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The World's Best

The World's Best is a reality talent competition television series. Produced by Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell, it features international performers being evaluated by three judges—Drew Barrymore, RuPaul and Faith Hill, as well as an international panel of 50 experts in various fields of entertainment. It premiered on CBS on February 3, 2019, following the conclusion of Super Bowl LIII.[1][1][2][3] The series is hosted by James Corden and will run for 10 episodes.[4]

The World's Best
Talent contest
Created by
Presented byJames Corden
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes3
Executive producer(s)
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Original releaseFebruary 3, 2019 –



Each act is judged by three main judges, as well as the "Wall of the World" — an international panel of 50 experts in various fields of entertainment. Each judge scores a performance on a scale from 0 to 50, while each member of the Wall panel can give a yes or no vote. The average of the judges' scores, and the number of votes given by the Wall, are totaled into a maximum possible score of 100. In the Audition Round, contestants need a minimum of 75 combined points to advance to the Battle Round.


The members of the "Wall of the World" include:[5]

Country Continent Judge Occupation
  Australia Oceania Aaron Cash Dancer and choreographer
  Mexico North America Alberto Belli Director
  South Korea Asia Alex Wright K-pop producer
  Brazil South America Anderson Silva MMA fighter
  Netherlands Europe Angela Groothuizen Singer and TV personality
  Colombia South America Ariadna Gutiérrez Miss Colombia 2014, Miss Universe 2015 runner-up
  Armenia Asia Arthur Gourounlian Creative director and choreographer
  Afghanistan Asia Aryana Sayeed Singer and TV personality
  Spain Europe Carlos Latre Comedian and actor
  Ireland Europe Caroline Morahan Actress and TV host
  Denmark Europe Cecilie Lassen Ballet dancer
  Netherlands Europe Chantal Janzen Actress and singer
  Brazil South America Chinzõ Machida Shotokan black belt
  United Kingdom Europe Dave Eringa Record producer
  United Kingdom Europe Del Mak Choreographer
  Germany Europe Dennis Jauch Dancer and choreographer
  France Europe Essaï Altounian Musician
  Bulgaria Europe Galabina Kamenova Gymnast
  Greece Europe Galena Vilekova Dancesport
  Kazakhstan Asia Gia Noortas Actress and filmmaker
  Japan Asia Hokuto "Hok" Konishi Dancer and choreographer
  Poland Europe Ida Nowakowska Actress and ballerina
  Germany Europe Jorge González TV personality
  Nigeria Africa Kate Henshaw Actress
  China Asia Kathy Wu Actress and TV personality
  Canada North America Keshia Chanté Singer and songwriter
  Israel Asia Kobi Rozenfeld Choreographer and creative director
  South Africa Africa Lira Musician
  Panama North America Luigie "Lugo" Gonzalez Record producer
  Japan Asia Makoto Deguchi Theater producer
  Sweden Europe Margareta Svensson Musical artist and vocal coach
  India Asia Nakul Dev Mahajan Bollywood choreographer
  Canada North America Nathalie Yves Gauthier Circus expert
  Germany Europe Nazan Eckes TV host and judge
  Mexico North America Patricia Manterola Telenovela star and singer
  Ecuador South America Paulina Aguirre Singer
   Switzerland Europe Petra Sprecher Stuntwoman
  Philippines Asia Pops Fernandez Musician and TV personality
  Samoa Oceania Rikishi WWE Hall of Fame wrestler
  Mongolia Asia Rokit Bay Rapper and music producer
  Scotland Europe Ross King Television news anchor, MBE for services in Broadcasting, the Arts and Charity.
  Colombia South America Sergio Trujillo Broadway choreographer
  South Africa Africa Shado Twala Radio and TV personality
  United Kingdom Europe Sisco Gomez Choreographer and TV personality
  Russia Europe Slava N. Jakovleff Film director and TV producer
  Belgium Europe Slongs Dievanongs Rapper
  Canada North America Stu Golfman Comedy talent agent
  Scotland Europe Stuart MacLeod Magician
  South Africa Africa Tats Nkonzo Comedian and musician
  Vietnam Asia Thai Nguyen Fashion designer and TV personality
  China Asia William Yuekun Yu Peking opera actor
  Czech Republic Europe Yemi A.D. Celebrity choreographer and creative director
  United Kingdom Europe Zoë Tyler Vocal coach and TV personality
  Nigeria Africa Zora DeHorter International casting director

