“AGT” fans, mark your calendars for Monday, February 18 because that’s when the season finale of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” will air on NBC. Over the course of two hours, special acts and fan-favorites will perform in front of judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel and new host Terry Crews. It all leads to the crowning of the ultimate champion by the show’s Superfans, delegates from all 50 states who replaced the regular voting audience this season.
In Monday’s Finals performance episode, the Top 12 performed one last time to try to impress the Superfans, who reportedly watched backstage and voted via electronic ballot. It was a night to remember as the dozen acts all received standing ovations from the judges. Simon even told several of them that they had a real shot at winning. How in the world will the Superfans choose a winner from this group?
Of the 12 top-tier finalists, five are former “Got Talent” winners: singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer (“AGT” Season 12), card magician Shin Lim (“AGT” Season 13), opera singer Paul Potts (“Britain’s Got Talent” Season 1), opera/rock singer Cristina Ramos (“Spain’s Got Talent” Season 1) and sand artist Kseniya Simonova (“Ukraine’s Got Talent” Season 1).
The remaining seven acts, six of whom are former “Americas Got Talent” competitors, are hoping to be coronated for the first time. They are: extreme knife throwers Deadly Games (Season 11), singer Angelica Hale (Season 12), singer Kechi (Season 12), comedian Preacher Lawson (Season 12), singer Brian Justin Crum (Season 11), magician Jon Dorenbos (Season 11) and, from “Britain’s Got Talent,” singer Susan Boyle (Season 3).
“America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” a spinoff series of the popular “AGT” format, brought back 50 acts from around the world to compete against each other. The acts were originally divided into groups of 10, with two advancing from each of the five performance episodes. Once the 10 finalists were named, NBC then announced that two wild cards would be joining the finale: Darci Lynne and Jon. Who do you think DESERVES to win? Vote now in our poll.