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Simon Cowell Gives Cancer-Striken Nightbirde Golden Buzzer on 'America's Got Talent' - Watch Her Performance!

Simon Cowell has given out his Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent!

Simon gave out the second Golden Buzzer of season 16th of the talent competition series on Wednesday night (8) to singer Nightbirde.

For her performance, Nightbirde performed her original song “It’s OK,” which is about the past year of her life as she battles cancer.

“Last time I checked, I had some cancer in my lungs, spine and my liver,” Nightbirde shared with the judges. “It’s important that everyone knows I’m so much more than the bad things that happened to me.”

After Simon pushed the Golden Buzzer, he joined Nightbirde on stage as she celebrated.

She then revealed, “I have a two percent chance of survival but two percent is not zero percent. Two percent is something and I wish people knew how amazing it is.”

You can find out who received the first Golden Buzzer for this season of America’s Got Talent here!

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'America's Got Talent' 2021 - Judges & Host Revealed!

The season 16 premiere of America’s Got Talent airs TONIGHT (June 1) on NBC and the judges from last year will all be returning for the new season.

Year after year, America’s Got Talent features an impressive array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars – all vying to win America’s hearts and a $1 million prize.

The show will premiere with a two-hour episode at 8/7c on NBC and new episodes will continue to air every Tuesday night throughout the summer.

Click inside to see the judging panel for 2021… More Here! »

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Simon Cowell Will No Longer Be a Judge on 'X Factor Israel'

Simon Cowell will no longer appear as a judge on The X Factor Israel.

The 61-year-old reality TV star, who signed a deal to be one of the judges on the upcoming season of the Israeli version of the long-running music competition series set to film this summer, is backing out of the deal, Variety reported Sunday (May 30).

A spokesperson for the production company Reshet confirmed the news, saying he cancelled “for his own reasons.” It was not made clear if Simon will still be involved in any way with the show.

Previously, the production company confirmed that Simon‘s camp had reached out with “legitimate concerns” over his participation in the show after the recent violence between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

At the same time, Simon Cowell is still confirmed to be a judge on this show.

Paula Abdul Shocks Ryan Seacrest with Her Comment About Simon Cowell During 'American Idol' Return

Paula Abdul is the guest judge on the latest episode of American Idol and she made a comment about former co-star Simon Cowell that completely shocked host Ryan Seacrest.

The moment happened when Ryan did a video call with fellow former judge Randy Jackson, who appeared on FaceTime via an iPad.

“I’m so excited to see Randy!” Paula said when she saw him on the iPad. He then said, “It feels like old times, right?”

What Paula said next is what completely shocked Ryan and the rest of the audience.

Click inside to find out the shocking thing that Paula Abdul said next… More Here! »

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'America's Got Talent' Season 16 - Judges & Hosts Revealed!

America’s Got Talent is coming back – and so are all the stars!

Judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara are all returning for Season 16, Deadline reported Tuesday (March 2).

PHOTOS: Check out pics of America’s Got Talent

Terry Crews also will return as host. The Season 16 premiere date will be announced at a later date. However, the last seven seasons have all started airing at the end of May, so it seems likely that Season 16 will do the same.

AGT will be having a final nationwide “Last Chance Audition” for the upcoming season on Saturday (March 6), which interested acts can still sign up for at The best acts from the virtual audition will go on to perform in front of the judges.

One of the show’s winners recently debuted a grown up and edgy look. Check out her reinvention!

Simon Cowell Shares an Update on His Recovery After Last Year's Bike Accident

Simon Cowell is luckily doing much better.

In a new interview, the 61-year-old America’s Got Talent judge update shared an update on his recovery after breaking his back in bike accident last year.

“The first four weeks were the hardest,” Simon recalled to Entertainment Tonight. “Because you feel kind of helpless, and it was the first time in my life I’ve ever felt helpless…Then you’re bored and frustrated, and I was in so much pain, if I’m being honest with you.”

Back in August, Simon underwent a six-hour spinal surgery after breaking his back in a bike accident.

After several months on bed rest, Simon was able to travel to Barbados to celebrate the holidays with his family. While going shirtless at the beach, Simon showed off the scar on his back from surgery.

“Just like the doctor said, you hit this kinda seven, eight-week mark, and it’s like it never happened. I mean, literally like that, so there were a lot of pluses,” Simon said while discussing his post-op. “And I didn’t catch COVID, so I was lucky.”

Simon also said after the surgery, he started focusing more on being healthy and treating his body better than before the accident.

“I’m healthier now than I was a year ago because of this back injury. One of the things you’ve got do is so much exercise, to kind of, like, heal,” Simon explained. “So I have to walk, like, five, 10 miles a day, so I actually feel better than I did a year ago.”

Simon also credited longtime girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their son Eric, 7, for keeping up his spirits when he recovering.

“I never would’ve had this kinda time with Eric before,” Simon gushed. “He was amazing, because I was very embarrassed when I got home from the hospital… And he came in, because I’ve got all these metal rods in my back and screws and he went, ‘Dad, you look like Iron Man.’ And I went, ‘Yeah, I’m like Iron Man, yeah.”

We’re glad to hear Simon is doing much better!

Simon Cowell Enjoys A Beach Day With Lauren Silverman in Barbados

Simon Cowell is all smiles as he wears his mask around his chin during a beach day in Barbados on Thursday afternoon (January 7).

The 61-year-old record executive spent some time with partner Lauren Silverman, and their son, Eric (not pictured), during their holiday in the tropics.

Simon wore a pair of bright orange swim trunks as he and his little family enjoyed the sunshine.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Simon Cowell

Simon and Lauren have made the trip to Barbados many times before for the winter season, and this marks the first since his bike accident in 2020.

His surgery reportedly went for six hours and surgeons had to fuse his bones and implant a rod during the operation.

He showed off the scar from his back surgery during a recent outing.

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