Australia’s Got Talent just got even bigger with this season’s all-star judging panel announced, as the show gets set to make its return to Channel Seven later this year.
Looking to unearth a new generation of stars are a line-up of judges with some enviable talents of their own.
WATCH Australia's Got Talent's judging panel revealed.
Leading the all-star panel is Grammy-nominated singer Nicole Scherzinger, who’ll be joined by chef and My Kitchen Rules judge, Manu Feildel, actor Shane Jacobson and stage star Lucy Durack.
Watched by half a billion people worldwide in 2018 alone, the Got Talent format is the world’s most successful talent search with 72 local versions across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle-East, Africa and the Americas.
This year Seven promise a supercharged, event-scale series. And the judges can’t wait to get started!
“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 you are 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.”
While chef Manu 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 watch myself. It’s simply entertaining for all ages. It just puts a smile on your face. Expect fun! Fun and a lot of laughs.”
This season, which is set to premiere later this year, will see a series of wild and wonderful act perform in front of the judges and a massive live theatre audience to win $100,000 prize money.