Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Simon Cowell Scared Of ‘America’s Got Talent’ Audience

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The audience on America’s Got Talent is harsh enough to scare the master of mean himself, Simon Cowell.

Cowell – who’s used to getting booed from the judge’s panel on American Idol – admits he “wouldn’t go near” the wild audience on AGT because they’re 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, “They’re 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 wouldn’t want to be booed by them himself, he doesn’t mind watching them boo others.

Cowell says, “I like watching their reactions because they make me seem like a nice guy! If they don’t like you, it’s scary. If they do like you, it’s very uplifting.”

AGT, produced by Cowell, returns live tonight (Aug. 26) on NBC.

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