Now in its eleventh season, America’s Got Talent is back with a bang. Nick Cannon will host again, and the series sees the highly anticipated return of the blunt, wisecracking Englishman Simon Cowell. This season’s mixture of eccentric talent includes an elderly burlesque dancer, a teenage opera singer, a pair of orthodox Jewish beatboxers, and a surreal act involving tape and oven mitts. The series has been getting great ratings in the US so far, which is likely to be owing to its eclectic mix of weird and wonderful acts. Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel join Cowell as judges.