America's Got Talent: The Champions

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America's Got Talent: The Champions
AGT The Champions titlecard.jpg
GenreReality
Talent show
Created bySimon Cowell
Presented byTerry Crews
Judges
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14
Production
Executive producers
  • Simon Cowell
  • Sam Donnelly
  • Jason Raff
  • Trish Kinane
  • Richard Wallace
ProducersFremantle USA
Syco Entertainment
DistributorFremantle
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseJanuary 7, 2019 (2019-01-07) –
February 17, 2020 (2020-02-17)
Chronology
Related shows

America's Got Talent: The Champions (often abbreviated as AGT: The Champions or simply AGTC) is a spin-off of America's Got Talent (also known as AGT), a televised American talent show competition, created by Simon Cowell. The program is produced by Fremantle for the NBC television network, and first premiered on January 7, 2019.[1] The program functions similar to AGT, but involves a variety of participants taken from across both AGT and the Got Talent franchise – including winners, finalists, live round participants and other notable entries – who compete against each other to secure a place in a grand final, in which the winner receives a cash prize and the title of America's chosen "World Champion" within Got Talent.[2][3][4][5]

The spin-off is hosted by Terry Crews, who is joined by a panel of judges – at present, the panel consists of America's Got Talent judges Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel, and Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon.[6] Unlike the standard format for any edition of Got Talent, The Champions' contest is not held live – votes for the best act are conducted under a different voting system, and episodes are pre-recorded and aired a few months after the competition has ended. Following the first season, NBC renewed the spin-off for a second season that premiered on January 6, 2020.[7][8]

History[edit]

In May 2018, executive producer and Got Talent creator Simon Cowell met with executives of NBC to propose the idea of a spin-off competition for the franchise. Cowell had conceived of the idea for a global competition, based on the talent that the franchise had produced across the years from its various international editions, including the American original, and suggested that the competition incorporate some of the most memorable and notable participants from across Got Talent's history competing against each other within a venue in the United States, where the franchise originated from. Executives favored the idea greatly, due to the success of America's Got Talent, and opened discussions on the format of the broadcast for the spin-off, which they agreed to have the subtitle of "The Champions". The decision was for the contest to be held between September and October that year, but with the program pre-recorded – filming would take place throughout the competition, and episodes of all stages would be edited before their broadcast as part of the network's 2018/2019 winter schedule, thus ensuring those involved in the spin-off, both host and judges, would not have any conflicting work schedules to prevent their participation on The Champions. The new spin-off soon gained approval for production, and its creation was announced on May 12, 2018.[9][10][11]

As part of the new production, Cowell decided that, alongside himself, the judges from America's Got Talent's thirteenth season would be involved in the spin-off competition – Mel B was the first to announce her involvement on July 27,[12][13] with Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel revealed a month later.[14] However, the main program's host Tyra Banks could not be involved in the spin-off; media outlets had begun speculating that her upcoming work schedule after the thirteenth season would likely lead to her leaving America's Got Talent,[15] which later proved correct in the following months. Instead, Cowell and the producers sought another television personality to take on the role, and chose actor Terry Crews to be the host of The Champions.[14][16]

The program proved popular following its broadcast, with NBC later commissioning The Champions for a second season. On September 26, 2019, Crews, Cowell, Mandel and Klum were revealed as returning for the new season, with singer and Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon replacing Mel B, after she had left America's Got Talent prior to the fourteenth season.[17]

Format[edit]

Unlike the format and operations of the main competition of America's Got Talent, including the main rounds being aired live for each season, The Champions operates on a different arrangement. Participants for the competition are chosen by production staff and researchers from those who are most notable within the history of AGT and the Got Talent franchise altogether – those selected with an invite to participate in the contest range from winners, runner-ups and finalists, to the best and most notable acts in the franchise. Once all places are confirmed as filled – each participant must confirm that they are eligible for participation without anything likely to obstruct their involvement – work begins on the competition itself, though unlike the main program, the competition's individual stages are filmed, before being edited by the production staff for broadcast at a later date. Filming of the competition takes place once the first preliminary is ready to be conducted.

