Are you ready for America’s Got Talent: The Champions season 2 spoilers? The show is filming all month in Pasadena, California, and details are beginning to leak. Four weeks of auditions are done. The semi-final episode taped on Tuesday (Oct 15) and the finale is set for an Oct 21 taping, according to On Camera Audiences.
The judges lineup has changed somewhat for season 2. Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel are returning, as is Heidi Klum who did not participate in America’s Got Talent most recent summer season. Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon fills out the fourth spot.
The AGT Reddit thread is FULL of spoilers. As soon as semi final episode spoilers are available, I’ll update this post. But in the meantime, Check out lineups and results for all four weeks of auditions. Very DETAILED spoilers ahead! Click the BELOW link for spoilers
UPDATE: Rumored Top 5 Finalists and WINNER (Link)
V. Unbeatable WON the show, according to online reports.
- V.Unbeatable (WINNER)
- Duo Transcend
- Tyler Butler-Figueroa
- Marcelito Pomoy
- Sandou Russian Trio Bar
UPDATE: Rumored Top 10 Finalists (Link)
- Marcelito Pompoy ( Singer : Phillipines)
- Standau Trio Russian Bar ( Danger : USA)
- Silhouettes ( Shadow Play : USA )
- Angelina Jordan ( Singer : Norway)
- Hans ( Entertainer : Australia)
- Duo Transcend ( Danger : USA )
- Boogie Storm ( Dancers : UK )
- Alexa Lauenberger ( Dog Trainer: Germany)
- V Unbeatable ( Dancers : India )
- Tyler Butler Figueroa (Violinist : USA )
Hans is in the Top 10? He’s amusing, but basically a joke act.
A couple of notes: Remember season 5 winner, singer/songwriter Michael Grimm? The singer resurfaced to compete on AGT: Champions. This year’s acts, Ryan Niemiller, V. Unbeatable, Tyler Butler-Figueroa, and Luke Islam also returned to compete. However, the most recent winner Kodi Lee did not compete. Remember, 2018 winner Shin Lim won both the summer show and Champions.
There are four weeks of auditions. Each week, the studio audience chose two acts, the judges saved one act, and a golden buzzer determined another spot. Twelve acts competed in the semi-finals.
Last season, results were determined by a vague group of voters that represented all 50 states. Voters were NOT part of the studio audience, but off stage somewhere voting for acts. For season 2, the audience votes determine who stays and who goes. But the show is holding on to the “all 50 states” conceit.
Recently, the show called out for folks to apply to be an AGT “Superfan”. During the application process, potential fans indicated the state where they lived in addition to the state they most identified with. I pointed out that the process left a ton of leeway for producers to dub anyone a representative of a particular state. Conceivably, Californians could make up the entire studio audience, as long as they came from somewhere else (most of them do!).
The blog Reality Blurred posted an interesting tidbit about last season. According to their sources, the show was competing with the new CBS talent show World’s Best, with some AGT acts ending up there. Lucky for NBC the show was a ratings dud and is likely never coming back.