America’s Got Talent: The Champions returns to Fox 8

America’s Got Talent: The Champions returns to Fox 8

The most talented and memorable acts from AGT competitions around the globe are set to compete against one another for the ultimate title of World Champion when America’s Got Talent: The Champions premieres in January. 

The series, from NBC, Syco Entertainment and Fremantle, will feature a star-studded panel of judges, including executive producer Simon Cowell, global superstar Heidi KlumAGT’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. Actor, comedian and People magazine’s ‘Sexiest TV Host’, Terry Crews, returns as host.

The brand new season features Australia’s Got Talent former winner and singing sensation Jack Vidgen, as well as finalists, 7-year-old comedian JJ Pantano and once crowned Australia’s Strongest Man, Eddie Williams, who will come together to share their artistry and compete against one another and other global acts in the ultimate celebration of worldwide creativity and talent.


Jack Vidgen – Singer – Australia’s Got Talent 2011 – Winner

Jack Vidgen won Australia’s Got Talent at just 14 years old, had chart-topping songs, moved to America to chase his dreams and was the face of some of the biggest brands in the world. Jack then spent five years off the stage where he found himself away from his music, working outside of the entertainment industry in nursing homes and coffee shops.


Eddie Williams – Strongman – Australia’s Got Talent 2019 – Semi-finalist

Crowned Australia’s Strongest Man in 2017 and 2018, Eddie Williams was a contestant on Australia’s Got Talent in 2019. Williams is also a Guinness World Record holder for pulling a tank 10 meters in record time.


JJ Pantano – Comedian – Australia’s Got Talent 2019 – Semi-finalist

JJ Pantano is a 7-year-old comedian and actor who is already making waves in the entertainment industry. His performance on Australia’s Got Talent earned him a Golden Buzzer taking him straight through to the semi-finals, winning over the hearts of a nation. Following his appearance on Australia’s Got Talent, JJ has appeared on numerous TV shows, radio shows, television commercials and short films.

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.

America’s Got Talent: The Champions premieres Saturday January 11 at 7:30pm AEDT on FOX8 and available to stream on Foxtel.