The contest is held within a fixed venue, with all the participants divided into five groups of ten performers, with each group instructed to be at the venue on a specific date to begin their part in the competition in a preliminary round. The preliminary round functions on a mix of formats and arrangements for judges' audition and live rounds, in that each participant is held within a waiting area, from where they can watch the performance of those before and after them, before being called out to the venue's main stage to conduct a new performance for the competition; a montage sequence, consisting of their background and performance in the respective edition of Got Talent, is crafted by production staff, who edit it into the episode of the preliminary round they are performing in. As with the main program, the judges provide feedback on a performance once it is completed, and can use buzzers to denote an act that they do not find interesting, effectively stopping a performance when all buzzers are used. The host remains in the wings, and is filmed at times to provide commentary on the participant's performance for the episode covering the round. Once all participants in a round have completed their performance, an off-stage vote is conducted with a panel of 50 voters, dubbed the "Superfan" panel, who determine which of the ten secures a place in the next stage.[18] Alongside the vote, participants may also advance through receiving a Golden Buzzer from one of the judges or the host, though while the rule for its use remain applicable in the competition, it was amended for The Champions with a condition – one Golden Buzzer can be used in each preliminary round; if three of the judges and the host haven't used it in a round, and the host should use it, then the judges yet to use it must wait for the next round to do so. A Wild Card may also be chosen by the judges for the final, once all preliminaries are completed, from any participant eliminated in these rounds. In the finals, the Superfan panel ultimately decide who reach the grand-final, and which of the grand-finalists wins the competition.

In the first season, the competition's rules allowed for around fifty participants to compete in The Champions. The format of the program was set around a series of preliminaries, in which a "Superfan" vote, made by a select panel of voters, and the Golden Buzzer, determined who moved on to the next stage; a WildCard vote by the judges also allowed through one more participant for the next stage. The remainder of the contest was then divided between a final, and a grand-final. By the second season, the format was changed. The number of participants was reduced to forty, with the rules of the competition modified so that each preliminary would see around three acts being advanced into a Semi-finals round – two from the Superfan Vote, and the third voted for by the judges amongst the acts placed in 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively – with those reaching the semi-final competing for six places in the Grand-final, alongside those who had advanced into it with the Golden Buzzer.

Timeline of Judges & Hosts of America's Got Talent: The Champions
Season Host Judges (in order)
1 Terry Crews Simon Cowell Heidi Klum Mel B Howie Mandel
2 Alesha Dixon
America's Got Talent: The Champions second season judges and host

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedAverage viewers
(millions)
First airedLast aired
17January 7, 2019 (2019-01-07)February 18, 2019 (2019-02-18)10.13
27January 6, 2020 (2020-01-06)February 17, 2020 (2020-02-17)7.21

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [19][20]Original air date [19][20]Prod.
code [19]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"The Champions One"January 7, 2019 (2019-01-07)1019.97[21]
22"The Champions Two"January 14, 2019 (2019-01-14)1029.98[22]
33"The Champions Three"January 21, 2019 (2019-01-21)1039.70[23]
44"The Champions Four"January 28, 2019 (2019-01-28)10410.45[24]
55"The Champions Five"February 4, 2019 (2019-02-04)1059.79[25]
66"The Champions Finals"February 11, 2019 (2019-02-11)10610.44[26]
77"The Champions Results Finale"February 18, 2019 (2019-02-18)10710.57[27]

Season 2 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [19][28]Original air date [19][28]Prod.
code [19]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
81"The Champions One"January 6, 2020 (2020-01-06)2018.06[29]
92"The Champions Two"January 13, 2020 (2020-01-13)2026.52[30]
103"The Champions Three"January 20, 2020 (2020-01-20)2037.05[31]
114"The Champions Four"January 27, 2020 (2020-01-27)2047.35[32]
125"The Champions Semi Finals"February 3, 2020 (2020-02-03)2056.73[33]
136"The Champions Finals"February 10, 2020 (2020-02-10)2067.16[34]
147"The Champions Results Finale"February 17, 2020 (2020-02-17)2077.60[35]

Season 1[edit]

Contest overview[edit]

Around 50 participants from across the Got Talent franchise, ranging from winners, live round participants – both quarter-finalists (where applicable) and semi-finalists – and other notable acts, participated during The Champions contest in 2019, with each of the contest's preliminaries featuring around 10 participants and around 12 of these securing a place within the finals – five from Golden Buzzers, five from public votes, and two chosen as Wildcards. The following table lists each participants that took part, their history in the Got Talent franchise – the respective international version and season they appeared in, and the result of their corresponding performance in each – and their overall result in the contest:

