UPDATED, February 18, 2019: America's Got Talent: The Champions has officially come and gone! Magician Shin Lim, who also won America's Got Talent in 2018, was declared the winner.
Original, July 27, 2018: 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."
Susan Boyle is already headed to the finale.
That's right, the famous "I Dreamed a Dream," singer received Mel B's golden buzzer during the first episode. That means, she's automatically advancing to the finale. Susan will be joined by Preacher Lawson, Cristina Ramos, and Deadly Games, who received Heidi Klum's golden buzzer.
There's already been a lot of eliminations.
Including some of our favorite acts:
- Vicki Barbolak, stand-up comic (America’s Got Talent 2018 finalist)
- Light Balance, LED dance group (America’s Got Talent 2017 finalist)
- Justice Crew, dance/singing group – (Australia’s Got Talent 2010 winner)
- DDF Crew, jump ropers (Holland’s Got Talent 2012 winner and Belgium’s Got Talent 2016 finalist)
- Sofie Dossi, contortionist/hand balancing (America’s Got Talent 2016 finalist)
- Darci Lynne Farmer, ventriloquist (America’s Got Talent 2017 winner)
- Courtney Hadwin, singer (America’s Got Talent 2018 finalist)
- Sara & Hero, dog act (America’s Got Talent 2017 finalist)
- Viktor Kee, juggler (America’s Got Talent 2016 finalist)
- Alex Magala, sword swallower/pole aerialist (Russia’s Got Talent 2014 winner)
- Uzeyer Novruzov, ladder balancer (America’s Got Talent 2010 finalist)
- Piff the Magic Dragon, comedian/magician (America’s Got Talent 2015 finalist)
- Bianca Ryan, singer (America’s Got Talent 2006 winner)
- Ashleigh and Sully, dog act (Britain’s Got Talent 2012 winner)
- The Clairvoyants, mentalists (America’s Got Talent 2016 finalist)
- Taylor Williamson, stand-up comic (America’s Got Talent 2012 runner-up)
But don't fret just yet. Just like in the regular AGT series, viewers will see the judges select a few "wildcards" for the finals. This includes anyone eliminated during the first round of competition that the panel thinks deserves a second shot. In other words, fans could be seeing Courtney Hadwin, Darci Lynne Farmer, DDF Crew, Piff the Magic Dragon again. The chances that your favorite will be coming back are slim, but you really never know!