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How AGT: Fantasy League Works — and the Twist You Won't See Coming

The new spinoff will see the Judge's face-off for the first time in the history of AGT.

By McKenzie Jean-Philippe

With its exciting premiere on January 1, AGT: Fantasy League is finally here! And not only has the brand new spinoff brought back Mel B. to the AGT universe, but it's switching up the format we've come to know and love by pitting Judge against Judge for the first time ever.

How to Watch

Watch America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League on NBC and Peacock.

Find out exactly how as we break down the new rules.

How AGT: Fantasy League is different from the original AGT

The main detail that makes AGT: Fantasy League unique from any other AGT show is that it will feature unprecedented Judge participation in the competition. 

Each Judge — Mel B., Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel — will have a roster of 10 Acts that they personally drafted from the Top 40 competitors announced in November. They'll mentor their drafted Acts during each round throughout the season as apart of their Dream Team. In the end, the winning Act will win a $250,000 grand prize, while the winning mentor will take home bragging rights as the first-ever champion of AGT: Fantasy League.

RELATED: Here Are the 40 Acts Returning to Compete in the AGT: Fantasy League Spinoff

AGT: Fantasy League's big twist

To shake up the competition even more, Judges have even more power as mentors during Auditions. If they decide to use their Golden Buzzer on an Act that isn't on their Dream Team, that means they've officially taken that performer from another Judge and recruited them for their own roster instead.

Simon Cowell Mel B Heidi Klum Howie Mandel laugh together on the red carpet for Americas got talent

How AGT: Fantasy League works

There will be three different rounds of competition across eight 2-hour episodes: Auditions, Semi-Finals, and Finals. 

Auditions: Airing January 1, 8, 15, and 22

During the four Audition episodes, a total of 10 Acts will compete every week, each representing their Judge's Dream Team. However, by the end of the episode a total of six Acts will advance: five to the Semi-Finals via the the Superfan Vote, along with one Golden Buzzer. 

Semi-Finals: Airing January 29 and February 5

A total of 20 Acts will advance from Auditions to compete in the Semi-Finals. During each episode, we'll see 10 Acts compete, but just three will earn a spot in the Final via one Superfan Vote and two Golden Buzzers. These results will be revealed at the end of the two-hour episodes.

Split of Kodi Lee, Danica Hart of Chapel Hart, and Darci Lynne

Finals: Airing February 12 and February 19

During February 12's episode, the Top 10 will perform one last time before the Superfans' last vote. The results will be revealed in the February 19 Finale and a winning Act, and Judge, will be crowned.

Who is voting in AGT: Fantasy League?

Just like with other spinoffs AGT: Champions, All-Stars, and Extreme, the Superfans will vote throughout the season during each round. The Superfans are audience members who came from all across America to watch AGT: Fantasy League.

Mel B's TOP Moments on America's Got Talent! | Finale | AGT 2023 | NBC

How can I watch AGT: Fantasy League?

Two-hour episodes of AGT: Fantasy League will air every Monday on NBC and NBC.com at 8/7c beginning January 1, 2024. New episodes will be available to stream the next day on Peacock.