Simon Cowell Talks America’s Got Talent on Tonight (VIDEO)

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0506 -- Pictured: (l-r) Television personality Simon Cowell during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on July 22, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

To promote the start of the America’s Got Talent live shows next week, judge and creator Simon Cowell dropped by the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon to chat about the talent.

At one point, Jimmy asked which show had more talent, Britain’s Got Talent or America’s Got Talent, and like a politician, Simon pandered to the crowd and answered the latter. But America doesn’t win by much, he added.

After Jimmy mentioned that he’s a big fan of 12 year old singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal, he played the clip of her audition in which Simon declares she could be the next Taylor Swift.

Simon made a point of casting talented vocalists this season, he said. but he would LOVE to cast a singing dog. Anybody who has one of those should drop by the AGT auditions for next season he said.

Watch the clip below. The first America’s Got Talent LIVE show airs on Tuesday at 8/7c pm on NBC.

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