Yesterday I hit the red carpet to talk about America's Got Talent Season 9 with the stars of the show. Among many topics, we talked about the what it takes to impress the judges, how it's rough to reject contestants, and the brand new AGT Golden Buzzer which allows each judge one save this season.
On what talent she looks for: "Weird is good but they have to be talented. There has to be something to them that makes me want to stand up and give them a standing ovation."
On being the first judge to use the Golden Buzzer: "I'm very passionate about who I saved but the idea is we only get to use it once a season. Hopefully I'll use my charm and charm some of the other judges into using their Golden Buzzer moment."
On the hardest talent to perform: "When you're a comedian you've gotta come up with jokes. That's tough. That's real tough."
On dealing with rejected contestants: "I'm there to be a therapist at times, to let everybody know that it's not the end of the world. It's only a television show."
She only did a few - if any at all - interviews then rushed off the carpet. Womp womp.
This Saturday Nautical By Nature and I are heading to a taping of an audition. It should be fun! Although I'm worried I'm going to feel really bad for everyone who gets cut. Even if they have no talent, I'm a sissy with people's dreams getting crushed! I'd clearly make a lousy judge.
AGT returns Tuesday, May 27 at 8/7c on NBC. Make sure to tune in.