In case you’ve been under a rock, Piers Morgan has been X’d out and Howard Stern has joined the judges table on America’s Got Talent.
“This man is going to help this show go to a whole new level,” said Howie Mandel.
“Oh don’t don’t take it too far,” added Sharon Osbourne.
It’s a job Stern takes very seriously.
“I take notes,” Stern pointed out.
Actually they all take judging very seriously.
“Do you know how serious we are about judging that even when we go back to our hotel room at night we’re going over the contestants and re-judging them again in our mind,” Osbourne explained.
“We are taking it so seriously, particularly you. He will call the producer and say he thinks he made a mistake in judging and then beg, beg to have this act back to have another chance and fly them to another location so that we can see them again,” Mandel said about Stern.
“They’re talking about this band we saw and I went home and had the pang, this guilt that I had sent them away,” Stern explained.
Of course, each has that certain something they’re looking for.
“Individuality,” Osbourne said.
“It’s simple, you want to see them again and you have to believe that America will want to see them again, it’s that simple,” Stern added.
And then there’s a certain something between the three of them, a chemistry, or closeness unlike what you’ve ever seen before on the show.
“How close are we, as judges, that Howie would lay down on a table and Sharon and I would remove his blackhead from his ear,” Stern said.
“If you can’t trust your fellow judges who can you trust,” added Mandel.
I guess we’ll just have to watch to see what acts on stage are more bizarre than that.
The new season of America’s Got Talent starts May 14th at 7 p.m.