World’s best show judges

The World’s Best: Meet the 50 judges from all over the world and here’s what we know about them

Along with the start of a new year, we have also come across some new series that have got us excited about television in the new year. One among them is ‘The World’s Best’ by CBS. ‘The World’s Best’ follows the reality competition formula of shows such as ‘X Factor’, ‘The Voice’, ‘American Idol’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’ that has been watched by people over the world for years, and makes it a truly global show, which is beng touted as the “Olympics for entertainment”.

All set to premiere on February 3, it will be hosted by famous talk show host James Corden. Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Andre Charles, and Faith Hill will join the panel as main judges. Along with them, the series will feature 50 of the world’s most accomplished experts from various fields of entertainment. They are called the ‘Wall of the World.’ These judges will vote alongside Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles, and Faith Hill and decide the winner for the series.

Though the main judges were introduced in the beginning, other 50 judges weren’t introduced until today. With just a few more days left for the show premiere, here is the list of the 50 judges who hail from over the world.

Aaron Cash

Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, Cash is a classically trained multi-talented performer and one of the original Tap Dogs. Apart from this, Cash is also an artistic consultant, choreographer, and performer. He is also well known for his acting in the theatre that includes plays like Full Monty, Jive Junkys, Rasputin, and Singing in the Rain.

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Alberto Belli

Alberto Belli is an award-winning director from Mexico. Belli has also been recognized by the EMMY’s foundation for the best comedic short film. He has had his short films and music videos screened at various film festivals like SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Cannes, USA FF, New Orleans FF and many more.

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Alex Wright

Alex Wright is a k-pop producer who hails from South Korea. Though there is not much information currently available about him, we will get to see him as one among the judges in ‘The Worlds Best’.

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Anderson Silva

Anderson Da Silva is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist. Silva is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and he has the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days. The record started from the year 2006 and ended in 2013.

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Angela Groothuizen

Angela Groothuizen is a Dutch singer who hails from the Netherlands. She is also a TV personality. Groothuizen became famous as a member of the Dutch Dance/Pop girl group Dolly Dots. After she started her career in TV she also became a judge for various talent shows like The Dutch X Factor, and the Dutch version of The Voice.

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Ariadna Gutiérrez

Ariadna María Gutiérrez Arévalo was crowned Miss Columbia in 2014. She is also an actress and model. Gutiérrez also won as the first runner up for Miss Universe in 2015. Following her pageant days, Gutiérrez starred in films like ‘XXX: Return of Xander Cage’ and was also a finalist on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ 1.

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Arthur Gourounlian

Hailing from Armenia, Arthur Gourounlian is a well known creative director and choreographer. He is best known for his skills of combining Contemporary, Hip/Hop-Funk, Popping, Robotics with, Tap, Ballet, Ballroom, and Jazz. Gourounlian has performed and toured with famous artists like Bananarama, Beyonce, Pink, Pussycat Dolls, Girls Aloud, Will Young, and Duffy to Kylie Minogue, Cheryl Cole, and Leona Lewis.

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Aryana Sayeed

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aryana Sayeed is an award-winning singer. After becoming famous for her hit song ‘MashAllah’, Sayeed has performed in various concerts, TV shows, and festivals. Apart from that, she has also appeared as the judge for ‘Voice of Afghanistan’ 2013. She was also the host of ‘Shab-e-Mosiqi’.

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Carlos Latre

Carlos Latre is a comedian actor who hails from Spain. Starting off as a radio presenter, and later becoming popular for his impersonations of La Pitonisa Lola, Dinio, Pepe Navarro, Boris Izaguirre, the Duchess of Alba and many more, he is one of the judges we are most excited to see.

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Caroline Morahan

Caroline Morahan is an Irish actress and Television host. Morahan has also appeared in various theatre productions. She was also chosen to represent Ireland in the World Youth Theatre Festival. Morahan has also appeared in the Irish musical, ‘I, Keano,’ and played the role of the female lead.

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Cecilie Lassen

Cecilie Lassen is a former Danish ballet dancer at the The Royal Danish Ballet and is currently an actress. After winning numerous awards and scholarships, Lassen also starred in television shows as a host and critic.

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Chantal Janzen

Hailing from the Netherlands, Chantal Janzen is a Dutch actress, musical star and presenter. She has also appeared in various movies like ‘The Preacher’, ‘Full Moon Party’ and ‘Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo’. Apart from the parts she played in these movies, Janzen also played Belle in the Dutch Musical version of ‘Beauty and the Beast ‘and Jane in the Dutch Musical version of ‘Tarzan’.

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Chinzõ Machida

Chinzõ Machida, who hails from Brazil, is a 5th Degree Blackbelt Shotokan Master, who has only three losses in his career. Chinzo has a brother called Lyoto Machida who is also a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist.

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Dave Eringa

David James Eringa is a UK Platinum Selling Record Producer. He has worked on numerous albums by artists like The Who, Gyroscope, BB Brunes, Calogero, Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones, 3 Colours Red, South and many more.

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Dennis Jauch

Dennis Jauch is a German Award-winning dancer and choreographer. Jauch has also won the ‘Hip-Hop World Champion’ and a top-five place in the German Ballroom Nationals. At the age of 18, he entered the German version of ‘So You Think You Can Dance?’ and emerged as the winner as well.

