Let’s be real: There’s not going to be a lot of new programming on TV next week, but even if there was, we’d still probably be watching the “America’s Got Talent” holiday special Monday night (December 19) given that our love of the show runs deep, we’ve watched the series from the very beginning, and while doing a holiday special is a new experiment, we do hope that it is something that they choose to go ahead and air for many years.
Will there be eliminations and a winner? No, but that’s a part of why we like it. It’s a little bit looser, and everything about it suggests that it’s going to be bright, cheery, and plenty of fun. It’s also a chance to see a wide array of different acts from the past several seasons of the show, including Terry Fator (one of the most successful reality TV winners ever), the Olate Dogs, Professor Splash, the Professional Regurgitator, Sal Valentinetti, Grace VanderWaal, Jon Dorenbos, and many others who don’t even turn up in the preview at all.
Is Sal singing a duet with Heidi Klum? That’s what it looks like in the preview, and to us, that looks hysterical. We can actually confirm that this is happening, given that the short NBC synopsis below of the event gives you a sense as to specifically what a few people are going to be up to:
“Music, magic and variety acts celebrate the holidays in a stunning special for fans and families to enjoy. Season 11 winner Grace VanderWaal will once again have jaws dropping with a holiday rendition on the ukulele and judge Heidi Klum even joins in on a performance with her Golden Buzzer contestant, Sal Valentinetti. For the first time ever, Professor Splash dives into egg nog and The Regurgitator is using none other than holiday ornaments for his unique performance.”
Some other acts confirmed to be taking part in the special, per the press release, include AcroArmy, Sons of Serendip, Piff the Magic Dragon, the Silhouettes, Mat Franco, Jackie Evancho, Edgar, Calysta Bevier, and Brian Justin Crum. This is basically a perfect collection of singers, magic acts, and a few who will fall more into the variety category. All in all, here’s to enjoying something that’s both fun and festive!
To see more, head over here to read up further on the “AGT” holiday special, and this past season of the show as a whole. (Photo: NBC.)