AGT: The Champions: Simon Cowell Shakes Judges Panel for Season 2

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- “Live Results Finale” Episode 1423 -- Pictured: (l-r) Terry Crews, Howie Mandel -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — “Live Results Finale” Episode 1423 — Pictured: (l-r) Terry Crews, Howie Mandel — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

NBC has announced the judges panel for AGT: The Champions, and they are mixing it up a bit. Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough are sitting this one out. Julianne and her brother Derek will be busy rehearsing and filming a holiday special. And Gabrielle as a busy actress/producer certainly has other things to do.

In their place will be returning judge Heidi Klum and Alesha Dixon from Britain’s Got Talent who will join Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel on the panel. Simon basically fired Heidi and Mel B from AGT, replacing them with Gabrielle and Julianne for season 14. Nice to know there are no hard feelings! Terry Crews made his first appearance as AGT host on Champions season one January 2019, followed by his first season hosting America’s Got Talent 14 this past summer. Of course, he’s returning! Check out the official NBC press release below:

NBC’s winter sensation America’s Got Talent: The Champions launches its second season with a panel of judges that includes executive producer Simon Cowell, global superstar Heidi Klum, AGT’s longest-running judge Howie Mandel and the newest addition, singer, songwriter and author Alesha Dixon, who joins Champions from the smash hit Britain’s Got Talent.

Terry Crews will return as host of Champions, a role he also recently filled this past season on the summer hit America’s Got Talent.

Shin Lim, magician and the first Champions World Champion, revealed the new judging panel and host via a magic trick on YouTube. 

The first season of America’s Got Talent: The Champions brought together the world’s most talented, memorable and all-around fan favorite acts from past seasons of AGT and from the other “Got Talent” franchises around the globe. These all-star acts, which included former winners and finalists, came together to share their artistry and compete against one another in the ultimate celebration of worldwide creativity and talent.

A panel of America’s Got Talent superfans will have the opportunity to take part in the voting process for the upcoming season. If you are over 18 and want to learn more, visit

Find Out How To Become an AGT: The Champions Superfan Voter

America’s Got Talent was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.

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