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Everything to Know About AGT 18

Summer's biggest show is here!

By McKenzie Jean-Philippe
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It may seem like just yesterday that The Mayyas (a.k.a. Sofia Vergara's Golden Buzzer) took home the America's Got Talent crown, $1 million, and even scored a performance with Beyoncé. But now it's time to find a new champion for AGT Season 18. Here's everything to know about this season:

When did America's Got Talent Season 18 premiere?

AGT 18 premiered Tuesday, May 30 at 8/7c on NBC and streams the next day on Peacock

How to Watch

Watch America’s Got Talent Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock

The show began filming Auditions the weekend of March 25, with Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara sharing plenty of photos and videos from set on Instagram.

"Back to the best job in the world!!!!! @agt thank u @simoncowell," Vergara captioned a selfie with the audience.

Klum captioned a fun video of herself walking hand-in-hand with Vergara, decked out in their judging best: "And so it begins …….❤️❤️🥳@sofiavergara 🥳 @agt." 

When are the AGT 18 Live Shows?

This season's Live Shows officially kick off on Tuesday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 23 at 8/7c on NBC. 

Each week for five weeks 11 Acts from the Top 55 will compete for America's Vote. Every Wednesday, results will be revealed, with the two Acts with the most votes advancing to the Finale. The rest will be eliminated from the competition.

When is the AGT 18 Finale?

The Season 18 two night event will air its two-hour Performance Finale on Tuesday, September 26 at 9/8c and the two-hour Results Finale will air Wednesday, September 27 at 9/8c.

Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell

Who are the Judges and Host on AGT 18?

All four Judges from Season 16 and 17 are returning: Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, and Vergara. Terry Crews will also return as Host for his sixth summer.

When are Auditions for AGT Season 18?

Auditions have already been filmed for the upcoming season, and new applications for Season 18 are currently closed. But keep an eye on americasgottalentauditions.com for any future opportunities and learn all you need to know about the Audition process from NBC's manager of unscripted formats, Theresa Graham.

Can I get tickets to AGT 18?

Yes, you can! Fans can currently snag tickets to the Live Shows for episodes filming in Pasadena, California through the end of the season at on-camera-audiences.com.

Tickets are posted up to 60 days in advance. And the best part? They're free.

Where to watch AGT Season 18

You can watch AGT Season 18 on Tuesdays at 8/7c and Wednesday 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock

Originally published Mar 27, 2023.