Mel B AKA Scary Spice is joining Howard Stern and Howie Mandel on the America’s Got Talent judges panel, reports Entertainment Weekly. The singer replaces the departing Sharon Osbourne:

Spice Girl Mel B (aka Melanie Brown) will join the summer reality hit’s judging panel. She’ll take a seat beside Howard Stern and Howie Mandel critiquing the show’s wild variety of performers. The pop singer has live competition show experience having served as a judge on the Australian version of The X Factor as well as guest hosted on the show’s UK version.

“I’ve known Melanie since she did Dancing with the Stars, and I’ve known her as a performer in The Spice Girls before that,” said NBC president of alternative Paul Telegdy, who was previously at Dancing production company BBC Worldwide America. “To know her is to know a very frank, strong, enduring entertainer. Someone who has a very strong point of view. We needed somebody who was qualified for the job. She’s an amazing singer, dancer and a huge personality. The contestants will get a lot of constructive feedback from her and I can’t wait to see her chemistry with Howard and Howie.”

Also, the producers are considering adding a 4th judge to the panel.

Via Entertainment Weekly

 
  • davedpg

    Balls, that surely means Sharon Oabourne is rejoining X Factor.

  • http://twitter.com/ladymctech ladymctech

    I thought Carmen Electra had been rumored?

  • http://twitter.com/facenfield David Facenfield

    my thoughts exactly… though one lives in hope!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Of course they might add a fourth judge. Because in the age of reality shows, everyone must be exactly like everyone else. No room for originality/being different.

    I would just leave it to a 3-person panel. Be different.  

  • DianeZee

    I saw some of the judging that Mel B did for X Factor and I thought she was mean-spirited.