Simon Cowell replaces Howard Stern on ‘America’s Got Talent’ — Thoughts?

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  • Marcus Dixon
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    This news deserves its own thread. Simon Cowell will replace Howard Stern on the upcoming 11th season of ‘America’s Got Talent.’ What are your thoughts??? We’ll quote some of you in an upcoming article!

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    That Don Guy
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    Smart move.  Somebody has to be the “voice of reason”; otherwise it turns into the last few seasons of American Idol.

    I wonder if Simon is going to change the “2-2 tie” rule to what it was on Idol when he was still a judge there – “tie goes to Simon” (i.e. Simon’s vote breaks the tie).  Then again, “2-2 goes home” was probably his idea, to reduce the number of acts that advance, as it’s highly unlikely that an act that two of the judges didn’t like was going to go anywhere.

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    Ryan Lapierre
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    It’s beautiful

    smart move from NBC

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    AGT really needed a Cowell-esque judge. Someone who is brutally honest above all. I hate shows that have all the judges as yesmen because that accomplishes nothing. There needs to be at least one realist judge that brings stuff back down to earth. Also, Simon’s return to American television will probably spike up the ratings for AGT.

    I am all for this. Honestly, if it was Cowell or Piers than I would’ve been happy. Now if they just kick out one or both girls and keep Howie then it would absolutely perfect! 

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    KyleBailey
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    It’s perfect. I think his abscense has been seen and people want to see him back but on TV show that already works in America that has his touch already. I don’t think he’s as mean as people make him out to be. I think Stern sometimes just wanted to be arrogant for the sake he could because that was “his thing” but Cowell truly cares about finding talent. He doesn’t give false hope and he usually doesn’t attack the good ones like Stern sometimes did. 

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    vinny
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    The question about judges pressing their X when predictions are out just got a lot easier for me lol.

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    Marcus Dixon
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    Does Simon press his X a lot? I’ve never seen him on the British version.

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    Brayden Fitzsimmons
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    As a Scot, the British version in my opinion is pretty bad, the constant cuts to the hosts, audience, backstage family and and hardly no spotlight on contestants. At the end of the auditions, the judges pick a top 40, then all of them perform in the next single week (sunday to friday) then the final on the saturday.

    As for Simon joining, I have mixed feelings as he been great on BGT + Idol but poor on X factor UK.  

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