Simon Cowell is giving 50 memorable acts a second chance. On the spin-off show, America’s Got Talent: The Champions, 50 acts who have appeared on AGT and Got Talent shows around the world will perform again on the AGT stage in front of judges Cowell, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and Heidi Klum. On the series premiere (premiere January 7), ten acts will perform including America’s Got Talent Season 1 winner, singer Bianca Ryan and Russia’s Got Talent 2014 winner, sword-swallower Alex Magala.
The 29-year-old sword-swallower from Moldova (an Eastern European country and former Soviet republic known for its wine vineyards), has also competed on Britain’s Got Talent (2016), Ukraine’s Got Talent (2014), Italia’s Got Talent (2013), and was a quarter-finalist on America’s Got Talent (2013). Magala moved to the U.S. (Hollywood!) in 2011. He claims his first paid job was performed on Hollywood Boulevard, where he performed a sword-swallowing act for $4.50. Magala has come a long way from Hollywood Boulevard. He went on to perform at the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Sochi. America’s Got Talent: The Champions airs Mondays at 8 pm on NBC. [Related: 13 Movies You Didn’t Know ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges Were In]