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 language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Simon Cowell
  • Sam Donnelly
  • Jason Raff
  • Trish Kinane
  • Richard Wallace
Producer(s)Fremantle USA
Syco Entertainment
DistributorFremantle
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseJanuary 7, 2019 (2019-01-07) –
present (present)
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

America's Got Talent: The Champions is a spin-off of America's Got Talent (also known as AGT), a televised American talent show competition which was created by Simon Cowell, produced by Fremantle, and broadcast on the NBC television network. It premiered on January 7, 2019.[1] The program's format is similar to that of the main edition, but features a variety of winners, finalists, and other successful or notable participants from the American and other international editions of the Got Talent franchise. They compete against each other in a series of preliminary episodes for a place in the finals,[2][3] with the winning finalist being crowned "World Champion" and receiving $25,000.[4][5]

In the first season, the series had seven episodes on consecutive Monday nights, and was hosted by Terry Crews. Plus, it featured the same four judges who appeared during the thirteenth season of America's Got Talent.[6] The competition resulted in Shin Lim, winner of the thirteenth season of AGT, finishing first, with singer-ventriloquist Darci Lynne, winner of the twelfth season of AGT, coming in second, and sand artist Kseniya Simonova, winner of the first season of UMT (Ukrayina maye talant), placing third.

On May 11, 2019, it was announced that the spin-off show had been renewed for a second season.[7]

Production[edit]

Simon Cowell was the first confirmed judge for the spin-off show. On July 27, 2018, it was confirmed that Mel B would also be a judge.[8][9] On September 27, 2018, it was announced that Terry Crews would host the show and that Heidi Klum as well as Howie Mandel would be joining the judging panel bringing all four judges from the main series at the time to the spinoff.[10]

America's Got Talent: The Champions season 1 judges and host

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
17January 7, 2019 (2019-01-07)February 18, 2019 (2019-02-18)
2TBAJanuary 2020 (2020-01)February 2020 (2020-02)

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.Title [6]Original air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"The Champions One"January 7, 2019 (2019-01-07)1019.97[11]
In their performance order, the ten contestants competing were Bianca Ryan, The Clairvoyants, Sara & Hero, Uzeyer Novruzov, Vicki Barbolak, Alex Magala, Justice Crew, Susan Boyle, Sofie Dossi, and Preacher Lawson. Susan Boyle received Mel B's golden buzzer directly after her performance and Preacher Lawson received the most votes by the end of the show, resulting in them both advancing to the finals. Bianca Ryan and Sofie Dossi received the second-highest and third-highest number votes by the end of the show, respectively.
2"The Champions Two"January 14, 2019 (2019-01-14)1029.98[12]
In their performance order, the ten acts competing were Darci Lynne, Ashleigh and Sully, Light Balance, Taylor Williamson, Cristina Ramos, DDF Crew, Viktor Kee, Courtney Hadwin, Deadly Games, and Piff the Magic Dragon. Deadly Games received Heidi's golden buzzer directly after their performance and Cristina Ramos received the most votes by the end of the show, resulting in them both advancing to the finals. Darci Lynne and Courtney Hadwin received the second-highest and third-highest number votes by the end of the show, respectively.
3"The Champions Three"January 21, 2019 (2019-01-21)1039.70[13]
In their performance order, the ten acts competing were DJ Arch Jnr, Darcy Oake, Angelica Hale, Tom Cotter, Prince Poppycock, Ryan Stock & AmberLynn, Samuel J. Comroe, Paul Potts, Jon Dorenbos and Billy and Emily England. Angelica Hale received Howie's golden buzzer directly after her performance and Paul Potts received the most votes by the end of the show, resulting in them both advancing to the finals. Billy and Emily England and Jon Dorenbos received the second-highest and third-highest number votes by the end of the show, respectively.
4"The Champions Four"January 28, 2019 (2019-01-28)10410.45[14]
In their performance order, the ten acts competing were Issy Simpson, The Texas Tenors, Drew Lynch, Paul Zerdin, Moonlight Brothers, Tape Face, Kechi Okwuchi, The Professional Regurgitator, Brian Justin Crum and Kenichi Ebina. Kechi Okwuchi received Simon's golden buzzer directly after her performance and Brian Justin Crum received the most votes by the end of the show, resulting in them both advancing to the finals. Paul Zerdin received the second-highest number votes, and Drew Lynch and Tape Face both received the third-highest number votes by the end of the show.
5"The Champions Five"February 4, 2019 (2019-02-04)1059.79[15]
In their performance order, the ten acts competing were Attraction, Jackie Evancho, Colin Cloud, Lost Voice Guy, Sal Valentinetti, Tokio Myers, Kseniya Simonova, Cosentino, Sons of Serendip and Shin Lim. Kseniya Simonova received Terry's golden buzzer directly after her performance and Shin Lim received the most votes by the end of the show, resulting in them both advancing to the finals. Attraction and Sons of Serendip received the second-highest and third-highest number votes by the end of the show, respectively.
6"The Champions Finals"February 11, 2019 (2019-02-11)10610.44[16]
In their performance order, the twelve acts competing were Cristina Ramos, Preacher Lawson, Darci Lynne, Deadly Games, Kechi Okwuchi, Brian Justin Crum, Jon Dorenbos, Angelica Hale, Kseniya Simonova, Paul Potts, Shin Lim and Susan Boyle.
7"The Champions Results Finale"February 18, 2019 (2019-02-18)10710.57[17]
Shin Lim was crowned the winner by the end of the show, while Darci Lynne became the runner-up, with Kseniya Simonova came third and Cristina Ramos and Preacher Lawson rounded out the top 5.

