10 MUST-WATCH Talent Shows On TV In 2021

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Fans of talent shows have a lot to look forward to in 2021. Although some shows have been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still plenty of new and returning competitions to watch.

Talent Recap has the scoop on all of your favorites coming to TV this year, as well as some you may not have watched before. Check them out below.

Talent Shows To Watch In 2021

American Idol Season 19

American Idol recently premiered its fourth season on ABC, with Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan returning as judges. The show is currently in the audition stage, with contestants getting their tickets to Hollywood.

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American Idol Schedule: Sundays at 8/7c on ABC

American Idol Judges: Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan

American Idol Host: Ryan Seacrest

The Voice US Season 20

The Voice is back for another season, and Nick Jonas is returning to his red chair after sitting it out in Season 19. Last year’s winning coach Gwen Stefani will sadly not be joining the panel this season.

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The Voice Schedule: Mondays at 8/7c, Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC

The Voice Coaches: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, John Legend, Blake Shelton

The Voice Host: Carson Daly

The Voice UK Season 10

The tenth season of this UK version of the franchise has finished up blind auditions and is currently in the midst of the Battle rounds. New coach Anne-Marie replaced Meghan Trainor, who recently had a baby.

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The Voice UK Schedule: Saturdays at 8:30 pm on ITV

The Voice UK Coaches: Olly Murs, Tom Jones, Anne-Marie, Will.i.am

The Voice UK Host: Emma Willis

Go-Big Show

This extreme talent show has reached the semifinals, with contestants performing dangerous stunts for the judges. Tune in if you need a little break from the singing and dancing on other shows.

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Go-Big Show Schedule: Thursdays at 9/8c on TBS

Go-Big Show Judges: Cody Rhodes, Rosario Dawson, Snoop Dogg, Jennifer Nettles

Go-Big Show Host: Bert Kreischer

The Masked Singer Season 5

Everyone’s favorite mystery is back with a whole new cast of celebrities performing under masks. Host Nick Cannon was recently diagnosed with COVID, so Niecy Nash filled in for the first part of the season.

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The Masked Singer Schedule: Premieres Wednesday, March 10, at 8/7c on FOX

The Masked Singer Judges: Robin Thicke, Nichole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy

The Masked Singer Host: Niecy Nash, Nick Cannon

Game Of Talents

This brand-new talent show, based on a Spanish format, premieres right after The Masked Singer Season 5. Teams are tasked with guessing the hidden talents of various guests on the show.

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Game of Talents Schedule: Premieres Wednesday, March 10, at 9/8c on FOX

Game of Talents Host: Wayne Brady

America’s Got Talent Season 16

While Britain’s Got Talent has been delayed until 2022, it looks like AGT is on track to return this year. The show is still holding virtual auditions for Season 16, although a premiere date has yet to be set.

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America’s Got Talent Schedule: Premiere TBD

America’s Got Talent Judges: Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell

America’s Got Talent Host: Terry Crews

Dancing With The Stars Season 30

ABC has yet to officially announce Season 30, but considering the show was able to go on in 2020 amidst the pandemic, we imagine it will be back. Last year’s competition premiered in September, so we may have to wait a while to see the next group of stars perform.

I Can See Your Voice Season 2

Last year, The Masked Singer judge Ken Jeong hosted the first season of this show, in which contestants must guess which people are good singers and which are bad singers. It’s been renewed for Season 2, to air in 2021 on FOX.

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I Can See Your Voice Schedule: Premiere TBD

I Can See Your Voice Judges: Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton 

I Can See Your Voice Host: Ken Jeong

Eurovision 2021

The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the 2021 competition is a go. This year’s contest will take place in the Netherlands, with 41 countries competing.

Eurovision Schedule: May 18, 20, and 22

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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