Simon Cowell helped jumpstart Kelly Clarkson’s career with his victory the first season of American Idol, where he was undoubtedly the most influential judge. Now she is returning the favor by filling in for Cowell as a judge in her NBC reality series America has talent.
Clarkson will serve as guest judge on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s live telecast by Terry Crews EIGHT, together with other judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara. Cowell will skip this season’s opening live show as he recovers from a complex back surgery following an electric bike accident over the weekend.
“My friend, Simon Cowell, is doing better now but was in an accident and will not be able to do Tuesday and Wednesday live shows for EIGHT, but no one worries America, someone who is much wiser, cooler and hotter takes his place! The incredibly amazing Kelly Clarkson 😜 You are welcome in advance !, said Clarkson.
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Clarkson belongs to the NBC family. She has been a coach in the employees’ competition The voice. In addition, she hosts NBCU’s Kelly Clarkson Show, which was the last day Emmy Award winner for the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show for its first season. In addition, Clarkson was named the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
America has talent ranked as this summer’s number 1 series on Big 4 networks in all important dimensions – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers – as well as with children 2-11 and teenagers 12 -17. It’s still this summer’s best alternative series in total viewers for the 15th season in a row and has led NBC to 18-49 victories among the Big 4 on every Tuesday night so far this summer.
The current season of EIGHT is on average a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers in total in Live + 7 Nielsen, and the premiere for the season 26 May has increased to 3.2 in 18-49 and 14.8 million viewers.