Every piece of news about America’s Got Talent Season 14 gets us even more excited for the show to premiere May 28. The latest info has to do with this season’s guest judges. Three of them were revealed on the show’s ticket site, with one remaining a mystery.
The first guest judge is former Tonight Show host Jay Leno. His episode is taping today (April 18) in Studio City, Calif. It will be interesting to see if he gets the chance to judge any comedians, and if he’ll choose a funny act for his Golden Buzzer.
Next up is country star Brad Paisley, who will appear as a guest judge in an episode filming April 22. Considering The Voice has Blake Shelton and American Idol has Luke Bryan, it’s fitting that America’s Got Talent would have a little country twang on its judging panel this season.
Actress Ellie Kemper, known for The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, will be a guest judge in an episode taping April 28. She’s sure to bring some humor and positivity to the panel.
On Thursday, April 25, there will be a “surprise guest judge” on the show. It’s not clear whether that’s because they haven’t chosen one yet or the judge is so big they want to keep it a secret. Either way, we’re interested in finding out who it is.
The guest judges join the permanent panel during Judge Cuts, and each of them gets to hit the Golden Buzzer once to send a contestant straight to the live shows.
Jay, Brad, Ellie, and the mystery judge will be joining two new judges this season — Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough. With so many fresh faces, it will be fun to see what everyone brings to the table.