For six seasons, America’s Got Talent has allowed everyday people to show off their inner gifts, awarding top props to a wide-ranging cast of winners, including a preteen chanteuse, an opera singer, a Rat Pack–style crooner and a ventriloquist. With the show back for a seventh season, AW asked returning judges Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne, as well as host Nick Cannon, about their own secret skills and what talents they’d most like to see from this season’s hopefuls.
Secret talent: Martial arts
Talent he wishes he had: Singing and playing the piano
If he won AGT’s $1 million prize, he would: Give the money to my family
Act he’d like to see on AGT: A really good magician
Secret talent: The ability to answer random questions
Talent he wishes he had: The ability to come up with really good answers to random questions
If he won AGT’s $1 million prize, he would: Upgrade on American Airlines every single time and pay for all of the headsets for everyone on the plane
Act he’d like to see on AGT: Something I’ve never seen before
Secret talent: I can put on different accents.
Talent she wishes she had: Playing the piano
If she won AGT’s $1 million prize, she would: Put the money toward a home
Act she’d like to see on AGT: A great magician