EXCLUSIVE: Simon Cowell Talks Inspiring New AGT Contestant

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An America’s Got Talent season unlike any other.

On Friday, Simon Cowell practically dropped in Daily Pop and teased to E!’s own Morgan Stewart the distinct season audiences will experience when AGT premieres on NBC this Tuesday, May 26 at 8 p.m. For beginners, the previous American Idol judge shared how the coronavirus pandemic impacted recording for the popular skill competitors.

“It did affect us near the end of the audition shows, we started to lose the audience, for obvious reasons,” Simon informed E!. “And then we had to do two days, which we’ve never done before, with literally no audience whatsoever.”

According to the long time TELEVISION character, the absence of audience was “really, really tough for the contestants.” Nonetheless, Simon guaranteed Morgan that the AGT participants conquered this specific difficulty.

“They have done an outstanding job! I mean, full credit to them,” the British business owner stated.

As for brand-new judge Sofia Vergara, who signed up with the AGT household for this season, the 60-year-old daddy of one stated “she did really well.” Although, he did keep in mind that very first time judges never ever recognize how moved they can manage the participants’ stories.

In reality, Simon teased that “all of America’s gonna be talking about” one entrant included in Tuesday’s best.

“In my opinion, it’s one of the most extraordinary stories we’ve ever had on any of these shows,” he included.

Per Simon, among the participants was “wrongfully convicted 37 years ago” and was cleared by DNA proof thanks to the Innocence Project.

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“He was released last November,” Simon shared. “And, while he was secured, he utilized to enjoy America’s Got Talent and it type of offered him hope and motivation. So, he began the program. He’s among the most extraordinary individuals I’ve ever satisfied.”

Even though Simon discussed that this is simply one out of “10 amazing stories” from this season, this guy’s journey “really resonated” with him.

For all of this and more, including his ideas on more kids and marital relationship, make sure to enjoy the interview above!

America’s Got Talent premieres Tuesday, May 26 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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