America’s Got Talent begins its new season May 27 (NBC, 9 pm et/pt), as judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howard Stern and host Nick Cannon are on hand to witness another parade of talented, and hopefully unpredictable, artists and performers strut their stuff.
Mandel, a hardworking showbiz vet who seems to be constantly working, understands America’s Got Talent’s bread and butter lies in its entertainment value. Still, the project is also beneficial for acts trying to find their way or just in need of a bit of advice. It’s a little slice of mentoring that Mandel would have welcomed during his early years in the entertainment industry.
“What great opportunity for a young talent, or a new talent to be in front of true professionals in different walks of entertainment and to hear constructive criticism,” said Mandel. “I wish I had somebody that was coaching me and had that opportunity.”
Along with the diverse acts and Cannon’s energetic personality, America’s Got Talent also features an innate chemistry among the judges. In the video below, Mel B and Mandel talk about their mutual respect for one another. It’s a funny clip which eventually has the pair bantering back and forth. Check it out and tell us what you think!