Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Regis Philbin: Judging Talent Is Hard When You’re Being Judged

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The saying, “Judge not, lest ye be judged” apparently applies to variety shows.

At least that’s how Regis Philbin sees it.

He’s the host of NBC’s new reality series, America’s Got Talent, and figures the hardest part isn’t being the talent, it’s judging the talent.

In his words, “There’s lots of pressure on the judges. Sometimes, I feel the people are judging the judges.”

Despite the tough job, Philbin gives high marks to the show’s celebrity judges Brandy and David Hasselhoff, who he says have both personality and opinions about the acts.

However, he admits the real wild card is the third judge, British journalist Piers Morgan, who he says is as brutally honest as Simon Cowell, and adds, “maybe it’s just the accent.”

America’s Got Talent debuts June 21 and the winning act will receive a $1 million grand prize.

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