Must Watch TV: 8 Talent Competition Shows in 2019
2019 is going to be HUGE for talent shows and Talent Recap is going to be bringing you all of the news and updates! From old favorites to spin-offs to brand new shows, we’ll be covering it all. Here are the talent competitions we’re excited about in 2019!
1. The Voice (Season 16) US
Season 15 of The Voice US has just ended, but the show is coming back really soon. Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and Adam Levine are returning. Jennifer is going to her other gig on The Voice UK. The one and only John Legend is taking over her chair. We can’t wait to see what kind of coach he will be. Maybe he’ll give two-time champion Kelly a run for her money?
The Voice Season 16 Schedule, Coaches & Host
The Voice Schedule: The Voice Season 16 will begin with a 2-hour premiere on Monday Feb. 25 at 8/7c on NBC with two additional hour-long episodes on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Tuesday, March 5. The series will then take a long break before returning Tuesday, April 23 at 8/7c.
The Voice Coaches: Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend.
The Voice Host: Carson Daly
2. America’s Got Talent: The Champions (Season 1)
America’s Got Talent: The Champions is going to be a seriously amazing show. How do I know? Because the line-up is ridiculous. We have some of the greatest acts in the history of the Got Talent franchise. We’re talking Susan Boyle, Darci Lynne, Piff the Magic Dragon, Shin Lim, and many more (See the full list here). Seriously, you don’t want to miss this.
America’s Got Talent: The Champions (Season 1) Schedule, Judges, & Host
AGT: The Champions: AGT: Champions season 1 begins Monday January 7th, 2019 at 8 EST/7 CST on NBC.
AGT: The Champions Judges: Simon Cowell, Mel B, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum.
AGT: The Champions : Terry Crews
3. American Idol (Season 2 on ABC)
After a fresh and fun reboot launch in 2018, Idol will be back for another season on ABC this spring with the entire hosting and judging crew returning! Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, and Ryan Seacrest created a really fun show last season and we know they are going to bring the awesome in March (Check out a little sneak peek here) . The show will premiere on March 3, hot on the heels of The Voice the week prior.
American Idol (Season 2) Schedule, Judges, & Host
American Idol Schedule: American Idol season 2 will return on Sunday March 3rd, 2019 at 8pm EST 7pm CST
American Idol Judges: Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan.
American Idol Host: Ryan Seacrest
4. The Masked Singer (Season 1)
Based on the hit South Korean series King of Mask Singer, The American version, The Masked Singer, will feature 12 mystery celebrities in a singing competition. As each of them are eliminated, they will be “unmasked” and their true identities will be revealed. These are major stars we’re talking about. I saw a clip from the Korean version where Ryan Reynolds was one of the singers. Friggin Deadpool, people. PLUS we have Nick Cannon as host. (Meet all the incredible costume characters here).
The Masked Singer (Season 1) Schedule, Judges, & Host
The Masked Singer Schedule: The Masked Singer premieres on Wednesday January 2nd, 2019 at 9pm EST and 8pm CST on Fox.
The Masked Singer Judges: Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, and Robin Thicke.
The Masked Singer Host: Nick Cannon
5. The World’s Best (Season 1)
It looks like we might have a clash of the variety competitions this year. CBS is getting into the action with a talent show of its own with The World’s Best! The premiere is slotted for right after the Superbowl. A panel of 50 experts on all kinds of subjects having their say. A fun mix of celebrity judges including Faith Hill, Drew Barrymore, and RuPaul will also be on hand. The show looks very promising.
The World’s Best (Season 1) Schedule, Coaches & Host
The World’s Best Schedule: The World’s Best premieres Sunday February 3rd, 2019 right after The Super Bowl on CBS.
The World’s Best Judges: Faith Hill, Drew Barrymore, Rupaul.
The World’s Best Host: James Corden
6. Britain’s Got Talent (Season 13)
Everyone’s favorite British variety show will also be back to bring on the weird, wonderful, and wacky. Simon Cowell and the gang are back. We’re going to have so much Got Talent it’s going to be coming out of our ears. And yet, I sort of love it. Ant McPartlin will be returning to co-host the show after his stint in rehab. It’s going to be jolly good, mate!
Britain’s Got Talent (Season 13) Schedule, Coaches & Host
Britain’s Got Talent Schedule: Britain’s Got Talent returns Saturday April 13th, 2019 on ITV.
Britain’s Got Talent Judges: Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden, and Alesha Dixon.
Britain’s Got Talent Host: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly
7. America’s Got Talent (Season 14)
We have AGT: The Champions and Britain’s Got Talent, but what about the big daddy: America’s Got Talent? That’s coming into our living rooms soon as well! We’ll have to wait until May, but it will totally be worth the wait. The whole crew will be back. How does Simon do all of these shows? Like, literally how is there this much time. Maybe he has one of those time-turner things from Harry Potter? That’s the only possible answer. Tyra Banks will probably not be returning as host. Who might it be?
America’s Got Talent (Season 14) Schedule, Judges & Host
America’s Got Talent Schedule: America’s Got Talent returns on Thursday May 28th, 2019 at 8pm EST and 7pm CST on NBC.
America’s Got Talent Judges: Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Mel B.
America’s Got Talent Host: TBD
8. The Voice UK (Season 8)
Our British friends across the pond have their own version of The Voice and it is called…wait for it…The Voice UK. Jennifer Hudson will be returning to The Voice UK as a coach. Interestingly, she’s done even better on that version of the show than the American version. What’s that about? Still, we can’t wait for the new season to see what jewels the sceptered isle brings.
The Voice UK (Season 8) Schedule, Coaches & Host
The Voice UK Schedule: The Voice UK comes back Saturday January 5th, 2019 on ITV.
The Voice UK Coaches: Will.i.Am, Tom Jones, Olly Murs, and Jennifer Hudson.
The Voice UK Host: Emma Willis