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 nationality, their history in the Got Talent franchise - per respective international version, season, and performance, within chronological order from first to more recent appearance - 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 per Vote |   Eliminated
Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Golden buzzer | Playing card club A.svg Wildcard Act
Participant [18] Nationality Act Got Talent history Preliminary [19] Results
Shin Lim Canada/United States Card Magician AGT: 13 - Winner 5 Winner
Darci Lynne Playing card club A.svg United States Singing Ventriloquist AGT: 12 - Winner 2 Runner-up
Kseniya Simonova Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Ukraine Sand Artist UMT: 1 - Winner 5 3rd Place
Cristina Ramos Spain Opera/Rock Singer GTE: 1 - Winner 2 4th Place
Preacher Lawson United States Comedian AGT: 12 - Finalist 1 5th Place
Deadly Games Yellow ffff00 pog.svg United States Extreme Knife Throwers AGT: 11 - Semi-finalist ; FIT: 12 - Semi-Finalist 2 Top 12
Angelica Hale Yellow ffff00 pog.svg United States Singer AGT: 12 - Runner-up 3 Top 12
Paul Potts United Kingdom Opera Singer BGT: 1 - Winner 3 Top 12
Susan Boyle Yellow ffff00 pog.svg United Kingdom Singer BGT: 3 - Runner-up 1 Top 12
Jon Dorenbos Playing card club A.svg United States Magician AGT: 11 - Third place 3 Top 12
Kechi Okwuchi Yellow ffff00 pog.svg United States Singer AGT: 12 - Finalist 4 Top 12
Brian Justin Crum United States Singer AGT: 11 - Fourth place 4 Top 12
Attraction Hungary Shadow Theatre Group DS: 6 - Semi-finalist ; BGT: 7 - Winner 5 Eliminated (2nd in Vote)
Sons of Serendip United States Band AGT: 9 - Fourth place 5 Eliminated (3rd in Vote)
Colin Cloud United Kingdom Mentalist BGT: 6 - Auditionee ; AGT: 12 - Semi-finalist 5 Eliminated
Cosentino Australia Escape Artist and Illusionist AuGT: 5 - Runner-up 5 Eliminated
Jackie Evancho United States Singer AGT: 5 - Runner-up 5 Eliminated
Lost Voice Guy United Kingdom Comedian BGT: 12 - Winner 5 Eliminated
Sal Valentinetti Italy Singer AGT: 11 - Fifth place 5 Eliminated
Tokio Myers United Kingdom Pianist/Drummer/Remixer BGT: 11 - Winner 5 Eliminated
Paul Zerdin United Kingdom Ventriloquist AGT: 10 - Winner 4 Eliminated (2nd in Vote)
Drew Lynch United States Comedian AGT: 10 - Runner-up 4 Eliminated (Tied 3rd in Vote)
Tape Face New Zealand Mime AGT: 11 - Finalist 4 Eliminated (Tied 3rd in Vote)
