‘America’s Got Talent’: Why Judge Simon Cowell Called This Season ‘Surreal’

by Jeremy Spirogis

America’s Got Talent, one among this summer season’s hottest TV exhibits, received thrown off its typical taking pictures schedule as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. However, one among AGT‘s most controversial judges, Simon Cowell, are pleased to be again at work (with outbreak-style circumstances in place). Still, filming throughout a pandemic little doubt makes the expertise a bit “surreal.” Here’s what Cowell considered America’s Got Talent Season 15.

On Season 15 of ‘America’s Got Talent’, issues are somewhat completely different than in different years

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Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent | Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images

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Recently, USA Today reached out to America’s Got Talent choose Simon Cowell. This season of AGT has clearly been a bit completely different, contemplating the COVID-19 outbreak impacted the filming. Cowell, nonetheless, had largely optimistic issues to say about America’s Got Talent Season 15.

“It was surreal, like being in a movie,” Cowell wrote to the publication about filming the Judges Cuts episodes. He went on to explain what this season was actually like.

“As we drove onto the lot, everyone is walking around with masks and we go into this room and we’re told what we can do, what we can’t do and I’m thinking this is going to be a tough day,” Cowell admitted. However, the AGT choose was shocked at how properly it went.

“… there was this real buzz of excitement that we were all back together,” he gushed. According to USA Today, America’s Got Talent Season 15 will even have extra reside exhibits than most seasons, “to partly compensate for the loss of performances during the abbreviated Judge Cuts round.”

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The identical publication additionally interviewed NBC’s EVP of other programming, a lady named Jenny Groom. While many live-taped packages needed to shut down their manufacturing utterly resulting from COVID-19, Groom claims that was by no means on the desk for AGT.

“We wanted to figure out how can we do this in a safe manner and for fans to feel like they still get the show they love,” she stated. And in addition to — America’s Got Talent is in some ways a feel-good present. Many folks may use that proper now.

Simon Cowell and Terry Crews attend the America’s Got Talent Season 15 Kickoff | Amy Sussman/Getty Images

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“We also talked a lot about how this is this show we feel America needs right now,” the NBC exec instructed USA Today. “They need to feel like they can escape.” And, it sounds just like the contestants on this season of America’s Got Talent made the present much more motivational.

“It ended up being really inspiring,” Groom continued. Still, among the contestants had a more durable time than others.

“When you have a bunch of pigs that are doing tricks or an aerialist, that’s a little bit harder to do on an iPhone,” the America’s Got Talent exec shared.

Simon Cowell believes that the present is doing the correct factor by getting ‘back to work’ in summer season 2020

“As bad as it is, you always have to find a solution to get back to work,” Cowell wrote USA Today. He’s satisfied that America’s Got Talent generally is a mild for viewers on this darkish time.

“I have sympathy for so many people in this situation, but if our show is an example, there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” the AGT choose defined. “It’s different, but hopefully it will still be as popular.”

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