Cowell whos used to getting booed from the judges panel on American Idol admits he wouldnt go near the wild audience on AGT because theyre truly ruthless critics.
He can deal with the booers and haters on Idol and actually finds them quite funny, but the AGT audience is in a different league.
Cowell explains, Theyre so intimidating. They boo people even before they hit the stage. If acts can get through them, they can get through anything!
He believes the wild, critical audience adds a new level of drama to the talent search and although he wouldnt want to be booed by them himself, he doesnt mind watching them boo others.
Cowell says, I like watching their reactions because they make me seem like a nice guy! If they dont like you, its scary. If they do like you, its very uplifting.
AGT, produced by Cowell, returns live tonight (Aug. 26) on NBC.
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