Simon Cowell will be back on our televisions tonight, as America’s Got Talent 2016 is giving us a holiday special and bringing back some of our favorite acts to celebrate Christmas. All of the AGT judges (Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B) will be back tonight on the AGT Holiday Spectacular and Nick Cannon will be hosting. This is all for fun and a chance to see The Clairvoyants, Grace VanderWaal, Mat Franco, Terry Fator and many more perform. Watch with us tonight during our America’s Got Talent 2016 Live Recap and see videos from the AGT Holiday Spectacular tonight!
Since it is the holiday season, that means most of our favorite shows have wrapped up for the year and everything seems to be on break. NBC is in that same boat, after watching Sundance Head win The Voice Season 11 last week. Now they need to fill that Monday night spot until The New Celebrity Apprentice premieres in January!
And that spot is being filled by the AGT Holiday Special tonight and some of our favorites from over the seasons will be back. We will see winners and runner-ups and regurgitators! It should be a fun night of performances for the holiday special and we will see some of the judges take the stage and maybe even Simon Cowell will perform?
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We kick things off with Season 11 contestants Brian Justin Crum, Ronee Martin, Calysta Bevier and Edgar singing “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” I loved Brian during the season and he actually sounds good on this Christmas song! Then Nick Cannon arrives and chats with the judges a little bit.
We see a video of the judges and acts all backstage getting into the Christmas spirit! They are all having fun and enjoying the time together again. They said they are all one big happy family.
Terry Fator won Season 2 and he has been packing them out in Las Vegas ever since. He is here now with his little Elvis friend. It is amazing, as they sing “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley! I mean, how does he do this???
Jon Dorenbos was a huge hit from Season 11 and he is in the Philadelphia Eagles locker room dressed as Santa! He does a card trick for them all and the players seem amazed! Like, has he never done card tricks for them before?
A special video, as Howie dressed up as Santa and Mel B was his voice in his earpiece. They messed with some kids, as their parents are with Mel B and giving them all the answers to their questions of facts on the kids. You never know what kids are going to say, so this was a funny one.
Back to the performances on the AGT Holiday Spectacular, as Sons of Serendip from Season 9 and Silhouettes from Season 6, as they perform to “The Christmas Song.” The guys can sing great and it was cool seeing the story play out behind them.
I guess we didn’t see enough of AGT when it was on this past summer, so now we take another look back at some highlights from Season 11! And a chance to promote the Season 12 auditions, so get more info at AGTauditions.com. Nick talks with some of the contestants, including Season 11 winner Grace VanderWaal.
We go back to the performances on America’s Got Talent 2016, as The Clairvoyants return for another mind-blowing performance. I just love these two and their crazy ability! Again, how do they do this? I enjoyed Grace also, but I thought these two should have won last season!
Nick talks with Andra Day backstage about the holidays. Then she takes the stage to wing “Winter Wonderland” with Charles Jones on the piano with her. She has such a unique voice and some great range!
Jackie Evancho blew everyone away with her opera voice back in Season 5. She has been making waves lately, as she is singing the National Anthem for Donald Trump’s inauguration. Before that happens, she is with us tonight to sing “Someday at Christmas” and he voice it amazing.
Who didn’t love the Olate Dogs during Season 7? They are back for a festive performance and the dogs still have got it. They are jumping ropes and riding scooters and doing backflips!
Another performance, as Sal Valentinetti takes the stage to sing “Santa Baby” with Heidi Klum! Yes, Heidi is singing! Who knew Heidi could sing? Her voice is decent, but nothing amazing. And she falls during the performance, but was it planned? From the looks on their faces, I think it was.
Heidi loved him during Season 10 and now The Professional Regurgitator is back! He proceeds to decorate a small Christmas tree, as he brings up ornaments, a star and some glitter! He then gets a mistletoe in a container and it is just crazy. How he does this will always amaze me!
Pentatonix takes the stage to perform “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.” They may not have been on AGT ever, but they were on their own reality show. They won The Sing Off on NBC and have gone on to win two Grammys and become huge hits on YouTube!
Another performance, as AcroArmy from Season 9 takes the stage. This is the type of act that I love, as they put on a story and they do some crazy stunts during their performance. I mean, this kids are getting into some dangerous positions!
Time for some magic, as we have Piff the Magic Dragon from Season 10, who I just loved! He is joined by Penn & Teller, as they hand out gifts to the judges. It is funny and this is the Piff I loved!
Then Season 9 winner Mat Franco takes the stage and performs a magic trick for the judges. I just love this magic stuff and just dying to know how they do these tricks!
We take a look at Grace VanderWaal’s journey during Season 11. Then the Season 11 winner takes the stage to perform “Frosty the Snowman.” To be honest, this song is not working for her. She is better with her own original songs. She seems bored and annoyed while performing!
Things are about to get messy on America’s Got Talent 2016, as the final act of the night takes the stage. This time, we have Professor Splash from Season 6 and he will be climbing the ladder and jumping into a pool of eggnog! The pool happens to be filled with just 10″ of eggnog, which is crazy. He jumps in and seems to go head first, but he comes out and says he is fine. How does he land in that little amount of liquid?
And the AGT Holiday Spectacular is done! How did you like it?
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