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Del Mak

Del Mak is an award-winning choreographer, Creative Director, and judge. He is well-known innovations in various fields like Music, Fashion, Theatre, Award Shows, Live Events, Television and Film. His dance spreads across various genres like Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Parkour, Martial Arts, Latin American and Street Dance (Breaking, Locking, Popping, Waacking, Vogue, House and Commercial).

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Essaï Altounian

Hailing from France Essaï Altounian is a French-Armenian singer, songwriter, keyboardist, music producer and an actor. He has also appeared on various TV shows.

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Galabina Kamenova

Galabina Kamenova is a 6 times national gymnastics champion of Bulgaria and also a former Cirque du Soleil artist. She has other achievements that include a European bronze medal in trampoline and a black belt in judo from Osaka, Japan.

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Galena Velikova

Galena Velikova who hails from Greece is a sports dance champion. She is well known from her TV appearances on ‘Dancing Stars’, VIP Brother and Baby dance. She also has five Latin and sports dance schools.

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Gia Noortas

Gia Noortas hails from Kazakhstan, she moved to LA in 2003 to pursue her dream to become a filmmaker. And in 2008 she founded the Los Angeles based film production company, Mount Helix Films developing and producing international film projects. She has also been nominated for various awards.

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Hok Konishi

Hok Konishi is an Emmy Award-winning choreographer who hails from Japan. He is well known for his works in LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock Anthem’ and ‘Champagne Showers’ music videos. Konishi was also a finalist on the third season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’.

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Ida Nowakowska

Born in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland Ida Nowakowska is a ballerina and actress. She has won various competitions like the Polish disco dance cup and the international tap dance competition. She is also known for the roles in ‘Teatr telewizji’ (1953), ‘Out of Reach’ (2004) and ‘Bandyta’ (1997).

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Jorge González

Jorge González Alexis Madrigal Varona Vila hails from Germany and is a Cuban choreographer and model. He is known as the catwalk trainer in ‘Germany’s Next Top Model’ and has also been a jury member of ‘Lets Dance’.

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Kate Henshaw

Kate Henshaw is a Nigerian actress who won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the movie Stronger than Pain. Henshaw is also a judge on ‘Nigeria’s Got Talent’.

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Kathy Wu

Kathy Wu who hails from China is an actress. She is well known for her roles in ‘Counterpart’ (2017), ‘Lady Bloodfight’ (2016) and ‘Pure Genius’ (2016). Apart from her career in acting Wu is also a Television host.

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Keshia Chante

Hailing from Canada Keshia Chante is a singer, songwriter, television personality, actress and philanthropist. Chante is a TV personality for Entertainment Tonight Canada. She has also hosted and appeared in many shows and has won numerous awards.

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Kobi Rozenfeld

Kobi Rozenfeld is an Israeli Choreographer and Creative Director. He has choreographed pieces for Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble that were performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Paramount Studios, the Kodak Theater, and for a special on PBS.

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Kishi

Kishi is a well known Samoan American professional wrestler. He is a WWE Hall of Fame Wrestler who was inducted by his sons in 2015. He is also a one-time Intercontinental Champion, two-time World Tag Team Champion, and one-time WWE Tag Team Champion.

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Lira

Lerato Molapo who is also known as Lira is a South African singer. Lira is a multi-platinum selling and an 11-times South African Music Award-winning Afro-Soul vocalist. She also made her debut in films as a supporting actress in ‘The Italian Consul’.

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Luigie Gonzalez

Luigie Gonzalez is a producer, songwriter, composer who has worked with artists like Barbara Streisand to Christopher Von Uckermann to Madonna to Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Janet Jackson. Hailing from Panama he was nominated for the Grammys for Best Latin Pop Album of the Year.

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Makoto Deguchi

Makoto Deguchi hails from Japan and is an award-winning theatre producer. He made his debut in ‘My Fair Lady’. Following that he also appeared in many shows including ‘A Chorus Line’. Deguchi has also appeared on many TV shows and documentaries in Japan.

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Margareta Svensson Riggs

Margareta Svensson Riggs hails from Sweden. Riggs is a Swedish singer, pianist, songwriter, actress and television personality. She has traveled all over the world and performed for many stars such as Paul McCartney, Whoopi Goldberg, Stevie Wonder, Chevy Chase, Michael Bolton, BB King, Sir Tom Jones, Kiss and many more.

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Nakul Dev Mahajan

Nakul Dev Mahajan is a Bollywood choreographer who hails from India. He is best known for his works in ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. Mahajan is also the founder of NDM Dance Productions and Studios, a Bollywood dance company.

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Nathalie Yves Gaulthier

Nathalie Yves Gaulthier is a circus expert who hails from Canada. She is the director and founder of Le PeTiT CiRqUe®. She also won an award for Best Director in National Youth Awards 2016.

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Nazan Eckes

Nazan Eckes is a German TV host and judge, who has a Turkish ancestry. She has hosted many Tv shows like the German version of ‘Dancing With the Stars’. Eckes also presented the World Music Awards with Ole Tillmann.

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Patricia Manterola

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Paulina Aguirre

Paulina Aguirre is an Ecuadorian Latin Grammy Award-winning singer. Apart from that, she has four more Latin Grammy Award nominations. Aguirre is also a founder of Mujer De Fe (Woman of Faith) an innovative women empowerment organization.