Issy Simpson United Kingdom Magician BGT: 11 - Runner-up 4 Eliminated
Kenichi Ebina Japan Dancer AGT: 8 - Winner 4 Eliminated
Moonlight Brothers Denmark Dance Duo DHT: 4 - Winners 4 Eliminated
The Texas Tenors United States Country/Classical Vocal Group AGT: 4 - Fourth place 4 Eliminated
The Professional Regurgitator United Kingdom Regurgitator BGT: 4 - Semi-finalist; DS: 4 - Finalist ; ČSMT: 2 - Finalist ; DS: 5 - Semi-finalist ;
IGT: 4 - Semi-finalist ; FIT: 9 - Fourth place ; AGT: 10 - Fourth Place ; DS: 12 - Winner
4 Eliminated
Billy & Emily England United Kingdom Extreme Rollerskating Duo BGT: 9 - Semi-finalist ; AGT: 12 - Semifinalist 3 Eliminated (2nd in Vote)
Darcy Oake Canada Illusionist BGT: 8 - Fifth place 3 Eliminated
DJ Arch Jnr South Africa DJ SAGT: 6 - Winner 3 Eliminated
Prince Poppycock United States Opera Singer AGT: 5 - Fourth place 3 Eliminated
Ryan Stock & AmberLynn Canada Sideshow Duo AGT: 11 - Quarter-finalists 3 Eliminated
Samuel J. Comroe United States Comedian AGT: 13 - Fourth place 3 Eliminated
Tom Cotter United States Comedian AGT: 7 - Runner-up 3 Eliminated
Courtney Hadwin United Kingdom Singer AGT: 13 - Finalist 2 Eliminated (3rd in Vote)
Ashleigh and Sully United Kingdom Dancing Dog Act BGT: 6 - Winners (as Ashleigh and Pudsey) 2 Eliminated
DDF Crew Belgium Jump Roping Dance Crew HGT: 5 - Winners ; BeGT: 4 - Semi-finalists 2 Eliminated
Light Balance Ukraine Electronic Dance Troupe BGT: 8 - Semi-finalists ; AGT: 12 - 3rd Place 2 Eliminated
Piff the Magic Dragon United Kingdom Comedic Magician AGT: 10 - Finalist 2 Eliminated
Taylor Williamson United States Comedian AGT: 8 - Runner-up 2 Eliminated
Viktor Kee Ukraine Juggler AGT: 11 - Finalist 2 Eliminated
Bianca Ryan United States Singer AGT: 1 - Winner 1 Eliminated (2nd in Vote)
Sofie Dossi United States Contortionist/Aerialist AGT: 11 - Finalist 1 Eliminated (3rd in Vote)
Alex Magala Moldova Sword Swallower AGT: 8 - Quarter-finalist ; IGT: 5 - Finalist ; MS: 8 - Winner ; UMT: 6 - Semi-finalist ;
FIT: 9 - Auditionee ; BGT: 10 - Finalist ; ČSMT: 6 - Semi-finalist
1 Eliminated
The Clairvoyants Austria Mentalist Duo AGT: 11 - Runners-up 1 Eliminated
Justice Crew Australia Dance Troupe AuGT: 4 - Winners 1 Eliminated
Sara and Hero Canada Dog Act AGT: 12 - Fifth place 1 Eliminated
Uzeyer Novruzov Russia Ladder Acrobat AGT: 10 - Finalist ; FIT: 11 - Semi-finalist (as Freeladderman) 1 Eliminated
Vicki Barbolak United States Comedian AGT: 13 - Finalist 1 Eliminated

