AGT judge says producers are 'quite selective in what they look for'

Alicia Vrajlal
Australia's Got Talent judge Nicole Sherzinger. Photo: Getty
Australia's Got Talent judge Nicole Sherzinger. Photo: Getty

Switch to any commercial TV network during prime time these days, and you’re bound to come across a reality show for the masses.

And with more cooking, singing and quiz shows than ever before, reality TV producers and their celeb judges are posed with the challenge of making their formats just as competitive with rivals as appealing to viewers.

Ahead of tonight’s Australia’s Got Talent premiere on Channel Seven, judge Nicole Scherzinger says there’s a formula to getting the show right, one that the cast and crew know about before cameras start rolling.

“I think that’s the beauty of the brand of AGT,” she has told the Telegraph’s TV Guide/Watch.

“They are quite selective about what they are looking for and that’s family fun. It’s more about positivity than stripping people down and I love being a part of a show like that.”

The Pussycat Dolls singer is one of four famous judges on the reality show, that’s made superstars of Bonnie Anderson and Justice Crew.

The other judges include My Kitchen Rules’ Manu Feildel, Australian comedian and actor Shane Jacobson, and theatre performer Lucy Durack, while former Australian Idol star Ricki-Lee Coulter is the host.

Ahead of the season premiere, fans have already been teased with some jaw-dropping acts, one of them being former Bachelorette star Apollo Jackson’s dangerous fire stunt.

Meanwhile viewers will also be keen to see which contestants receive the golden buzzer if they manage to impress all four judges.

Australia’s Got Talent premieres on July 28 at 7pm on Channel Seven.

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