Simon Cowell is making his big return to American television as one of the hosts of America’s Got Talent this summer and he is encouraging fans to audition!
The 55-year-old former American Idol and X Factor judge has recorded a message for JustJared.com readers to let them know about the upcoming auditions.
Open calls for the upcoming season will be happening in San Diego on January 12, Kansas City on January 23, Atlanta on January 30, Los Angeles on February 6, Orlando on February 19, and Dallas on February 27.
Simon Cowell is set to return to your TV screens soon because he is replacing Howard Stern as a judge on America’s Got Talent!
“The good news is America’s Got Talent is back next year and the even better news is so am I!” the 56-year-old producer wrote on his Twitter account.
“About five or six years ago, I was offered the chance to be on the show and, at the time, I couldn’t do it. But I was a bit disappointed that I wasn’t able to. For the years (Howard) was on the show, he did a great job. I think at the point we really knew Howard wasn’t going to come back, we then had serious conversations with NBC. I thought, ‘I think this is the right time.’ So, I’m excited about it,” Simon told USA Today.
Howie Mandel gets hypnotized by Drake lookalike Chris Jones during the season ten premiere of America’s Got Talent, which aired on Tuesday (May 26).
As many people know, the 59-year-old comedian is a germophobe and will not shake hands with anyone. During the performance, he was hypnotized and willingly shook hands with the contestant and all three of the other judges – Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howard Stern.
After getting a big red X from Howard, he eventually received four “yes” votes after Howie willingly shook his hand. Watch the full audition below!
Pictured inside: Howie and Mel watching the season premiere during a pajama party at the Ritz Carlton hotel that night in New York City.
Chris Jones: Howie Mandel Gets Hypnotized to Shake Hands
“Jessica is completely smitten over Nick between his personality and good looks,” a close source recently shared to E! News. “She has been telling her close friends he makes her feel like she is on cloud nine and so loved. Nick is very affectionate to her when they are with each other.”
FYI: Heidi is wearing a Marchesa dress.
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