NBC has set America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular, a two-hour special with performers including Andra Day, Pentatonix, Penn & Teller, along with past season favorites including Grace VanderWaal, Jackie Evancho and Matt Franco, with Nick Cannon as host. Judges Mel B, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel also will participate in the special, slated to air at 8 PM December 19 on NBC.
The highlights will include Season 11 winner ukulele player VanderWaal with a holiday rendition and Klum joining her Golden Buzzer contestant, Sal Valentinetti, for a performance.
America’s Got Talent ranked as the No. 1 broadcast network series throughout the summer in both adults 18-49 and total viewers. With an average 3.1 rating in 18-49 and 13.8 million viewers overall for its Tuesday edition, Talent delivered its top-rated season in 18-49 in three years and its most-watched season in five years.
Other performers for the December 19 special include acrobatic gymnasts AcroArmy, singers Calysta Bevier and Brian Justin Crum, The Clairvoyants, Piff the Magic Dragon, Olate Dogs, The Regurgitator, Professor Splash and others.
Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.