America's Got Talent: The Champions is finally here, and we couldn't be more excited.
If you're as stoked about it as we are, just wait until you read all the exciting details about the show. In short, it sounds like things are about to get really competitive!
America's Got Talent: The Champions will air on Monday nights starting January 7 at 8 p.m. ET.
Get the DVR ready: You're not going to want to miss a single episode. As far as judges go, all your favorites are returning — Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel. In terms of the show's host ... well, that's another story.
Terry Crews is the host of AGT: The Champions.
As announced in late September, the Brooklyn-Nine-Nine actor will be leading the show this winter. As for Tyra Banks, the show's host since season 12, it doesn't sound like she is for sure returning to the program. While no official announcement has been made, Terry is taking over for now — and he sounds really excited about it.
"I am so proud and honored to join Simon, Mel, Heidi, and Howie in hosting the #1 alternative series on television,” Terry announced on his Instagram page. “Now America’s got !”
AGT: The Champions includes competitors from all over the world.
America's Got Talent: The Champions doesn't just showcase the very best from the United States. The show also pulls top acts from global versions of the Got Talent franchise too. This means, the new series includes winners from Britain's Got Talent, Denmark's Got Talent, South Africa's Got Talent, Russia's Got Talent, and more from around the world.
"I have always wanted to have a competition show for the very best of the best Got Talent acts from around the world,” Simon Cowellin a when announcing the show. "The variety and the talents of the acts who enter Got Talent globally are incredible and unbelievable."
... yes, that means Susan Boyle is back!
But that's not the only known act returning to the stage. Darci Lynne Farmer, Shin Lim (the latest winner of AGT), Kseniya Simonova, DJ Arch Jnr., Paul Zerdin, Justice Crew, Moonlight Brothers, Piff the Magic Dragon, Sofie Dossi, Kechi, Issy Simpson, will also be vying for the title.
AGT Season 13's Courtney Hadwin is also competing.
After making it to the finale in the latest season of AGT, the 14-year-old English singer is returning for her shot at the Champions title. During season 13, Courtney shocked the country with her powerful Janis Joplin-esque vocals. Howie quickly gave her the golden buzzer after her first audition and has been singing her praises ever since.
"[In Courtney's first audition] I have to tell you, it was just my gut reaction. I just went 'Oh my god, I'll buy tickets now. I'll buy a record now. I love this,'" Howie remarked to GoodHousekeeping.com in September. "I feel blessed to be a small part in witnessing the making of a superstar."