Every ‘AGT’ Hosts Golden Buzzer Ever – Complete List
Originally, America’s Got Talent‘s coveted Golden Buzzer was strictly for judges only. However, that privilege has since been extended to include the host of the show, and some really good moments have come out of that addition. Let’s look at the acts the AGT hosts have chosen to send straight through to the live shows!
1. Dorothy Williams – Nick Cannon
At the end of the Season 11 audition round, 90-year exotic dancer Dorothy Williams performed a saucy striptease. The judges seemed to enjoy her performance, but it was unclear as to whether or not she’d actually make it to the next round. Luckily for her, host Nick Cannon decided to “break the rules” and hit the Golden Buzzer for her! Dorothy ended up finishing in the quarter-finals.
2. Light Balance – Tyra Banks
In Season 12, Tyra Banks became AGT‘s next host and used her Golden Buzzer on Light Balance. The light-up dance group proved to be a fan favorite, finishing the season in third place and later competing on America’s Got Talent: The Champions.
3. Zurcaroh – Tyra Banks
Tyra’s Golden Buzzer pick for Season 13 was acrobatic group Zurcaroh. They went on to become the highest-placing Golden Buzzer act of the season as the runner-ups and were also invited to compete on AGT: The Champions. Sadly, they unfortunately had to turn down the offer (but maybe they’ll come on next season?).
4. Kseniya Simonova – Terry Crews
Sand artist Kseniya Simonova was the lone representative of Ukraine’s Got Talent on AGT: The Champions. Thanks in part to the Golden Buzzer she received from first-time host Terry Crews, she went on to be the highest-placing international act of the season, finishing in third overall.
5. Detroit Youth Choir – Terry Crews
In Season 14, Terry used his Golden Buzzer to send the Detroit Youth Choir straight to the live shows, finding their performance surprising and impressive and feeling connected to their story.
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What’s America’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer?
The AGT Golden Buzzer is a concept that the show introduced back in Season 9. Each judge gets an opportunity to press their Golden Buzzer for a favorite act once during the season. Initially, the Golden Buzzer was just a tie breaker tool to allow an act to go on to the next round regardless of the judges votes result. In Season 10 however, it changed to a special privilage tool that sends an act straight to the live shows. Later, in Season 11 the Golden Buzzer was updated again to include the host of the show, who can now also use his or her power to send an act straight to the live shows.