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Petra Sprecher

Petra Sprecher is a Swiss circus artist, stuntwoman and actress who stays in LA. Hailing from Switzerland is well known for her role as the original cast and the creator of the Cloudswing act in Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam.

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Pops Fernandez

Pops Fernandez who hails from the Philippines is a singer, entertainer, entrepreneur, TV host and actress. Fernandez also hosted the one night all-star OPM icons concert ‘ICONS at MOA’ along with Jim Paredes in the Philippines.

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Rokit Bay

Rokit Bay who hails from Mongolia is a rapper and music producer. He became well known for his work with rappers Tulgat and Gee. In 2009 he also appeared in a film called ‘Margaashgui’.

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Ross King

Ross King is a Scottish television presenter, actor, and writer. King was the entertainment anchor on KTLA/The CW Channel 5’s Prime News. For which he won four Emmys and a Golden Mic award along the way.

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Sergio Trujillo

Sergio Trujillo who hails from Columbia is an Award-Winning Broadway choreographer. Trujillo was the recipient of the 2015 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer for Memphis.

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Shado Twala

Shado Twala is a well known South African Radio and TV personality who has won awards. She is also an entrepreneur and radio and television producer best known as a judge on ‘South Africa’s Got Talent’.

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Sisco Gomez

Sisco Gomez who hails from the UK is a dancer, choreographer, and TV host. Gomez was awarded the Best New Choreographer award at the UK satellite version of The Carnival: Choreographer’s Ball in 2005.

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Slava N. Jakovleff

Slava N. Jakovleff is former active serviceman of the Soviet Union Army, Slava always dreamt of becoming a filmmaker. His noted works include ‘When it was good’, ‘A Noted Breakdown’, and ‘Metod Freya’ where he not only projected his directing skills but always shone as an actor.

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Slongs Dievanongs

Slongs Dievanongs hails from Belgium and is an award-winning rapper with a greek background. She started her career as a background singer for ‘The Dramaqueens’. She was also a member of the Antwerp hip-hop group Halve Neuro.

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Stu Golfman

Stu Golfman is a Canadian, comedy talent agent. Though currently, we do not have enough information about Golfman, he will be one among the judges on ‘The World’s Best’

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Stuart MacLeod

Stuart MacLeod is the guitarist and backup singer of the Australian band, Eskimo Joe, MacLeod went on to study Engineering and Commerce at the University of Western Australia. He had started off with Temperley, who was in a band, Freud’s Pillow, for which he had written several songs.

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Tats Nkonzo

Tats Nkonzo is a South African comedian is best known for his musical segments on the fourth season of the eNews Channel’s satirical news show ‘Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola’, in 2012. He was a Top 24 finalist in the third season of the ‘M-Net reality competition Idols’, in 2005.

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Thai Nguyen

Thai Nguyen is a Vietnamese designer is well-known for his Eastern fusion custom hand-made designs. He lives in Orange County where he and his business partner, Helen Nguyen, established the Thai Nguyen Couture showroom and storefront offering custom-made apparel since it’s opening in 2008.

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William Yuekun Wu

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Yemi A.D.

Yemi A.D. is the founder of Dance Academy Prague, dance studio of the successful young choreographer and dancer Yemi AD, offers contemporary dance courses in Prague. Yemi Akinyemi Dele is the sought-after choreographer for many artists all over the world.

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Zoë Tyler

Zoë Tyler is a well known vocal coach, cruise ship singer, performer and reality television show judge. Apart from this Tyler is also a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She also appeared on BBC One’s ‘How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?’ in 2006.

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Zora DeHorter

Zora DeHorter who hails from Nigeria is an International Casting Director for movies, television, and commercials. She has cast films such as ‘Ali G InDa House’, ‘Species III’, and ‘Loving Annabelle,’ which won 10 awards.

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The World’s Best

The reality TV offerings on CBS are known for being more adventure and social-based competitions (The Amazing Race, Survivor, Big Brother) rather than talent shows like NBC’s The Voice, America’s Got Talent, and World of Dance, ABC’s American Idol and Dancing With the Stars, and FOX’s The Four and So You Think You Can Dance. Even The CW has Penn & Teller’s Fool Us. But CBS is venturing into reality TV talent territory with the upcoming series The World’s Best.

Set to debut in 2019, The World’s Best will feature acts of all genres with the performers hailing from all across the globe. Deadline announced today that actress Drew Barrymore, Drag Race host RuPaul, and country singer Faith Hill will serve as judges for the show, while Late Late Show host James Corden will cover hosting duties. In addition to the three celebrity judges, a panel of experts on the types of acts being performed will also have input throughout the competition.

This lineup is looking absolutely FANTASTIC. All three of the judges seem very down-to-Earth and fun; I think Drew will serve as the “sweet one” who always tries to point out the positives in each performance, while RuPaul might be toughest of the bunch, if Drag Race is any indication. I don’t really have a strong idea of what Faith will be like, but hopefully she’ll balance out the other two well and help create a well-rounded dynamic on the panel.

As for James Corden, he definitely has no lack of experience hosting live TV (in addition to his late-night talk show, he’s hosted the live telecasts of the Tony Awards and Grammys) but I do find that he comes across as trying too hard to be funny a lot of the time. A big part of the host’s job on these shows is usually to keep the judges at bay, but I have a feeling the dynamic may be reversed on World’s Best with the panel needing to keep James under control.

