Unless all four vote unanimously on a contestant, the "celebrity talent scouts"' votes do not actually count. A panel of four other judges, consisting of network executives and producers, also casts votes (unanimously) after consulting backstage. This means that if three celebrity panelists vote for one contestant but all four non-celebrity judges do not, that contestant will not make it through. This was brought to light when panelists Drew Carey
and 'Brett Butler' objected to contestants not being voted through when they, along with panelist 'Anthony Clark', had voted for them. See more
Hi, my names Tammy Pescatelli. Yeah, that's a Sicilian name, not all of us are in the mob. Some of us are in the witness protection program. Some of us are dead. Some of us are retired. I called my dad, I said dad I shot a pilot. He said hey, not over the phone. No, pops, a T.V. pilot. I don't care what airline he was from, I'm not going down just 'cause you get sloppy, go call me from a pay phone.