Are you as frustrated as us that you didn’t get to vote for the winner of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”? Unlike “AGT,” this spin-off version was not live and was taped last fall. That meant America did not get to take part in picking the winner. Producers chose a group of viewers that they named the Superfans, who attended the tapings.
This panel of voters is comprised of people from all 50 states. Producers wouldn’t disclose the exact number of voters but it was revealed that not every member of the panel took part in the vote for every episode.
To keep their identities secret, the superfans were not part of the studio audience. Rather, they were sat off-stage and voted electronically via secret ballot. They were not allowed to discuss the acts with each other but were allowed to hear the comments by the four judges – Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B — as well as new host Terry Crews.
The five acts in the final who got there because of the superfans were: singers Brian Justin Crum, Paul Potts and Cristina Ramos; stand-up comedian Preacher Lawson and magician Shin Lim.
The five acts singled out by the judges for special treatment courtesy of the Golden Buzzer were: singers Susan Boyle, Angelica Hale and Kechi Okwuchi; daredevils Deadly Games; and sand artist Kseniya Simonova.
The two wildcards were ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, who won “AGT” in 2017, and magician Jon Dorenbos.
What did you think of this new method of determining the winner of “AGT: The Champions”? Sound off in our comments section and then be sure to cast your vote in our poll as to who you want to win.