"America’s Got Talent" returns for its fifth season tonight with a group of hot new performers from across the country ready to compete in front of the judging panel: Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan and new judge Howie Mandel, who is replacing David Hasselhoff, who has moved on to his own reality series for A&E.
"Howie is unbelievably quick and funny," Sharon tells ET. But that doesn’t mean she isn’t missing David, who she says "brought a lot of heart" to the judging. "Of course, I miss David. He is a great guy. He is a really good person and I miss him," she says.
In addition to the new judge, for season five "AGT" has added one complete show that is going to be dedicated to YouTube acts, and this year in the finals, only four acts will compete, so the jeopardy level is higher than before.