America’s Got Talent has reportedly added “Scary Spice” Mel B. to its panel of judges.
The Spice Girls singer will fill the vacancy left by Sharon Osbourne after she parted ways with the show last year. According to Entertainment Weekly, she will join Howie Mandel and Howard Stern on the next season of NBC’s popular televised competition.
NBC’s Paul Telegdy said he was impressed with Melanie Brown while watching her compete on Dancing with the Stars.
He said in a statement:
“To know her is to know a very frank, strong, enduring entertainer. Someone who has a very strong point of view. We needed somebody who was qualified for the job. She’s an amazing singer, dancer and a huge personality. The contestants will get a lot of constructive feedback from her and I can’t wait to see her chemistry with Howard and Howie.”
Mel B. may not be the only addition to America’s Got Talent this season. The network also stated that it is currently considering adding a fourth judge to the panel. However, an official decision on the matter hasn’t been made just yet.
“Scary Spice” has plenty of experience on this sort of television program. CNN explains that Brown previously served as a judge on the Australian version of X Factor. The singer was also made guest appearances on the UK editions of X Factor and Britain’s Next Top Model.
The Inquisitr previously reported that Sharon Osbourne decided to leave America’s Got Talent last August. Osbourne said in an interview that her decision to leave the show was based on ABC’s treatment of her son prior to filming Stars Earn Stripes.
Although Jack Osbourne was slated to appear on the reality show, Sharon says the network cut him loose after learning he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Are you a fan of the Spice Girls? Do you think Mel B. is the right fit for America’s Got Talent?