America's Got Talent: The Champions
This article needs additional citations for verification. (February 2019)
|America's Got Talent: The Champions|
|Created by||Simon Cowell|
|Presented by||Terry Crews|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||14|
|Original release||January 7, 2019 –|
February 17, 2020
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. 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.
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. 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.
This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (February 2019)
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.
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, with Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel revealed a month later. 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, 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.
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.
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. 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.
|Season||Host||Judges (in order)|
|1||Terry Crews||Simon Cowell||Heidi Klum||Mel B||Howie Mandel|
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||Average viewers|
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||7||January 7, 2019||February 18, 2019||10.13|
|2||7||January 6, 2020||February 17, 2020||7.21|
Season 1 (2019)
|Title ||Original air date ||Prod.|
|1||1||"The Champions One"||January 7, 2019||101||9.97|
|2||2||"The Champions Two"||January 14, 2019||102||9.98|
|3||3||"The Champions Three"||January 21, 2019||103||9.70|
|4||4||"The Champions Four"||January 28, 2019||104||10.45|
|5||5||"The Champions Five"||February 4, 2019||105||9.79|
|6||6||"The Champions Finals"||February 11, 2019||106||10.44|
|7||7||"The Champions Results Finale"||February 18, 2019||107||10.57|
Season 2 (2020)
|Title ||Original air date ||Prod.|
|8||1||"The Champions One"||January 6, 2020||201||8.06|
|9||2||"The Champions Two"||January 13, 2020||202||6.52|
|10||3||"The Champions Three"||January 20, 2020||203||7.05|
|11||4||"The Champions Four"||January 27, 2020||204||7.35|
|12||5||"The Champions Semi Finals"||February 3, 2020||205||6.73|
|13||6||"The Champions Finals"||February 10, 2020||206||7.16|
|14||7||"The Champions Results Finale"||February 17, 2020||207||7.60|
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||AGT — America's Got Talent||AuGT — Australia's Got Talent||BGT — Britain's Got Talent||BeGT — Belgium's Got Talent||ČSMT — Česko Slovensko má talent||DHT — Danmark Har Talent||DS — Das Supertalent|
|FIT — La France a un incroyable talent||GTE — Got Talent España||HGT — Holland's Got Talent||IGT — Italia's Got Talent||MS — Minuta slavy||SAGT — South Africa's Got Talent||UMT — Ukrayina maye talant|
|Participant ||Act||Got Talent history||Preliminary ||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
|Angelica Hale||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||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||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||Magician||AGT: S11 – Third place||3||Finalist|
|Justice Crew||Dance Troupe||AuGT: S4 – Winner||1||Eliminated|
|Kechi Okwuchi||Singer||AGT: S12 – Finalist||4||Finalist|
|Kenichi Ebina||Dancer||AGT: S8 – Winner||4||Eliminated|
|Kseniya Simonova||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||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
|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|
- | Golden Buzzer Advancement | Won the Superfan vote Eliminated – 2nd in Vote
- | Eliminated – 3rd in Vote | Eliminated Buzzed out
Preliminary 1 (January 7)
|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|
|Alex Magala||6||Sword Swallower||Eliminated|
|Justice Crew||7||Dance Troupe||Eliminated|
|Sofie Dossi||9||Contortionist & Aerialist||Eliminated (3rd in Superfan Vote)|
|Preacher Lawson||10||Comedian||Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)|
Preliminary 2 (January 14)
|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|
|Cristina Ramos||5||Opera & Rock Singer||Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)|
|DDF Crew||6||Jump Rope Dance Crew||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)
|DJ Arch Jnr||1||DJ||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)
Preliminary 5 (February 4)
|Attraction||1||Shadow Theatre Group||Eliminated (2nd in Superfan Vote)|
|Colin Cloud 3||3||Mentalist||Eliminated|
|Lost Voice Guy||4||Comedian||Eliminated|
|Tokio Myers||6||Pianist & Musician||Eliminated|
|Kseniya Simonova||7||Sand Artist||Advanced|
|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.
