Nonetheless, throughout this season’s first stay present (which aired on Tuesday, Aug. 11), Simon Cowell was nowhere to be seen. That wasn’t the one non-standard element concerning the present — there have been additionally no in-person viewers members because of the pandemic. Nonetheless, Simon’s absence was fairly obvious and led many individuals to ask why he wasn’t on AGT. Right here’s what we all know.
The place is Simon Cowell proper now?
Fortunately, it appears as if Simon’s restoration goes very properly to this point. Fellow AGT decide Howie Mandel stated he and the opposite judges have been informed that Simon “has been recovering tremendously […] He is had a six-hour operation and he’s already on his ft, which is above and past expectation, so I’m thrilled.”
Howie additionally implied that Simon may very properly be again on the judges’ desk earlier than too lengthy. “I might not rely him out earlier than the top of this season,” he stated. Howie didn’t point out the place Simon is recovering, but when he isn’t already again house, he most likely might be quickly.
Fortunately, Simon had the proper particular person to sub in for him on the present: Kelly Clarkson! There’s one thing sort of poetic concerning the former American Idol winner going from being judged by Simon Cowell to protecting for him so a few years later, proper? And, in fact, this isn’t Kelly’s first time on the opposite facet of a contest present — she has additionally been one of many coaches on NBC’s The Voice.
what they are saying: The present should go on. This season of America’s Obtained Expertise is actually placing that concept to the take a look at. Along with the absence of one of many present’s essential judges, there’s additionally the entire COVID-19 pandemic to take care of. Issues appeared to go comparatively easily for the primary stay episode of the present, although, even with out the stay viewers. Hopefully, Simon might be again earlier than too lengthy and issues might be barely nearer to regular.
America’s Obtained Expertise airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at eight p.m. ET on NBC.