CBS has officially thrown its hat into the ring of talent competition shows with the Sunday night debut of “The World’s Best,” hosted by “The Late, Late Show’s” James Corden.
According to Variety, “The World’s Best” is the brainchild of former “American Idol” and “X Factor” mastermind Mike Darnell. It’s similar to those shows in concept, where different talent from around the globe can compete to win over the judges. The top prize is one million dollars.
In addition to host Corden, who has quickly become everyone’s favorite “friend in their head,” the show tapped Faith Hill, RuPaul and Drew Barrymore as judges. But unlike its competitor shows, in addition to the main judges, the show enlists a “Wall of the World” comprised of “50 judges from 38 regions with various skills to help make the final call,” Variety reports.
The first episode featured talent ranging from martial artists to a one-armed violinist to a trio of singers who performed an incredible rendition of Beyonce’s “Listen.” At the end of the first episode, the show dropped a major cliffhanger to see if a British escape artist could free himself from being handcuffed in a box filled with water. Fans will need to tune in next week for the outcome.
The next episode of “The World’s Best” airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Check out the show’s trailer below: