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Why Tonight's AGT 18 Episode Isn't What You Expect

Yes, America's Got Talent 18 is coming on tonight — but with a slight twist.

By McKenzie Jean-Philippe

We've had a whopping nine weeks of America's Got Talent 18 Auditions so far, meaning we've seen countless Acts — from emotional singing moments to adorable and shockingly talented kids — and seven unforgettable Golden Buzzer moments. And now, it's time for the Live Shows round... but not quite yet.

How to Watch

Watch the Season 19 premiere of America’s Got Talent Tuesday, May 28 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock

Before we see the Top 55 perform each week, a very special episode of AGT 18 will air on Tuesday, August 15. You can find all the must-know details below.

RELATED: All 55 Acts Advanced to the AGT 18 Live Shows

Is a new episode of AGT 18 on tonight August 15, 2023?

Yes, a new episode will air — but it's not what you think. Instead of a typical audition episode (the ninth and final round of auditions took place on August 8) it will be a two hour special recapping the Best of America's Got Talent 18 so far.

We'll see the Judges and Terry Crews reminisce until the final moments of the episode when the Top 55 Acts advancing to the Lives will be revealed following Judge deliberation. 

Papayaso performs on the AGT stage

How will live shows on AGT 18 work?

Beginning on Tuesday, August 22 at 8/7c and Wednesday, August 23 at 8/7c, AGT 18 will air on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays for Live Shows.

11 Acts will perform for the Judges each week for five weeks. Voting will open every Tuesday night after the show airs, with results revealed the next night on Wednesdays. Just two Acts will advance to the Finale each week based on fan votes, while the rest will be eliminated.

True Villains performs on the America's Got Talent stage.

You can find the full schedule below:

  • Auditions: May 30 - August 8
  • Live Shows BeginAugust 22
  • Finale: September 26
  • Finale Results: September 27

Which Acts are in the Top 55 of America's Got Talent 2023?

The results will not be announced until the final moments of AGT 18's special recapping the best of the season on August 15. 

However, as soon as the names our announced during the show you'll also be able to find the full list right here on NBC Insider.

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