Who are the AGT superfans? How does America’s Got Talent: The Champions vote work?

Preacher Lawson was a favorite of the AGT superfans during The Champions premiere
Preacher Lawson was a favorite of the AGT superfans during The Champions premiere. Pic credit: NBC

AGT superfans had a huge role on the premiere of America’s Got Talent: The Champions — as a new voting method emerged. It’s not up to America as a whole, any longer.

The new installment of the show brings back 50 of the best acts from the past. That includes more than just performers from America, as acts from the British, Italian, and Russian versions of the shows are also taking the stage.

During the debut episode of the show, which took place on January 7, the first 10 acts of the season performed. The judges put forward Susan Boyle with the Golden Buzzer, while the AGT superfans selected Preacher Lawson.


Who are the AGT superfans?

The name is pretty self-explanatory. The AGT superfans are a group of people who applied for the positions and absolutely love the show. These 50 individuals help determine which acts will make it to the finals. During the first episode, they really enjoyed Bianca Ryan, Preacher Lawson, and Sofie Dossi.

How does AGT: The Champions vote work?

During each of the first five episodes, the judges send one act straight to the finals by using the Golden Buzzer. Mel B really enjoyed Susan Boyle and gave her that special vote. The AGT superfans selected Preacher Lawson, making him the second act to make the finals. Sorry America, there is no voting from home so far.

What is the AGT Golden Buzzer?

For new viewers to the show, the AGT Golden Buzzer is a facet of the show that has been around for a while. It is typically in place during the audition phase, allowing the judges to show immediate love for an act and send them to the finals. The America’s Got Talent judges and host Terry Crews will each get a shot at using it this season.


It’s going to be an exciting season of the show, even though the AGT superfans and the AGT: The Champions vote has shifted the format a bit. It’s still going to lead to a lot of interesting performances and one overall winner.

America’s Got Talent: The Champions airs Monday nights at 8/7c on NBC.

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