‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’: Courtney Hadwin looking for redemption after shocking ‘AGT’ loss


“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” brings together 50 acts from around the world to compete for the title of the best of the best. While 18 of these contestants won the show in their respective countries. the other 32 did not and are hoping for better luck the second time around. Among these als0-rans is teen singing sensation Courtney Hadwin, who fell short last summer when she contended on “AGT.”

She is among the 28 finalists from various seasons of “America’s Got Talent” looking to finally be crowned champion. Six of these acts were the runner-up in their respective seasons : singer Jackie Evancho (2010), comedian Tom Cotter (2012), comedian Taylor Williamson (2013), comedian Drew Lynch (2015); mentalists The Clairvoyants (2016) and pre-teen singer Angelica Hale (2017).

Among those “AGT” champs coming back for more are singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, who was only 13 when she won Season 12 of the reality TV show in 2017. The other winners from the American version competing for bragging rights are singer Bianca Ryan (2006), dancer Kenichi Ebina (2013), ventriloquist Paul Zerdin (2015) and magician Shin Lim (2018).

Take a look below at the full roster who will be performing for head judge Simon Cowell and the rest of the regular “AGT” panel (Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel). In a case of corporate synergy, Terry Crews (who appears on the laffer “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” that just moved to NBC) takes over hosting duties from Tyra Banks.

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“America’s Got Talent” winners (5)
Bianca Ryan, singer (AGT 2006)
Kenichi, projection/dance (AGT 2013)
Paul Zerdin, ventriloquist (AGT 2015)
Darci Lynne Farmer, ventriloquist (AGT 2017)
Shin Lim, magician (AGT 2018)

“Britain’s Got Talent” winners (5)
Paul Potts, opera singer (BGT 2007)
Ashleigh and Sully, dog act (BGT 2012)
Attraction, shadow dance group (BGT 2013)
Tokio Myers, pianist (BGT 2017)
Lost Voice Guy, comedian (BGT 2018)

Other countries winners (8)
Kseniya Simonova, sand artist (“Ukraine’s Got Talent” 2009 winner)
Justice Crew, dance/singing group (“Australia’s Got Talent” 2010 winner)
Cosentino, escape artist (“Australia’s Got Talent” 2011 winner)
DDF Crew, jump ropers (“Holland’s Got Talent 2012” winner)
Alex Magala, sword swallower/pole aerialist (“Russia’s Got Talent” 2014 winner)
DJ Arch Jnr, “Kid DJ” (“South Africa’s Got Talent” 2015 winner)
Cristina Ramos, opera rock singer (“Spain’s Got Talent” 2016 winner)
Moonlight Brothers, dancing group (“Denmark’s Got Talent” 2018 winner)

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“America’s Got Talent” finalists (28)
The Texas Tenors, opera singers (AGT 2009)

Jackie Evancho, opera singer (AGT 2010)
Prince Poppycock, opera singer (AGT 2010)
Uzeyer Novruzov, ladder balancer (AGT 2010)

Tom Cotter, stand-up comic (AGT 2012)
Taylor Williamson, stand-up comic (AGT 2012)

Sons of Serendip, musical group (AGT 2014)

Drew Lynch, stand-up comic (AGT 2015)
Piff the Magic Dragon, comedian/magician (AGT 2015)
Ryan Stock & AmberLynn, danger act (AGT 2015)

The Clairvoyants, mentalists (AGT 2016)
Brian Justin Crum, singer (AGT 2016)
Deadly Games, danger knife throwers (AGT 2016)
Jon Dorenbos, magician (AGT 2016)
Sofie Dossi, contortionist/hand balancing (AGT 2016)
Viktor Lee, juggler (AGT 2016)
Tape Face, comedic mime (AGT 2016)
Sal Valentinetti, singer (AGT 2016)

Colin Cloud, mentalist (AGT 2017)
Billy and Emily England, danger roller skaters (AGT 2017)
Angelica Hale, singer (AGT 2017)
Kechi, singer (AGT 2017)
Preacher Lawson, comedian (AGT 2017)
Light Balance, LED dance group (AGT 2017)
Sara & Hero, dog act (AGT 2017)

Vicki Barbolak, stand-up comic (AGT 2018)
Samuel J. Comroe, stand-up comic (AGT 2018)
Courtney Hadwin, singer (AGT 2018)

“Britain’s Got Talent” finalists (4)
Susan Boyle, singer (BGT 2009 runner-up)
The Professional Regurgitator, regurgitator (BGT 2010)
Darcy Oake, magician (BGT 2013)
Issy Simpson, kid magician (BGT 2017 runner-up)

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