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Season 13 of America's Got Talent premiered on May 29, 2018. The entire judging panel from Season 12 returned, as well as the host. Additionally, a new judge briefly joined the panel for one audition.

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.

Judging Panel

Howie13 Howie Mandel Melb13 Mel B Heidi13 Heidi Klum Simon13 Simon Cowell

Iain Brown, a contestant, also acted as a judge during one episode.

Episodes

Main article: Season 13 Episodes

Acts

Main article: Season 13 Acts

Auditions

Main article: Season 13 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 13 Judge Cuts

72 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, 18 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 which he or she could press to send an act to the live shows without further deliberation as one of the 7 acts.

Two acts were eliminated in the Judge Cuts but later brought back to the competition in the Quarterfinals.

Symbol Meaning
Ovation Standing Ovation
X Buzzer
GoldButton Golden Buzzer

Week 1

Guest Judge: Ken Jeong

Name Act Howie Mel B Ken Heidi Simon Result
1. Junior New System Dance Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
2. Harold & Regan Dance Duo Eliminated
3. Us the Duo Band Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
4. Kevin Blake Magician Eliminated
5. Mochi Multimedia Juggler Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
6. Lilly Wilker Animal Impressionist Eliminated
7. Oscar and Pam Singing Dog and Pianist X Eliminated
8. Daniel Emmet Opera Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated (WC)
9. Voices of Hope Children's Choir Choir Ovation Ovation GoldButton Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On (GB)
10. Aaron Crow Danger Act Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
11. Carmen Lynch Stand-up Comedienne Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
12. Christina Wells Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
13. Patches Rapper Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
14. Andrew Johnston Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
15. Celina and Filiberto Dance Duo Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
16. Trinh Tra My Aerialist Eliminated
17. Jack Tenney Trampolinist X Ovation Eliminated
18. Duo Transcend Trapeze Duo Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On


Week 2

Guest Judge: Olivia Munn

Name Act Howie Mel B Olivia Heidi Simon Result
1. Human Fountains Novelty Act Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated (WC)
2. Shin Lim Magician Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
3. The Melisizwe Brothers Band Eliminated
4. Macey Mac Singer/Guitarist Eliminated
5. Sophie Fatu Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
6. Reyes del Swing Salsa Dance Group Eliminated
7. The Future Kingz Dance Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
8. Lioz Shem Tov Comedy Magician Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
9. Angel City Chorale Choir Ovation Ovation GoldButton Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On (GB)
10. Shannon and Reckon Dog Act Eliminated
11. EXISDANCE Multimedia Dance Act Eliminated
12. Hans Singer/Accordionist Moved On
13. Vivien Vajda Jump Rope Acrobat Eliminated
14. Rob Lake Magician Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
15. Leah Mathies Singer/Guitarist Eliminated
16. Hunter Price Singer/Guitarist X Eliminated
17. Joseph O'Brien Singer/Pianist Moved On
18. Vicki Barbolak Stand-up Comedienne Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On


Week 3

Guest Judge: Martina McBride

Name Act Howie Mel B Martina Heidi Simon Result
1. The Savitsky Cats Cat Act Moved On
2. Blue Tokyo Acrobatic Dance Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
3. OC Music and Dance Orchestral Band Eliminated
4. The PAC Dance Team Dance Group X Moved On
5. Angel Garcia Singer Ovation Ovation Eliminated
6. Jeffrey Li Singer Eliminated
7. Ms. Trysh Singer Eliminated
8. Kazi Singer Eliminated
9. Bone Hampton Stand-up Comedian Eliminated
10. Quin and Misha Ballroom Dance Duo GoldButton Ovation Ovation Moved On (GB)
11. Noah Guthrie Singer/Guitarist Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
12. Jules and Jerome Teeterboard Duo Eliminated
13. Fratelli Rossi Acrobatic Duo Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
14. Bensax International Saxophonist Eliminated
15. Oliver Graves Stand-up Comedian Ovation Eliminated
16. UDI Blacklight Dance Group Ovation Moved On
17. We Three Band Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
18. The Sacred Riana Illusionist Moved On


Week 4

Guest Judge: Chris Hardwick

Name Act Howie Mel B Chris Heidi Simon Result
1. Brian King Joseph Electric Violinist Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
2. Yumbo Dump Comedy Duo Ovation X Ovation Ovation Moved On
3. Academy of Villains Dance Group Ovation X Eliminated
4. Da RepubliK Dance Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
5. Berlin Singer/Pianist Eliminated
6. Sergey and Sasha Acrobatic Duo Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
7. Flau'jae Rapper Ovation Ovation GoldButton Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On (GB)
8. Elijah Holt Acrobat Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
9. Sixto and Lucia Quick Change Duo Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
10. Brody Ray Singer/Guitarist Eliminated
11. Ronnie Lamarque Singer Eliminated
12. Glennis Grace Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
13. Diabolowalker Diabolo Dance Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
14. Troy James Contortionist Ovation Eliminated
15. Street Drum Corps Percussion Group X X Eliminated
16. NUNNABOVE Band Eliminated
17. Lord Nil Escape Artist Ovation X Ovation Moved On
18. Samuel J. Comroe Stand-up Comedian Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On

Quarterfinals

Main article: Season 13 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 in the Judges' Choice.

One act was eliminated in the Quarterfinals but later brought back to the competition in the Semifinals.

Symbol Meaning
Ovation Standing Ovation
X Buzzer
Check Judges' Choice Vote

Week 1

Name Act Howie Mel B Heidi Simon Result
1. Mochi Multimedia Juggler OvationCheck Check Ovation Ovation Eliminated (JC)
2. Human Fountains Novelty Act X Eliminated
3. Angel City Chorale Choir Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On (DS)
4. The PAC Dance Team Dance Group Eliminated
5. Amanda Mena Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
6. Junior New System Dance Group Ovation OvationCheck OvationCheck Moved On (JC)
7. We Three Band Ovation Ovation Moved On
8. Lord Nil Escape Artist Ovation X Ovation Eliminated
9. Flau'jae Rapper Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
10. Shin Lim Magician Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
11. Vicki Barbolak Stand-up Comedienne Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
12. Courtney Hadwin Singer/Dancer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On


Week 2

Name Act Howie Mel B Heidi Simon Result
1. Makayla Phillips Singer Ovation Ovation Moved On (DS)
2. Da RepubliK Dance Group Ovation OvationCheck OvationCheck OvationCheck Moved On (JC)
3. Noah Guthrie Singer/Guitarist Ovation Moved On
4. Yumbo Dump Comedy Duo Ovation X X X Eliminated
5. Samuel J. Comroe Stand-up Comedian Ovation Moved On
6. Voices of Hope Children's Choir Choir Ovation Ovation Moved On
7. The Savitsky Cats Cat Act Ovation Eliminated
8. Glennis Grace Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
9. The Sacred Riana Illusionist Eliminated
10. Quin and Misha Ballroom Dance Duo Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
11. Front Pictures Multimedia Performance Act Check Ovation Ovation Eliminated (JC/WC)
12. Duo Transcend Trapeze Duo Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On


Week 3

Name Act Howie Mel B Heidi Simon Result
1. The Future Kingz Dance Group Ovation OvationCheck Eliminated (JC)
2. Us the Duo Band Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
3. Daniel Emmet Opera Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On (DS)
4. Brian King Joseph Electric Violinist Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
5. Aaron Crow Danger Act Check XCheck Check Moved On (JC)
6. Joseph O'Brien Singer/Pianist Eliminated
7. Hans Singer/Dancer/Pianist/Accordionist Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
8. UDI Blacklight Group Eliminated
9. Christina Wells Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
10. Zurcaroh Acrobatic Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
11. Rob Lake Magician Ovation Eliminated
12. Michael Ketterer Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On

Semifinals

Main article: Season 13 Semifinals

From the 22 Semifinalists, 11 acts performed each week over two weeks. Each week, 5 acts moved onto the Finals.

The contestants that came in fourth, fifth, and sixth 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 Finals. The judges voted between the two remaining acts the last spot of the week in the Finals in the Judges' Choice.

Symbol Meaning
Ovation Standing Ovation
X Buzzer
Check Judges' Choice Vote

Week 1

Name Act Howie Mel B Heidi Simon Result
1. Amanda Mena Singer Ovation Ovation Eliminated
2. Junior New System Dance Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Eliminated
3. Us the Duo Band Eliminated
4. Voices of Hope Children's Choir Choir Check OvationCheck Eliminated (JC)
5. Shin Lim Magician Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
6. Makayla Phillips Singer Ovation Ovation Eliminated
7. Front Pictures Multimedia Performance Act Ovation X Eliminated
8. Duo Transcend Trapeze Duo OvationCheck OvationCheck Ovation Ovation Moved On (JC)
9. Samuel J. Comroe Stand-up Comedian Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On (DS)
10. Michael Ketterer Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
11. Zurcaroh Acrobatic Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On

Week 2

Name Act Howie Mel B Heidi Simon Result
1. Christina Wells Singer Ovation Eliminated
2. Da RepubliK Dance Group X Eliminated
3. Noah Guthrie Singer/Guitarist Ovation Eliminated
4. Daniel Emmet Opera Singer Check OvationCheck Check Moved On (JC)
5. Angel City Chorale Choir Ovation Eliminated
6. Aaron Crow Danger Act Eliminated
7. Vicki Barbolak Stand-up Comedienne Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
8. We Three Band OvationCheck Eliminated (JC)
9. Glennis Grace Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On (DS)
10. Brian King Joseph Electric Violinist Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Moved On
11. Courtney Hadwin Singer/Dancer Ovation Ovation Moved On

Finals

Main article: Season 13 Finals

All 10 remaining acts performed to win one million dollars and the headlining of a show on the Las Vegas strip.

Symbol Meaning
Ovation Standing Ovation
Name Act Howie Mel B Heidi Simon Result
1. Brian King Joseph Electric Violinist Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation 3rd Place
2. Daniel Emmet Opera Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 10
3. Vicki Barbolak Stand-up Comedienne Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 10
4. Glennis Grace Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 10
5. Zurcaroh Acrobatic Group Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation 2nd Place
6. Samuel J. Comroe Stand-up Comedian Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation 4th Place
7. Courtney Hadwin Singer/Dancer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 10
8. Shin Lim Magician Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Winner
9. Duo Transcend Trapeze Duo Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation Top 10
10. Michael Ketterer Singer Ovation Ovation Ovation Ovation 5th Place


Start a Discussion Discussions about Season 13

  • Season 13's Top 5 and Bottom 5 predictions

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    • It's been dealt with. We decided to leave DSes to just main judges now. When the finale comes I'll need you again. I'll message ...
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    • either a singer doing the song they perform to, the England siblings or Sofi
    • Wiseguy1 wrote:either a singer doing the song they perform to, the England siblings or Sofi Sofi as in Sofi Dossi? If so, then thats really likely.