Bianca Ryan, Susan Boyle make America’s Got Talent return on ‘The Champions’

Bianca Ryan on AGT: The Champions
Bianca Ryan on America’s Got Talent: The Champions. Pic credit: NBC

Bianca Ryan and Susan Boyle star as Americas’s Got Talent: The Champions debuts tonight.

They are two of are 10 acts vying for a chance at the finals, but are not the only ones who will be recognizable to AGT fans.

Bianca Ryan and AGT go back a number of years, as she was the first winner of the reality competition show. Ryan was just 11 years old when she won in 2006, and none of the judges that sat on that panel are still around. In fact, some of the seats have rotated judges several times.

It will be interesting to see if acts like Ryan, who won in America, and Susan Boyle, who won the British version of the show, can stack up against a new group of competitos on AGT: The Champions.

Judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and Heidi Klum make up the panel. Terry Crews will serve as the host.

Who performs on AGT: The Champions Day 1?

There are 10 different acts scheduled to perform during each of the first five episodes of the show. Each week, two of the 10 competitors will advance to the finals, showing how quickly the show will progress this winter.

On Day 1, Bianca Ryan, Susan Boyle, Alex Magala, Vicki Barbolak, Sara & Hero, Sofie Dossi, Preacher Lawson, The Clairvoyants, Uzeyer Novruzov, and Justice Crew are expected to perform.

READ our exclusive interview with Vicki Barbolak here.

In total, 50 acts will be competing to become the ultimate champion. That includes sword-swallower Alex Magala, singer Angelica Hale, Dancing dog act Ashleigh and Sully, singer Courtney Hadwin, and opera singer Prince Poppycock. Not everyone competing has won before, but nearly all of them will be very recognizable.

According to NBC, the season premiere for AGT: The Champions will feature everything from singers and mentalists to a contortionist. As well as the United States and Britain, some of the countries that will be featured during the season are Australia, Italy and the Ukraine.

America’s Got Talent: The Champions airs Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC this winter

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