America’s Got Talent Welcomes Guest Judges Sean Hayes, Queen Latifah

Preacher Lawson and Darci Lynne Farmer will perform Wed Sept 4

Sean Hays America's Got Talent

For the first time ever, America’s Got Talent will welcome guest judges to the panel during the upcoming semi-finals rounds on Sept. 3 and Sept. 10.

Emmy Award-winning actor and producer Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) will join the panel on Tuesday, Sept. 3 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) and Academy award-nominated and Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy winner Queen Latifah (Hairspray, Star) will join the show on Tuesday, Sept. 10 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).

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These special guest judges appear alongside AGT judges Simon Cowell, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Howie Mandel and host Terry Crews as the remaining acts take the stage to perform live at the Dolby Theatre.

In addition, America’s Got Talent welcomes back two former contestants to the Wednesday, Sept. 4 results show when season 12 winner ventriloquist/singer Darci Lynne Farmer performs along with season 12 finalist, comedian Preacher Lawson.

Since winning America’s Got Talent, Darci Lynne has been enjoying a sold-out national theater tour, made an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry and starred in her own NBC Christmas special last December, Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas.

Preacher, who charmed audiences with his high-energy, physical comedy, has also been touring nationally since first appearing in the show. Darci Lynne and Preacher also appeared in America’s Got Talent: The Champions earlier this year.

Twenty-two acts in total will perform over the two-week semi-final rounds for a chance to move to the show’s final performance show on Sept. 17 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) during which 10 acts perform.

The season 14 winner will be crowned during a two-hour live show on Sept. 18 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).

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