Got Talent History Key AGTAmerica's Got Talent AuGTAustralia's Got Talent BGTBritain's Got Talent BeGTBelgium's Got Talent ČSMTČesko Slovensko má talent DHTDanmark Har Talent DSDas Supertalent
FITLa France a un incroyable talent GTEGot Talent España HGTHolland's Got Talent IGTItalia's Got Talent MSMinuta slavy SAGTSouth Africa's Got Talent UMTUkrayina maye talant
  Winner |   Runner-up |   Third place |   Finalist
  Eliminated | Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Golden Buzzer Finalist | Playing card club A.svg Wildcard Finalist
Participant [36][37] Act Got Talent history Preliminary [38] Results
Alex Magala Sword Swallower AGT: S8 – Quarter-finalist ; IGT: S5 – Finalist ; MS: S8 – Winner ;
UMT: S6 – Semi-finalist ; FIT: S9 – Participant ;
BGT: S10 – Finalist ; ČSMT: S6 – Semi-finalist
1 Eliminated
Angelica Hale Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Singer AGT: S12 – Runner-up 3 Finalist
Ashleigh & Sully Dancing Dog Act BGT: S6 – Winner (as Ashleigh and Pudsey) 2 Eliminated
Attraction Shadow Theatre Group DS: S6 – Semi-finalist ; BGT: S7 – Winner 5 Eliminated
Bianca Ryan Singer AGT: S1 – Winner 1 Eliminated
Billy & Emily England Extreme Rollerskating Duo BGT: S9 – Semi-finalist ; AGT: S12 – Semi-finalist 3 Eliminated
Brian Justin Crum Singer AGT: S11 – Grand-finalist 4 Finalist
Colin Cloud Mentalist BGT: S6 – Participant ; AGT: S12 – Semi-finalist 5 Eliminated
Cosentino Escape Artist & Illusionist AuGT: S5 – Runner-up 5 Eliminated
Courtney Hadwin Singer AGT: S13 – Finalist 2 Eliminated
Cristina Ramos Opera & Rock Singer GTE: S1 – Winner 2 Grand-finalist
Darci Lynne Playing card club A.svg Singing Ventriloquist AGT: S12 – Winner 2 Runner-up
Darcy Oake Illusionist BGT: S8 – Finalist 3 Eliminated
DDF Crew Jump Rope Dance Crew HGT: S5 – Winner ; BeGT: S4 – Semi-finalist 2 Eliminated
Deadly Games Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Extreme Knife Throwers AGT: S11 – Semi-finalist ; FIT: S12 – Semi-Finalist 2 Finalist
DJ Arch Jnr DJ SAGT: S6 – Winner 3 Eliminated
Drew Lynch Comedian AGT: S10 – Runner-up 4 Eliminated
Issy Simpson Magician BGT: S11 – Runner-up 4 Eliminated
Jackie Evancho Singer AGT: S5 – Runner-up 5 Eliminated
Jon Dorenbos Playing card club A.svg Magician AGT: S11 – Third place 3 Finalist
Justice Crew Dance Troupe AuGT: S4 – Winner 1 Eliminated
Kechi Okwuchi Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Singer AGT: S12 – Finalist 4 Finalist
Kenichi Ebina Dancer AGT: S8 – Winner 4 Eliminated
Kseniya Simonova Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Sand Artist UMT: S1 – Winner 5 Third place
Light Balance Electronic Dance Troupe BGT: S8 – Semi-finalist ; AGT: S12 – 3rd Place 2 Eliminated
Lost Voice Guy Comedian BGT: S12 – Winner 5 Eliminated
Moonlight Brothers Dance Duo DHT: S4 – Winner 4 Eliminated
Paul Potts Opera Singer BGT: S1 – Winner 3 Finalist
Paul Zerdin Ventriloquist AGT: S10 – Winner 4 Eliminated
Piff the Magic Dragon Comic Magician AGT: S10 – Finalist 2 Eliminated
Preacher Lawson Comedian AGT: S12 – Finalist 1 Grand-finalist
Prince Poppycock Opera Singer AGT: S5 – Grand-finalist 3 Eliminated
Ryan Stock & AmberLynn Sideshow Duo AGT: S11 – Quarter-finalist 3 Eliminated
Sal Valentinetti Singer AGT: S11 – Grand-finalist 5 Eliminated
Samuel J. Comroe Comedian AGT: S13 – Grand-finalist 3 Eliminated
Sara & Hero Dog Tricks Act AGT: S12 – Grand-finalist 1 Eliminated
Shin Lim Card Magician AGT: S13 – Winner 5 Winner
Sofie Dossi Aerialist Contortionist AGT: S11 – Finalist 1 Eliminated
Sons of Serendip Band AGT: S9 – Grand-finalist 5 Eliminated
Susan Boyle Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Singer BGT: S3 – Runner-up 1 Finalist
Tape Face Mime AGT: S11 – Finalist 4 Eliminated
Taylor Williamson Comedian AGT: S8 – Runner-up 2 Eliminated
The Clairvoyants Mentalist Duo AGT: S11 – Runner-up 1 Eliminated
The Professional Regurgitator Regurgitator BGT: S4 – Semi-finalist; DS: S4 – Finalist ; ČSMT: S2 – Finalist ;
DS: S5 – Semi-finalist ; IGT: S4 – Semi-finalist ; FIT: S9 – Fourth place ;
AGT: S10 – Grand-finalist ; DS: S12 – Winner
4 Eliminated
The Texas Tenors Country & Classical Vocal Group AGT: S4 – Finalist 4 Eliminated
Tokio Myers Pianist/Drummer/Remixer BGT: S11 – Winner 5 Eliminated
Tom Cotter Comedian AGT: S7 – Runner-up 3 Eliminated
Uzeyer Novruzov Ladder Acrobat AGT: S10 – Finalist ; FIT: S11 – Semi-finalist (as Freeladderman) 1 Eliminated
Vicki Barbolak Comedian AGT: S13 – Finalist 1 Eliminated
Viktor Kee Juggler AGT: S11 – Finalist 2 Eliminated

