The best in the world are competing in the most epic ‘AGT’ spinoff. ‘AGT: The Champions’ is kicking off Jan. 7. Which two acts made it to the finals? Find out now!
For the next 7 weeks, amazing acts from America and across the globe will be competing on America’s Got Talent: The Champions. On night one, 10 acts out of 50 will perform in hopes of making it to the finals. Only two acts will go through to the finals, with one being a Golden Buzzer recipient and the other is decided by AGT superfans.
The first contestant up is Bianca Ryan, who was the first-ever winner of America’s Got Talent! Bianca has been through a lot since she won AGT in 2006. She found out her vocal cord was paralyzed and needed surgery. She was told she may never sing again. Bianca has fought hard to keep her dream alive, and she’s ready for her comeback. She performs a gorgeous rendition of A Great Big World’s “Say Something.” She hits those high notes with ease, and the entire crowd is their feet, including all four judges! Simon Cowell says he’s “genuinely thrilled” that she’s back. “That was what we call a moment,” he continues. Mel B calls the performance “just amazing.”
Next up are The Clairvoyants. The fan fave duo lost to singer Grace VanderWaal during AGT season 11, and they are ready for their first place finish this time around. They enlist the judges’ help with their act, which is always fun for everyone. The partners blow the judges away with their mentalist skills. Simon’s mouth is wide open in awe as The Clairvoyants correctly guess the locations that the judges picked. “That is going to be tough to follow,” he says.
Celebrity dog trainer Sara and her dog, Hero, are back! The dynamic duo were finalists in season 12. They perform a fun, bank robbery-themed routine. “This act just makes me smile,” Mel B gushes. Ladder acrobat artist Uzeyer Novruzov is up next. He is most known for being the season 10 finalist who experienced a shocking fall. The judges are absolutely shocked that he’s attempting this trick again. Uzeyer is ready for his chance at redemption. He manages to complete his mission in one epic performance.
Season 13 comedian Vicki Barbolak returns with another hilarious standup routine. Simon has never been so excited. He tells Vicki that she’s more confident that she was during season 13 and says she’s “owning the stage” now. She’s a contender, people!
Famous sword swallower Alex Magala is ready to leave everyone’s jaws on the floor with his performance. He’s never done this routine before — until now. He swallows a sword and asks Simon to pull it out! In the next phase of his performance, he’s lifted into the air while a sword is in his mouth. He hangs in the air without holding on to ANYTHING. He’s released and manages to land on his feet! But that’s not all. Alex puts ANOTHER sword in his mouth and climbs up a pole. He turns around and lets go. WHAT THE HECK?! He’s able to stop himself before he hits the ground. The crowd is screaming over his performance. Mel B sums up this performance perfectly in two words: “bloody crazy.”
Australia’s Got Talent winner Justice Crew hits the AGT stage in hopes of winning big in America. The group’s performance is fun and exciting from start to finish. Their fans are screaming after the performance is over. Mel B admits she was “expecting more from the dance” portion, but she still enjoyed it. Simon gives the group kudos for coming back to try and win again.
Everyone has been waiting for Susan Boyle’s performance, and she does not disappoint. Most people forget that she didn’t win Britain’s Got Talent. She came in second place! She wants a second chance at winning. “This time, I have something to prove,” she says. The judges give her a standing ovation before she even sings one word. This is her first time singing for Simon in 9 years. She performs a stunning rendition of “Wild Horses” by The Rolling Stones. Simon is the first person to stand up for Susan, followed by the rest of the judges and the entire crowd. He says that no one has “defined” this show more than Susan. “I’m absolutely thrilled that you’re here,” he adds. Mel B rewards Susan with her Golden Buzzer!
Contortionist Sofie Dossi returns after being a season 11 finalist. Her aerial routine is incredible, and she doesn’t even use a net! At one point, when she’s finally on the floor, she just keeps spinning and spinning! Mel B commends Sofia for giving us something different this time and says it’s “even better” than her past routines! Heidi calls Sofie “absolutely amazing,” and Simon tells the 17-year-old that this is “by far the best performance we’ve seen from you.”
Comedian Preacher Lawson from AGT season 12 is up next, and he absolutely kills it with his standup routine. Heidi says that he’s “on fire,” and she’s so right. Preacher has never been funnier.
There’s only one spot left in the finals, and the spot is determined by AGT superfan votes from all 50 states. There are 9 acts left. Susan Boyle is already in the finals because of Mel B’s Golden Buzzer. The top 3 are Bianca Ryan, Preacher Lawson, and Sofie Dossi. Sofie comes in third place, while Bianca Ryan comes in second. Preacher Lawson is headed to the finals with Susan.