Preliminaries[edit]

Each of the five preliminary rounds consists of 10 acts competing for a place in the tournament's final round. The winner of each round, determined by a panel of 50 "superfans" representing the 50 U.S. states, advances to the final round. As with the main series, each of the four judges and the host may also use the golden buzzer to advance an act immediately to the final.[20]

Key Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Golden buzzer Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Buzzed
  Advanced Immediately
  Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
  Advanced (Received Judges' Wildcard)
  Eliminated (2nd)
  Eliminated (3rd)
  Eliminated (4th to 9th)

Note: Flag opposite to each contestant represents the Got Talent franchise of a country the contestant is highest-ranked in.

Week 1 (January 7)[edit]

Act Order Performance description Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Brown Mandel
United States Bianca Ryan 1 Singer; Sang "Say Something" by A Great Big World. Eliminated (2nd in Superfan Vote)
United States The Clairvoyants 2 Mentalist Duo; First requested Cowell, Heidi and Mandel to select a place, candle and a item that they would be going to or will be taking to a date respectively. They then identified each place/item selected by each judge starting from Heidi's camp fire candle, Simon's place of Shanghai, China and Howie's selection, 'pants'. The act ended with a video showing the Clairvoyants predicting what each judge would choose prior to the competition. Eliminated
United States Sara and Hero 3 Dog Act; Performed a variety of dog tricks in a 'bank robbery' theme. The act ended with Hero hiding inside a suitcase to hide from the 'police'.
United States Uzeyer Novruzov 4 Ladder Acrobat; Performed acrobatics and balancing routines using a smaller ladder initially and ended up balancing himself on a longer ladder, which was a re-attempt of a act which he performed in the past series.
United States Vicki Barbolak 5 Comedian; Performed a comedy routine related to "Trailer Nasty". She initially talked about her trailer nasty theme and later on commented how skinny rich people rescued dogs and how it is obviously rescued due to its hideous look. She later adds on saying how she tried to adopt a celebrity dog and how it is expensive to take care of these dogs.
Russia Alex Magala 6 Sword Swallower; First swallowed a sword and requested Simon to pull it out. He then performed acrobatics whilst swallowing a sword. Ended the routine by dropping from a height, again while swallowing a sword, facing himself towards the ground.
Australia Justice Crew 7 Dance Troupe; Sang a original song called "Boom Boom" while performing a hip-hop dance routine.
United Kingdom Susan Boyle 8 Singer; Sang "Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones. Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Advanced Immediately
United States Sofie Dossi 9 Contortionist/Aerialist; Performed a routine initially to Que Sera and then did a aerial performance hanging herself from the air ending the routine by spinning herself as a fidget spinner. Eliminated (3rd in Superfan Vote)
United States Preacher Lawson 10 Comedian; consisted of performing a stand up routine about being vegan, dating a white girl and what it means to be a black man. Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)

Week 2 (January 14)[edit]

