‘AGT: Extreme’ to Premiere February 21, ‘American Song Contest’ Moved to March
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NBC just announced the highly anticipated America’s Got Talent: Extreme will finally air Feb. 21. Meanwhile, their newest competition series, American Song Contest has been delayed due to Covid-19 concerns.
AGT: Extreme Premieres Monday, February 21
In place of American Song Contest, AGT: Extreme will premiere on Monday, Feb. 21 from 8-10 p.m. ET on NBC and will stay in that time slot for four weeks. This series is an expansion of the popular series America’s Got Talent. The new series strives to showcase the music outrageous and jaw-dropping acts to an outdoor stage. The Extreme contestants will compete for a chance to win $500,000 prize and the ultimate title of the champion of “America’s Got Talent: Extreme.”
The judges for this series are talent show mogul Simon Cowell, WWE veteran Nikki Bella, and X Games medalist Travis Pastrana. In true AGT fashion, the series is hosted by Terry Crews. Fans of AGT weren’t sure if this show would ever air due to an on stage accident that halted production. This series wrapped filming on Jan. 13 and is now in post-production to meet this hard deadline.
American Song Contest Delayed to March
NBC’s newest series American Song Contest will now premiere on Monday, March 21 from 8-10 p.m. ET. American Song Contest will remain in the 8-10 p.m. ET time slot for eight weeks with a scheduled finale on May 9.
The new show takes on the format of the legendary Eurovision Song Contest series. Eurovision is an international songwriting competition organised annually by the European Broadcasting Union, featuring participants representing primarily European countries. The american version of this show will bring together all 50 U.S. states, five territories, and Washington, D.C. to compete for the title of best original song.
Although this series has been far from secret, there has been no confirmation as to which celebrities will judge this country-wide phenomenon.