PEOPLE has an exclusive look at the 10 finalists competing for the inaugural title, which include musicians, an aerialist, hand balancers and one rollerblading sibling duo
The America's Got Talent spinoff closed out its last semifinals episode this week and is now gearing up for its two-part finale beginning on Monday night.
After a season of twists and turns, dazzling performances and tight competition, America has named the top 10 finalists. As they get ready to deliver their final performance of the season, PEOPLE can exclusively debut new photos of all the finalists.
Learn more about each act's AGT journey and which judge's team they're competing on below.
Simon Cowell's fantasy team
One of Simon Cowell's OG draft picks, dancer Musa Motha first competed on Britain's Got Talent season 16 in 2023. He had dreams of becoming a professional football player but was diagnosed with cancer around age 10. The illness caused the South Africa resident to lose his left leg, but that hasn't stopped him from dancing from his way into the hearts of viewers around the world.
"When the music starts and I'm on stage performing, nothing matters. It's just me and the music and the stage performing for people," Musa said in a recent episode.
After a virtual qualifier's performance, Musa wowed the judges during the semifinals round and earned Simon's Golden Buzzer, sending him straight to the finale.
Hailing from Chicago, the energetic percussion group formed in 2014 but wasn't introduced to viewers until season 17 of America's Got Talent in 2022.
After being drafted by Simon on Fantasy League, the drumline, which is founded and directed by Perry Dontae, delivered two show-stopping performances — the second of which earned them a spot in the finale after receiving the vote from America.
"We came from nothing, we create this from the hearts," Dontae said on stage after their latest performance.
The powerhouse choir — which was formed in 2020 — first competed on America's Got Talent during season 18 in 2023, but were eliminated in the semifinals.
Simon then drafted them for his Fantasy League team, and they came back swinging. After getting permission to use Prince's "Purple Rain" — a song that is rarely cleared, according to producers — the 25+ person, gospel-meets-hiphop choir wowed the judges with their soulful rendition in the qualifier round. As a result, Simon ended up using his Golden Buzzer, sending Sainted straight to the finale.
"I remember being a kid rehearsing in the mirror, pretending that we were before crowds like this," Sainted director Dennis Reed Jr. said after the exciting moment. "Never stop believing, always keep dreaming, you can do it! You can make it!"
Heidi Klum's fantasy team
The dance/acrobatic group from Mumbai made their mark during season 14 of AGT in 2019 but placed fourth in the competition. They later returned for AGT: The Champions season 2, where they ultimately won the entire thing.
This time, the group returned to the AGT stage as one of Howie Mandel's draft picks. However, after their mesmerizing routine in the semifinals, Heidi Klum used her Golden Buzzer, which allowed her to the steal the group and send them through to the finale on her team.
"How do you become greater than great? Only V. Unbeatable can do that," Howie told the group before they were stolen by Heidi, who later said, "I literally sit here and say, ‘Did I just see that?’ I mean, it’s so insane!”
The contortionist and hand-balancer first appeared on AGT screens during season 11 in 2016. Though she made it to the top 10, Sofie was later eliminated. She returned in 2019 for season 1 of AGT: The Champions.
On Fantasy League, Sofie was drafted by Heidi. After delivering an impressive qualifier performance, Sofie received Heidi's Golden Buzzer, cementing her place on the judge's team and sending her straight to the finale.
"You did not really actually need my Golden Buzzer but I pushed it because I love you and I believe in you and I think you're amazing," Heidi told her following her show-stopping act.
Mel B's fantasy team
BILLY AND EMILY ENGLAND
The rollerblading sibling duo first competed on Britain's Got Talent season 9 in 2015 before crossing over to the AGT stage for season 12 in 2017, and later, AGT: The Champions season 1.
Though the daring duo never won a Got Talent franchise, they won big when they were drafted by Simon for Fantasy League. After performing a thrilling qualifiers performance — complete with flaming knives at the tip of Emily's skates — the siblings were stolen by Mel B with her Golden Buzzer.
With their spot cemented in the finale, Billy and Emily were beyond thrilled to be one step closer to an AGT crown. "We are so excited to show you what’s possible on skates," the sibling duo wrote on Instagram, adding in another post, "If someone would [have] told us as kids this would happen in 2024, we would not have believed it."
The self-taught aerialist has been a fan-favorite act ever since he was introduced on AGT in season 16 in 2021. Though he finished in second place to magician Dustin Tavella, Aidan later returned to compete in AGT: All-Stars, where he won the whole thing in February 2023.
Drafted by Heidi for Fantasy League, Aidan consistently wowed the judges — so much so that Mel B ended up using her Golden Buzzer to steal him and bring him onto her team.
Now set to compete in yet another AGT finale, Aidan says the moment feels "surreal."
"I've never gotten a Golden Buzzer before so this is my night! I'm so blessed," he added on the night he was stolen by Mel B.
Howie Mandel's fantasy team
The hand and head-balancing brothers from Tanzania came to AGT during season 18 in 2023, but finished in fifth place despite their unbelievably thrilling acts.
Heidi then drafted them to her Fantasy League team, but after their qualifiers performance, Howie couldn't help but use his Golden Buzzer to steal the brothers — even if it meant having Heidi tackle him to the ground.
"You can do so much better with the right coach," Howie joked after pushing his buzzer and sending the brothers straight to the finale, as Heidi later tweeted, "I love the Ramadhani Brothers sooooo much ... Howie, thank you very much for sticking your big head into the middle of MY winning act."
Kodi is undoubtedly one of the most memorable acts to walk the AGT stage. He was first introduced to audiences in 2019 during season 14 of AGT, in which he earned then-judge Gabrielle Union's Golden Buzzer and went on to win the entire competition.
Along with his unforgettable vocal talents, Kodi's life story has made him a fan favorite. The Lake Elsinore, California, native was born with optic nerve hypoplasia and diagnosed with autism at age 4. His mother Tina accompanied him on stage for the entire competition — and has continued to do so as he performs in Las Vegas and during his return for AGT: All-Stars in 2023.
Simon drafted Kodi for Fantasy League, but after the 27-year-old's moving semifinals performance, Howie used his Golden Buzzer to steal him and send him to the finale.
"Kodi is the biggest gift I have ever experienced on this stage. Welcome to Team Howie," Howie tweeted after the steal.
Shadow Ace previously competed on Pilipinas Got Talent during season 5 in 2016 and Asia’s Got Talent season 3 in 2019. The Philippines native then made his AGT debut during season 18 in 2023, wowing audiences with his shadow puppet artistry, but was eliminated in the semifinals.
Shadow Ace, whose real name is Philip José Galit, returned to Fantasy League when he was drafted by Howie. His creative, upbeat and original routines — complete with an assist from Simon's head shadow — continued to impress and ultimately earned him America's vote during the semifinals round, earning him a spot in the finale.
"You stepped it up. I think that was your funniest, best routine yet," Howie said after his performance.
The 10 finalists are set to give their final performances this Monday. The following week, Feb. 19, America's Got Talent: Fantasy League will announce a winner voted by the studio audience.
The finale episode will feature guest performers Calum Scott, Robin S., Sheila E. and Steven Sanchez. Fellow AGT: Fantasy League competitors Drake Milligan, Chapel Hart, Loren Allred, and Brian Justin Crum are also set to return to the stage, as well as Olympic Gold Medalist David Taylor for unforgettable performances.
In addition to nabbing the inaugural Fantasy League trophy, the winner will also receive a $250,000 grand prize.
Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories.
America's Got Talent: Fantasy League's two-part finale airs Monday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
For more People news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!
Read the original article on People.