TV Watch America's Got Talent
After more a decade judging young talent, Simon Cowell is truly shocked very little – but that's exactly what Laura Bretan did this season on America's Got Talent.
The incredible, 13-year-old opera singer who captured America's heart and earned the first Golden Buzzer of the season, opens up to PEOPLE Now about the moment judge Mel B pushed the buzzer and changed her life.
"I was in shock. I had no idea what to do – to stand there, to cry, to laugh," Bretan admits. "I had no idea what to do. I was just so excited and so surprised."
And what about singing in front of the infamous Cowell? "It was, of course, very overwhelming and nerve-racking," Bretan says of the audition. "I was shaking so bad."
Adele's rendition of "Spice Up Your Life" has left Mel B in awe.
"I love Adele," the artist formerly known as Scary Spice, 41, told reporters Monday during a conference call promoting NBC's America's Got Talent. "I love the fact that she kind of tips her hat off to us and gives us props. I mean who isn't a fan of Adele? So, to know that she's a fan of the Spice Girls is definitely one for the books."
He has been off American TV since the end of The X Factor USA in 2013.
America's Got Talent is back – now with 100 percent more whipped-cream fights!
Simon Cowell makes his debut on Tuesday's premiere, and PEOPLE has an exclusive sneak peek at one performance that has the former American Idol meanie walking – then running – off set.
If there is one thing you should know about a ventriloquist, it's that they are "really not mad or crazy" – and absolutely do not have conversations with their puppets during the car ride home.
Tell the world: Jackie Evancho's got a new single and music video.
May the odds be ever in her favor.
Simon Cowell is coming back to this side of the pond.
After a two-year hiatus from American television, Cowell has signed on as a judge on next season of America's Got Talent.
During an appearance on the Today show on Thursday, Cowell said "it was the network's decision," though he admitted to doing some prodding of his own.
Spoiler alert for anyone who didn't see the season finale of America's Got Talent: Stop reading now.