Howard Stern on judging 'America's Got Talent': 'I'm very confident'
Published Apr 12 2012, 16:39 BST | By Justin Harp Howard Stern
has said he has become a "very confident" judge during America's Got Talent
's live auditions.
The radio host recently undertook his first auditions since joining the America's Got Talent judging panel
in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Tampa and New York City.
Speaking to Access Hollywood
, Stern boasted that he became instantly assured of his own ability to evaluate budding performers.
"I got my feet wet in Los Angeles, we moved along, and as a judge, I feel very confident now," Stern said. "I seem to have become the judge that America agrees with."
Stern also downplayed the likelihood that he will clash with fellow judges Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne.
"I hate when you tune into these shows and you see these false rivalries. I never liked the rivalry between Piers [Morgan] and Howie - I thought it was kind of fakish," he explained.
The star went on to say: "Howie's been nothing but wonderful, and Sharon too. When I came in, I was the new guy and they were very accepting, they were gracious."
Mandel recently praised Stern as a "brilliant" addition to America's Got Talent
, adding: "If you can bring honesty to especially that kind of format, then that's exactly what we need."America's Got Talent
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