America's Got Talent: The Champions

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America's Got Talent:
The Champions
AGT The Champions titlecard.jpg
Genre Reality
Talent show
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by Terry Crews
Judges Simon Cowell
Mel B
Howie Mandel
Heidi Klum
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s)
  • Simon Cowell
  • Sam Donnelly
  • Jason Raff
  • Trish Kinane
  • Richard Wallace
Production location(s) FremantleMedia Enterprises
Original network NBC
Original release January 7, 2019
Related shows America's Got Talent

America's Got Talent: The Champions is an upcoming reality television series spin-off set to air on NBC. The show will air in between seasons of The Voice, during the 2018–19 television season and premiere on January 7, 2019.[1] It will feature notable contestants from season 13 and previous seasons of America's Got Talent alongside acts from Got Talent franchises worldwide.[2][3]


Simon Cowell has been confirmed as a judge. On July 27, 2018, it was confirmed that Mel B would be a judge on the spin-off show.[4][5] On September 27, 2018, it was announced that Terry Crews would host the show and that Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel would be joining as judges, bringing all four current judges from the main series.[6]


Several acts have announced their appearance in the show by means of Twitter, Instagram, or local news sites. The following acts are confirmed to be competing in the show:
Note: All contestants below have previously competed in America's Got Talent unless otherwise noted.

BGTBritain's Got Talent
FITLa France a un incroyable talent
GTEGot Talent España
Name of Act Act Got Talent History Ref
Angelica Hale Singer 12 Runner-up [7]
Bianca Ryan Singer 1 Winner [8]
Billy & Emily England Extreme Rollerskating Duo BGT: 9 Semi-finalists [9]
The Clairvoyants Mentalist Duo 11 Runners-up [10]
Colin Cloud Mentalist BGT: 6 Auditionee [11]
12 Semi-finalist
Cristina Ramos Opera/Rock Singer GTE: 1 Winner [12]
Darci Lynne Farmer Singing Ventriloquist 12 Winner [13]
Darcy Oake Illusionist BGT: 8 Fifth place [14]
Deadly Games Extreme Knife Throwers 11 Semi-finalists [15]
FIT: 12
Drew Lynch Comedian 10 Runner-up [16]
Issy Simpson Comedian BGT: 11 Runner-up [17]
Kechi Okwuchi Singer 12 Finalist [18]
Lost Voice Guy Comedian BGT: 12 Winner [19]
Paul Potts Opera Singer BGT: 1 Winner [20]
Preacher Lawson Comedian 12 Finalist [21]
Ryan Stock & AmberLynn Sideshow Duo 11 Quarter-finalists [22]
Sal Valentinetti Singer 11 Fifth place [23]
Samuel J. Comroe Comedian 13 Fourth place [24]
Sara and Hero Dog Act 12 Fifth place [25]
Shin Lim Magician 13 Winner [26]
Susan Boyle Singer BGT: 3 Runner-up [27]
The Texas Tenors Country/Classical Vocal Group 4 Fourth place [28]
Viktor Kee Juggler 11 Finalist [29]
America's Got Talent: The Champions judges and host