Preliminaries Summary[edit]

  Golden Buzzer Advancement |   Won the Superfan vote |   Eliminated – 2nd in Vote
  Eliminated – 3rd in Vote |   Eliminated | Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Buzzed out

Preliminary 1 (January 7)[edit]

Participant Order Act Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Mel B Mandel
Bianca Ryan 1 Singer Eliminated (2nd in Superfan Vote)
The Clairvoyants 2 Mentalist Duo Eliminated
Sara and Hero 3 Dog Tricks Act Eliminated
Uzeyer Novruzov 4 Ladder Acrobat Eliminated
Vicki Barbolak 5 Comedian Eliminated
Alex Magala 6 Sword Swallower Eliminated
Justice Crew 7 Dance Troupe Eliminated
Susan Boyle 8 Singer Advanced
Sofie Dossi 9 Contortionist & Aerialist Eliminated (3rd in Superfan Vote)
Preacher Lawson 10 Comedian Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)

Preliminary 2 (January 14)[edit]

Participant Order Act Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Mel B Mandel
Darci Lynne 1 1 Singing Ventriloquist Eliminated (2nd in Superfan Vote)
Ashleigh and Sully 2 Dancing Dog Act Eliminated
Light Balance 3 Electronic Dance Troupe Eliminated
Taylor Williamson 4 Comedian Eliminated
Cristina Ramos 5 Opera & Rock Singer Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
DDF Crew 6 Jump Rope Dance Crew Eliminated
Viktor Kee 7 Juggler Eliminated
Courtney Hadwin 8 Singer Eliminated (3rd in Superfan Vote)
Deadly Games 9 Extreme Knife Throwers Advanced
Piff the Magic Dragon 10 Comic Magician Eliminated
  • ^1 Darci Lynne was later made a wildcard act for the Grand-final by the judges.

Preliminary 3 (January 21)[edit]

Participant Order Act Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Mel B Mandel
DJ Arch Jnr 1 DJ Eliminated
Darcy Oake 2 Illusionist Eliminated
Angelica Hale 3 Singer Advanced
Tom Cotter 4 Comedian Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Prince Poppycock 5 Singer Eliminated
Ryan Stock & AmberLynn 6 Sideshow Duo Eliminated
Samuel J. Comroe 7 Comedian Eliminated
Paul Potts 8 Opera Singer Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
Jon Dorenbos 2 9 Magician Eliminated (3rd in Superfan Vote)
Billy and Emily England 10 Extreme Rollerskating Duo Eliminated (2nd in Superfan Vote)
  • ^2 Jon Dorenbos was later made a wildcard act for the Grand-final by the judges.

