Over the past seven seasons, there had only been a single change on the America’s Got Talent judges’ panel, when Simon Cowell replaced Howard Stern. But this season, viewers were surprised to see not one, but two new judges on the show — Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough were in the seats occupied for the past six seasons by Mel B and Heidi Klum. Union told us it’s not easy to replace judges who’ve become legendary on the show, but they’re getting a lot of help from fellow judges Cowell and Howie Mandel. (Click on the media bar below to hear Gabrielle Union)
America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC.