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The live show of 'America's Got Talent' is set to undergo major changes

By FactsWow Team

Posted on: 04 Aug, 2022

The live shows of America's Got Talent will feature a big change. Terry Crews hosts Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Sofia Vergara judge NBC's talent competition, which is in its 17th season.

During America's Got Talent Las Vegas Live shows, Golden Buzzer acts will compete against the lucky auditionees who made it to the live semifinals for a chance to win $1,000,000 and headline the show.

America's Got Talent will premiere its second live show on Tuesday, August 9, followed by its first results show on Wednesday, August 10. There will be a new venue for this year's live shows, which will make things a little different for viewers.

Past seasons of the show have taken place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, however, this year's contestants will compete at Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

It is a new venue for America's Got Talent lives shows, but the setting will be very familiar to those who watch the live shows as the venue is where the auditions for the show are filmed.

The first performance show and the results show will air on NBC every week once America's Got Talent has begun live shows. Peacock will also broadcast every episode of America's Got Talent the next day.

In the previous season, the quarterfinals lasted three weeks, the semifinals two weeks, and the grand finale week three weeks. Season 17's schedule has not yet been confirmed.

Five acts were sent straight through to the live shows when the four America's Got Talent judges pressed their Golden Buzzers during auditions.

Mandel gave his Golden Buzzer to 11-year-old singer Madison Taylor Baez and Crews awarded him to 21-year-old saxophonist Avery Dixon.

Sara James, 13 and a member of the Lebanese dance troupe Mayyas, received the Golden Buzzer from Cowell, while Klum gave hers to Lily Meola after she moved the audience to tears with the original song 'Daydreams.'

In addition to the Golden, Buzzer acts, 54 acts have been confirmed to appear in America's Got Talent live shows. There will be one more chance for audiences to send a wildcard act to the live finals in the lead-up to the live shows.

Among the four fortunate acts that can be considered wildcards are singers Ben Waites and Debbie Dawson, comedian Jordan Conley, and the dangerous act Auzzy Blood.

It is now possible for viewers to vote on which wildcard they want to proceed to the live shows. Those who want to cast ballots for America's Got Talent's wildcard act must do so by 7 a.m. ET on Friday, August 5.

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