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America's Got Talent: Grace VanderWaal, Pentatonix to headline holiday special

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America’s Got Talent is bringing some holiday cheer this year with Grace VanderWaal and Pentatonix.

In December, NBC is airing America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular, a one-night event featuring season 11 winner VanderWaal, several other former contestants, and special celebrity guests. This will be the show’s first holiday special.

Hosted by Nick Cannon, the two-hour special will boast a wide range of performances: VanderWaal will perform a holiday song on her ukelele; judge Heidi Klum is teaming up with Golden Buzzer contestant Sal Valentinetti; the Regurgitator will swallow and subsequently regurgitate holiday ornaments; and season 6’s Professor Splash will dive into egg nog.

Celebrity guests on tap for the special include the soulful Andra Day, a cappella group Pentatonix, and magicians Penn and Teller. Other past AGT contestants appearing in the special include: Acroarmy, Calysta Bevier, The Clairvoyants, Brian Justin Crum, Jon Dorenbos, the family band Edgar, Jackie Evancho, Terry Fator, Mat Franco, Ronee Martin, The Olate Dogs, Piff the Magic Dragon, The Silhouettes, and the Sons of Serendip. The judges will also participate in the event.

Season 11 of the NBC competition series was the show’s most-watched installment in five seasons, and judge Simon Cowell recently signed a new deal for three more seasons with show.

America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular will air Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.