Simon Cowell Offers Behind the Scenes Look at Upcoming Show, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: ALL-STARS

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Simon Cowell Offers Behind the Scenes Look at Upcoming Show, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: ALL-STARS

By Movieguide® Staff

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT judge Simon Cowell recently revealed details about the upcoming series, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: ALL-STARS.

According to Cowell, ALL-STARS is going to be different from the show’s other spinoff series, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: CHAMPIONS.

“Certainly, I think we’ve got more bigger winners, if that makes sense,” Cowell told Parade. “Getting Terry Fator and Kodi Lee, it was really dependent on those kinds of people returning for us to even make the show. I thought, if we don’t get those, there’s no point. And when I found out that they’d agreed it was like, ‘All right! We’re on. Make it as quickly as possible.’”

The show will feature past winners, finalists and fan favorites from the US and other country’s GOT TALENT competitions.

Parade reported:

Each week, 10 acts will perform for the judges for the chance to earn one of the coveted five Golden Buzzer spots, which will take them directly to the finals. The AGT Superfans will also vote on an additional act to move onto the finals each week. Then, following the final performances, the superfans will vote again on the 11 finalists to choose the winner, which will be revealed in the two-hour finale.

While the system for the new show ensures more talented auditions, Cowell said it made more difficult than normal to choose the winners.

“It was really difficult. Day one, I really struggled,” Simon said. “We’d invited all these people as a supposed All-Star, so what am I supposed to do? So, in the end, you’ve got to get your head around it: OK, judge them. If I hadn’t met them, then, of course, it’s the first time I’ve met them like a regular audition. If I’ve seen them before, are they better than they were on the show? That was my criteria. But then, it just evolved naturally in the end, and everyone was super competitive, which was good, and it was a proper competition.”

Fellow judge Howie Mandel added: “These are all people who wouldn’t be here if they weren’t an All-Star. So, I’m not here to tell you, ‘This is not what you should be doing for a living,’ I’m telling you why the Superfans may respond to you or maybe not respond to you. So, I’m doing constructive criticism as a judge as opposed to having the power to delete somebody or to move them on.”

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT is known to showcase contestants who are either openly Christian or who choose to perform renditions of faith-filled songs.

An example last year was Nightbirde, who shared her story of battling cancer and the ongoing relationship with God that helped her stay hopeful.

Nightbirde’s story inspired Cowell, the rest of the judges, and millions around the world before she died at the age of 31.

Movieguide® reported:

Singer-songwriter Jane Marczewski, better known by her stage name Nightbirde, died on Feb. 19 at the age of 31 after battle with severe cancer.

AGT host Terry Crews confirmed the news on social media on Feb. 21.

“We are saddened to learn about @_nightbirde’s Passing. Our Condolences goes to her Closest Family & Friends in such of This difficult time. We Love you, Nightbirde,” Crews wrote on Instagram.

Marczweski grew an extensive and loyal fan base after her Golden-buzzer performance on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT in June 2021.