogie Horner Standup Comedian Eliminated
9. Connor Doran Indoor Kite Flyer Ovation.png Moved On
10. Anna and Patryk Ballroom Dancers Ovation.png Moved On
11. Michael Lipari & Ashleigh Dejon Aerialists Ovation.pngCheck.png Ovation.pngCheck.png Moved On (JC)
12. Swing Shift Side Show Sideshow Performers X.png X.png Eliminated


Semifinals

Main article: Season 5 Semifinals

Symbol Meaning
X.png Buzzer
Check.png Judge's vote

Week 1

Name Act Piers Sharon Howie Result
1. Anna & Patryk Ballroom Dancers Moved On
2. Christina & Ali Singing Sisters Check.png Check.png Moved On (JC)
3. Antonio Restivo Fire Artist Eliminated
4. Future Funk Hip-Hop Dance Duo X.png Eliminated
5. Taylor Mathews Singer & Musician Moved On
6. Connor Doran Indoor Kite Flyer X.png Check.png Eliminated (JC)
7. Dan Sperry Magician & Illusionist X.png Eliminated
8. Kristina Young Singer X.png X.png X.png Eliminated
9. ArcAttack Technological Performance Group Eliminated
10. Michael Grimm Singer & Musician Moved On
11. AscenDance Acrobats & Dancers X.png Eliminated
12. Prince Poppycock Opera Singer Ovation.png Ovation.png Ovation.png Moved On

Week 2

Name Act Piers Sharon Howie Result
1. Alice Tan Ridley Singer Eliminated (JC)
2. Haspop Hip-hop Dancer X.png Eliminated
3. Maestro Alexander Bui Pianist X.png Eliminated
4. Michael Lipari & Ashleigh Dejon Aerialists Eliminated
5. Michael Grasso Magician & Illusionist Ovation.png Ovation.png Ovation.png Moved On
6. Debra Romer Singer Eliminated
7. Studio One Young Beast Society Dance Troupe Check.png Check.png Moved On (JC)
8. Jeremy VanSchoonhoven Extreme Cyclist Ovation.png Ovation.png Ovation.png Moved On
9. Nathaniel Kenyon Singer X.png Eliminated
10. MURRAY Magician & Illusionist Ovation.png Eliminated
11. Jackie Evancho Classical Crossover Singer Ovation.png Ovation.png Ovation.png Moved On
12. Fighting Gravity Blacklight Performers Ovation.png Ovation.png Ovation.png Moved On


Finals

Main article: Season 5 Finals

Symbol Meaning
X.png Buzzer

Top 10 Final

Name Act Piers Sharon Howie Result
1. Studio One Young Beast Society Dance Troupe Eliminated
2. Christina and Ali Singing Sisters Eliminated
3. Jeremy VanSchoonhoven Extreme Cyclist Ovation.png Ovation.png Ovation.png Eliminated
4. Taylor Mathews Singer & Musician Eliminated
5. Anna & Patryk Ballroom Dancers Eliminated
6. Fighting Gravity Blacklight Performers Moved On
7. Michael Grimm Singer Moved On
8. Michael Grasso Magician & Illusionist Ovation.png Ovation.png Ovation.png Eliminated
9. Prince Poppycock Opera Singer Ovation.png Ovation.png Moved On
10. Jackie Evancho Classical Crossover Singer Ovation.png Ovation.png Ovation.png Moved On

Grand Final

Name Act Piers Sharon Howie Result
1. Prince Poppycock Opera Singer X.png Ovation.png 4th Place
2. Michael Grimm Singer & Musician Ovation.png Ovation.png Ovation.png Winner
3. Jackie Evancho Classical Crossover Singer Ovation.png Ovation.png Ovation.png 2nd Place
4. Fighting Gravity Blacklight Performers 3rd Place



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