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Is a New Episode of AGT 18 on Tonight? What to Know

Can you catch America's Got Talent Season 18 tonight? Unfortunately for fans, we have some not-so-great news.

By McKenzie Jean-Philippe

America’s Got Talent 18 is fully underway, with ongoing auditions leading up to the highly-anticipated live shows. And fans are not dissappointed.

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

From the Sharpe family singers' magical Moana cover, to Roland Abante's "life-changing" audition, there have been some truly unforgettable moments. Which makes it all the more disappointing when we realized that this amazing season will be interrupted by a (very brief) hiatus.

Read on to find out everything you need to know about when AGT won't be on our television screens... and when it will be back.

Is AGT 18 new tonight? (July 25, 2023)

Technically, yes. However, it's not a typical America's Got Talent audition episode but a new AGT special highlighting Simon Cowell's most memorable auditions.

Cowell and Host Terry Crews will take a walk down memory lane as the executive producer and Judge lists what he believes are the show's most unforgettable auditions in history. Tune-in at 8/7c to see if you agree with him.

AGT will return to regular scheduling with its eighth round of auditions on Tuesday, August 1 at 8/7c.

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What's happened so far during AGT 18 auditions?

The Judges have seen plenty of impressive and emotional Acts (and Simon Cowell even lost his voice) but they've awarded four Golden Buzzers so far. See details below:

The first-ever Extra Golden Buzzer: The Mzansi Youth Choir

Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara Mzansi Youth Choir, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, and Simon Cowell appear on America's Got Talent.

The South African choir was "inspired and touched" by late AGT 16 contestant, Jane “Nightbirde” Marczewski and sang their own version of her Golden Buzzer audition song "It's OK".

“We just want to continue her legacy, and that’s why we chose this song,” said Zoe, a member of the choir.

Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer: Putri Ariani

Americas Got Talent 1802 Putri Ariani

Cowell asked the 17-year-old Putri Ariani to sing one more time after her initial audition when she performed an original song. Her second pick was Elton John’s “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word,” and Howie Mandel called the Indonesian teen an "angel".

Cowell added, “You are, I think, one of the best singers we’ve ever had on our show."

Terry Crews' Golden Buzzer: Chioma and the Atlanta Drum Academy

Chioma and The Atlanta Drum Academy perform during Season 18 Episode 1 of America's Got Talent

“Chioma, you told me backstage that you dreamed about being on AGT and getting a Golden Buzzer,” Crews said. “Chioma and The Atlanta Drum Academy, I am honored to make that dream come true!”

Howie Mandel's Golden Buzzer: Murmuration

Murmuration performing on stage during America's Got Talent.

Led by choreographer Sadek Waff, the French dance troupe executed dance illusions inspired by the synchronization of birds, and it mystified Mandel.

“I was mesmerized," he said. "I find what you do hypnotic. I think it's very original and I find it almost more magnificent when you get a large group of people and the movements are smaller, but perfect. It blew me away.” 

Heidi Klum's Golden Buzzer: Lavendar Darcangelo

Lavender Darcangelo performing on the "America's Got Talent" stage

Darcangelo, who's blind and autistic, sang her heart out to Fame's Oscar-nominated ballad "Out Here On My Own". 

“I feel like I just fell in love," Klum said. "And you know this AGT journey is an amazing journey. And I would love to be your cheerleader and hold your hand all the way to the finish line. What do you say?”

This article was originally published on July 3, 2023. It was updated on July 25, 2023.

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