America's Got Talent: The Champions is, in a lot of ways, just like the original America's Got Talent show. But apart from hosting past Got Talent stars and winners on the series, there's another huge difference between the two: There's no voting on Champions, which means the audience at home has zero say over who is ultimately declared the winner.
Because the entire spinoff was pre-recorded, the season 2 winner was already determined long ago. By whom, you ask? The Champions "superfans."
Umm ... what is an AGT "superfan," and why wasn't I chosen?
We can't answer the second half of that question, but we can tackle the first. America's Got Talent: The Champions reps told Good Housekeeping in 2019 that the show created a superfan group that represented all 50 states in the United States.
Each superfan watched the show live and off-camera in a "controlled environment" (presumably, so there were no outside distractions or influences). After all the acts performed, the superfans each voted for their favorite via keypads that were monitored by the show. Then, the votes were tallied, and whoever got the majority of the superfan support was sent to the finals.
Sounds unfair? Well, you're not the only one who thinks so. Fans across the world who watched season one were annoyed that they were unable to cast their votes. Alas, because Champions is pre-recorded, it appears NBC has to do it this way.
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