More than half of the 10 acts on the fifth and final audition episode of season 1 of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” won the title in their respective countries when they first competed. Among these six contestants is the reigning “AGT” winner, the magician Shin Lim.
The other five past champs looking to claim the ultimate in bragging rights include a trio of “Britain’s Got Talent” winners: shadow dance group Attraction (2013), pianist Tokio Myers (2017) and comedian Lost Voice Guy (2018). Sand artist Kseniya Simonova won “Ukraine’s Got Talent” in 2009 while escape artist Cosentino was the “Australia’s Got Talent” 2011 winner. Get your first look at these success stories in the teaser video above.
Also in the hunt are four acts who lost their bids to win “America’s Got Talent”:
opera singer Jackie Evancho (AGT 2010);
musical group Sons of Serendip (AGT 2014);
singer Sal Valentinetti (AGT 2016); and
mentalist Colin Cloud (AGT 2017)
One of these 10 acts will get the Golden Buzzer from new host Terry Crews. This will send them straight through to the final on Feb. 11. They will join these four acts who were singled out by the judges: singer Susan Boyle by Mel B in episode 1; daredevils Deadly Games by Heidi Klum in episode 2; child singer Angelica Hale by Howie Mandel in episode 3 and singer Kechi Okwuchi by Simon Cowell in episode 4.
The other four acts in the final all won the superfan vote: stand-up comic Preacher Lawson (episode 1); rock opera singer Cristina Ramos (episode 2); opera singer Paul Potts (episode 3); and singer Brian Justin Crum (episode 4).