‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’: Superfans decided the winner months ago

Did you watch the final of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” in the hope that you could vote for the winner? How frustrated are you to find out this spin-off of “America’s Got Talent” was taped months ago and that you were robbed of chance to cast a ballot for your favorite of the 12 finalists.

While it was fun to see the winners from various editions of the “Got Talent” franchise competing against each other, it is hard to get too invested in the results knowing that they were decided long ago. The ultimate champion was determined by a small group of “AGT” viewers who were flown to Los Angeles to attend the tapings of the five audition episodes and the October 14 finale.

NBC says that among the superfans are representatives of each of the 50 states. However, not all of the superfans attended each taping. We do know that their tastes don’t reflect the wishes of the public as they only voted through one of the five previous “AGT” champs to take part: magician Shin Lim, who won the show last summer.

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Another of the “AGT” winners — 2017 victor singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer — lost the superfans run-off vote in episode 2 of “AGT: The Champions” to “Spain’s Got Talent” champ Cristina Ramos. However, she got one of the two wild card slots.

Not so lucky were the other three “America’s Got Talent” winners who took part: singer Bianca Ryan (2006), dancer Kenichi Ebina (2013) and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin (2015). None of these three made it past the audition stage.

While you didn’t get to vote for the winner of season 1 of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” we want to know who your pick is among the dozen acts. Cast your ballot in the poll below and then sound off in the comments section with your thoughts on the show.

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