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'America's Got Talent' reveals first 12 acts headed to Dolby Theatre for start of live shows

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Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:15 pm
Kodi Lee receives a golden buzzer on `America's Got Talent.` (NBC photo by Trae Patton)
Kodi Lee receives a golden buzzer on "America's Got Talent." (NBC photo by Trae Patton)

Golden buzzers Kodi Lee, Luke Islam and Sophie Pecora take stage along with Alex Dowis, Bir Khalsa, Carmen Carter, Emerald Belles, GFORCE, Greg Morton, Messoudi Brothers, Voices of Service and wild card Ansley Burns

Guest performers set for Wednesday results show include season 13 and ‘AGT: The Champions’ winner Shin Lim, season one winner Bianca Ryan, season 13 finalist Brian King Joseph & season 11 finalist Sofie Dossi

“America’s Got Talent,” summer’s most-watched show, heads to the Dolby Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 13 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) for the start of season 14 live shows. America will now decide who moves forward and who will capture the ultimate prize.

Thirty-six acts in total will perform live for “America’s Got Talent” judges Simon Cowell, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Howie Mandel and host Terry Crews as they compete for a chance to win a $1 million prize and headline a show at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

The first 12 acts featured in Tuesday’s live show are golden buzzers Kodi Lee, Luke Islam and Sophie Pecora, as well as Alex Dowis, Bir Khalsa, Carmen Carter, Emerald Belles, GFORCE, Greg Morton, Messoudi Brothers, and Voices of Service. In addition, young South Carolina-based singer Ansley Burns will take the stage as one of three “Wild Card” acts.

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Viewers will have a chance to vote for their favorite act at www.NBC.com/AGTVote and via the “AGT” app (available through Google Play and on the App Store). In addition, Xfinity X1 customers will be able to vote via their set-top box during the live broadcast by saying, “Vote for AGT” into the X1 voice remote.

Fans will also have a chance to save an act in jeopardy each week during the Wednesday results show via the “Dunkin’ Save.”

From the 12 performances featured on Tuesday, seven acts will move on to the semifinals after the first results show on Wednesday, Aug. 14 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT).

“America’s Got Talent” will also welcome several guest stars during the first Wednesday results show, including season 13 winner and inaugural “AGT: The Champions” winner, magician Shin Lim; season one winner Bianca Ryan; season 13 violinist Brian King Joseph; and season 11 contortionist aerialist Sofie Dossi.

“America’s Got Talent” is once again dominating the summer television landscape as the No. 1 most-watched entertainment program every week, averaging 12.5 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” results from Nielsen Media Research. It has remained the most-watched summer alternative series for each of its 14 seasons to date.

America’s Got Talent” is a digital/social hit, as well, with 2.12 billion views across all digital video platforms so far this summer. Kodi Lee’s golden buzzer performance is the show’s most viewed video clip this season, with 429 million combined total views across Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

For more information, visit the official show site at: http://www.nbc.com/agt.

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