America’s Got Talent is currently taping the Judge Cuts with celebrity guest judges on April 18th, 22nd, 25th, and 28th. This season, former Tonight show host Jay Leno, country music singer Brad Paisley and The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actress Ellie Kemper will serve as 5th judges. The April 25th taping featured a “SURPRISE” guest. Did you attend? If you know the identity of the super-sekrit guest judge, drop us an email or post in the comments below.
Those interested in attending a taping can still join the On Camera Audiences waitlist for Kemper’s April 28 shows. The tapings take place at Universal Studios on Sunday.
The Judge Cuts take place after the initial auditions. In the round, the America’s Got Talent judges–currently Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Simon Cowell and Julianne Hough–whittle down the number of acts to around 36. Those lucky enough to receive a golden buzzer from one of the judges or host Terry Crews during the audition phase can skip the Judge Cuts altogether. However, the Golden Buzzer is still in play at this stage. Each guest judge can buzz an act, sparing them the indignity of the end-of-show elimination.
The premiere of America’s Got Talent 2019 is just around the corner. The show kicks off on Tuesday May 28 at 8 pm ET/PT. Songland, the new songwriters competition from Adam Levine, premieres immediately after at 10 pm ET/PT.
We will be live blogging both shows. Do join us for some summer fun.