Channel Seven today announced the all-Australian judging panel for Australia’s Got Talent: Challengers & Champions, a world-first twist to the popular format in which Aussie acts will take on some of the best Got Talent champions from around the globe.
The most spectacular ever season of AGT will feature new judges Sonia Kruger and Olympia Valance, joining returning judges Shane Jacobson and Manu Feildel. Radio king Kyle Sandilands will feature as a special guest judge, while Ricki-Lee is back as host.
Australia’s Got Talent: Challengers & Champions sees some of the best entertainers in Australia going head to head with the world’s most memorable Got Talent acts, all vying to be crowned the ultimate champion and walk away with the $100,000 prize.
Seven’s Director of Network Programming, Angus Ross, said: “This promises to be the Olympics of talent where to be the best, you’ll have to beat the best. It’s world class competition with all the surprising and sometimes weird moments Aussie families have come to love from AGT.”
Fremantle Australia Director of Unscripted, Jonathon Summerhayes, added: “We’re thrilled to be partnering again with Seven to make the greatest entertainment show on the planet. The huge success of the acts on Australia’s Got Talent resonates around the world, with more than 800 million video views on social media.”
Australia’s Got Talent: Challengers & Champions will air later this year on Seven.
The epic audition shows are being filmed at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre this month. To be part of the audience, go to www.australiasgottalent.com.au