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Who Are the Superfans Voting on ‘AGT: All-Stars’?

Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell on 'AGT All-Stars'Simon Cowell via Social Media

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One thing that sets AGT: All-Stars apart from the regular seasons of America’s Got Talent is the fact that viewers at home can’t vote for their favorite contestants. Because the show was pre-taped, the show uses a group of “Superfans” to decide which acts should move on to the Finals, in addition to five Golden Buzzer acts chosen by the judges and host.


Who Are the AGT: All-Stars Superfans?

AGT introduced the Superfan concept during its previous spin-off AGT: The Champions. The show was pretty vague about it back then, and they’re being even more vague about it now. Host Terry Crews hasn’t told viewers exactly who these Superfans are.

In the first season of Champions, Crews shared that the Superfans represented “all 50 states of America.” At the time, NBC told Gold Derby that a “research team sourced delegates from all 50 states who have been longtime and dedicated viewers” of the show.

The network added that rather than being in the show’s audience, these Superfans watched the performances “off-camera in a controlled environment within the show’s venue” and cast their votes on “electronic keypads.” They shared that while there was some crossover, it wasn’t the same group of Superfans every week.


It’s not clear how much of this information still applies to the All-Stars Superfans. One possible difference is that the Superfans might have been watching remotely this time. A Linkedin post from last year shares, “Pre-selected super fans will be invited to a series of Zoom calls where they will be able to watch tapings of the different AGT All Stars acts perform.”

The post links to a voting page which currently reads, “Voting is now closed. Thank you for participating!”

SEE ALSO: WHY ISN’T SOFIA VERGARA JUDGING ‘AGT: ALL-STARS’?


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Not Everyone Likes the Show’s Format

The AGT: All-Stars format has some fans frustrated, as they watch their favorite acts get voted off. They shared their opinions on social media after the first episode of the show aired, with one Twitter user writing, “#AGTAllStars needs to fire the ‘Superfans’. Show loses so much credibility with results like this.”

Another user wrote, “The superfans got it totally wrong. How can they actually think that the Bello Sisters are better than Terry Fator?” Someone else wondered, “Again who are these #AGT superfans voting on #AGTAllStars At least show some pics.”

One Reddit user even shared their belief that the Superfans aren’t even real, writing, “The producers just robbed the two best acts of the night.” They believed that Terry Fator and Alan Silva should have moved on over Light Balance Kids and Bello Sisters.

What do you think about the Superfan format? Do you wish you could vote for your All-Stars favorites? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Superfans are super dumb and got in wrong 2 weeks in a row

Trace Ribble
Trace Ribble
1 year ago

Terry Fator hands down should have gone through not the Bello sisters. Other contestants from that night also were far better performers. I’ve watched every show from every season including AGT champions, and All Stars. I also did a plug on a pod cast from a local radio station with Dj Richard Stevens. Along with American idol, and XFactor. Bring the voting back to the audience, and fans at home, so that would also include your so called superfans. Happy New Year.

Linda Bye
Linda Bye
1 year ago

I think this Superman thing is dumb. The real fans should be doing the voting, period!

John
John
1 year ago

Dump the superfans. None of the top 3 they picked this week dhould have been in the top 3
Period.
Extremely poor choice in changing the format.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

My husband & I have watched AGT since the first show. We voted for our favorites. We’d be disappointed if our favorites lost but we did vote for them. Now we watch AGT and don’t get to vote for our favorites. Now the “Super Fans” vote for THEIR favorites each week…and don’t vote for the best acts! We are wondering why we should watch any more! We can’t vote and our favorites are going home losers!! We don’t know who the Super Fans are. How many Super Fans are there?? How are they chosen?What’s their criteria? These questions need to… Read more »

Mandy
Mandy
1 year ago

Unbelievable!! Bello Sisters? Are you kidding? Think, would you really pay to see them over Terry Fator and Alan Silva. They arent superfans and dont know top talent. The only act out of top 3 in first episode should have been Terry Fator. Alan Silva should have been in there. Thank goodness light balance got golden buzzer!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Superfan concept is useless.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Super voters haven’t got it right yet! Come on Simon! Go back to the public voting!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

I really think the show is pushing an agenda. The young man who won the other night is really good but so are hundreds more sax players around the country. The Terry Fador result was unbelievable; probably the most successful act in the shows history. I think unless AGT comes clean on this, people will stop watching these shows. Also how much of the audience screen shots are pre rehearsed? Thier facial expressions and goo goo eyes are as phony as three dollar bills.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Yes I think the public should be the voters. I don’t like it with super fans! That sucks

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

TV viewers should vote NOT super fools.

Liz
Liz
11 months ago

Why are only a select few allowed to vote??? How can they be so wrong? Unbelievable …

Agt fan
Agt fan
1 year ago

Let everyone vote! Who are the superfans anyway?

Margaret
Margaret
1 year ago

The producers choose the winners.. just like they do on the regular show. The producers choose who they think is politically correct as a choice. They can deny it but most of the nation believes that the whole show is fake. Simon Cowell will act all shocked and in awe at a performance. Yet, on YouTube, there are videos from PREVIOUS months or years where he has seen the exact same person perform the exact same act on Britain’s got talent. THE SHOW IS FAKE and The RESULTS are RIGGED. The judges will do anything (especially like to the public)… Read more »

Michael Feehan
Michael Feehan
1 year ago

A guy makes over 30 million a year in Vegas selling to sell out crowds and 50 supposedly super fans think they know better than the likes of buyers of tickets in Vegas what a joke

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

It’s a show , there are more important things to be upset about

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

I believe everything is just politics.

Mrs. Donna W. Smoak
Mrs. Donna W. Smoak
1 year ago

Re: Superfans ..You can’t just pick a fan from each state, maybe trying to hit demographics (men, women, professional, blue collar, young, old, etc), and change them each week. You get no consistent voting changing superfans each week; even having a diverse panel, the spread of people is too large and they are only garranteed to vote for who they “like” (which is ambiguous) without necessarily having any expertise in music, dancing, magic, acrobatics, comedy, ventriloquism, nor speciality acts, etc. There should be possibly 3 to 5 people in each discipline of entertainment, & there needs to be some criteria… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

This season is PAINFUL! I havent agreed on a single act that has gone through. Im ready to give up the show now. Super tired of simon too. The show just feeds his ego.

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