NBC continues their Christmas themed programming with tonight’ special America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular. You can watch the show live, streaming online at NBC, on television, through the official NBC app, or through your satellite or cable television provider. The show will also be available on demand tomorrow. America’s Got Talent (AGT) is bringing back past winners and fan favorites to perform holiday musical classics, skits, and other acts. America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular airs on Dec 19, 2016, from 8-10 p.m ET. There will be a replay of the special on Dec. 29, 2016, from 9-11 p.m. ET.
Season 2 winner Terry Fator, Season 7 winner Olate Dogs, and Season 9 winner Mat Franco joins the reigning champion, Season 11 winner Grace VanderWaal in tonight’s special. You may watch Grace VanderWaal”Frosty the Snowman” in the video preview below. Grace will perform the song tonight and past singers will also make an appearance. Look for performances by Jackie Evancho and Sal Valentinetti in tonight’s holiday spectacular. AGT judge Heidi Klum will join Sal Valentinettifor a spirited version of “Santa Baby.” You may see several photos from that performance below.
Simon Cowell created and produced tonight’s special. He will be joined by fellow judges Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Nick Cannon will host.
America’s Got Talent premiered on June 21, 2006. There have been 11 Seasons. Here is a list of each season winner.
- AGT Season 1: Bianca Ryan
- AGT Season 2: Terry Fator
- AGT Season 3: Neal E. Byd
- AGT Season 4: Kevin Skinner
- AGT Season 5: Michael Grimm
- AGT Season 6: Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.
- AGT Season 7: Olate Dogs
- AGT Season 8: Kenichi Ebina
- AGT Season 9: Mat Franco
- AGT Season 10: Paul Zerdin
- AGT Season 11: Grace VanderWaal
Special guests featured in tonight’s America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular include the following:
- Grace VanderWaal
- Jackie Evancho
- The Clairvoyants
- Brian Justin Crum
- Richard Olate, The Olate Dogs
- Terry Fator
- John van der Put (Piff the Magic Dragon
- Penn & Teller
- Sons of Serendip
- Sal Valentinetti
- Mat Franco
- Professor Splash
Watch the video below to hear America’s Got Talent Season 11 winner Grace VanderWaal perform the classic holiday song “Frosty the Snowman.” The song is popular on YouTube and there’s no question the young singer gave the tune her trademark stylings. Grace VanderWaal stole America’s heart when she auditioned for AGT with her ukelele. The 12-year-old singer has captured the audience with her mesmerizing vocals and many are anxiously anticipating the release of her first album. Grace VanderWaal released her first EP (extended play) Perfectly Imperfect on Dec 2, 2016.
Check out the photos below highlighting some of tonight’s special acts. You’ll see the dancing and artistic phenomenon AcroArmy that was a fan favorite and popular AGT act. AcroArmy will set the mood for the holiday feel with elaborate stage designs and costumes.
Also bringing a sense of merriment and holiday cheer are two magic acts. First, Penn and Teller (Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller) join John van der Put as Piff the Magic Dragon for some magical entertainment only these pros can deliver. There is sure to be plenty of comedy and entertainment with this skit. Make sure to tune in live to enjoy the fun.
Piff the Magic Dragon appeared on America’s Got Talent Season 10. John van der Put appeared with Penn and Teller on their 2011 show Penn & Teller: Fool Us. It’s unclear whether tonight’s special performance will be a spin-off from that original act. John van der Put has been dazzling audiences with his magician skills in Las Vegas at the Flamingo.
Also returning for the America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular is aventriloquist, comedian, and overall entertainer Terry Fator. Fator is the Season 2 America’s Got Talent winner. Not only has he entertained countless since his win, but he’s helped bring the art of ventriloquism into the modern era.
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