Act Order Performance description Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Brown Mandel
United States Darci Lynne 1 Singing Ventriloquist; Sang a medley of "Nutbush City Limits" and "Proud Mary" by Tina Turner with her puppet Oscar. Advanced (Received Judges' Wildcard)
United Kingdom Ashleigh and Sully 2 Dancing Dog Act; Performed various dog tricks at the beginning including walking with hind legs. Sully and Ashleigh then 'competed' against each other in a 'wrestling' theme. The act ended with Sully forcing Ashleigh on the ground and eventually winning the match. Eliminated
United States Light Balance 3 Electronic Dance Troupe; Performed a rock musical band themed hip-hop dance routine to "I Was Made for Lovin' You" by Kiss, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" by the Backstreet Boys and "Runaway (U & I)" by Galantis.
United States Taylor Williamson 4 Comedian; Initially showed a picture of him 'half-naked' with Heidi Klum and tells that one should never give up on his/her dreams. Later adds on how he makes more money doing comedy than most celebrities. Chats about how immigrants take up jobs in the country including the judging panel of America's Got Talent. Ended the comedy routine thanking all for laughing at him.
Spain Cristina Ramos 5 Opera/Rock Singer; Sang an opera and a rock edition of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
Netherlands DDF Crew 6 Jump Roping Dance Crew; Performed a dance routine while jump roping to "Pump It" by The Black Eyed Peas. Eliminated
United States Viktor Kee 7 Juggler; Performed a routine syncing it with a projection on the screen.
United States Courtney Hadwin 8 Singer; Performed an original song called "Pretty Little Thing". Eliminated (3rd in Superfan Vote)
United States Deadly Games 9 Extreme Knife Throwers; Performed a knife-throwing routine set in a technology lab. It included Alfredo throwing knives at Anna while in a rotating frame and shattering a martini glass as well as aiming at a target with a crossbow while taking a video of himself with Klum's cell phone. Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Advanced Immediately
United States Piff the Magic Dragon 10 Comedic Magician; Performed a routine where he appeared to make his dog Mr. Piffles eat Klum's ring, only for it to appear inside an egg. Eliminated

Week 3 (January 21)[edit]

Act Order Performance description Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Brown Mandel
South Africa DJ Arch Jnr 1 DJ; Performed a routine mixing various hip hop songs on a turntable including "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan. Eliminated
United Kingdom Darcy Oake 2 Illusionist; Performed a routine where he had Howie Mandel and another gentleman lie on their backs on stage and hold a board above their heads. Heidi Klum laid on the board and Oake removed the board and had each man drop his hands so Klum was levitating.
United States Angelica Hale 3 Singer; Sang "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten. Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Advanced Immediately
United States Tom Cotter 4 Comedian; Performed a comedy routine involving jokes about dogs and being a father to twins. Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
United States Prince Poppycock 5 Singer; Sang "The Edge of Glory" by Lady Gaga.
United States Ryan Stock & AmberLynn 6 Sideshow Duo; Performed an act where Ryan snapped a mousetrap on his tongue, bit a cinderblock while AmberLynn placed another cinderblock on his back and hit it with a sledgehammer, and AmberLynn shot a flaming arrow into a bullseye in Ryan's mouth,the act that went wrong in season 11, where Ryan was shot in the neck.
United States Samuel J. Comroe 7 Comedian; Performed a comedy routine involving jokes about the ways in which his life has changed since the end of Season 13 as well as about his wife's pink luggage.
United Kingdom Paul Potts 8 Opera Singer; Sang "Caruso" by Lucio Dalla. Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
United StatesJon Dorenbos 9 Magician; Performed an act where he had Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Mel B take papers out of a box filled with audience suggestions and not look at them. Played a game of tic-tac-toe with Howie on a board, asked the other judges for the words on their papers, and then spun the board around to reveal their words were on the back of the tic-tac-toe board. Advanced (Received Judges' Wildcard)
United States Billy and Emily England 10 Extreme Rollerskating Duo; Performed a death-defying routine which included Emily swinging from Billy's beard. Eliminated (2nd in Superfan Vote)

Week 4 (January 28)[edit]

