New judging panel for Australia’s Got Talent

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Australia’s Got Talent is ready for takeoff with a mighty all-star judging panel set to uncover the finest talent this country has ever seen.

The following judges will bring a new level of expertise, energy and fun to what is undisputedly the world’sbiggest entertainment show.

  • Nicole Scherzinger – Grammy-nominated singer, dancer and TV personality.
  • Manu Feildel – Acclaimed chef, author and My Kitchen Rules judge.
  • Shane Jacobson – AFI winning actor, director, writer and comedian.
  • Lucy Durack – Award-winning stage and screen star.

Watched by half a billion people worldwide in 2018 alone, the Got Talent format is the world’s mostsuccessful talent search with 72 local versions across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle-East, Africa and the Americas.

With the show at its peak globally, it’s now Australia’s turn to join the Got Talent revolution with a supercharged, event-scale series like you’ve never seen before.

Nicole, who has sold 60 million albums as the lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls and 16 million records as a solo artist, arrives in Australia this month to start filming.

“It’s really wonderful to see every day people come on a stage and show their talent,” Nicole says. “These contestants can be your next-door neighbour or your grade school teacher – it doesn’t matter who youare or where you come from. The show reminds everyone they too can follow their dreams and honour their gifts – even if they’ve kept them hidden.

“I love watching undiscovered talent come into their own. It takes a lot of courage to get up on a stage with millions watching, and I want to be that voice of encouragement to help these contestants ultimately become the best versions of themselves.”

Before finding fame as a chef and TV presenter, Manu mastered juggling, unicycling and acrobatics at a circus school as a teenager. He says he’s looking forward to dishing out his opinions on this year’s stars in the making:

“I’m super excited! I’m a huge fan of good old entertainment. It’s the kind of family show I’d like to watchmyself. It’s simply entertaining for all ages. It just puts a smile on your face. Expect fun! Fun and a lot of laughs.”

A new wave of Australian talent is on the verge of being discovered and one thing’s for certain… Got Talent makes megastars!

Got Talent has over 24 billion hits on YouTube. 2017 Asia’s Got Talent winner The Sacred Riana has the number one all-time video on Facebook with almost 700 million views and counting. America’s Got Talent ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer and magician Shin Lim both enjoy unparalleled success at home and abroad. Britain’s Got Talent discovered tenor Paul Potts, whose debut album topped the charts in 13 countries, and Susan Boyle, who has had number one albums in over 40 countries.

In Australia, the show has unearthed opera star Mark Vincent, singer/dancer Timomatic, R&B sensationAndrew De Silva, magician extraordinaire Cosentino and dance troupe Justice Crew, who competed this year against the world’s best in America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

The show also continues to smash ratings records around the world. In the UK, series 13 launched to 8.1 million viewers making it the number one show of 2019 to date. Meanwhile, America’s Got Talent: The Champions was the number show of the season last year averaging 14 million viewers per episode.

In 2019, a showcase of mind blowing acts that need to be seen to be believed will perform in front of the judges and a massive live theatre audience to win $100,000 prize money.

The world’s biggest entertainment show is headed to Sydney (May 11-14) and Melbourne (May 22-23). Be part of the audience and witness history in the making. For free tickets and location details, go

Australia’s Got Talent will premiere on Channel Seven in 2019.

The show 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.

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