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America’s Got Talent 2018: When are the finals and who are the finalists?

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If the first America’s Got Talent semi-finals are anything to go by, then the show’s season 13 finale will bring the drama.

With the second semi-final taking place on September 11 and 12, there is still plenty of time for shocking eliminations, last-minute saves and redemption stories such as Duo Transcend’s semi-final act.

The quarterfinals saw 21 acts progress to the semis plus the judges’ semifinal wildcard pick, with 11 acts performing in each of the two semi-finals.

However, only five acts from each semi will progress to the finals and be in with a chance of winning $1 million and a headline show in Las Vegas.

Here is all you need to know about America’s Got Talent season 13 finals including when they are on, who’s in the final and how to watch it on TV. 

Husband and wife trapeze act were one of the acts performing in the first semifinal on Sep 4

When are the America’s Got Talent 2018 finals?

The season 13 finals will take place on Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 19. 

The ten acts will perform on the Tuesday and the winner of America’s Got Talent season 13 will be crowned on the Wednesday.

Who are the AGT finalists?

Semifinal 1

The semifinals of season 13 will see 22 acts whittled down to just ten. Five acts have already made it through to the finals following September 4’s first semifinal.

Card magician and FISM World Champion of Card Magic winner Shin Lim stunned host Tyra Banks and judge Heidi Klum with his smoke card vanishing act to advance to the final.

He was joined by singer Michael Ketterer. The singer brought Simon Cowell, TV’s purported Mr Nasty, to tears during the quarterfinals with his rendition of James Bay’s Us, and got a standing ovation during the first semifinal for his performance of Miley Cyrus’s When I Look At You.

The third act to advance straight through to the finals was acrobatic group Zurcaroh. 

The Austrian-based troupe performed an intense act set in ancient Egypt that also got a standing ovation from the four judges.

Trapeze husband and wife act Duo Transcend continued to perform dangerous stunts, with the semifinal performance featuring Mary holding on to Tyce with her legs as he spins around on rollerblades. 

The judges decided the performance was worthy of the finals and gave the couple their second save. 

Their save meant that Voices of Hope, who performed Defying Gravity from the musical Wicked, were eliminated.

The first Dunkin’ Donuts vote went to stand-up comic Samuel J. Comroe, whose semi-final set featured anecdotes about being the only child in his family of six siblings with tourettes.

Amanda Mena. Junior New System, Us the Duo, Makayla Phillips and Front Pictures were all eliminated.

Semifinal 1 winners are:

  • Shin Lim
  • Duo Transcend
  • Samuel J. Comroe
  • Michael Ketterer
  • Zurcaroh

Semifinal 2

The second semifinal will see another 11 acts battle it out for the five finals spots. These include the British singer Courtney Hadwin, singing sibling trio We Three, comedian Vicki Barbolak, mentalist Aaron Crow, opera singer Daniel Emmet, and electric violinist Brian King Joseph.

Others still in the race for the finals are singer Christina Wells, dance troupe Da RepubliK, Angel City Chorale choir, singers and Glennis Grace and Noah Guthrie.

They will perform on Tuesday, September 11 and find out their fate during the results show on Wednesday, September 12, which will feature a performance by K-Pop sensations BTS.

How to watch America’s Got Talent finals on TV 

The finals will be broadcast on America’s Got Talent network NBC at 8pm ET.  


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