America, get ready to vote! NBC’s top-rated summer series America’s Got Talent has selected the Top 36 acts, which will include three Wild Cards (The three judges’ Wild Card acts will be announced shortly.), to vie for the coveted $1 million grand prize beginning Tuesday, Jul. 26 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
This July 26 telecast marks the beginning of AGT’s season 11 live performance shows at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
On Tuesday, the first 12 acts of the Top 36 will take the stage to perform for America’s vote. Viewers can choose their favorite act by phone, Facebook, on NBC.com, via Google (search “AGT”) and via the AGT app (available on the App Store and Google Play). Fans will also have the chance to save an act in jeopardy each week during Wednesday results shows via Google’s Instant Save.
The results show on July 27 (8-9 p.m.) will feature a performance from season 10 winner Paul Zerdin.
Fresh from his season 10 victory, Zerdin and his band of sharp-tongued characters bring their comedy and hilarious antics to the Las Vegas Strip in an all-new, headlining production at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
There are 33 acts listed below: Five were golden buzzer picks, including singer and cancer survivor Calysta Bevier chosen by Simon Cowell, 12 year old singer, Grace VanderWaal, chosen by Howie Mandel, 13 year old opera singer Laura Bretan, chosen by Mel B., former Idol contestant and standards singer Sal Valentinetti chosen by Heidi Klum and 90 year old stripper, Dorothy Williams, chosen by Nick Cannon. These contestants were able to skip the Judge Cuts round and go straight through to the live shows.
Twenty-eight acts competed over four episodes in the Judge Cuts round. Each of the Judge Cuts guest judges chose a contestant from the night they appeared to go into the live shows. They are: Teen singer, Jayna Brown from Louis Tomlinson, Latin dance troupe, Malevo from George Lopez, 14 year old contortionist, Sofie Dossi, from Reba McEntire and NFL Player/Magician, Jon Dorenbos, from Ne-Yo.
I counted THIRTEEN singing acts! Out of 33 acts, over one third are singers. There could be more when three wildcards are announced soon. Additionally, I counted 12 acts that included at least one child (teen and under).
The Top 36 acts of season 11 include:
Alla and Daniel: @alla_and_daniel
Blake Vogt: @BlakeVogt
Brian Justin Crum: @BrianJustinCrum
Calysta Bevier: @calybev
Daniel Joyner: @TheDanielJoyner
Deadly Games: @deadly__games
Dorothy Williams: @agtdorothy
Grace VanderWaal: @GraceVanderWaal
Jayna Brown: @TheJaynaBrown
Jon Dorenbos: @JonDorenbos
Julia Scotti: @JuliaScotti4
Kadan Bart Rockett: @KadanRockett
Kadie Lynn: @KadieLynn
Laura Bretan: @TheLauraBretan
Linkin Bridge: @LinkinBridge
Lori Mae Hernandez: @LoriMaeH
Moya Angela: @MoyaAngela
Ronee Martin: @roneemartin
Ryan Stock and Amberlynn: @comedydaredevil
Sal Valentinetti: @SalTheVoice
Sofie Dossi: @sofiedossi
Sos & Victoria: @SosMagic
Tape Face: @TapeFaceBoy
The Clairvoyants: @ThommyAndAmelie
The Passing Zone: @ThePassingZone
Vello Vaher: @VelloVaher
Viktor Kee: @ViktorKee