A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Viewers may learn something about the culture of the various performers.
While only one act can win, every act featured is celebrated as a top one. Backstories include themes like perseverance, redemption, and working hard to master one's craft.
Positive Role Models
Contestants are good sports and appreciate the opportunity to appear on the show. Audiences receive each act with enthusiasm. The judges are mostly positive about the performances, but on occasion have some constructive criticism to offer. Some performers have overcome physical, emotional, and socio-political challenges like poverty, violence, war, and COVID but continue to pursue their craft.
Performers are from different countries and are of various genders, races, and ethnicities. One act features a little person.
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Violence & Scariness
Some acts are potentially dangerous, but are performed well. A few are a bit dark and creepy.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There's some innuendo, ranging from saucy jokes that will go over the heads of young kids, to references that could be considered in poor taste among U.S. audiences. Some performers wear tight or skin-revealing clothing and costumes.
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Occasional words like "damn" and "hell" are heard.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that America's Got Talent: All Stars, yet another competition in the AGT universe, features got Got Talent performers from all over the world competing for cash and a title. Like other installments in the franchise, acts range from singing and dancing to performing dangerous stunts that should not be tried at home without expert supervision. There's also some occasional innuendo (references to bra sizes, sexy outfits, etc.) and a few strong words are audible. But it's overall family friendly.
Is It Any Good?
The lively talent show spinoff features top acts from past Got Talent competitions from all over the world and from all walks of life getting another chance to show off what they do best. Part of the fun of comes from watching some of the more popular performers from AGT return to the stage. But this installment also gives U.S. audiences the opportunity to watch a wide variety of international acts. Some of these acts resonate with stateside audiences and judges better than others, but they're still celebrated as some of the most skilled, creative, and impressive in the Got Talent universe. Overall, America's Got Talent: All Stars offers lots of fun entertainment while reminding viewers of the global appeal the franchise enjoys.
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