It was reported that Simon Cowell had wanted Carmen Electra to replace Osbourne.
On February 20, 2013, it was announced that former Spice Girls member Mel B would replace Osbourne as the third judge.
Snapple continues to be the official beverage sponsor of America's Got Talent and their products are featured on the show throughout the season, along with their cups on the judges' desk.
The runner-up was comedian Taylor Williamson and singer/guitarist Jimmy Rose announced in third place.
Following her departure, Osbourne returned to The X Factor judging panel after Tulisa Contostavlos announced she would not return.
30 acts made it through to the live shows from this group.
A number of acts that had been promoted in the initial round were not shown in the Vegas Week episodes, either because they withdrew from the competition or were edited out of the episode.