Preliminary 4 (January 28)[edit]

Participant Order Act Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Mel B Mandel
Issy Simpson 1 Magician Eliminated
The Texas Tenors 2 Vocal Trio Eliminated
Drew Lynch 3 Comedian Eliminated (Tied 3rd in Superfan Vote)
Paul Zerdin 4 Ventriloquist Eliminated (2nd in Superfan Vote)
Moonlight Brothers 5 Dance Duo Eliminated
Tape Face 6 Mime Act Eliminated (Tied 3rd in Superfan Vote)
Kechi Okwuchi 7 Singer Advanced
The Professional Regurgitator 8 Regurgitator Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Brian Justin Crum 9 Singer Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
Kenichi Ebina 10 Dancer Eliminated

Preliminary 5 (February 4)[edit]

Participant Order Act Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Mel B Mandel
Attraction 1 Shadow Theatre Group Eliminated (2nd in Superfan Vote)
Jackie Evancho 2 Singer Eliminated
Colin Cloud 3 3 Mentalist Eliminated
Lost Voice Guy 4 Comedian Eliminated
Sal Valentinetti 5 Singer Eliminated
Tokio Myers 6 Pianist & Musician Eliminated
Kseniya Simonova 7 Sand Artist Advanced
Cosentino 8 Escape Artist Eliminated
Sons of Serendip 9 Band Eliminated (3rd in Superfan Vote)
Shin Lim 10 Card Magician Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
  • ^3 David Hasselhoff, a former judge of America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent, made a special appearance as part of Colin Cloud's performance.

Finals Summary[edit]

Top 12 Final (February 11)[edit]

Finalist Order Act Result
Cristina Ramos 1 Opera & Rock Singer Advanced
Preacher Lawson 2 Comedian Advanced
Darci Lynne 3 Singing Ventriloquist Advanced
Deadly Games 4 Extreme Knife Throwers Top 12 Finalist
Kechi Okwuchi 5 Singer Top 12 Finalist
Brian Justin Crum 6 Singer Top 12 Finalist
Jon Dorenbos 7 Magician Top 12 Finalist
Angelica Hale 8 Singer Top 12 Finalist
Kseniya Simonova 9 Sand Artist Advanced
Paul Potts 10 Opera Singer Top 12 Finalist
Shin Lim 11 Card Magician Advanced
Susan Boyle 12 Singer Top 12 Finalist

Grand-final (February 18)[edit]

  Winner |   Runner-up |   3rd place

Guest performers: Tokio Myers & Voices of Hope Children's Choir, The Clairvoyants, Cirque du Soleil, and Jackie Evancho

Grand-finalist Act Performed with Result
Cristina Ramos Opera & Rock Singer Brian Justin Crum & Deadly Games 4th
Darci Lynne Singing Ventriloquist Rowlf the Dog 2nd
Kseniya Simonova Sand Artist N/A 3rd
Preacher Lawson Comedian N/A 5th
Shin Lim Card Magician Melissa Fumero 1st

Season 2[edit]

Contest overview[edit]

Around 40 participants from across the Got Talent franchise, ranging from winners, live round participants – quarter-finalists (where applicable), semi-finalists and finalists – and other notable acts, will participate during The Champions contest in 2020, with each of the contest's preliminaries featuring around 10 participants. While those receiving a golden buzzer in each preliminary would secure an automatic place in the grand-final, remaining places would be competed for in two semi-finals, each consisting of the two highest voted in each preliminary, along with a third in each voted for by the judges from amongst those placing 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively in the audience vote.[39] The following table lists each participant that took part, and their history in the Got Talent franchise – per respective international version, season, and performance, within chronological order from first to more recent appearance:

