Season 12
Winner TBA
Runner-up TBA
Judges Howie Mandel
Mel B
Heidi Klum
Simon Cowell
Host Tyra Banks
Held from May 30, 2017-September 20, 2017
Previous Season Season 11

Season 12 of America's Got Talent premiered on May 30, 2017. The entire judging panel from Season 11 returned.

Dunkin' Donuts continued to be the official beverage sponsor of this season, having its products shown throughout the show and their cups on the judges' desks.

On February 16, 2017, Nick Cannon announced that he left the show. Tyra Banks took his place, becoming the show's first female host.

Judging Panel

Howie MandelMel BHeidi KlumSimon Cowell
Howie12 Melb12 Heidi12 Simon12


Main article: Season 12 Episodes


Main article: Season 12 Acts


Main article: Season 12 Auditions

Each act that performed in front of the judges was given 90 seconds to demonstrate their talents for the four 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.

Judge Cuts

Main article: Season 12 Judge Cuts

80 acts were pulled from the 100+ acts that were accepted by the judges in the Auditions. The Judge Cuts took place over four days; every day, 20 acts performed with only 7 moving on to the Quarterfinals.

Joining the main judging panel were four guest judges While each regular judge was given a normal buzzer, each guest had only a Golden Buzzer he or she could press to send an act to the live shows without further deliberation as one of the 7 acts.


Main article: Season 12 Quarterfinals

From the 36 Quarterfinalists, 12 acts performed each week over three weeks. Each week, 7 acts moved onto the Semifinals

The contestants that came in sixth, seventh, and eighth place in America's Vote fought for votes online in the Dunkin' Save. The act who received the most votes earned a spot in the Semifinals. The judges voted between the two remaining acts the last spot of the week in the Semifinals.

Color Meaning
Dunkin' Save
Judges' Choice
Wild Card
Week Moved On Eliminated Date #
1 Angelica Hale Billy & Emily England Christian Guardino Darci Lynne Artyon & Paige Bello Nock Just Jerk August 15, 2017 1211
In The Stairwell Preacher Lawson Yoli Mayor Puddles Pity Party The Singing Trump August 16, 2017 1212
2 August 22, 2017 1213
August 23, 2017 1214
3 August 29, 2017 1215
August 30, 2017 1216


Main article: Season 12 Semifinals



Main article: Season 12 Finals

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