America may have talent but Nick Cannon definitely has a devilish streak. Mariah Carey’s main squeeze took the opportunity during the America’s Got Talent Season 9 premiere to pull a fast one on the panel of judges and, we’ll admit, he even had us fooled!
Hidden under layers of makeup, Nick auditioned as a mime and needless to say he didn’t impress. After getting some harsh feedback including a strongly worded chat from judge Howard Stern, Nick the Mime broke his silence and went off. Talking back to all four judges and specifically calling out Howard, the rogue mime got the panel shaking in their respective chairs.
Only after he made a run for the stage, causing Howie Mandel to jump up in self-defense, did Nick reveal it was him under the layers of crazy. It took a moment for the prank to register with Howie, Howard, Mel B, and Heidi Klum, but the look of relief that crosses their faces is pretty priceless. Nicely played, Nick!
Tricks like those might have been AGT’s secret to success during last night’s premiere. The Season 9 opener scored major points Tuesday night. Congratulations, Nick and team! Maybe you should be a mime more often! See what other fun Nick has been up to in the video above including when he was the guest principal at a school!
America’s Got Talent Season 9 auditions air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.