Simon Cowell Joins the Upcoming 11th Season of NBC’s #1 Summer Hit America's Got Talent.
Simon announced on Twitter he would be a judge on the show, following it up with this statement:
“I am really thrilled to be joining ‘America’s Got Talent’ next season,” said Cowell. “What I love about this show is that it’s open to absolutely anyone. America has some fantastic talent just waiting to be discovered, and I would like that talent to come to our show, including any dogs who can sing!”
“Simon knows this format better than anyone and he’s been producing the show with us since the beginning, so we’re thrilled to have him to step in front of the camera and take his rightful place at the head of the judges’ panel,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “We welcome him to the on-screen NBC family.”
“As the creator of the ‘Got Talent’ format, he genuinely loves the show more than anyone and is uniquely qualified as we take ‘AGT’ into its next decade,” said Paul Telegdy,
President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We can’t wait to see the incredible acts the show will uncover as we head into season 11.”
Said Trish Kinane, President of Entertainment at FremantleMedia North America and executive producer of “America’s Got Talent”: “Quite simply, Simon Cowell is one of the best judges of talent in the world. He has a brilliant ability to identify acts with raw talent and develop them into superstars. We are delighted to have Simon’s honest critique at the judges table for season 11 of ‘AGT,’ entertaining audiences and sparking conversation as we search for America’s next great talent.”
Cowell, who will continue his role as executive producer of “America’s Got Talent,” is a music executive, TV producer and star of some of the highest-rated television shows in the world. His discerning eye for talent and candid remarks have transformed popular culture and made him a household name across the globe, influencing TV and music for more than a decade.
Auditions for the upcoming Season 11 of “America’s Got Talent” are currently underway.
The hit talent show will kick off auditions in Detroit on Nov. 7 and make stops in 12 U.S. cities, including New York (Nov. 14), Phoenix (Dec. 3), Salt Lake City (Dec.5), Las Vegas (Dec. 6) and San Jose (Dec. 8).
Full details on the nationwide tour, including additional cities and the ability to audition online, can be found by visiting www.AGTAuditions.com.