SIMON Cowell’s jaw dropped after meeting a contestant who shared his face on the latest episode of America’s Got Talent.
The judge saw a familiar face in more ways than one as a new act took the stage.
Simon is usually hard to impress, but on Tuesday night’s AGT episode he was nothing but smiles and amazement when he saw his own face staring at him.
The act, called MetaPhysic Media, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create “hyperreal content,” according to the authors.
MetaPhysic consisted of two men who were behind the scenes and another man whom Simon loved.
Daniel Emmet, an opera singer who made the top 10 in season 13, brought to life a different version of the judge.
The judges knew he was going to sing, but they had no idea what they were going to see.
“When they asked me to be a part of this wonderful, unique, original thing they were coming up with, I couldn’t say no,” Daniel explained onstage.
The opera singer took the stage in a white button-down shirt and blue jeans, then began singing Chicago’s You’re The Inspiration.
The screen behind him didn’t show his face, but a metaphysical robotic version of Simon’s face.
The 62-year-old’s jaw dropped automatically and the rest of the judges were shocked.
FALL IN LOVE
By the end of the performance, he was in love.
“Is it inappropriate to fall in love with a candidate? I know it’s weird but I love you Daniel,” Simon told him.
The other judges – Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Howie Mandel – were also very impressed.
Heidi loved it and said it was “the best act” she’s seen all day.
Sofia praised the hard work that went into it, even shadowing Simon in the process.
“I can’t even imagine how much work it is to create something so perfect because if I wasn’t paying attention and I see this, I think it’s Simon 20 years agosing!” she said.
In the end, all four judges gave Daniel and Simon and the rest of the act an enthusiastic yes.
Simon even tweeted about the performance when the show aired.
“These pictures say it all #AGT”, The tweet read, with four pictures of him looking shocked and looking through his fingers.
Under Simon’s tweet, fans couldn’t help but chime in.
They loved it as much as the judges, but especially Simon.
“I like to see Simon in AI. He looks good. And he blushed when he saw himself singing,” one fan tweeted.
Some followers added that it was “hard to look the other way”.
“The show was spot on and you were there!! Will definitely stand out from the rest!!” added a third.
Most fan reactions to the AI act were that it was super fun and they “loved” it!
Although Simon’s look-alike stole the show last night, his hand is usually the talk of the night.
This season he wears a cast on his hand and many are wondering what happened.
AGT’s non-live episodes are filled months in advance, and earlier this year, Simon was involved in a serious accident.
On January 27, he was involved in an electric bicycle accident that took him to the hospital after suffering injuries.
While driving through London, Simon flew over the handlebars of the bike at a speed of over 32 km/h.
Before paramedics arrived, the accident left the former American Idol judge, with a suspected concussion, bleeding at the scene.
When the TV personality received treatment, it was revealed he had a broken arm from the incident.
A source told the Sun that Simon was lucky to be alive.
“He was pedaling with the electric motor on when the wheels suddenly went out from under him after driving into a wet spot.”
“He slipped and went over the handlebars in the middle of the road,” they continued.
“Unfortunately, Simon wasn’t wearing a helmet and blood was pouring down his face – he looked like someone from Phantom of the Opera.”
“Three friendly passers-by jumped into action, stopping traffic to avoid being run over.”
They also shared: “After being taken to a hospital and given an X-ray, Simon was finally released that evening – his arm was yellow to the shoulder – and was told to rest.”
Season 17 of America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.
Viewers who missed the premiere can stream episodes on Peacock and Hulu.
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