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The first episode of Season 12, and the two hundred and sixty-fifth episode of America's Got Talent overall, aired on May 30, 2017. It was the first of six auditions episodes. 9 acts from this episode proceeded to the Judge Cuts, and 3 acts were rejected. One act was sent straight to the Quarterfinals. The judges' decision for 4 acts was never televised.

Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all returned as judges. Tyra Banks made her debut as host, replacing Nick Cannon.

Moved On

Name Image Act Howie Mel B Heidi Simon
Jokgu Jokguandaichan Piano Playing Chicken Check Check Check Check
Preacher Lawson Preacherlawson Stand-up Comedian Check Check Check Check
Yoli Mayor Yolimayor Singer Check Check Check Check
Conrad the Unicorn Conradtheunicorn Novelty Act X Check Check Check
Michael Brook Michaelbrook Trampolinist Check Check Check Check
Junior and Emily Alabi Junior&emilyalabi Salsa Dancer Duo Check Check Check Check
Will Tsai Willtsai Magician Check Check Check Check
The Singing Trump Thesingingtrump Donald Trump Impersonator Check X Check Check
Merrick Hanna Merrickhanna Dancer Check Check Check Check
Puddles Pity Party Puddlespityparty Singing Clown Check Check Check Check
Demian Aditya Demianaditya Illusionist Check Check Check Check
Darci Lynne Farmer Darcilynne Singing Ventriloquist GoldButton

Eliminated

Name Image Act Howie Mel B Heidi Simon
The Man of Mystery Themanofmystery Comedy Escape Artist X Check X Check
Radek Polomik Radekpolomik Dancer X X X Check
The Kazoo Queens Thekazooqueens Kazoo Group X X X X

Unknown

Name Image Act Howie Mel B Heidi Simon
Kevin & Dea 1201dancepair Dance Duo X X X X
Duo Requiem 1201aerialduo Aerial Duo X Check Check X
Stole Power 1201dancegroup Clogging Group X Check Check X

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