There’s no denying that America’s Got Talent is all about the drama. Most of the time, it comes from the impressive acts that grace the stage, but, on occasion, it comes from the judge’s responses. Mel B’s recent drink-throwing antic is a perfect example of this, and some fans of the show might not find themselves able to blame her.
Mel B Throws Her Drink At Simon Cowell
After Simon Cowell remarked that Demian Aditya’s escape artist routine was “like Mel B’s wedding night” (referring to her ongoing divorce from film producer Stephen Belafonte), the former Spice Girls star threw her drink at Cowell and walked off-stage, tearing her dress in the process. Mel B later stated that going from musician Evie Clair’s heartfelt performance (which reminded Mel B of her father’s death earlier this year) to Cowell’s harsh and insensitive jabs was too much for her to bear.
Judge Howie Mandel and host Tyra Banks both came to Mel B’s defense. Mandel, who has taken some comedic jabs at Mel B, said that the singer has had a tough year. Banks added that Cowell picks on Mel B like she is his little sister.
The episode, which aired on August 22, was riddled with dramatic moments, including the glow dance crew Light Balance being unable to perform their act live on stage. Instead, the judges had to critique them based on what they saw in the crew’s dress rehearsal.
Banks summed the night up best when she remarked that she was holding the show together with the massive rings adorning her fingers. A night full of technical errors, touching performances, and judges disagreeing with one another sure does make for one exciting live TV show!
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