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Meet 'America's Got Talent' Judges


NBC's summer talent competition, America's Got Talent, is judged by former Spice Girl Mel B, Project Runway's supermodel host Heidi Klum, Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel and radio "shock jock" Howard Stern. Reality star Sharon Osbourne, talk show host Piers Morgan, singer Brandy and actor David Hasselhoff previously judged talent on earlier seasons of the show. Learn more about the new and old America's Got Talent judges here.

1. Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum will judge 'AGT'
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Heidi Klum joined America's Got Talent in time to make Season Eight the first one with a four-person judging table. Klum is best known as the host of Project Runway, but she also serves as a judge on that fashion competition.

As a former supermodel, Klum is a good judge of fashion, but only time will tell how well she judges talent.

2. Mel B

Melanie Brown of 'Mel B: It's a Scary World'
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Melanie Brown, aka Mel B, replaced Sharon Osbourne as a judge on America's Got Talent for Season Eight.

Mel B rose to fame as a member of the Spice Girls. (She was Scary Spice.)

Brown also serves as a judge on The X Factor Australia, hosted Oxygen's second season of Dance Your Ass Off and had her own reality show on The Style Network, Mel B: It’s a Scary World.

Brown previously appeared as a contestant on Season Five of Dancing With the Stars.

3. Howie Mandel

America's Got Talent Judge, Howie Mandel

America's Got Talent judge Howie Mandel took over when David Hasselhoff left in 2010.

Mandel is best known for hosting the game show Deal or No Deal and for his role as Dr. Wayne Fiscus on the medical drama St. Elsewhere. He also hosts the Fox flash mob reality series, Mobbed.

4. Howard Stern

Howard Stern, judge on AGT

Howard Stern joined the judging panel on AGT for Season Seven. Prior to that he was best known for his radio show, which has aired since 1986 and his controversial "shock jock" radio personality.

5. Former Judges

Sharon Osbourne, former Hjudge on 'America's Got Talent'

Before becoming a judge on America's Got Talent, Sharon Osbourne had her own talk show, appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and is credited with launching the first celebrity reality show, MTV's The Osbournes. In late 2011, Osbourne left AGT to protest ABC firing her son Jack from the reality competition Stars Earn Stripes.

Piers Morgan was a judge on America's Got Talent from it's launch to 2012, when he left to focus on his CNN news talk show Piers Morgan Tonight.

Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff was a judge on America's Got Talent for the first four seasons, while singer Brandy judged the first season of the show.

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