The Olympics Of Talent Shows

Executive producer Mark Burnett has dubbed The World’s Best as “the Olympics of talent shows”, which seems to be a term frequently thrown out to describe reality competitions lately. I’m guessing it’s because of the whole “acts from all over” thing, which they really seem to be playing up, in contrast to America’s Got Talent which also features a variety of acts from around the world but has more of a patriotic, “proud to be American” vibe. While the whole Olympics comparison does sound like hyperbole to me, I have to admit it’s nice to see World’s Best embracing the “worldwide” aspect of the show right off the bat.

The World’s Best will air on CBS in 2019.

‘The World’s Best’ Judge Drew Barrymore Talks the Talent Pool & Chemistry With Her Fellow Judges

A singing nun from Italy? A Las Vegas contortionist? Fleet-footed Spanish brothers who flamenco? The talent pool for The Word’s Best — worth $1 million to the winner — is eclectic, to say the least.

But this search for the Best, hosted by The Late Late Show’s James Corden, who is also an executive producer, has one very simple advantage over rival projects. “It’s global!” says Drew Barrymore, who shares judging duties with country icon Faith Hill and entertainer/host RuPaul Charles. The Santa Clarita Diet actress took a break from being astounded by the performers to weigh in.

CBS Talent Competition ‘The World’s Best’ to Premiere in Post-Super Bowl Time Slot

This ‘one-of-a-kind talent competition series’ will feature acts from around the globe.

This is your first time as a judge. How’s it going?

Drew Barrymore: It’s way harder than I ever thought! People have literally worked a lifetime to be here, and the act ends and the cameras flip to you and it’s go time. You need to digest and articulate what you just saw, but this is a competition: You also have to let them know if they do make it to the next round what you want that you didn’t necessarily get from this performance.

How’s your chemistry with your fellow judges?

I hit the coworker jackpot! Faith is the most down-to-earth person I’ve ever met. She has three daughters and I have two, so there was never a moment we didn’t have anything to talk about. And Ru! I can have full conversations using movie quotes and commercial jingles from the ’80s, and, wow, can Ru give me a run for my money. Now he is pop culture, which is insane. And I’d done James’s show before, so I really respect what he has created. He’s a comic genius!

The judges’ votes are combined with scores from 50 international experts who sit on “The Wall of the World.” Tell us about that.

It’s vital to the truth of the show. Some acts are so flawless, you don’t even realize the level of difficulty. Then one of the World Judges will say, “I have never, ever seen anyone do that,” and you’re even more amazed.

Will you be nervous on Super Bowl Sunday waiting for the premiere?

If I’m at the right tailgate party, my nerves should be in pretty good shape by the end of the game!

The World’s Best, Series Premiere, After Super Bowl LIII, 10/9c, CBS

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Faith Hill will put her music expertise to use as a judge on the upcoming TV talent competition, The World’s Best, which will premiere on CBS in 2019.

Faith will be joined by fellow judges RuPaul Charles and Drew Barrymore, while James Corden will serve as host and co-executive producer of the 10-episode series.

According to a press release, The World’s Best is “a first-of-its-kind global talent competition that features acts from every genre imaginable, from every corner of the planet. They not only have to impress the American judges, but will also need to impress the ‘wall of the world,’ featuring 50 experts from around the world and every field of entertainment to advance through the competition. Only one act will ultimately be crowned The World’s Best.”

Over her 25-plus-year career, Faith has become one of the top-selling country artists of all-time, earning five Grammy Awards, 12 ACM Awards and three CMA Awards. Currently, Faith is the executive producer of daytime talk show, Pickler & Ben

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The fate of The World’s Best, CBS’ high-profile entertainment format hosted by James Corden, remains up in the air but if it did get picked up the broadcaster would “tweak the format”.

The global talent competition, which featured RuPaul Charles, Drew Barrymore and Faith Hill as judges, launched after the Super Bowl but struggled to keep hold of much of this audience over its subsequent 11 episodes.

Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment, speaking at summer TCA press tour, said that it had not made a decision whether to renew the show, which hails from reality TV heavyweights Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell.

“We really enjoyed the show creatively, we thought it was really well done, we thought James was amazing in it, the acts were fantastic and James got an Emmy nomination for it,” he said.

However, he added if it was to return, it would be a slightly different show. “There were a lot of things we learned over the course of the season and if we were to come back and try it again, we would do some things differently and we’d probably tweak the format a little but we have not made a decision,” he added.

The World’s Best featured acts from every genre imaginable, from every corner of the planet. They not only have to impress American judges, but will also need to break through the “wall of the world,” featuring 50 of the world’s most accomplished experts from every field of entertainment. The winning act will ultimately be crowned The World’s Best.

It is produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television, MGM Television and Fulwell 73 Productions. Executive producing the series are Mike Darnell, Mark Burnett, James Corden, Ben Winston, Brooke Karzen, Dan Sacks, Alison Holloway, James Breen and Barry Poznick.

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Pasadena, Calif. — The World’s Best, which CBS will air following the Super Bowl Feb. 3, is quite a different show from another competition series, NBC’s America’s Got Talent, its producers said at TCA in Pasadena. Besides the judges, RuPaul, Drew Barrymore and Faith Hill, there is the Wall of the World–50 judges from, as the name indicates, around the globe.