Act Order Performance description Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Brown Mandel
United Kingdom Issy Simpson 1 Magician; Performed a routine where she made the judges look over to books she loved, then she had picked one of the judges and asked them to choose a word. She then asked Howie to choose a card. Then, it appeared on her shirt. Simon chose the word "excellent" for it to appear on a board she had written on before the show. Eliminated
United States The Texas Tenors 2 Vocal Trio; Sang "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers.
United States Drew Lynch 3 Comedian; Performed stand-up routine including jokes about Invisalign braces. Eliminated (Tied 3rd in Superfan Vote)
United States Paul Zerdin 4 Ventriloquist; Performed a routine with his puppet Sam where he discusses elevators, and then sings and beatboxes at the same time. Eliminated (2nd in Superfan Vote)
Denmark Moonlight Brothers 5 Dance Duo; Performed a dance routine to "Move Your Feet" by Junior Senior. Eliminated
New Zealand Tape Face 6 Mime Act; Did a routine where he did record scratching with Howie Mandel and enticed host Terry Crews to do a construction worker striptease and ended when he hit a portable golden buzzer. Eliminated (Tied 3rd in Superfan Vote)
United States Kechi Okwuchi 7 Singer; Sang "You Are the Reason" by Calum Scott. Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Advanced Immediately
Germany The Professional Regurgitator 8 Regurgitator; consisted of regurgitating an unscrewed bolt and screw that he screwed while inside him and a cherry tomato and small blade that he sliced while inside him. Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
United States Brian Justin Crum 9 Singer; Sang "Your Song" by Elton John. Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
United States Kenichi Ebina 10 Dancer; consisted of performing a dance routine with a space age theme with graphics that matched his choreography, including two special moves that gave the illusion that he had separated parts of his body from himself. Eliminated

Week 5 (February 4)[edit]

Act Order Performance description Buzzes Result
Cowell Klum Brown Mandel
United Kingdom Attraction 1 Shadow Theatre Group; Performed a shadow dance routine telling the story of growing up and sharing adventures across the United States set to "I Lived" by OneRepublic. Eliminated (2nd in Superfan Vote)
United States Jackie Evancho 2 Singer; Sang "The Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera. Eliminated
United States Colin Cloud 3 Mentalist; Initially asked the judge board to throw paper balls towards the audience in which one was marked with an 'X'. Later requested Howie to think of a number and a letter, which he predicted correctly as 'L-3'. The person with the paper marked 'X' in the audience was asked to think of a celebrity and she replied as David Hasselhoff (a former America's Got Talent judge), only to find him seated in the seat named L-3.
United Kingdom Lost Voice Guy 4 Comedian; Performed a comedy routine on him being disabled and unable to talk.
United States Sal Valentinetti 5 Singer; Sang "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin.
United Kingdom Tokio Myers 6 Pianist/Drummer/Remixer; Performed a medley of "Clair de lune" by Claude Debussy and "Bloodstream" by Ed Sheeran.
Ukraine Kseniya Simonova 7 Sand Artist; Performed a routine through sand art about a person who grew up to become a famous artist and over time forgot his parents. Yellow ffff00 pog.svg[a] Advanced Immediately
Australia Cosentino 8 Escape Artist; Attempted to unchain his hands and feet when tied to a wheel before having arrows fired at him from two crossbows. After 30 seconds, the wheel began to spin and enabled two more crossbows and a bear trap to be used. After two minutes, the wheel was set on fire, with him escaping just before that. Eliminated
United States Sons of Serendip 9 Band; Performed "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane. Eliminated (3rd in Superfan Vote)
Canada/United States Shin Lim 10 Card Magician; Performed a routine in which cards disappeared, changed color and materialized out of nowhere. Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
  1. ^ Crews' golden buzzer act.

Finals[edit]

Week 6 (February 11)[edit]

