Memorial Day has arrived, and that means summer is officially here. With that being said, NBC is kicking off their summer schedule tomorrow night with the America’s Got Talent Season 12 premiere. It is a new season, and we shall see a new face on the show. Get all the details, and a first look at AGT 2017, below in our America’s Got Talent Season 12 spoilers.
Of course, the big news for America’s Got Talent 2017 is the departure of Nick Cannon as host. Nick had served as the host since Season 4, but will not be back for Season 12. In his place will be Tyra Banks, who is getting back into the reality TV scene. Banks is best known for being the host and head judge on America’s Next Top Model, but now she will host AGT.
Tyra is the only new face coming to America’s Got Talent this summer. All of the America’s Got Talent judges will be back for Season 12, as Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel will give it another go this season. Cowell showed off a new softer side to him, as he returned to the judges’ panel on a reality show for the first time last summer. He was always the “mean judge” on American Idol, but maybe he got softer with the birth of his son?
While the auditions on America’s Got Talent 2017 kick off tomorrow night at 8/7c on NBC, it looks like some controversy is already happening. Fremantle Media, the producers of AGT, have been sued by a couple that auditioned for this summer’s show. The reason for the lawsuit? Tyra Banks and she allegedly traumatized their daughter.
The couple is a singing duo and performed an original song they wrote for their daughter, who was backstage with Banks during the audition. Allegedly, Banks did not enjoy the song and was ripping on it backstage. She supposedly said some harsh things about the song and the daughter. The lawsuit even claimed that Tyra shook the girl’s shoulders and pulled her hair back. All over a song? It appears so, but per the New York Daily News, the case has been dismissed, and they will not air the segment during the audition rounds on America’s Got Talent 2017.
Speaking of those audition rounds, it is time to start focusing on those. We have a whole new group of acts that will be coming in front of the judges this summer. Despite the bad press for Tyra this past week, it looks like she is going to be fitting right in backstage. She has an over-the-top personality, so she will be similar to Cannon in that respect.
NBC is giving us a first look at America’s Got Talent Season 12, and it looks really good. I am loving Banks as the host and another supermodel on the stage to join judge Heidi Klum. Of course, Simon had to give his two cents on the new season and the addition of Tyra Banks. Cowell talked with Today and said that he has seen a “funny, goofy” side to the new America’s Got Talent host. That compliment comes with a critique, which is Cowell’s style, right? He added that Banks is “still a bit of a diva.” Are you sure you weren’t talking about yourself there, Simon?
Now it is time for those America’s Got Talent Season 12 spoilers. The auditions will begin tomorrow night on NBC and last for a few weeks. We will see a lot of new acts take the stage, from comedians and magicians to dancers and danger acts. It will be an exciting round of auditions, and we have a first look at the new season right here!
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