The World's Best: Meet the 50 judges from all over the world and here's what we know about them
Though the main judges were introduced in the beginning, the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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).
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'.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Patricia Manterola hailing from Mexico is a telenovela star and singer. She is also a model and a fashion designer. Manterola has also appeared on HBO's 'Arli$$', 'Souvenir' (1997), 'The Hazard City' (2000), 'The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood!' (2000) and 'Carman: The Champion' (2001).
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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'
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.
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.
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.
William Yuekun Wu
William Yuekun Wu is a Beijing Opera actor hailing from China. Wu is best known for his role in 'The Mailbox' (2017), 'Front Cover' (2015) and 'American Dreams in China' (2013).
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.
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.
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.