Got Talent History Key AGTAmerica's Got Talent AITL'Afrique a un Incroyable Talent AuGTAustralia's Got Talent BGTCBritain's Got Talent: The Champions
BGTBritain's Got Talent DSDas Supertalent FITLa France a un incroyable talent GTEGot Talent España
HGTHolland's Got Talent IGTItalia's Got Talent MSMinuta slavy MGTMyanmar's Got Talent
MTMam talent! NTNorske Talenter PGTPilipinas Got Talent RTRomânii au talent
  Winner |   Runner-up |   Third place |   Finalist |   Semi-Finalist
  Eliminated | Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Golden Buzzer Finalist
Participant Act Got Talent history Preliminary Results
Alexa Lauenburger Dog Tricks Act DS: S11 – Winner ; BGTC: S1 – Finalist 3 Finalist
Angelina Jordan Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Singer NT: S6 – Winner 1 Finalist
Bars and Melody Rapper & Singer BGT: S8 – 3rd Place  ; BGTC: S1 – Finalist 4 Eliminated
Ben Blaque Crossbow performer AGT: S7 – Quarter-Finalist ; BGT: S10 – Semi-Finalist 2 Eliminated
Ben Hart Magician BGT: S13 – 3rd Place ; BGTC: S1 – Participant 3 Eliminated
Boogie Storm Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Dance Group BGT: S10 – Third Place ; BGTC: S1 – Participant 2 Finalist
Brian King Joseph Violinist AGT: S13 – Third Place 4 Eliminated
Christian Stoinev & Percy Hand Balancer & Dog Tricks Act AGT: S2 – Participant, S9 – Top 12 Finalist; DS: S13 – Winner 4 Eliminated
Collabro Musical Theatre Group BGT: S8 – Winner ; BGTC: S1 – Participant 2 Eliminated
Connie Talbot Singer BGT: S1 – Finalist ; BGTC: S1 – Participant 4 Eliminated
Dan Naturman Stand-up Comedian AGT: S9 – Semi-finalist 1 Eliminated
Dania Diaz Magician GTE: S3 – Finalist 1 Semi-finalist
Duo Destiny Acrobatic Duo MT: S11 – Winner 3 Semi-finalist
Duo Transcend Trapeze Duo AGT: S13 – Finalist 1 Runner-up
Eddie Williams Singer AuGT: S9 – Semi-Finalist 1 Eliminated
Emil Rengle Dancer RT: S8 – Winner 4 Eliminated
Freckled Sky Video Projection Dance Duo AGT: S10 – Quarter-finalist 3 Eliminated
Hans Singer, Accordionist & Dancer AGT: S13 – Quarter-finalist 1 Finalist
Jack Vidgen Singer AuGT: S5 – Winner 1 Eliminated
JJ Pantano Comedian AuGT: S9 – Semi-Finalist 4 Semi-finalist
Junior Creative Dance Shadow Dance Group MGT: S5 – Winner 1 Eliminated
Luke Islam Singer AGT: S14 – Semi-finalist 2 Eliminated
Marc Spelmann Magician & Mentalist BGT: S12 – Semi-finalist, S13 (as X) – Runner-up 2 Semi-finalist
Marcelito Pomoy Falsetto Singer PGT: S2 – Winner 2 Grand-finalist
Michael Grimm Singer AGT: S5 – Winner 3 Eliminated
Mike Yung Singer AGT: S12 – Semi-finalist 1 Eliminated
Miki Dark Magician HGT: S10 – Semi-finalist ; FIT: S14 – Participant 3 Eliminated
Moses Concas Harmonica Player IGT: S7 – Winner 3 Eliminated
Oz Pearlman Mentalist AGT: S10 – Third Place 2 Eliminated
Paddy and Nico Salsa Dancer BGT: S8 – Finalist ; FIT: S11 – Semi-finalist ; BGTC: S1 – Finalist 1 Eliminated
Puddles Pity Party Singing Clown AGT: S12 – Quarter-finalist 2 Eliminated
Quick Style Dance Group NT: S2 – Winner 3 Eliminated
Ryan Niemiller Stand-up Comedian AGT: S14 – Third Place 2 Semi-finalist
Sandou Trio Russian Bar Acrobats AGT: S6 – Semi-finalist 4 Grand-finalist
Silhouettes Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Silhouette Dance Group AGT: S6 – Runner-up 4 Finalist
Spencer Horsman Escape Artist AGT: S7 – Quarter-finalist; FIT: S9 – Semi-finalist 2 Eliminated
Strauss Serpent Contortionist AIT: S2 – Winner; FIT: S13 – Finalist 4 Semi-finalist
Tyler Butler-Figueroa Violinist AGT: S14 – Finalist 3 Third place
V.Unbeatable Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Acrobatic Dance Group AGT: S14 – Grand-finalist 3 Winner
Voices of Service Vocal Group AGT: S14 – Grand-finalist 4 Eliminated

