According to a TMZ report on Tuesday, “America’s Got Talent” celebrity judge Melanie Brown – a.k.a. Mel B – did not endear herself to a New Orleans crowd earlier this week, inciting boos from the locals who had gathered to see the show’s auditions.
Brown expressed her dislike of brass band music after local brass band favorite, Lagniappe, auditioned for the reality performance show.
The crowd erupted in anger, booing Brown and shouting, “Go home” and “No respect,” prompting her to turn to co-judge Howie Mandel for support.
In an expected move, the show’s producers added a fourth judge to the panel earlier this week.
International versions of the show, such as “Britain’s Got Talent,” have employed the four-judge system for several years.
News of Brown being booed by an “America’s Got Talent” audition audience is a bit of a stretch when it comes to newsworthiness – and isn’t really that surprising.
Audiences often jeer reality show judges who voice critical or unpopular opinions. This is not news, TMZ.
Be that as it may, it’s good to see that the show is inching closer to its Season 8 premiere.
Whether Klum’s addition to the panel is a good move or not is yet to be seen. It is, however, a safe bet that many in the 18-to-49 viewing demographic – mainly males – will be aesthetically pleased during the upcoming season.
“America’s Got Talent” airs on KSL 5 in Provo.