Your favorite talent show is back for its 12th season. The judges have remained the same this year with bombshell Heidi Klum, hard-to-please Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Mel B. We’ll soon get to everyone’s favorite part: auditions. These are sure to go viral thanks to YouTube and the usual mix of awe-inspiring talent and embarrassing train wrecks. There’s also a new host on the show, so this season will be different from those prior.
Four golden buzzers will be up for grabs. Last season’s golden buzzer receiver and winner was Grace Vanderwaal, whose singing audition quickly went viral. Since her victory, the 13-year-old has headlined shows in Las Vegas and debuted her EP, Perfectly Imperfect. The winners of the past seasons have proven to be quite diverse, from a magician to ventriloquist to dancer. It’ll be interesting to see what type of act will take home the prize this season.
Some of this season’s contestants aren’t even human. Among them is a chicken who’s also a part-time keyboardist. Another competitor is a magician that proves there’s more than meets the eye. Check out the gallery to see the cast and who will serve as the host this season. America’s Got Talent premieres Tuesday, June 30, at 8:00 P.M. on NBC.