As wannabe stars take the stage during Season 5 of the high-stakes talent show (9/8c, NBC), everybody's looking for the same thing: a Susan Boyle moment.
"I want to find a genuine world star, like we did in Britain," says veteran judge Piers Morgan. Morgan likes their chances: "Everyone has been stunned by how good the talent has been during auditions."
But it won't all be big ballad crooners and torch songs. Expect plenty of out-there acts, including Morgan's fave, "a beautiful young lady who dressed like Catwoman and painted like Picasso - closely followed by a complete idiot who blew his underpants up on stage."
Along with Morgan, Osbourne is back at the judges' table, joined by newbie Mandel. "He's one of the funniest people, and a guy who cannot be trusted to behave himself," says Morgan.