LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyra Banks is hosting the 12th season of “America’s Got Talent.” NBC said Sunday that the supermodel, Emmy-winner and creator of “America’s Next Top Model” will be joining the competition series alongside returning judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.
Banks will be taking over hosting duties from Nick Cannon, who left the show earlier this year after eight years in the post. Banks said she looks forward to “connecting with the dreamers” and will try to get a few to “smize” for the audience.
Contestants in the popular summer series come out to show off a wide array of talents to compete for a $1 million prize.
Episodes will be aired live this summer from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Black Celebs With Blue, Green & Hazel Eyes
1. Michael Ealy- Blue1 of 23
2. Raven Symone- Hazel2 of 23
3. Jesse Williams- Blue3 of 23
4. Vanessa Williams- Blue4 of 23
5. Tami Roman- Hazel5 of 23
6. Gary Dourdan- Green6 of 23
7. Tyra Banks- Green/Hazel7 of 23
8. Smokey Robinson- Green8 of 23
9. Jada Pinkett-Smith- Hazel9 of 23
10. Stacey Dash- Blue/Green10 of 23
11. Terrence Howard- Green/Hazel11 of 23
12. Eva Pigford- Green/Hazel12 of 23
13. Chris Williams- Blue13 of 23
14. Regina King- Hazel14 of 23
15. LaLa Anthony- Green15 of 23
16. Robert Ri'chard- Green16 of 23
17. Nicole Ari Parker- Green17 of 23
18. James Earl Jones- Blue18 of 23
19. Rihanna- Green/Hazel19 of 23
20. Nicole Murphy- Blue20 of 23
21. Gerald Kelly- Green21 of 23
22. Stephen Belafonte- Blue22 of 23
23. Leona Lewis- Blue/ Green23 of 23
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