Scary Spice Melanie Brown, otherwise known as Mel B, had something of a baptism by fire as a new judge of ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Apparently the British singer was booed during her very first day of filming.
Mel B began taping the talent show on Monday in New Orleans and the audience apparently didn’t take kindly to her criticizing a brass band, reports state.
The first act of the day was Lagniappe, an internationally known Big Easy band, but Mel B showed herself to really not be a fan of brass band music. That didn’t go down well with New Orleans locals in the crowd who allegedly started to boo Mel B, yelling “Go home” and “No respect,” according to a report by TMZ.
The band was excited about appaearing in front of the judges, even putting up a Facebook message the day before which read, “Tomorrow we audition for America’s Got Talent in front of the celebrity judge panel – cross your fingers!!”
Their audition clearly didn’t go down as well as expected with one judge.
This isn’t the first time the Spice Girl has been booed, either. When judging the “X Factor U.K.” in June, Mel B was booed after she insulted in 81-year-old contestant by saying his performance made her want to “fall asleep.”
Last month I was announced that the 37-year-old Brit would be replacing Sharon Osbourne on the judges panel. She is no stranger to reality TV, having been a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” and a judge on international versions of “The X Factor.”
Mel B joined Howie Mandel and Howard Stern alongside new judge Heidi Klum at Monday’s taping of “America’s Got Talent.”
Klum signed onto “America’s Got Talent” as the fourth judge right at the last moment, the Washington Post reported. The ex-wife of R&B star Seal and former Victoria’s Secret supermodel also has reality TV credentials. She has been a host and judge on “Project Runway” since it premiered in 2004.