America's Got Talent: The Champions
|America's Got Talent:|
|Created by||Simon Cowell|
|Presented by||Terry Crews|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||2 (list of episodes)|
|Original release||January 7, 2019– present|
|Related shows||America's Got Talent|
America's Got Talent: The Champions is a reality television series spin-off of America's Got Talent that airs on NBC. The series premiered on January 7, 2019. Described as "The Olympics of Talent," it features winners, finalists and other successful contestants from previous seasons of America's Got Talent alongside acts from other Got Talent franchises worldwide, competing for spots in a championship final. The series is expected to contain seven episodes.
|No.||Title ||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"The Champions One"||January 7, 2019||101||9.97|
|In their performance order, the ten contestants competing were Bianca Ryan, The Clairvoyants, Sara & Hero, Uzeyer Novruzov, Vicki Barbolak, Alex Magala, Justice Crew, Susan Boyle, Sofie Dossi, and Preacher Lawson. Susan Boyle received Mel B's golden buzzer directly after her performance and Preacher Lawson received the most votes by the end of the show, resulting in them both advancing to the finale. Bianca Ryan and Sofie Dossi received the second-highest and third-highest number votes by the end of the show, respectively.|
|2||"The Champions Two"||January 14, 2019||102||9.98|
|In their performance order, the ten acts competing were Darci Lynne Farmer, Ashleigh and Sully, Light Balance, Taylor Williamson, Cristina Ramos, DDF Crew, Viktor Kee, Courtney Hadwin, Deadly Games and Piff the Magic Dragon. Deadly Games received Heidi's golden buzzer directly after their performance and Cristina received the most votes by the end of the show, resulting in them both advancing to the finale. Darci Lynne and Courtney Hadwin received the second-highest and third-highest number votes by the end of the show, respectively.|
|3||"The Champions Three"||January 21, 2019||103||TBD|
|4||"The Champions Four"||January 28, 2019||104||TBD|
|5||TBA||February 4, 2019||105||TBD|
|6||TBA||February 11, 2019||106||TBD|
|7||TBA||February 18, 2019||107||TBD|
Simon Cowell has been confirmed as a judge. On July 27, 2018, it was confirmed that Mel B would be a judge on the spin-off show. On September 27, 2018, it was announced that Terry Crews would host the show and that Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel would be joining as judges, bringing all four current judges from the main series.
Note: All contestants below have previously competed in America's Got Talent unless otherwise noted.
Advanced (won Superfan vote)
Eliminated (vote 2nd place)
Eliminated (vote 3rd place)
|Name of act||Act||Got Talent history||Preliminary Week||Results|
|Original season||Original result||Preliminaries||Finals|
|Susan Boyle||Singer||BGT: 3||Runner-up||1||Advanced Immediately||TBA|
|Deadly Games||Extreme Knife Throwers||11||Semi-finalists||2||Advanced Immediately||TBA|
|Cristina Ramos||Opera/Rock Singer||GTE: 1||Winner||2||Advanced||TBA|
|Billy & Emily England||Extreme Rollerskating Duo||BGT: 9||Semi-finalists||3|
|Darcy Oake||Illusionist||BGT: 8||Fifth place||3|
|DJ Arch Jnr||DJ||SAGT: 6||Winner||3|
|Jon Dorenbos||Magician||11||Third place||3|
|Paul Potts||Opera Singer||BGT: 1||Winner||3|
|Prince Poppycock||Opera Singer||5||Fourth place||3|
|Ryan Stock & AmberLynn||Sideshow Duo||11||Quarter-finalists||3|
|Samuel J. Comroe||Comedian||13||Fourth place||3|
|Brian Justin Crum||Singer||11||Fourth place||4|
|Issy Simpson||Magician||BGT: 11||Runner-up||4|
|Moonlight Brothers||Dance Duo||DHT: 4||Winners||4|
|The Professional Regurgitator||Regurgitator||BGT: 4||Semi-finalist||4|
|FIT: 9||Fourth place|
|The Texas Tenors||Country/Classical Vocal Group||4||Fourth place||4|
|Attraction||Shadow Theatre Group||DS: 6||Semi-finalists||5|
|Colin Cloud||Mentalist||BGT: 6||Auditionee||5|
|Cosentino||Escape Artist and Illusionist||AuGT: 5||Runner-up||5|
|Kseniya Simonova||Sand Artist||UMT: 1||Winner||5|
|Lost Voice Guy||Comedian||BGT: 12||Winner||5|
|Sal Valentinetti||Singer||11||Fifth place||5|
|Sons of Serendip||Band||9||Fourth place||5|
|Tokio Myers||Pianist/Drummer/Remixer||BGT: 11||Winner||5|
|Darci Lynne Farmer||Singing Ventriloquist||12||Winner||2||Eliminated (vote 2nd Place)||N/A|
|Courtney Hadwin||Singer||13||Finalist||2||Eliminated (vote 3rd Place)||N/A|
|Ashleigh and Sully||Dancing Dog Act||BGT: 6||Winners (as Ashleigh and Pudsey)||2||Eliminated||N/A|
|DDF Crew||Jump Roping Dance Crew||HGT: 5||Winners||2||Eliminated||N/A|
|Light Balance||Electronic Dance Troupe||BGT: 8||Semi-finalists||2||Eliminated||N/A|
|Piff the Magic Dragon||Comedic Magician||10||Finalist||2||Eliminated||N/A|
|Bianca Ryan||Singer||1||Winner||1||Eliminated (vote 2nd place)||N/A|
|Sofie Dossi||Contortionist/Aerialist||11||Finalist||1||Eliminated (vote 3rd place)||N/A|
|Alex Magala||Sword Swallower||8||Quarter-finalist||1||Eliminated||N/A|
|The Clairvoyants||Mentalist Duo||11||Runners-up||1||Eliminated||N/A|
|Justice Crew||Dance Troupe||AuGT: 4||Winners||1||Eliminated||N/A|
|Sara and Hero||Dog Act||12||Fifth place||1||Eliminated||N/A|
|Uzeyer Novruzov||Ladder Acrobat||10||Finalist||1||Eliminated||N/A|
|FIT: 11||Semi-finalist (as Freeladderman)|
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Each of the five preliminary rounds consists of 10 acts competing for a place in the tournament's final round. The winner of each round, determined by a panel of 50 "superfans" representing the 50 U.S. states, advances to the final round. In addition, each of the four judges and the host may also use the golden buzzer to advance an act immediately to the finals.
Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)
Eliminated (4th to 9th)
Note: Flag opposite to each contestant represents the Got Talent franchise of a country the contestant is highest-ranked in.
Week 1 (January 7)
|Bianca Ryan||1||Singer; Sang "Say Something" by a Great Big World||Eliminated (2nd in Superfan Vote)|
|The Clairvoyants||2||Mentalist duo; First requested Cowell, Heidi and Mandel to select a place, candle and a item that they would be going to or will be taking to a date respectively. They then identified each place/item selected by each judge starting from Heidi's camp fire candle, Simon's place of Shanghai, China and Howie's selection, 'pants'. The act ended with a video showing the clairvoyants predicting what each judge would choose prior to the competition.||Eliminated|
|Sara and Hero||3||Dog act; Performed a variety of dog tricks in a 'bank robbery' theme. The act ended with Hero hiding inside a suitcase to hide from the 'police'.||Eliminated|
|Uzeyer Novruzov||4||Ladder acrobat; Performed acrobatics and balancing routines using a smaller ladder initially and ended up balancing himself on a longer ladder, which was a re-attempt of a act which he performed in the past series.||Eliminated|
|Vicki Barbolak||5||Comedian; Performed a comedy routine related to "Trailer Nasty". She initially talked about her trailer nasty theme and later on commented how skinny rich people rescued dogs and how it is obviously rescued due to its hideous look. She later adds on saying how she tried to adopt a celebtrity dog and how it is expensive to take care of these dogs.||Eliminated|
|Alex Magala||6||Sword Swallower; First swallowed a sword and requested Simon to pull it out. He then performed acrobatics whilst swallowing a sword. Ended the routine by dropping from a height, again while swallowing a sword, facing himself towards the ground.||Eliminated|
|Justice Crew||7||Dance troupe; Sang a original song called 'Boom-Boom' while performing a hip-hop dance routine.||Eliminated|
|Susan Boyle||8||Singer; Sang "Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones||Advanced Immediately|
|Sofie Dossi||9||Contortionist/Aerialist; Performed a routine initially to Que Sera and then did a aerial performance hanging herself from the air ending the routine by spinning herself as a fidget spinner.||Eliminated (3rd in Superfan Vote)|
|Preacher Lawson||10||Comedian; Performed a comedy routine.||Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)|
Week 2 (January 14)
|Darci Lynne Farmer||1||Singing Ventriloquist; Sang "Nutbush City Limits" and "Proud Mary" with her puppet Oscar.||Eliminated (2nd in Superfan Vote)|
|Ashleigh and Sully||2||Dancing Dog Act; Performed various dog tricks at the beginning including walking with hind legs. Sully and Ashleigh then 'competed' against each other in a 'wresting' theme. The act ended with Sully forcing Ashleigh on the ground and eventually winning the match.||Eliminated|
|Light Balance||3||Electronic Dance Troupe; Performed a rock musical band themed hip-hop dance routine to "I Was Made for Lovin' You" by Kiss, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" by the Backstreet Boys and "Runaway (U & I)" by Galantis.||Eliminated|
|Taylor Williamson||4||Comedian; Initially showed a picture of him 'half-naked' with Heidi Klum and tells that one should never give up on his/her dreams. Later adds on how he makes more money doing comedy than most celebrities. Chats about how immigrants take up jobs in the country including the judging panel of America's Got Talent. Ended the comedy routine thanking all for laughing at him.||Eliminated|
|Cristina Ramos||5||Opera/Rock Singer; Sang an opera and a rock edition of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen.||Advanced (Won Superfan Vote)|
|DDF Crew||6||Jump Roping Dance Crew; Performed a dance routine while jump roping to "Pump It" by The Black Eyed Peas.||Eliminated|
|Viktor Kee||7||Juggler; Performed a routine syncing it with a projection on the screen.||Eliminated|
|Courtney Hadwin||8||Singer; Performed an original song called "Pretty Little Thing".||Eliminated (3rd in Superfan Vote)|
|Deadly Games||9||Extreme Knife Throwers; Performed a knife-throwing routine set in a technology lab. It included Alfredo throwing knives at Anna while in a rotating frame and shattering a martini glass as well as aiming at a target with a crossbow while taking a video of himself with Klum's cell phone.||Advanced Immediately|
|Piff the Magic Dragon||10||Comedic Magician; Performed a routine where he appeared to make his dog Mr. Piffles eat Klum's ring, only for it to appear inside an egg.||Eliminated|
U.S. Nielsen ratings
|Episode||Title||First air date||Timeslot (ET)||Rating
|1||The Champions One||January 7, 2019||Monday 8:00 p.m.||1.8||7||9.97||1||7|
|2||The Champions Two||January 14, 2019||1.7||7||9.98||1||TBA|
|3||The Champions Three||January 21, 2019||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|4||The Champions Four||January 28, 2019||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
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