Everyone needs a little magic in their lives including the judges on "America's Got Talent." All of the judges, including the returning Simon Cowell, look amazed as a magician mysteriously pops Christmas tree decorations out of his mouth. Other entertaining acts such as a dog jumping rope will also captivate viewers on tonight's Holiday Spectacular at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Fan Favorites on 'America's Got Talent' Holiday Spectacular

Other fan favorites from the show will celebrate the holidays, along with well-known entertainers.

Penn and Teller, Grace VanderWaal, the Clairvoyants, Brian Justin Crum and Olate Dogs will add to the festivities. To ensure that every minute of the spectacular is packed with audience appeal, Sal Valentinetti, Jackie Evancho, Mat Franco, the Regurgitator and Professor Splash will also share their talents.

Humorous preview for 'America's Got Talent' Holiday Spectacular

The preview for tonight's holiday spectacular humorously spotlights the fact that "America's favorite grinch is back." The smiling Simon Cowell, who is a judge and the executive producer of the show, looks more relaxed than ever before.

The last 2 years of fatherhood seem to have softened the rough edges around this judge with a reputation for harsh contestant critiques. In the promo for tonight's show, Cowell tells the magician that his act puts us in the Christmas mood and laughs heartily when a ventriloquist asks his dummy if he knows a nutcracker.

The response: "I never knew Simon Cowell."

Online and open-call auditions for season 12 of 'America's Got Talent'

As you're watching tonight's show, do you keep dreaming of performing on the stage?

Do you think that you have the talent to wow the judges and America? Fortunately, you're still in luck to submit a demo video online or attend open- call auditions. Although the dates and cities are subject to change, you can start the process of competing for the $1 million prize in Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, New York, Charleston, Memphis and Los Angeles early next year.

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