  1. ^ Malone, Michael (October 12, 2018). "'America's Got Talent: The Champions' Premieres on NBC Jan. 7". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Haring, Bruce (May 12, 2018). "'America's Got Talent' Adds Winter Championship Series To NBC Schedule". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (May 12, 2018). "NBC Sets Winter Edition of 'America's Got Talent'". Variety. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "NBC Carries First Place Momentum Into 2018-19 with Year-Round Programming Strategy Focused on Bold New Shows, Strong Anchors and Top Talent". The Futon Critic. May 13, 2018. Retrieved May 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Welch, Alex (May 12, 2018). "'America's Got Talent' gets winter edition at NBC". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  6. ^ Schwartz, Ryan (27 September 2018). "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews to Host America's Got Talent Spinoff". TVLine. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  7. ^ Angelica Hale [@angelicahale] (12 October 2018). "Guys I have some big news... #AGTChampions! Be sure to tune in on @nbc Jan 7th to see yours truly! 😘💖🎤🎶⭐️ #AGT @agt" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Bianca Ryan [@BiancaRyan] (14 October 2018). "WOW I can not believe I'm posting this! The news is now OUT❗️I am beyond excited to announce one of the most exciting moment of my career! I will be on America's Got Talent The Champions! 🏆Make sure you TUNE IN! 📺 Starting January 7, 2019 on @nbc #AGTChampions @AGT" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Billy & Emily England (18 October 2018). "Guess who's back #agtchampions #agt".
  10. ^ The Clairvoyants [@ThommyAndAmelie] (16 October 2018). "🌟 📺 🙌 Ladies and gentlemen we are back on the biggest show on earth: @AGT America's Got Talent The Champions! See our guest performances on @nbc starting in January 2019! #agt #theclairvoyants #hollywood #losangeles #nbc #simoncowell #heidiklum #melb #howiemandel" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Colin Cloud [@Colin_Cloud] (10 October 2018). "AGT: Champions. #AGT #LA #America #Now #Life #ComingSoon" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ Cristina Ramos [@CrisRamosStar] (17 October 2018). "We must to rehearsal a lot #americasgottalent The Champions... The best of the best 😱🤩✨" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ Darci Lynne Farmer [@ItsDarciLynne] (17 October 2018). "Excited to announce I'm joining the first ever #AGTChampions airing this January on @nbc! Petunia and I can't wait for you all to see it! @AGT 💕😊🐰" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Darcy Oake (16 October 2018). "Absolutely honoured to have been selected as 1 of 50 acts from the entire Got Talent world wide franchise to perform on America's Got Talent Champions! Premiers January 7th #GotTalent #HeidiKlum #AGT #BGT".
  15. ^ Deadly Games (13 October 2018). "Who else is very excited to watch AGT the champions on January 7th ?? @deadly_games are brining the best and the most dangerous performances to go toe 2 toe against the best 50 AGT world wide acts. Stay tuned for more . #deadlygames #agtchampions #dangerousact #circuslife #worldclassact #knifethrowing #thebestofthebest #nbc".
  16. ^ Drew Lynch (19 October 2018). "See you in January 😉".
  17. ^ Issy Simpson [@issyofficial] (14 October 2018). "So excited to announce that I'll be the youngest act to appear in 'AGT Champions' on NBC starting 7th January!!! Love Issy ❤️" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  18. ^ Kechi Okwuchi [@Kechi] (14 October 2018). "👀 #AGTChampions 😆😆😆 ... Tune in to @nbc JANUARY 7th!!!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  19. ^ Lee Ridley [@LostVoiceGuy] (10 October 2018). "Looking forward to taking part in a very special show - AGT: The Champions. Due to be broadcast in January next year! #AGT" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  20. ^ Paul Potts [@paulpottsmusic] (12 October 2018). "So cool to be representing ⁦@BGT⁩ at ⁦@AGT⁩ the Champions watch on ⁦@nbc⁩ from January 7th" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  21. ^ Preacher Lawson [@PreacherLawson] (14 October 2018). "Ayyyyyyyyye WHO'S READY?! @agt @ The Pasadena Civic" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  22. ^ Ryan Stock (18 October 2018). "**Big news!** @walkeramberlynn and I will be part of the new @nbc show America's got talent "the champions" coming out in the new year. We're extremely honored and excited to be a part of it. @agt #agt #agtthechampions #thechampions #americasgottalent #gottalent #nbc #comedydaredevil".
  23. ^ Sal Valentinetti [@SalTheVoice] (12 October 2018). "Wow. I'm terrible at Twitter. I promise to get better for the inaugural season of @AGT Champions though #CHAMPIONS #LETSGO #HOWYOUDOIN" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  24. ^ Samuel J. Comroe [@SamuelJComroe] (17 October 2018). "Super excited to announce I'll be on the first ever Got Talent Champions show airing this January!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  25. ^ Sara Carson [@thesupercollies] (13 October 2018). "Set those DVR's for #AGTChampions be sure to watch January 7th on @nbc to see us perform a whole new routine! 🐾 @AGT - - What tricks are you hoping to see?" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  26. ^ Shin Lim (18 October 2018). "AGT CHAMPIONS was such an incredible journey! Tune in on January 7th to see what happens!".
  27. ^ "LOOK SU'S BACK Susan Boyle is making a major talent show comeback after a string of personal problems threatened her career". The Sun. September 24, 2018. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  28. ^ The Texas Tenors [@thetexastenors] (13 October 2018). "Woo hoo.. The Texas Tenors are on @AGT: The Champions tune in January 7, 2019 on @nbc to watch the TOP 50 ACTS in the world! @SusanBoyleHQ @Kechi @jackieevancho @ItsDarciLynne @ShinLimMagic @AGTNews #AGTChampions #AGT #AGTAlum #AllStars thank you @SimonCowell for including #TTT" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  29. ^ Viktor Kee [@ViktorKee] (13 October 2018). "Name this bunch #AGTChampions Hint: half are THE winners of Got Talent's around the world :) @AGT #NBC" (Tweet) – via Twitter.