“It has a very different voice, a very different flavor from America’s Got Talent,” said Alison Holloway, executive producer. “The thing that makes us different is our global identity. It’s a very unique voice that we’re bringing to the table.”

James Corden hosts. Exec producer Ben Winston said Corden is “as entertaining as any host can be on television.”

Mike Darnell is exec producing as well. He called World’s Best “a very big swing for me.” As a homegrown format, the show requires extraordinary time, energy and money to get off the ground. “CBS is taking a really big swing with us,” he added.

Darnell likened the World’s Best-AGT relationship to The Voice coming after American Idol. “What are our spinning chairs?” he said of the World’s Best strategy.

CBS is on board for ten episodes.

World’s Best is envisioned as a global franchise. “If it works in America,” said Darnell, “hopefully we’ll sell it in France, Spain (etc.).”

While the earlier American Idol shows featured bad singers the audience freely laughed at, The World’s Best will not offer weak acts. “Everybody is at the top of their game,” said Winston. “No one is being laughed at.”

RuPaul said the show “really reflects the global vision of the 21st Century.”

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The World’s Best’s “Wall of the World” experts have been unveiled.

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CBS has revealed the identities of the group of international experts who will join The World’s Best judges Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles, and Faith Hill in helping determine who wins the new global talent competition series.

The World’s Best will debut after Super Bowl LIII

Hosted by James Corden, The World’s Best will premiere immediately after the network’s broadcast of Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, February 3 and feature elite acts from around the globe representing every genre imaginable.
According to The World’s Best executive producer Mark Burnett, the new America’s Got Talent-like reality competition aims to be “the Olympics of talent shows.”
In order to advance on The World’s Best, each act will have to not only impress Hill, Charles, and Barrymore, but also captivate the “Wall of the World” comprised of 54 experts in every field of entertainment.
The “Wall of the World” features experts from 38 different countries and every field of entertainment — from Bollywood to ballet, K-Pop to comedy, martial arts to magic, and everything in between.
The experts — who not only have fervent followings in their home countries but, in many cases, internationally — will offer feedback during every round of the competition and be responsible for helping to decide which act is ultimately crowned The World’s Best’s champion.
“From Nigeria to Japan, from Switzerland to Samoa, our 50 world experts bring a true global presence to our stage,” The World’s Best executive producer and showrunner Alison Holloway said.
“Among them are champions, award-winners, international TV judges and even superstars in their native lands. They are knowledgeable, honest and, at times, outrageous. They bring an entirely fresh perspective to the talent show landscape.”
The World’s Best will air over ten episodes and conclude with the competition’s champion being crowned on its finale on Wednesday, March 20 at 9PM ET/PT.
The World’s Best’s second and third episodes will air in the Wednesdays at 8PM ET/PT timeslot on February 6 and February 13, after which the show will move to the Wednesdays at 9PM ET/PT timeslot for the reminder of its broadcast run.
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CBS had announced The World’s Best’s pickup in February 2018 and revealed its judges in October.

Meet The World’s Best’s “Wall of the World” experts

Below are the 50 “Wall of the World” experts who will be helping judge The World’s Best:
– Aaron Cash, a dancer and choreographer from Australia
– Alberto Belli, a director from Mexico
– Alex Wright, a K-Pop producer from South Korea
– Anderson Silva, a UFC legend from Brazil
– Angela Groothuizen, a singer and TV personality from The Netherlands
– Ariadna Gutierrez, a model and former Miss Colombia from Colombia
ADVERTISEMENT – Arthur Gourounlian, a creative director and choreographer from Armenia
– Aryana Sayeed, an award-winning singer from Afghanistan
– Carlos Latre, a comedian and actor from Spain
– Caroline Morahan, an actress and TV host from Ireland
– Cecilie Lassen, a royal ballet dancer from Denmark
– Chantal Janzen, a singer and award-winning actress from The Netherlands
– Chinzo Machida, a 5th degree blackbelt Shotokan master from Brazil
– Dave Eringa, a platinum-selling record producer from the U.K.
– Dennis Jauch, an award-winning dancer and choreographer from Germany

