The ‘America’s Obtained Expertise’ season 15 stay exhibits have arrived, and Simon Cowell will probably be lacking from his judging seat. HL has rounded up the important thing issues to find out about his absence and what it means for the present.

When watching the Aug. 11 episode of the America’s Obtained Expertise stay exhibits, you may be asking your self: the place is Simon Cowell? Simply days earlier than America’s Obtained Expertise began the season 15 stay exhibits, the AGT choose and government producer broke his again after falling off his electrical bike. The 60-year-old had surgical procedure after the accident and is now recovering from house.

The AGT stay exhibits will probably be trying just a little totally different for some time as Simon recovers. Kelly Clarkson will probably be taking his place as a short lived choose within the meantime. Kelly is aware of a factor or two about judging actuality exhibits. She’s been a coach on The Voice since season 16.

The ‘America’s Obtained Expertise’ season 15 stay exhibits begin Aug. 11. (NBC)

Kelly and Simon have a really lengthy historical past. Simon was one of many judges on American Idol when Kelly gained the very first season. The information about Kelly changing Simon as he recovers was introduced someday earlier than the beginning of the stay exhibits.

“My pal, Simon Cowell, is doing higher now however was in an accident and gained’t have the ability to make Tuesday and Wednesday’s stay exhibits for AGT, however no worries America, somebody far wiser, cooler, and warmer is taking his seat! The unbelievably wonderful Kelly Clarkson!” Kelly’s assertion learn. Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, and Howie Mandel will probably be judging the acts like regular.

Kelly Clarkson will probably be Simon Cowell’s non permanent alternative choose on ‘AGT.’ (Adam Christopher/NBCUniversal)

The Aug. 11 episode will function performances of the primary 11 of the 44 remaining acts. The Aug. 12 episode will reveal the 5 advancing acts based mostly on America’s vote. The set-up of the stay exhibits may also be altering. As a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic, strict well being and security protocols have been carried out to maintain the judges, the acts, and crew secure. The stay exhibits often happen at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, however they’ve been moved to the Common Studios Hollywood lot. America’s Obtained Expertise airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at eight p.m. on NBC.