Television reality competition series America’s Got Talent Season 12 is set to premiere on NBC on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell will return as judges for their respective second seasons. Cowell will be season two on the panel while Mel and Heidi will be in place for a fifth year. Mandel who will be back for an eighth time running.
Meanwhile, supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks is set to replace long-time host Nick Cannon after eight seasons after a feud with NBC. Banks is the first female host of the show.
The show’s format will stay the same this season. The series will air initially on Tuesdays with the first six weeks.
Each week, 20 acts will perform and the judges and host will each have one chance to press the golden buzzer to send an act straight through to the live shows. Six more acts will make it to next round. And four red buzzers, it is immediately eliminated.
Darci Lynne, a 12-year-old singing ventriloquist gets a “Golden Buzzer!”