– Del Mak, an international dance judge and choreographer from the U.K.
– Essai Altounian, a multi-platinum artist from France
– Galabina Kamenova, a six-time champion gymnast from Bulgaria
– Galena Velikova, a sport dance champion from Greece
ADVERTISEMENT – Gaukhar “Gia” Noortas, a filmmaker and actress from Kazakhstan
– Hok Konishi, an Emmy-winning choreographer from Japan
– Ida Nowakowska, a ballerina and actress from Poland
– Jorge Gonzelez, a fashion icon and TV personality from Germany
– Kate Henshaw, an award-winning actress from Nigeria
– Kathy Wu, an actress and television host from China
– Keshia Chante, an award-winning singer and songwriter from Canada
– Kobi Rozenfeld, a choreographer and creative director from Israel
– Lira (Lerato Molapo), a multi-platinum artist from South Africa
– Luigie Gonzalez, a Grammy-nominated record producer from Panama
– Makoto Deguchi, a theater producer from Japan
– Margareta Svensson Riggs, a musical artist and vocal coach from Sweden
ADVERTISEMENT – Nakul Dev Mahajan, a Bollywood choreographer from India
– Nathalie Yves Gaulthier, a circus expert from Canada
– Nazan Eckes, a TV host and judge from Germany
– Patricia Manterola, a telenovela star and singer from Mexico
– Paulina Aguirre, a Latin Grammy-winning singer from Ecuador
– Petra Sprecher, a stuntwoman from Switzerland
– Pops Fernandez, a music icon from the Philippines
– Rikishi (Solofa F. Fatu Jr.), a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler from Samoa
– Rokit Bay, a rapper and music producer from Mongolia
– Ross King, an Emmy Award-winning journalist from Scotland
– Sergio Trujillo, an award-winning Broadway choreographer from Colombia
– Shado Twala, an award-winning radio and TV personality from South Africa
ADVERTISEMENT – Sisco Gomez, a choreographer and TV host from the U.K.
– Slava N. Jakovleff, a film director and TV producer from Russia
– Slongs Dievanongs, an award-winning rapper from Belgium
– Stu Golfman, a comedy talent agent from Canada
– Stuart Macleod, a critically acclaimed magician from Scotland
– Tats Nkonzo, an award-winning comedian and musician from South Africa
– Thai Nguyen, a fashion designer and TV host from Vietnam
– William Yuekun Wu, a Beijing opera actor from China
– Yemi A.D. (Yemi Akinyemi Dele), a celebrity choreographer and creative director from Czech Republic
– Zoe Tyler, a vocal coach and TV personality from the U.K.
– Zora Dehorter, an international casting director from Nigeria
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In addition to Burnett, Corden, and Holloway, The World’s Best is also executive produced by Mike Darnell, Ben Winston, Brooke Karzen, Dan Sacks, James Breen and Barry Poznick.

TV Review: ‘The World’s Best’

Calling any show “The World’s Best” is a bold move. Calling a reality competition show “The World’s Best” is a veritable gauntlet throw, challenging countless bombastic rivals.

But CBS’ new series, which debuted Sunday night after Super Bowl LIII, had some solid reasons to feel confident going into the first episode. It’s the brainchild of Mike Darnell, formerly Fox’s in-house reality chief behind such franchises as “American Idol,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and “The X Factor.” It premiered at a time when a reality show like Fox’s “The Masked Singer,” an aggressively bizarre competition show that almost immediately became a ratings hit, can thrive.

Also, it’s a feel-good program that premiered, as previously mentioned, after the Super Bowl, hosted by the perpetually enthusiastic James Cordon (who is, truth be told, more naturally suited to hosting a game show than a late-night show). It highlights talent from around the world, which is an admirable mission statement in and of itself. “World’s Best” would have to strike out hard not to serve its first and foremost function of being a bright and shiny distraction.

On that front, at least, it gets the job done. But even when the acts are half as stunning as the show manically promises, there’s so much exhaustive (figurative) tap-dancing in between that keeps “The World’s Best” from truly taking off.

A hyperactive talent show that welcomes any skill daring enough to grace its stage, “The World’s Best’s” most obvious analogue is “America’s Got Talent.” But in both a risky and savvy move, its central conceit works to combat that comparison. While it also includes a panel of three blandly positive American judges — singer Faith Hill, iconic host RuPaul Charles, and sunshine personified Drew Barrymore — “The World’s Best” enlists 50 representatives from 38 regions with various skills to help make the final call. If someone votes “yes,” their seat lights up. If enough seats light up, they create a glowing “wall” effect that, if wide enough, will send the performer to the next round. (Ergo: “Wall of the World.”) Together, the panelists’ averaged scores and the global experts’ votes decide an act’s future success, not to mention the ultimate $1 million prize.

If this sounds like an awful lot of explanation for what’s basically a global talent show, well, that’s because it is. So very much of the show boils down to the show explaining itself and stretching out the “judging,” which mostly just consists of the panelists gushing and gasping in awe. Plus, given the way the averages tend to work out, there’s rarely much tension as to whether or not someone will move forward. In fact, even just the first two acts — a choreographed group karate team and a trio of tween boy singers — both moved on with combined scores of 99 out of 100. That doesn’t exactly leave much room for future acts to blow our minds, nor does it make all the emphasis on how this show’s supposedly singular judging is any better or more interesting than any other’s. If “The World’s Best” wants to be “The World’s Best,” it would do better to stop trying to tell us that it’s so mind-blowing and let its acts do the talking.

Reality competition, 60 minutes. Airs Wednesdays at 8 pm on CBS.

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Crew: Executive producers: , Mark Burnett, , Ben Winston, Brooke Karzen, Dan Sacks, Alison Holloway, James Breen and Barry Poznick.

CBS has had some great success with reality TV series, like Survivor, The Amazing Race, and Big Brother, and now they’re expanding their reach in the genre with a new competitive reality series. Enter The World’s Best TV show. Does the talent competition have the chops to take it the Tiffany Network to the top of the Nielsen ratings? Will The World’s Best be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.