Preliminaries Summary[edit]

  Golden Buzzer Advancement |   Semi-final Advancement – Superfan Vote |   Semi-final Advancement – Judges' Vote
  Eliminated – Judges Vote |   Eliminated | Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Buzzed out | Crystal Clear app clean.svg Judges' choice

Preliminary 1 (January 6)[edit]

Participant Order Act Buzzes and Judges' Votes Result
Cowell Klum Dixon Mandel
Paddy and Nico 1 Salsa Dance Duo Eliminated
Mike Yung 2 Singer Eliminated
Junior Creative Dance 3 Shadow Dance Group Crystal Clear app clean.png Eliminated (Lost Judge's Vote)
Hans 4 Singer, Dancer & Accordion Player Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear app clean.png Advanced (Won Judge's Vote)
Jack Vidgen 5 Singer Crystal Clear app clean.png Eliminated (Lost Judge's Vote)
Duo Transcend 6 Acrobat Duo Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
Dan Naturman 7 Comedian Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Angelina Jordan 8 Singer Grand-Final Advancement
Eddie Williams 9 Singer Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Dania Diaz 10 Magician Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)

Preliminary 2 (January 13)[edit]

Participant Order Act Buzzes and Judges' Votes Result
Cowell Klum Dixon Mandel
Marcelito Pomoy 1 Singer Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
Oz Pearlman 2 Mentalist Eliminated
Boogie Storm 3 Dance Group Grand-Final Advancement
Ben Blaque 1 4 Crossbow Performer Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Collabro 5 Musical Theatre Group Eliminated
Ryan Niemiller 6 Stand-Up Comedian Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear app clean.png 2 Advanced (Won Judge's Vote)
Puddles Pity Party 7 Singing Clown Eliminated
Marc Spelmann/X 3 8 Magician & Mentalist Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
Luke Islam 9 Singer Eliminated (Lost Judge's Vote)
Spencer Horsman 4 10 Escape Artist Eliminated (Lost Judge's Vote)
  • ^1 Ben Blaque's performance was terminated mid-way into his routine, due to an overwhelming concern from the judges it was too life-threatening to continue.
  • ^2 Mandel did not cast his vote, due to the majority support for Ryan Niemiller from the other judges, but noted his vote would have made it unanimous.
  • ^3 Shin Lim, a noted participant in the Got Talent franchise, made a special appearance as part of Marc Spelmann's performance.
  • ^4 For health and safety reasons, Spencer Horsman's performance had to be conducted outside the venue and with paramedics on standby; both the audience and judges were in attendance for this.

Preliminary 3 (January 20)[edit]

Participant [40] Order Act Buzzes and Judges' Votes Result
Cowell Klum Dixon Mandel
Alexa Lauenburger 1 Dog Tricks Act Crystal Clear app clean.png 5 Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear app clean.png Advanced (Won Judge's Vote)
Tyler Butler-Figueroa 2 Violinist Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
Ben Hart 3 Magician Eliminated
Freckled Sky 4 Video Projection Dance Duo Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Moses Concas 5 Harmonica Player Eliminated
V. Unbeatable 6 Acrobatic Dance Group Grand-Final Advancement
Michael Grimm 7 Singer 5 Eliminated (Lost Judge's Vote)
Duo Destiny 8 Acrobatic Duo Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
Quick Style 9 Dance Group 5 Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated (Lost Judge's Vote)
Miki Dark 10 Danger Magician Eliminated
  • ^5 Due to the majority vote for Alexa Lauenburger, Klum's voting intention was not disclosed.