Top 12 Final (February 11)
|Cristina Ramos||1||Opera & Rock Singer||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)
- | Winner | Runner-up 3rd place
|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|
|Shin Lim||Card Magician||Melissa Fumero||1st|
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. 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||AGT — America's Got Talent||AIT — L'Afrique a un Incroyable Talent||AuGT — Australia's Got Talent||BGTC — Britain's Got Talent: The Champions|
|BGT — Britain's Got Talent||DS — Das Supertalent||FIT — La France a un incroyable talent||GTE — Got Talent España|
|HGT — Holland's Got Talent||IGT — Italia's Got Talent||MS — Minuta slavy||MGT — Myanmar's Got Talent|
|MT — Mam talent!||NT — Norske Talenter||PGT — Pilipinas Got Talent||RT — Românii au talent|
|Participant||Act||Got Talent history||Preliminary||Results|
|Alexa Lauenburger||Dog Tricks Act||DS: S11 – Winner ; BGTC: S1 – Finalist||3||Finalist|
|Angelina Jordan||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||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||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||Acrobatic Dance Group||AGT: S14 – Grand-finalist||3||Winner|
|Voices of Service||Vocal Group||AGT: S14 – Grand-finalist||4||Eliminated|
- | Golden Buzzer Advancement | Semi-final Advancement – Superfan Vote Semi-final Advancement – Judges' Vote
- | Eliminated – Judges Vote | Eliminated Buzzed out | Judges' choice
Preliminary 1 (January 6)
Preliminary 2 (January 13)
|Participant||Order||Act||Buzzes and Judges' Votes||Result|
|Marcelito Pomoy||1||Singer||Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)|
|Boogie Storm||3||Dance Group||Grand-Final Advancement|
|Ben Blaque 1||4||Crossbow Performer||Eliminated|
|Collabro||5||Musical Theatre Group||Eliminated|
|Ryan Niemiller||6||Stand-Up Comedian||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)
|Participant ||Order||Act||Buzzes and Judges' Votes||Result|
|Alexa Lauenburger||1||Dog Tricks Act||5||Advanced (Won Judge's Vote)|
|Tyler Butler-Figueroa||2||Violinist||Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)|
|Freckled Sky||4||Video Projection Dance Duo||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||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)
Semi-finals (February 3)
- | Grand-finalist Advancement – Superfan Vote Grand-finalist Advancement – Judges' Vote
- | Eliminated – Judges Vote | Eliminated Buzzed out | Judges' choice
|Semi-finalist||Order||Act||Buzzes and Judges' Votes||Result|
|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)|
|Duo Transcend||7||Trapeze Duo||6||Advanced (Won Judges' Vote)|
|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)
- | Winner | Runner-up 3rd place
|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|
|V.Unbeatable||8||Acrobatic Dance Group||1st|
|Marcelito Pomoy||9||Falsetto Singer||4th|
|Sandou Trio Russian Bar||10||Acrobats||5th|
The following ratings are based upon those published by Nielsen Media Research after this season's broadcast:
|Episode||Title||First air date||Rating
|1||The Champions One||January 7, 2019||1.8||7||9.97||1||7|
|2||The Champions Two||January 14, 2019||1.7||7||9.98||1||6|
|3||The Champions Three||January 21, 2019||1.6||6||9.70||1||2|
|4||The Champions Four||January 28, 2019||1.8||8||10.45||1||7|
|5||The Champions Five||February 4, 2019||1.6||7||9.79||2||4|
|6||The Champions Finals||February 11, 2019||1.7||7||10.44||2||2|
|7||The Champions Results Finale||February 18, 2019||1.7||7||10.57||2||6|
|Episode||Title||First air date||Rating
|1||The Champions One||January 6, 2020||1.3||6||8.06||2|
|2||The Champions Two||January 13, 2020||1.0||4||6.52||2|
|3||The Champions Three||January 20, 2020||1.1||5||7.05||2|
|4||The Champions Four||January 27, 2020||1.1||5||7.35||2|
|5||The Champions Semifinals||February 3, 2020||1.1||5||6.73||3|
|6||The Champions Finals||February 10, 2020||1.0||5||7.16||2|
|7||The Champions Results Finale||February 17, 2020||1.2||5||7.16||3|
- Malone, Michael (October 12, 2018). "America's Got Talent: The Champions Premieres on NBC Jan. 7". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
- Haring, Bruce (May 12, 2018). "America's Got Talent Adds Winter Championship Series To NBC Schedule". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
- Littleton, Cynthia (May 12, 2018). "NBC Sets Winter Edition of America's Got Talent". Variety. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
- "'AGT: The Champions' crowns sleight-of-hand artist Shin Lim: 'Such a fun run'". USA TODAY. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
- "Does the America's Got Talent: The Champions winner get prize money?". Metro. February 19, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
- "Alesha Dixon Replacing Mel B on "AGT: Champions" Judging Panel".
- Gonzalez, Umberto (May 11, 2019). "America's Got Talent: The Champions Renewed for Second Season". TheWrap. Archived from the original on May 11, 2019. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
- "NBC Heads Into 2020 with Top Talent, Innovative Dramas, Fan-Favorite Comedies and Must-See Specials" (Press release). NBC. November 8, 2019. Retrieved August 28, 2020 – via The Futon Critic.
- "NBC and Simon Cowell Announce New Winter Edition of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS". www.broadwayworld.com. May 14, 2018.
- Lesley Goldberg (May 12, 2018). "NBC Doubles Down on 'America's Got Talent' With New Winter Edition". www.hollywoodreporter.com.
