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What Kind Of Judge Will Simon Cowell Be On ‘America’s Got Talent’?

Oct 23, 2015 01:00 PM EDT | By Jane Palermo

Simon Cowell announced that he’ll be a judge on the 11th season of “America’s Got Talent” next year, according to The Huffington Post.

Although many seem excited by the news, some people simply don’t know what to expect from Cowell, who has had a reputation for being a bit too honest from his days on “American Idol.”

“Should we be happy or scared?” commented Twitter user Annie Dunn.

No one knows the answer to this question. One thing’s for sure: Cowell is very excited.

“I am really thrilled to be joining America’s Got Talent next season,” said Cowell.

“What I love about this show is that it’s open to absolutely anyone. America has some fantastic talent just waiting to be discovered, and I would like that talent to come to our show, including any dogs who can sing!”

Cowell will be replacing judge Howard Stern, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He will reportedly be continuing his role as executive producer of “America’s Got Talent.”

“As the creator of the Got Talent format, he genuinely loves the show more than anyone and is uniquely qualified as we take AGT into its next decade,” said Paul Telegdy, president alternative and late night programming at NBC Entertainment.

“We can’t wait to see the incredible acts the show will uncover as we head into season 11.”

After leaving “American Idol,” Cowell reportedly went on to be a judge on the U.S. version of “The X Factor.”

“Quite simply, Simon Cowell is one of the best judges of talent in the world. He has a brilliant ability to identify acts with raw talent and develop them into superstars,” said FremantleMedia North America entertainment president and AGT executive producer Trish Kinane.

“We are delighted to have Simon’s honest critique at the judges' table for season 11 of AGT, entertaining audiences and sparking conversation as we search for America’s next great talent.”

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