Australia’s Got Talent returning to Seven

Seven has made the surprise announcement of returning Australia’s Got Talent in 2019.

The show previously aired on Seven from 2007 – 2012 before two seasons on Nine.

To be produced by Fremantle, Seven describes the new series as “supercharged event-scale, feel-good entertainment like you’ve never seen before; appointment viewing for the entire family. If you think you’ve seen it all before…think again!”

Channel Seven’s Director of Network Programming, Angus Ross, said: “Family-friendly variety shows have always played an important role in Seven’s schedule and the timing feels right for the biggest of them all – AGT – to return home to Seven in 2019.”

Fremantle CEO Asia Pacific, Chris Oliver-Taylor, said: “The Got Talent format is a global phenomenon with audiences and its production values are without peer. We are thrilled to be partnering with Seven to bring a local version of this scale to Australian audiences. Our passionate creative team will deliver a bold and captivating series everyone will enjoy.”

Creator of the Got Talent format, Simon Cowell, added, “I am absolutely thrilled because I have always known that Australia’s Got Talent.”

The show is already open for auditions at www.australiasgottalent.com.au.

More announcements around the show are still to come.

Watched by half a billion people worldwide this year alone, the Got Talent format is undisputedly the world’s most successful talent search with 71 local versions across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle-East, Africa and the Americas.

It’s the number one entertainment show in the USA and the 2018 series reached over 33 million viewers in the UK. With the show at its peak globally, it’s now Australia’s turn to join the party and witness the format’s evolution.

Australia’s Got Talent in 2019 is guaranteed to amaze viewers with unique, brilliant, funny and mind-blowing acts from all walks of life. The weird, the wild and the wonderful will showcase their talents in front of a panel of soon-to-be announced celebrity judges and a massive live theatre audience.

Got Talent makes megastars! The audition of 2017 Asia’s Got Talent winner The Sacred Riana is the number one all-time video on Facebook with 658 million views and counting. America’s Got Talent ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer and magician Shin Lim both went viral with their performances catapulting them to global fame. Britain’s Got Talent unearthed tenor Paul Potts, whose debut album topped the charts in 13 countries and whose story inspired the Hollywood film of the same name, starring James Corden, and Susan Boyle, who has had number one albums in over 40 countries.

In Australia, the show has unearthed extraordinary talent including opera star Mark Vincent, singer/dancer Timomatic, R&B sensation Andrew De Silva, magician extraordinaire Cosentino and dance troupe Justice Crew, who are set to compete against the world’s best in America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

Australia’s Got Talent is a Fremantle production for Channel Seven. The Got Talent format was created by Simon Cowell and is co-owned by SYCO Entertainment and Fremantle.

22 Comments:

  1. For this show to succeed they need to have a balanced judging panel. When it was Danni, Kyle and Brian they swayed toward the music and singing acts. I like that AGT is diverse and in the final you could see any type of act. When it was those three judges together it was like just another singing show.

    Also I never thought Brian was a good judge, remember when he gave a minus score to a good act on Hey Hey so a little kid could win Red Faces. Poor form in my book.

    • That is what i would like to know. I don’t care what channel it is on but prefer Britain Got Talent. Nine ruin it every year by having several weeks break during the finals which are screened over 5 days in UK

  2. I don’t care for these talent shows but this could beef up 7’s back half of the year – where there is normally nothing of note airing.

    I could see this going either way (big success or tremendous flop ) – but sitting on the fence is no fun, so I’m going to call it as flop.

  3. Sly Delvechhio

    Poor judging of acts was a prime reason why it failed on Channel 9. It should have been called ‘Australia’s Got a Back Story’

    I still remember the season where a guy whose ‘talent’ was dancing on stage shaking his long sweaty hair. Somehow this was deemed ‘talented’ enough to make it through to the grand final.

    Whereas a lot of good acts were eliminated early in the series

  4. This could actually do well, given Seven rework it a bit. I’d say bring in someone international like Rita Ora, get Dannii involved and maybe even Darren McMullen or Luke Jacobz back to host

  5. I would rather an X Factor: Australia reboot. I miss that show and if Seven engaged the services of the shows former producers, notably Jonathan Summerhayes, it could secure a sizeable audience. The Got Talent brand is outdated. But I hope to be wrong.

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