The World's Best

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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 –

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]


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 Table[edit]

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
Jade Kindar-Martin 71
Emotional Line 69
Kai & Alexandra 69
Iya Traore 64
The Space Cowboy 57
Krystyna & Princess 41

Viewing figures[edit]

# 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 also[edit]


  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