- Ryan Schwartz (May 12, 2018). "America's Got Talent Adds All-Star Edition for Next Winter on NBC". tvline.com.
- "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.
- Welch, Alex (May 12, 2018). "'America's Got Talent' gets winter edition at NBC". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on May 12, 2018. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
- Schwartz, Ryan (September 27, 2018). "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews to Host America's Got Talent Spinoff". TVLine. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
- Kayla Keegan (January 21, 2019). "Here's Why Tyra Banks Is Leaving 'AGT' and Not Hosting the 2019 Spinoff". www.goodhousekeeping.com.
- Tim Baysinger (September 27, 2018). "'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Star Terry Crews to Host 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'". www.thewrap.com.
- Swift, Andy (September 26, 2019). "America's Got Talent: Heidi Klum Returning for Champions Season 2 (Plus, Meet the Judge Replacing Mel B)". TVLine. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
- James, Dixon (January 7, 2019). "Sorry, AGT viewers: You can't vote for 'The Champions' unless you're one of the 50 Superfans". Golderby. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
- "America's Got Talent: The Champions Episode Listings". The Futon Critic.
- "America's Got Talent: The Champions Season 1 Episode Guide". Zap2it.
- Welch, Alex (January 8, 2019). "'Manifest,' 'AGT: The Champions,' everything else unchanged: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
- Rejent, Joseph (January 15, 2019). "'The Bachelor,' 'The Neighborhood,' 'Magnum P.I.' adjust up, 'Bull' adjusts down: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 16, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
- Rejent, Joseph (January 23, 2019). "'The Bachelor,' 'The Passage,' everything else unchanged: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 24, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
- Rejent, Joseph (January 29, 2019). "'Magnum P.I.' adjusts up: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 30, 2019. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
- Rejent, Joseph (February 5, 2019). "'The Bachelor,' 'The Neighborhood,' 'The Passage,' all other shows hold: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- Rejent, Joseph (February 12, 2019). "'The Bachelor' adjusts up, 'Man with a Plan' adjusts down: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on February 13, 2019. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- Welch, Alex (February 20, 2019). "'The Good Doctor,' Man with a Plan,' 'The Bachelor,' all others hold: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
- "America's Got Talent: The Champions Season 2 Episode Guide". Zap2it.
- Rejent, Joseph (January 7, 2020). "'The Bachelor' adjusts up: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 8, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
- Welch, Alex (January 14, 2020). "'America's Got Talent: The Champions' adjusts up: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 14, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
- Welch, Alex (January 22, 2020). "'The Neighborhood' and '9–1–1: Lone Star' adjust up: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 23, 2020. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
- Welch, Alex (January 28, 2020). "'The Bachelor,' '9–1–1: Lone Star,' everything else unchanged: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 28, 2020. Retrieved January 28, 2020.
- Mitch Metcalf (February 4, 2020). "Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.3.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on February 4, 2020. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
- Mitch Metcalf (February 11, 2020). "Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.10.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
- Mitch Metcalf (February 19, 2020). "Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.17.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on February 21, 2020. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
- Swift, Andy (November 16, 2018). "America's Got Talent: The Champions Reveals 25 Returning Acts". TVLine. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
- Swift, Andy (November 30, 2018). "America's Got Talent: The Champions Reveals Final 25 Returning Acts". TVLine.
- "America's Got Talent | NBCUniversal Media Village". NBCUniversal Media Village. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
- O'Rourke, Jill (January 6, 2020). "The New 'AGT Champions' VOTING System Explained". Talent Recap. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
- O'Rourke, Jill (January 15, 2020). "Who's Performing On 'AGT: Champions' Week 3?". Talent Recap. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
- Welch, Alex (January 15, 2019). "NFC Playoff wins the week, 'The Big Bang Theory' stays high: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for Jan. 7–13". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 16, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
- Welch, Alex (January 23, 2019). "AFC Championship gives CBS an easy win: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for Jan. 14–20". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 24, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
- Welch, Alex (January 29, 2019). "'The Masked Singer' leads a quieter week, ABC takes No. 1: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for Jan. 21–27". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 30, 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
- Welch, Alex (February 5, 2019). "Super Bowl LIII easily (and predictably) dominates: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for Jan. 28 – Feb. 3". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- Welch, Alex (February 15, 2019). "Grammys lead, 'Big Bang Theory' stays high: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for Feb. 4–10". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on February 15, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
- Welch, Alex (February 20, 2019). "'The Masked Singer' ticks up, wins the week: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for Feb. 11–17". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
- Welch, Alex (February 26, 2019). "Oscars lift ABC to No. 1: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for Feb. 18–24". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on February 27, 2019. Retrieved February 26, 2019.