Top Ten America's Got Talent Judges

The Top Ten
1 Howie Mandel

I appreciate Howie's down-to-earth honesty.

He gets pleased so easily! I love it!

2 Simon Cowell Simon Phillip Cowell is an English reality television judge, entrepreneur, philanthropist, film, record, and television producer.

Simon is amazing at identifying talent, particularly musicians. His experience in the industry is evident with the feedback he offers.

Yes, Simon can be rude, but that is just his role and what he is known for. He plays a role. He does know what he is talking about though. Simon is a good, honest judge.

He does sometimes go a little too far, telling the bad contestants they can't ever improve and judges them based on their appearance when they're there to be judged for their skills. Other than that, he's just doing his job. There are so many people that get way too offended after being lied to by friends and family. They don't realize that they're there to be judged and that Simon isn't one of those people who will lie to you just for the sake of not hurting your feelings.

3 Piers Morgan Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan, known professionally as Piers Morgan, is a British journalist and television personality currently working as the US editor-at-large for Mail Online.

Piers Morgan is currently the only good judge on the show. He's the only judge that actually criticizes and buzzes the bad acts. The best judge ever.

In my opinion, he's the only ACTUAL judge ever on the show. The other judges should be called worshipers instead of judges.

He's the best. This was his show before they took it from him.

4 Mel B Melanie Janine Brown (born 29 May 1975), also known as Mel B or Melanie B, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. Brown rose to prominence in the 1990s as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed Scary Spice. With over 85 million records... read more

Mel B came across as a sincere and warm person. I believe her own challenges impacted her ability to feel empathetic towards the performers.

Mel is the most authentic and honest of the judges. She comes across as the warmest (Simon's the coldest). It's a shame Simon uses her as the scapegoat.

She is so nice. When you get a no from her, you know you are bad.

5 Howard Stern Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer.

He was the only judge to tell the honest truth to the contestants. He only gave out standing ovations when they were deserved, unlike the other judges who gave them out constantly. He was very funny. And let's not forget that he was the one who brought America's Got Talent to Radio City Music Hall.

Pretty much the new Piers Morgan. Howie's the one who sees the talent in people, and Sharon... Well, she breaks the ties (usually in favor of the contestant). Howard tells the honest truth about the acts, and that's great.

6 David Hasselhoff David Michael Hasselhoff, nicknamed "The Hoff", is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessman, who set a Guinness World Record as the most watched man on TV.
7 Heidi Klum Heidi Klum is a German model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and occasional actress.

This picture is... a strange one to use in this case. Other than that, I love her. She's hilarious and down-to-earth.

8 Sharon Osbourne Sharon Rachel Osbourne is a British-American television personality, music manager, and author. She is married to heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne and came to public prominence after appearing on The Osbournes, a reality television show that aired on MTV, which followed her family's daily... read more

I loved when Sharon would crack up on X Factor. But on Got Talent, she is a pretty honest judge.

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10 Nick Cannon Nicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon is an American rapper, actor, comedian, entrepreneur, record producer, radio and television personality.

He always supports people if they didn't make it through.

He's so dang funny and is supportive of the acts.

The Contenders
11 Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, magician, and singer. He is known primarily for his comedy roles on television and his dramatic and musical stage roles.
12 Regis Philbin
13 Sofia Vergara SofĂ­a Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian-American actress, comedian, producer, television host, model and businesswoman.
14 Tyra Banks Tyra Lynne Banks is an American model, television personality, talk show host, producer, author, actress, singer and business woman.
15 Terry Crews Terry Alan Crews is an American actor and former American football player. He is known for playing Julius on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris and for his appearances in Old Spice commercials, as well as films such as Friday After Next, Idiocracy, White Chicks and The Expendables series.
16 Julianne Hough Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American dancer, actress, and singer. She is a two-time professional champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She has appeared in films such as Burlesque and Footloose.
17 Alesha Dixon
18 Chris Hardwick
19 Michael McIntyre Michael Hazen James McIntyre is an English comedian, actor and presenter. In 2012, he was reported to be the highest-grossing comedian in the world.
20 Gabrielle Union Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade is an American actress. She began her career in 1990s, appearing on television sitcoms, before landing supporting roles in teen comedy films She's All That and 10 Things I Hate About You.
21 Brandy Brandy Rayana Norwood, known professionally by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress.
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