Act Order Performance description Result
Spain Cristina Ramos 1 Opera/Rock Singer; Sang "Call Me" by Blondie. Advanced
United States Preacher Lawson 2 Comedian; Consisted of performing a stand up routine about alcohol use and his previous career working at a gym. At the end of his set, he proceeded to tear off his T-shirt reveals into his bare, muscular chest.
United States Darci Lynne 3 Singing Ventriloquist; Sang "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi with her puppet Petunia.
United States Deadly Games 4 Extreme Knife Throwers; Consisted of Alfredo throwing knives at Anna while she dodged them, Alfredo shooting an apple on top of Anna's head with a crossbow, and then Alfredo throwing knives at Anna while she was on a rotating frame. Alfredo then requested for Crews and the judges to stand in line with Anna while holding balloons so that they could all be shot at once with a crossbow being aimed at a target. Top 12
United States Kechi Okwuchi 5 Singer; Sang "Opportunity" from Annie.
United States Brian Justin Crum 6 Singer; Sang "Never Enough" from The Greatest Showman.
United States Jon Dorenbos 7 Magician; Consisted of having each of the judges select a number corresponding with a board on the stage. Jon then requested Mandel to select a city from a stack of cards with cities in which he toured, Brown to select a random card from a deck, Klum to select a picture of her wearing a costume and Cowell to also select a random card from a deck. He then revealed the back of each board and correctly guessed each judge's selection and later revealed each of their selections to be the same as previously done tricks.
United States Angelica Hale 8 Singer; Sang "Impossible" by Shontelle.
Ukraine Kseniya Simonova 9 Sand Artist; Consisted of telling a story through sand art about how a couple and family were affected by war with a theme of love. Advanced
United Kingdom Paul Potts 10 Opera Singer; Sang "Nessun dorma" from Turandot. Top 12
Canada/United States Shin Lim 11 Card Magician; Consisted of performing a card trick in which he made cards appear and disappear including two cards each selected and signed by Crews and Mandel. At one point in his performance, he made one of the cards appear as a tattoo on his chest, and finished his routines by disappearing Crews' and Mandel's cards, only to reappear inside Mandel's drink on the judges' table. Advanced
United Kingdom Susan Boyle 12 Singer; Sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables. Top 12

Week 7 (February 18)[edit]

Guest performers in the finale included previous Got Talent contestants, Tokio Myers, Voices of Hope Children's Choir, The Clairvoyants, and Jackie Evancho. It also included Melissa Fumero and Cirque du Soleil.

The following chart describes the acts, appearances and segments presented during the finale.

Act(s) Performance Description
United States Preacher Lawson Comedian; Starred in a pre-recorded section where he was trying to team up with some of the finalists to become a double act.
United Kingdom Tokio Myers and Voices of Hope Children's Choir Musician and Choir; Performed "All We Got" by Chance the Rapper.
Austria The Clairvoyants Mentalists;
United States Jackie Evancho Singer; Sang "Somewhere" from West Side Story
Canada Cirque du Soleil In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the cast of the Las Vegas resident show, Mystere performed a medley of acts including: taiko, aerial straps and teeterboard.
Spain Cristina Ramos, Brian Justin Crum, and Deadly Games Opera/Rock Singer, Singer and Extreme Knife Throwers; Ramos and Crum sang "The Show Must Go On" by Queen while Deadly Games performed a knife throwing and whip routine.
Canada/United States Shin Lim Close-up Magician; Guest volunteers Melissa Fumero
United States Darci Lynne Singing Ventriloquist; Sang "Can't Smile Without You" with her puppet Edna and guest star Rowlf the Dog from the Muppets
Key
  1st place (Winner)
  2nd place (Runner-up)
  3rd place
  4th place
  5th place
Act Result
Shin Lim Winner
Darci Lynne Runner-Up
Kseniya Simonova 3rd Place
Cristina Ramos 4th Place
Preacher Lawson 5th Place

Ratings[edit]

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

Episode Title First air date Timeslot (ET) Rating
(18–49)
Share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
Nightly
Rank
Weekly
Rank
1 The Champions One January 7, 2019 Monday 8:00 p.m. 1.8 7 9.97[21] 1 7[22]
2 The Champions Two January 14, 2019 1.7 7 9.98[23] 1 6[24]
3 The Champions Three January 21, 2019 1.6 6 9.70[25] 1 2[26]
4 The Champions Four January 28, 2019 1.8 8 10.45[27] 1 7[28]
5 The Champions Five February 4, 2019 1.6 7 9.79[29] 2 4[30]
6 The Champions Finals February 11, 2019 1.7 7 10.44[31] 2 2[32]
7 The Champions Results Finale February 18, 2019 1.7 7 10.57[33] 2 6[34]

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