A CBS talent competition from creators Mike Darnell and Mark Burnett, The World’s Best is hosted by James Corden, with Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles, and Faith Hill serving as the American judges. Elite acts from around the world must impress those judges and a mega-panel of 50 international experts from every corner of the entertainment business, known as the “wall of the world.” The winner is crowned “The World’s Best” and earns a $1 million dollar prize.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly on the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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CBS took a huge departure from its usually reality programming with The World’s Best. The network is known for its adventure and social game shows with the famous trinity of Survivor, Big Brother, and The Amazing Race, but World’s Best is a foray into the talent competition world, and it’s clear they don’t quite know what to do to help it stand out as must-see TV.

For starters, there has obviously been some oversight in the scheduling and advertising department when it comes to World’s Best. It seems the network had all its hopes pinned on the post-Super Bowl premiere it set for the show, and put all its eggs into that basket. While the premiere had an inevitably huge audience that would never be topped, subsequent episodes have sunk lower and lower in ratings and viewership with each passing week.
The decision to premiere World’s Best on Super Bowl Sunday may have been detrimental to the show in the long run. It resulted in it starting in February, when most other shows have already begun and people have already set their regular TV viewing schedules for the winter. On top of that, the show has changed episode length and/or timeslot every single week since it started. It does seem to be staying at 9-11 pm Eastern for the foreseeable future, but it’s probably too little too late to grab a sizeable amount of additional viewers now that we’re midway through the season.

But there’s also something about the show itself that just falls flat. While the commentary from the panel of experts is much more insightful than we’re used to seeing on a lot of these talent shows, we can see how the Wall of the World concept (and the entire scoring system in general) might be confusing to some viewers, and the trio of celebrity judges leaves a lot to be desired. While Faith Hill, RuPaul, and Drew Barrymore are all pleasant to watch, most of their comments are very generic and their personalities aren’t exciting or memorable enough to make up for that.
Lack of personality is also an issue with the acts. Well, a lot of them do seem to be charming and charismatic, the program isn’t showcasing their personalities very much. While we don’t necessarily need to see the type of long and drawn-out inspirational backstories shows like America’s Got Talent love to give to us, we do need to get some idea of who these people are so we can connect with them on a more personal level.
The two contestants we’ve seen the most personal content from thus far – violinist Manami Ito and singer Sister Cristina – have both been eliminated, while others who we know nothing about remain. That is straight-up bizzare for a show that was entirely pre-taped last year and therefore has an outcome already known by the producers. While we’ve made some comments on how obvious certain results have been due to the amount of screentime (or lack thereof) an act has had, we really should feel like we know something about the contestants we’re going to be seeing for the rest of the season.

But at the same time, perhaps the classic “journey” edit we see on American Idol, The Voice, and the like would feel inauthentic on The World’s Best. The producers hand-selected contestants from around the world so the show would be home to some of the best talent on American TV right now, and they succeeded in that. The problem is that most of the acts are already quite accomplished and successful (even if not in America) and talent competition audiences generally watch these shows to see up-and-comers get their big break.
Now, variety show rival America’s Got Talent: The Champions did manage to run a competition with known acts while still being a ratings darling, but that was an all-star season filled mostly with acts the audience had previously seen on the show. Viewers got to “check-in” with the contestants after getting to know them as newcomers to the industry when they first appeared on AGT, BGT, or another version of the show.

The performances themselves are important, of course – and we’d argue the majority of the acts we’ve been seeing on The World’s Best are stronger than most of the ones we saw on America’s Got Talent: The Champions – but viewers need something more to stay invested beyond the initial “wow” factor. People come for the talent, but they stay for the journey, and The World’s Best is sorely lacking in the latter department right now.

The World’s Highest-Paid TV Hosts 2018: Judge Judy Presides With $147 Million

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For the first year ever, Judy Sheindlin—more commonly known as Judge Judy—reigns supreme not only in her own courtroom, but also across all of television. Pocketing $147 million pretax last year, Sheindlin is the highest-paid television host, outearning all others.

“Many people, as I did in the beginning, get stuck with a job they don’t really like. … If you’re not doing something that you love to do, find something that you love to do, because it will make your whole life different,” Sheindlin said at 2017’s Forbes Women’s Summit. With a nine-figure check, it’s no surprise she loves her job.

The sharp-talking daytime judge takes the top spot thanks to her even sharper deal-making skills: Last year she sold the rights to her Judge Judy’s 5,200-episode library, as well as future episodes of the show, to CBS for an estimated $100 million. Between that paycheck and the $47 million she gets for hosting Judge Judy and producing Hot Bench, Sheindlin took in triple her typical annual paycheck. With that added to her bank account, she also became 48th-richest self-made woman in America, with a net worth of $400 million.

Like Sheindlin, all of the members of the list host daytime television shows. While nighttime cable news hosts like Tucker Carlson and Rachel Maddow may get more media attention, daytime broadcast series boast the eyeballs—and thus pay the big money. Judge Judy consistently garners more than 10 million daily viewers in its 23rd season, while Dr. Phil, hosted by Phil McGraw, garners nearly 4 million viewers. To compare, Fox News’ Sean Hannity only averages 3.3 million, while MSNBC’s Maddow averages 2.9 million. To make matters even more lucrative, daytime shows tend to attract the 18- to 49-year-old women on whom advertisers spend most of their money. It’s thanks to these high ratings that star hosts can negotiate such favorable deals with their networks or production houses. While Judy took the route of negotiating to own her entire library of intellectual property, Ellen DeGeneres and McGraw have each made shrewd business deals that allow them to reap more than half of the profits their shows bring in from advertising, product placement and carrying fees.

