Who Is Through to the 'America's Got Talent' 2021 Quarter-Finals?

America's Got Talent 2021 returns tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. In total 36 acts have made it through to the quarter-finals. Tonight (August 10) are the first round Quarter-finals, where 12 acts will take to America's Got Talent stage to compete for a place in the semi-finals. The second quarter-final will take place on August 17, and the third on August 24.

There are a variety of acts fighting for a spot, including a mentalist, comedians, dance groups, and a dog act. During the quarter-final, the winner of the wildcard will be revealed, who will perform during the third and final quarter-final.

On August 10, singer Dylan Zangwill, singer Matt Mauser, comedian Mike Goodwin, magician Patrick Kun and singer Storm Large performed for the final spot in the quarter-finals, with the decision being in the hands of the public.

Newsweek has everything you need to know about the acts through to the American's Got Talent quarter-finals.

Who is through to the America's Got Talent 2021 quarter-finals?

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Peter Rosalita

Ten-year-old singer Peter Rosalita will take to the America's Got Talent stage.

Rosalita impressed the judges with his rendition of Eric Carmen's "All By Myself" and is one of the youngest participants in America's Got Talent history.


Gangstagrass is a group of musicians from New York City, founded and led by producer Rench.

The group is best known for the theme song of the FX television series Justified.

Jimmie Herrod

Jimmie Herrod, 30, won the golden buzzer from judge Sofia Vergara after his performance of "Tomorrow" from the musical Annie.

Outside of America's Got Talent, Herrod is a guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini.

The band's co-lead vocalist Storm Large also auditioned on America's Got Talent during this season but was unfortunately not as successful.

Madilyn Bailey

Madilyn Bailey is a 28-year-old singer from Los Angeles, California.

Bailey has a huge following on social media, with approximately 8.59 million subscribers on YouTube alone.

She released her EP Bad Habit in 2012 and her first studio album Muse Box in 2015. Her second EP, Wiser, was released in July 2016.

The Canine Stars

The Canine Stars is a dog act from Denver, Colorado.

Judge Simon Cowell is a huge fan of dog acts on America and Britain's Got Talent, so luck could be on The Canine Stars side tonight.

Also through to quarter-final 1 are:

  • Magician Dustin Tavella
  • Stand-up comedienne Gina Brillon
  • Escape artist Matt Johnson
  • Vocal trio 1aChord
  • Beyond Belief Dance Company
  • Stand-up comedian Kabir Singh
  • Comedy-Novelty act Sethward

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Josh Blue

Josh Blue, 42 is a stand-up comedian from Denver, Colorado.

He was voted the Last Comic Standing on NBC's reality show of the same name in 2006.

Blue is no stranger to performing on television, having appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, and Comics Unleashed.

Northwell Nurse Choir

Northwell Nurse Choir won the golden buzzer from Howie Mandel, securing their spot in the quarter-final following their performance of "Stand By Me."

Victory Brinker

Singer Victory Brinker is the youngest contestant to make it through to America's Got Talent quarter-finals.

At just nine years old, the classically-trained singer impressed the judges with his performance of "Juliet's Waltz" from the opera Roméo et Juliette.

She won the first and collective golden buzzer on America's Got Talent from all of the judges and host Terry Crews.

Also through to quarter-final 2 are:

  • Vocal trio T.3
  • Acrobatic Group Positive Impact Movement
  • Magician and mentalist Peter Antoniou Aidan Bryant
  • Aerialist Aidan Bryant
  • Singer and band Johnny Showcase
  • Dance group Shuffolution
  • Singer Tory Vagasy
  • South-Korean dance group Dokteuk Crew
  • Music group Korean Soul

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Brooke Simpson

Brooke Simpson, 30, will sing for the judges and audiences at home for her place in the America's Got Talent final."

She received four yeses with her rendition of Lizzo's "Cuz I Love You."

Simpson is no stranger to talent competitions, having finished in third place in the 13th season on NBC's The Voice. She was on Team Miley Cyrus after all four judges, including Adam Levine, Jennifer Hudson, and Blake Shelton, turned around.


Chapkidz is a dance group from Fairfield, California.

The group of 12- to 18-year-olds will perform in the third quarter-final of America's Got Talent after their incredible performance to a mash-up of songs by Rosalía.

Léa Kyle

Léa Kyle, 25 is a quick change artist and magician from Bordeaux, France.

The 25-year-old received the golden buzzer from Heidi Klum, securing her spot in the quarter-finals.

Michael Winslow

Michael Winslow is the oldest competitor in America's Got Talent quarter-final.

At age 62, Winslow has a unique talent for making realistic sounds using only his voice.

He is well-known for his role in all seven Police Academy films as Larvell Jones.

Viewers may also recognize him from Spaceballs and Sharknado 3.

World Taekwondo Demo. Team

World Taekwondo Demo. Team is an acrobatics and martial arts group from San Joe, California.

The group won the golden buzzer from America's Got Talent host Terry Crews.

Keith Apicary

Keith Apicary is a character by American actor, comedian, dancer, YouTuber, and filmmaker Nathan Barnatt.

Barnatt, 40 will perform a dance routine as the character in the America's Got Talent quarter-final.

Outside of AGT, Barnatt is best known for his TV series Youth Large and appearing in episodes of Scream Queens, Adam Ruins Everything, Just Roll With It, and Now Apocalypse.

Klek Entos

Klek Entos is a pseudonym used by French actor, writer, lecturer, producer, and magician David Stone.

Klek is a magician and a spooky mentalist, who terrified the judges and audiences with his chilling audition.

Other acts performing in the third semi-final are:

  • Acrobat trio Railcris
  • UniCircle Flow, a Unicycle Performance Group from Japan.
  • Singer ANICA
  • Music group The Curtis Family C-Notes
  • The Golden Buzzer winner TBC

America's Got Talent quarter-finals air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC
The results show will air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ETC on NBC.

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