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The America's Got Talent: Extreme Voting Process, Explained
Is there a live vote?
A new extension of the America's Got Talent universe, AGT: Extreme, premiered February 21 and will continue to air for several weeks on NBC. The show is basically AGT with the volume turned way up, focusing on Contestants who can do action movie-level stunts on an enormous scale. If you watched Episode 1, you saw that these Acts are so jaw-dropping, they couldn't be confined to a stage. The sky is literally the limit when it comes to their performances.
But how is a winner decided? Well, it's a little different than AGT proper, which includes live viewer voting. Here's a breakdown from NBC.com on how AGT: Extreme Acts make their way from auditions to that $500,000 prize.
"During auditions, the Judges (WWE Superstar Nikki Bella, motocross icon Travis Pastrana, and Simon Cowell) vote whether Acts move forward in the competition, including five Acts that receive a Golden Buzzer to advance straight to the finale. The vote then goes to a select group of 'superfans' from around the country. The superfans' top two Acts from auditions will join the five Golden Buzzers in the finale, where the superfans will again vote on the final seven Acts to determine the Top 2 finalists. The Top 2 perform once again in a head-to-head competition for the superfans' votes, the $500,000 prize and the ultimate title of champion of America's Got Talent: Extreme."
AGT: Extreme airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.