Because it takes so long to build such a loyal, large audience, it isn’t surprising that the list of Highest-Paid Talk Show Hosts does not vary much year-to-year. Still, new gigs can lead to a pretty big cash jump. Ryan Seacrest, who hosts Live with Kelly and Ryan, saw his earnings leap from $58 million to $74 million this year thanks to his eight-figure check for hosting the revived American Idol. DeGeneres’ income also climbed thanks to a $20 million check from Netflix for a single stand-up special.

See below for the full list, as well as more details on how each small screen star scores such a big check.

METHODOLOGY: All earnings estimates are from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018. Figures are pretax; fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted. Earnings estimates are based on data from Nielsen, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders.

Steve Harvey

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5. Steve Harvey

Earnings: $44,000,000

The comedian-turned-talk-show-host premiered his new show Steve last year as a lighter take on the daytime format. The show has delivered in ratings and was renewed for a second season but does not come close to the popularity of Family Feud, one of four game shows Harvey hosts.

Ryan Seacrest

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4. Ryan Seacrest

Earnings: $74,000,000

Just as soon as soon as his American Idol hosting gig wrapped up, it was back again—and so was Seacrest’s eight-figure check. In addition to that Los Angeles-based gig, the host and Keeping Up with the Kardashians producer has to be back in New York each morning to host Live with Kelly and Ryan.

Phil McGraw

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3. Dr. Phil McGraw

Earnings: $77,500,000

The talk show host, who has one of the most-watched syndicated shows on TV, has moved behind camera, adding three executive producer credits to his name with his work on The Bull, The Doctors and Daily Mail TV. Though he is not a practicing doctor, McGraw cofounded Doctors on Demand, an app that connects people with psychologists and physicians.

Ellen DeGeneres

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2. Ellen DeGeneres

Earnings: $87,500,000

DeGeneres made history this year as the first woman to receive $20 million for a Netflix stand-up special. Combined with the eight-figure check she gets from hosting her eponymous show and millions more in producer salaries (Little Big Shots, Splitting Up Together) and licensing fees (PetSmart, Bed, Bath and Beyond), this is DeGeneres’ most lucrative year yet.

Judy Sheindlin

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1. Judy Sheindlin

Earnings: $147,000,000

Daytime television’s sharp talker—who has been on the air for more than two decades and boasts an audience of 10 million—sold the rights to her Judge Judy reruns for an estimated $100 million. The move more than tripled her usual yearly earnings.

With reporting from Natalie Robehmed.

Judge Blocks Trump Rule Requiring Pharma Companies To Disclose Drug Prices In TV Ads

President Trump talks about drug prices during a visit to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., in October. A federal judge on Monday blocked a major White House initiative on prescription drug costs, saying the Trump administration lacked the legal authority to require drugmakers to disclose their prices in TV ads. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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President Trump talks about drug prices during a visit to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., in October. A federal judge on Monday blocked a major White House initiative on prescription drug costs, saying the Trump administration lacked the legal authority to require drugmakers to disclose their prices in TV ads.

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A federal judge on Monday stopped a Trump administration initiative that would have required drugmakers to reveal the sticker price of their drugs in television ads.

Under the rule, if a medicine’s list price was more than $35 a month, it would have to be stated during the commercial. The challenge, opponents say, is that a drug’s list price and estimates of what people can expect to pay vary widely depending on coverage.

The rule was blocked hours before it was set to take effect, the latest setback for the White House as Trump administration officials continue to search for ways to pressure pharmaceutical companies into lowering their prices — a proposal made by the Trump administration in the runup to last November’s midterm election.

The decision from U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C., ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services does not have the regulatory power to make drug manufacturers include the cost of drugs in television commercials.

Mehta wrote that in halting the rule, the court was not questioning its wisdom, but resting the issue on the law set by Congress in the first place.

“That policy very well could be an effective tool in halting the rising cost of prescription drugs. But no matter how vexing the problem of spiraling drug costs may be, HHS cannot do more than what Congress has authorized,” Mehta wrote.

Critics pointed out that the rule was toothless, since there was no enforcement mechanism spelled out for when a company did not comply. Instead, the rule relied on the private sector to police itself.

The television-ad rule had the support of both the Trump administration and consumer rights advocates.

That said, patient advocate groups told NPR that while holding drugmakers accountable for prices is welcome, they remained skeptical that drug companies could be shamed, as the administration intended, into lowering their prices.

Last month, groups including drug manufacturers Merck, Eli Lilly and Amgen sued the Trump administration over the rule, arguing that it would violate the companies’ free speech rights.

Health and Human Services said in a statement that though it was hoping for a favorable ruling, the Trump administration is focused on lowering drug prices and creating more transparency in healthcare costs.

“We are not surprised by the objections to transparency from certain special interests, putting drug prices in ads is a useful way to put patients in control and lower costs,” said HHS spokeswoman Caitlin Oakley.

AARP, which represents older Americans, also expressed disappointment on Monday over the court’s ruling.

“Today’s ruling is a step backward in the battle against skyrocketing drug prices and providing more information to consumers,” the group said. “Americans should be trusted to evaluate drug price information and discuss any concerns with their health care providers.”