Season 9 of America's Got Talent premiered on May 26, 2014. It concluded on September 17, 2014. The entire judging panel and host from Season 8 returned.
Snapple continued to be the official beverage sponsor of America's Got Talent and its products were featured on the show throughout the season, along with their cups on the judges' desk.
America's Got Talent again shot live shows from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Main article: Season 9 Episodes
Main article: Season 9 Acts
Main article: Season 9 Auditions
Acts auditioned for the judges in New York and Los Angeles. There was a new Golden Buzzer aspect which allowed each judge the opportunity to send one act to the next round whatever the other judges voted.
Main article: Season 9 Judgment Week
Main article: Season 9 Quarterfinals
|Judges' Choice and Wild Card|
|1||Baila Conmigo||Dan Naturman||David and Leeman||Flight Crew Jump Rope||Jasmine Flowers||JD Anderson||Julia Goodwin||July 29, 2014||909|
|Emily West||Miguel Dakota||Sean & Luke||The Willis Clan||Valo & Bobby||July 30, 2014||910|
|2||Aerial Animation||Andrey Moraru||Jaycob Curlee||ACTE II||Darik Santos||Hart Dance Team||John & Andrew||August 5, 2014||911|
|Mara Justine||Mat Franco||Juan Carlos||Livy, Matt & Sammy||Loop Rawlins||August 6, 2014||912|
|3||AcroArmy||Blue Journey||Christian Stoinev||Adrian Romoff||Anna Clendening||Cornell Bhangra||Dragon House "The Agents"||August 12, 2014||913|
|Paul Ieti||Sons of Serendip||Kieran & Finian Makepeace||Mike Super||Wendy Liebman||August 13, 2014||914|
|4||Emil and Dariel||Jonah Smith||Kelli Glover||Bad Boys of Ballet||Dom the Bom's Triple Threat||Extreme||Jonatan Riquelme||August 19, 2014||915|
|Quintavious Johnson||Smoothini||Mothmen Dance||Nina Burri||One Voice Children's Choir||August 20, 2014||916|
Main article: Season 9 Semifinals
|1||David and Leeman||Emily West||Mara Justine||Aerial Animation||Andrey Moraru||Bad Boys of Ballet||August 26, 2014||917|
|Miguel Dakota||Mike Super||Sons of Serendip||Dan Naturman||Flight Crew Jump Rope||Paul Ieti||August 27, 2014||918|
|2||AcroArmy||Blue Journey||Christian Stoinev||Baila Conmigo||Jaycob Curlee||Jonah Smith||September 2, 2014||919|
|Emil and Dariel||Mat Franco||Quintavious Johnson||Kelli Glover||Smoothini||Wendy Liebman||September 3, 2014||920|
Main article: Season 9 Finals
All 12 remaining acts performed for six spots in the Final 6. The six remaining acts then performed to win one million dollars and the headlining of a show on the Las Vegas strip.
|Judges' Choice Vote|
|1. Mara Justine||Singer||Eliminated|
|2. David and Leeman||Magicians||Eliminated|
|3. Sons of Serendip||Band||Moved On (SS)|
|4. Christian Stoinev||Hand Balancer||Eliminated|
|5. Emil and Dariel||Rock Cellists||Eliminated (JC)|
|6. AcroArmy||Acrobatic Group||Moved On|
|7. Quintavious Johnson||Singer||Moved On|
|8. Mike Super||Mystifier||Eliminated|
|9. Blue Journey||Shadow Dance Duo||Eliminated|
|10. Emily West||Singer||Moved On|
|11. Mat Franco||Magician||Moved On|
|12. Miguel Dakota||Singer||Moved On (JC)|
|1. Quintavious Johnson||Singer||5th Place|
|2. Mat Franco||Magician||Winner|
|3. Emily West||Singer||2nd Place|
|4. Miguel Dakota||Singer/Guitarist||6th Place|
|5. Sons of Serendip||Band||4th Place|
|6. AcroArmy||Acrobatic Group||3rd Place|
|7. Mat Franco||Magician||Winner|
|8. Sons of Serendip||Band||4th Place|
|9. Quintavious Johnson||Singer||5th Place|
|10. Miguel Dakota||Singer/Guitarist||6th Place|
|11. AcroArmy||Acrobatic Group||3rd Place|
|12. Emily West||Singer||2nd Place|
Notable past contestants
- Nick Fradiani, who auditioned with his band Beach Avenue, later tried out for season 14 of American Idol. He won the show on May 13, 2015.
- Season 9 is only the third time auditions were not held in Chicago, Illinois.
- Season 9 is the first season since Season 1 not to feature a Vegas Round.
- Season 9 introduced the Golden Buzzer. Each judge can hit it only once through the season, and it makes an act go through regardless of votes.
- The Red Buzzers were almost never used during the live shows, with only one performance being buzzed (intentionally). This is the fewest number of live show buzzes in any season.