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NBC Insider America’s Got Talent: All-Stars

Simon Cowell Says AGT: All-Stars Is Going to Be 'Brilliant' and 'Breathtaking'

We cannot wait.

By Jackie Manno
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America’s Got Talent: All-Stars, a new AGT show premiering January 2023, is bringing in some of the biggest names in the show's history to compete for the ultimate title. Simon Cowell will be reprising his role as Judge, along with Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum⁠—plus Terry Crews as Host—and Cowell had nothing but positive words to say about the anticipation of the show.

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Watch AGT: All-Stars on NBC and Peacock.

"One of the things I said was, 'If you can't get the big names, there's no point in making the show,'" he told People. "And when they told me a couple of the names, I thought, 'This is 'gonna be brilliant'"

Among the 60 Contestants competing in All-Stars include musician and Season 14 winner Kodi Lee, ventriloquist and Season 2 winner Terry Fator, Season 17 finalists Sara James and Avery Dixon, and more favorites. 

"From where we've started to where we are now, the quality of the Acts is, at times, honestly breathtaking, and just to see how they've progressed. I think they're very inspirational. And I think everyone needs that right now," Cowell continued. "We've met the most incredible people along the way and that's a big reason of why I love doing this show. That is what keeps me on the show. I love that part of it. I love that first Audition when you see someone's true talent and you go, 'Yeah, this is a moment.'"

To check out the sensational Acts that Cowell has been buzzing about, make sure to watch the series premiere of America’s Got Talent: All-Stars on Monday, January 2 at 8/7c on NBC, and stream the episodes the next day on Peacock.