Preliminary 4 (January 27)[edit]

Participant Order Act Buzzes and Judges' Votes Result
Cowell Klum Dixon Mandel
Christian Stoinev & Percy 1 Hand Balancer & Dog Tricks Act Crystal Clear app clean.png Eliminated (Lost Judge's Vote)
Voices of Service 2 Vocal Group Eliminated
JJ Pantano 3 Comedian Crystal Clear app clean.png Crystal Clear app clean.png Advanced (Won Judge's Vote)
Emil Rengle 4 Dancer Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Silhouettes 5 Silhouette Dance Group Grand-Final Advancement
Brian King Joseph 6 Violinist Crystal Clear app clean.png Eliminated (Lost Judge's Vote)
Connie Talbot 7 Singer Eliminated
Sandou Trio Russian Bar 8 Acrobats Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
Bars and Melody 9 Rapper & Singer Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
Strauss Serpent 10 Contortionist Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)

Semi-finals (February 3)[edit]

  Grand-finalist Advancement – Superfan Vote |   Grand-finalist Advancement – Judges' Vote
  Eliminated – Judges Vote |   Eliminated | Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Buzzed out | Crystal Clear app clean.svg Judges' choice
Semi-finalist Order Act Buzzes and Judges' Votes Result
Cowell Klum Dixon Mandel
JJ Pantano 1 Comedian Eliminated
Tyler Butler-Figueroa 2 Violinist Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
Marc Spelmann/X 3 Magician & Mentalist Eliminated
Duo Destiny 4 Acrobatics Duo 6 Eliminated (Lost Judge's Vote)
Hans 5 Singer, Accordionist & Dancer Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
Dania Diaz 6 Magician Eliminated
Duo Transcend 7 Trapeze Duo Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg 6 Advanced (Won Judges' Vote)
Strauss Serpent 8 Contortionist Eliminated
Ryan Niemiller 9 Stand-up Comedian Eliminated
Alexa Lauenburger 10 Dog Tricks Act Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
Sandou Trio Russian Bar 11 Acrobats Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
Marcelito Pomoy 12 Falsetto Singer Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
  • ^6 Due to the majority vote for Duo Transcend, Mandel's voting intention was not disclosed.

Finals (February 10)[edit]

  Winner |   Runner-up |   3rd place

Guest Performers: KISS, Kseniya Simonova, Lindsey Stirling, Shin Lim, Colin Cloud, Kodi Lee, Travis Barker

Finalist Order Act Result
Alexa Lauenburger 1 Dog Tricks Act Top 10 Finalist
Duo Transcend 2 Trapeze Duo 2nd
Angelina Jordan 3 Singer Top 10 Finalist
Boogie Storm 4 Dance Group Top 10 Finalist
Silhouettes 5 Silhouette Dance Group Top 10 Finalist
Hans 6 Singer, Accordionist & Dancer Top 10 Finalist
Tyler Butler-Figueroa 7 Violinist 3rd
V.Unbeatable 8 Acrobatic Dance Group 1st
Marcelito Pomoy 9 Falsetto Singer 4th
Sandou Trio Russian Bar 10 Acrobats 5th

Ratings[edit]

The following ratings are based upon those published by Nielsen Media Research after this season's broadcast:

Season 1[edit]

Episode Title First air date Rating
(18–49)
Share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
Nightly
Rank
Weekly
Rank
1 The Champions One January 7, 2019 1.8 7 9.97[21] 1 7[41]
2 The Champions Two January 14, 2019 1.7 7 9.98[22] 1 6[42]
3 The Champions Three January 21, 2019 1.6 6 9.70[23] 1 2[43]
4 The Champions Four January 28, 2019 1.8 8 10.45[24] 1 7[44]
5 The Champions Five February 4, 2019 1.6 7 9.79[25] 2 4[45]
6 The Champions Finals February 11, 2019 1.7 7 10.44[26] 2 2[46]
7 The Champions Results Finale February 18, 2019 1.7 7 10.57[27] 2 6[47]

Season 2[edit]

Episode Title First air date Rating
(18–49)
Share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
Nightly
Rank
1 The Champions One January 6, 2020 1.3 6 8.06[29] 2
2 The Champions Two January 13, 2020 1.0 4 6.52[30] 2
3 The Champions Three January 20, 2020 1.1 5 7.05[31] 2
4 The Champions Four January 27, 2020 1.1 5 7.35[32] 2
5 The Champions Semifinals February 3, 2020 1.1 5 6.73[33] 3
6 The Champions Finals February 10, 2020 1.0 5 7.16[34] 2
7 The Champions Results Finale February 17, 2020 1.2 5 7.16[35] 3

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