“America’s Got Talent” season 12 champion Darci Lynne Farmer and reigning season 13 champ Shin Lim are just two acts who will face-off as AGT looks to crown the best-of-the-best in the new spin-off series “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” which premieres Jan. 7 on NBC.
Past AGT champions and former fan-favorite contenders will compete on the new series, which show exec Simon Cowell dubbed “the Olympics of talent” in a series promo. In an exciting twist, champions from other “Got Talent” franchises spanning 194 territories around the world will be competing against each other. Britain’s Got Talent finalist Susan Boyle is just one of multiple global contenders who will perform on the “AGT: The Champions” stage.
Fifty acts in all are slated to compete in the new series. Half of the acts were announced via a TVLine report including Darci Lynne (AGT 2017 winning ventriloquist), Shin Lim (AGT 2018 winning magician), Paul Potts (BGT 2007 winning opera singer), Kechi (AGT 2017 finalist singer), Tape Face (AGT 2016 finalist comedic mime), Sara and Hero (2017 AGT finalist dog act) and many more.
Darci Lynne Farmer won AGT at 12. Now 14, she'll be starring in her own holiday TV special called “Darci Lynne Farmer: My Hometown Christmas” which airs on Dec. 11 on NBC. She is also touring in a holiday-themed “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree with Darci Lynne & Friends” live tour, which includes a stop in Grand Prairie, Texas at The Theatre at Grand Prairie this Sunday, Dec. 2 (Tickets).
Watch the latest promo clip of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” above and tune into the series premiere on Monday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.