‘America’s Got Talent’ is one of the most popular reality shows and one of NBC’s highest rated series. Its popularity has even led to the development of multiple international adaptations with the same format. Often referred to as just ‘AGT,’ it is one of the numerous talent hunt reality shows in existence.
The show offers a platform to any individual who thinks they have a special talent, regardless of the kind of talent that they possess. Some contestants are singers, while others are prolific dancers. Some of them specialize in performing unbelievable stunts while others have more outlandish talents which might not get recognized elsewhere.
After the audition round, several contestants get selected to appear on the show and all of them then compete to reach the final. The winner receives a massive cash prize and is given the opportunity to participate in a show at Las Vegas.
‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ is a spin-off to ‘America’s Got Talent.’ As its title suggests, this show is not meant for new contestants. Instead, it is a competition between former contestants of ‘America’s Got Talent.’ These former contestants are either winners, finalists or those that left a notable impact on the judges or the audiences. A lot of the contestants are also selected from the international adaptations of ‘America’s Got Talent’ like ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ ‘Australia’s Got Talent,’ etc.
These super-talented former contestants then square off against each other for a prize of $25,000. The show is hosted by Terry Crews from ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine.’ Moreover, its panel of judges includes Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Mel B was the judge in the first season of the show. However, she was replaced by Alesha Dixon for the second one.
Where is ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ Filmed?
‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ is a show that is entirely filmed at an auditorium in front of an audience. In fact, you can go and watch ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ for free. Other than that, if you wish to know more about where the show is filmed, you have come to the right place as we’ve got the answer for you.
Pasadena Civic Auditorium
‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ is held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium at Pasadena, California. The historic auditorium has a capacity to host close to 3000 people (2997 to be exact). It is one of the most celebrated performance halls in the country and boasts of a proud history of hosting influential events.
Started in 1932, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium has been the location for the Primetime Emmy Awards, ‘American Idol,’ People’s Choice Awards and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ apart from ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions.’ The fact that it is situated in California certainly helps its case since high-profile Hollywood events and/or productions can be filmed here due to the convenience of location.
Moreover, the auditorium is quite popular and one can always expect a cheerful audience. Check out the following post by Chuck Dukas, the audience warm-up host for ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions:’