Season seven of America's Got Talent, a reality television series, premiered on May 14, 2012. Judge Piers Morgan left the show after season six and was replaced by radio personality Howard Stern, as announced on his Sirius XM radio show on December 15, 2011. Because of Stern's commitments to his radio program, the live episodes moved from Los Angeles to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. The show is broadcast in several timeslots throughout the season, initially showing on Mondays and Tuesdays, but later switching back to its original timeslot of Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The season ended on September 13, 2012, with Olate Dogs announced as the winners of the season. Olate Dogs are the show's first non-singing act to win the competition.
Snapple is the official beverage sponsor of America's Got Talent. Its product was on the judges' table throughout the season.
After much confusion and rumors, it has been officially announced that this is Sharon Osbourne's last season with the show.
The Season 7 premiere kicks off with a parade of acts, including a stripping magician, animal trainers, singers, dancers and more.
Howie, Howard, Sharon and Nick come to San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to discover the Bay Area's budding talent.
Howie, Howard, Sharon and Nick venture to New York City to take their pick of the best and most talented performers The Big Apple has to offer.
Howie, Howard, Sharon and Nick survey the most talented acts the Big Apple has to offer during this second night of New York City auditions.
Howie, Howard, Sharon and Nick head to Tampa Bay, Florida in search of America's most talented performers.
Howie, Howard, Sharon, and Nick are in St. Louis searching for the most talented performers in America.
Howard, Howie, Sharon and Nick head to Austin, Texas to find out if the talent is bigger in the Lone Star State.
Howard, Howie, Sharon and Nick are in Austin for a second night of action-packed auditions.
Howie, Howard, Sharon and Nick return to Tampa, Florida in search of America's next million-dollar act.
This week Howard, Howie, Sharon and Nick wrap up the audition process with performers from all six of the audition cities.
Over 100 performers are in Las Vegas for the second round of AGT auditions, and the judges must narrow it down to 48 finalists over the next three days.
It's the second night of sudden death auditions in Las Vegas, and the performers must be at the top of their game to advance. Who will continue on to the AGT finals in New York?
Howard, Howie, Sharon and Nick close out the final night of Las Vegas auditions and narrow the competition down to the top 48 performers.
Welcome to the live premiere of AGT's semifinals! The Top 48 contestants will go head-to-head for a shot at the million-dollar prize
The votes are counted and we learn which of Monday night's 12 performers will move on.
It's the second week of AGT's live performances. Twelve acts perform for the judges, but only four will move closer to the million-dollar prize.
It's the second week of AGT's live performances. Twelve acts took the stage last night, but only four performers will be moving on.
It's the third week of AGT's live performances. Twelve acts will perform live this week, but only four can move on to the semifinals.
Twelve acts performed last night, but only four will move on to the semifinals. America's votes are tallied tonight!
It's the final week of quarterfinals! Twelve acts perform for a shot at the semifinals, but only four can move on!
It's the final elimination round of AGT's quarterfinals. Twelve acts took the stage last night, but only four can move on to the semifinals.
Twelve talented YouTube acts take the AGT stage to prove that they have what it takes to make it to the semifinals.
Twelve YouTube acts took the stage last night, but only four can move on to the AGT semifinals tonight.
Twelve previously eliminated performers return to the AGT stage for the wild card round, hoping for a second chance at the million-dollar prize.
Twelve eliminated acts return to the stage for a second chance at the semifinals, but only four can move on.
It's the first week of AGT's semifinals. Twelve talented acts will take the stage, but America can only vote three performers through to the finals.
It's the first night of eliminations in the AGT semifinals. Twelve talented acts performed last night, but only three will move on to the finals.
Twelve semifinalists battle it out in the last week of semifinals, but only three acts will make it to the finals.
Twelve talented semifinalists performed this week, but only three will make it to next week's AGT finals.
Six talented finalists have one final performance to convince America that they should win AGT's million-dollar prize.