Put together for the Olympics of Expertise. That is how Howie Mandel is describing NBC’s America’s Received Expertise: The Champions.
The brand new sequence takes contestants—winners, runners-up, finalists, and so forth.—from around the globe and pits them in opposition to one another in a world showdown. It is the likes of Susan Boyle, Darci Lynne Farmer, Prince Poppycock, Gentle Steadiness and Jackie Evancho all going head-to-head. Meet all of the contestants right here.
“It was one thing we needed to do for years,” Simon Cowell, decide and government producer, advised E! Information and mentioned all the pieces clicked months in the past when manufacturing in the USA got here to him with a plan to carry the very best of the very best from around the globe collectively for a contest.
“I like the concept that individuals who gained sure seasons at the moment are taking up winners from different seasons and winners from around the globe, so yeah, I am actually trying ahead to it,” Cowell advised us.
Becoming a member of Cowell on the decide desk is Heidi Klum, Mel B and Mandel. Klum mentioned she was excited to see Boyle.
“I used to be secretly so excited to fulfill Susan Boyle…She turned so well-known from that and rightfully so. Right here you’ve got a lady who has by no means been within the leisure world in any respect, steps onto the stage and belts out this superb music,” Klum advised us.
For AGT: The Champions, Brooklyn 9-9 star Terry Crews will function host. Cowell mentioned he cherished that Crews is as enthusiastic because the one of many contestants.
“It jogs my memory of after I first did this job. He simply loves it,” Cowell mentioned. “He loves the present, loves the contestants. He is really easy to get together with. I imply, actually inside about 30 seconds I felt I would recognized him for years, I imply it was that comfy.”
It is a job Crews has been getting ready for since highschool. “I really hosted my highschool expertise present,” Crews mentioned. “My mom would not let me carry out. She was like, ‘Uh-uh, you ain’t going to be up there shaking your booty.'”
See what Crews needed to say about internet hosting the large competitors within the video above.
America’s Received Expertise: The Champions premieres Monday, Jan. 7 at eight p.m. on NBC.
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