Season 1 (2019)Edit


  •      The act received enough points to advance to the next round
  •      The act did not receive enough points to advance to the next round

Episode 1

Act Country Talent Judge Score Wall Score Final Score
Kukkiwon   South Korea Martial Arts Acrobats 49 50 99
TNT Boys   Philippines Singing Trio 49 50 99
Space Cowboy   Australia Sword Swallower 32 25 57
Enkh Erdene   Mongolia Country Singer 48 49 97
Manami Ito   Japan Violinist 40 46 86
Matt Johnson   United Kingdom Escape Artist 45 36 81

Episode 2

Act Country Talent Judge Score Wall Score Final Score
Naturally 7   United States Acapella Group 47 48 95
Dundu   Germany Puppetry Performers 48 49 97
Iya Traore   Guinea Soccer Freestyler 35 29 64
Sister Cristina Scuccia   Italy Singing Nun 41 37 78
Justin Flom   United States Magician 49 46 95
Duo Suining   China Hand Balancers 46 45 91
Lydian Nadhaswaram   India Pianist 41 44 85
Krystyna & Princess   United Kingdom Hypnodog 29 12 41
Jordan McKnight   United States Contortionist 49 42 91
Kai & Alexandra    Switzerland Upside Down Clown Duo 36 33 69
Jade Kindar-Martin   United States Highwire Walker 35 36 71
Dimash Kudaibergen   Kazakhstan Vocally Diverse Singer 50 48 98

Episode 3

Act Country Talent Judge Score Wall Score Final Score
Shaolin Yanze   China Kung Fu 43 46 89
Daneliya Tuleshova   Kazakhstan Singer 47 49 96
Nina Conti   United Kingdom Ventriloquist 42 43 85
Duo Nigretai   Brazil Aerialist Duo 37 44 81
Liliac Band   United States Rock Band 48 43 91
Emotional Line   South Korea Popping Dance Group 39 30 69
William Close   United States Earth Harp Player & Creator 42 45 87
Los Vivancos   Spain Variety Dancers 42 42 84
Li Wei   China Slackline Daredevil 44 46 90
Vonnie Lopez   United States Singer 48 44 92


  •      The act received enough points to advance to the next round
  •      The act did not receive enough points to advance to the next round

Elimination TableEdit

Act Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Kukkiwon 99
TNT Boys 99
Dimash Kudaibergen 98
Enkh Erdene 97
Dundu 97
Daneliya Tuleshova 96
Naturally 7 95
Justin Flom 95
Vonnie Lopez 92
Duo Suining 91
Jordan McKnight 91
Liliac Band 91
Li Wei 90
Shaolin Yanze 89
William Close 87
Manami Ito 86
Lydian Nadhaswaram 85
Nina Conti 85
Los Vivancos 84
Matt Johnson 81
Duo Nigretai 81
Sister Cristina Scuccia 78
Emotional Line 69
Jade Kindar-Martin 71
Kai & Alexandra 69
Iya Traore 64
Krystyna & Princess 41
The Space Cowboy 57

Viewing figuresEdit

# Air Date United States Source
1 February 3, 2019 7.0/29 22.21 1 3 [6]
2 February 6, 2019 1.0/5 5.56 3 6 [7]
3 February 13, 2019 0.9/5 5.85 4 7 [8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (17 October 2018). "'World's Best': CBS' Talent Competition Series Gets Post-Super Bowl Premiere". Deadline. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ "CBS Orders New Global Talent Competition 'The World's Best'". The Futon Critic. February 7, 2018. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 7, 2018). "CBS Orders 'The World's Best' Global Talent Competition Reality Series From Mark Burnett & Mike Darnell". The Hollywood Reporter. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  4. ^ CBS Boston (October 8, 2018). "CBS Announces 'The World's Best' In 2019". WBZ-TV. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  5. ^ CBS (2018). "Meet The World's Best Experts From Around The Globe". CBS. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  6. ^ Welch, Alex (February 5, 2019). "Super Bowl LIII adjusts up, 'The World's Best' adjusts down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  7. ^ Welch, Alex (February 7, 2019). "'The World's Best,' 'Riverdale,' 'Chicago Fire,' all other shows hold: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  8. ^ Welch, Alex (February 14, 2019). "'Chicago Fire' adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
Preceded by
This Is Us
Super Bowl lead-out program
The World's Best
Succeeded by