Following judge Piers Morgan's erroneous prediction that the Susan Boyle phenomenon will send America's Got Talent's ratings through the roof, the Brit tells The Futon Critic that he thinks it's best for the NBC talent show to retain its format and rules in reference to the kind of acts that they permit on the show.
"I think it is part of the genius of the franchise. I think if we try and sanitize it too much or try and, you know, fix things or eliminate certain categories of people, you know, young kids or older people or, you know, anything like that that you get into difficult areas. I mean, the point of the show is it's just an old fashioned variety talent show. Nobody's forcing these people to come on and audition. No one's holding a gun to their heads, they do so entirely voluntarily. You know, they've all lived the dream, they all want to have that dream."
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Morgan, who is a judge on both America's Got Talent
and Britain's Got Talent
, previous said that the emergence of a Susan Boyle on the global stage has sent thousands more auditioning for AGT
. "I think Americans are very competitive particularly when it comes to the Brits and I think that America's going to want to tune in to see how America responds to the challenge, you know? Have you got anyone who can beat our Susan?"
On the subject of America's Got Talent
's new host Nick Cannon, Morgan has nothing but good things to say about the hubby of singer Mariah Carey.
"He's a younger guy, he's very dynamic, he's very happening, you know. I didn't know much about him before but I've certainly learned that he is very quick witted, he's very funny, he's very warm, he loves the show, and I think he's had a lot of fun."
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Futon Critic
(Image courtesy of NBC)