“America’s Got Talent” honored judge Simon Cowell for his Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Wednesday. The two minute video tribute included stars describing the influence Cowell had on them and the music industry.
The video starts off with words from Kelly Clarkson at Cowell’s Walk of Fame ceremony, “Literally, we were right here 16 years ago when this man helped change my life.”
Former co-judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson said some words about Cowell, “Simon’s secret to success? It’s because he’s always right. Just ask him,” Abdul stated. “He’s probably the best reality judge there’s ever been,” Jackson said.
Season 11 winner of AGT, Grace Vanderwaal said, “I love my life. I couldn’t imagine it any other way. It’s pretty much all thanks to Simon.”
Successful stars Camila Cabello and Louis Tomlinson expressed gratitude toward Cowell, “He’s just been an incredible mentor and has offered a lot of guidance,” Camila Cabello said. “I think Simon deserves a star on the Walk of Fame because his impact in music is unquestionable, really,” Tomlinson said.
Cowell’s son Eric gives tribute to his dad, “Daddy is having a star, and we all need one. And I’m the biggest star.”
“Simon Cowell is an icon all over the world, and icons deserve stars,” Howie Mandel said.
The video ends with a statement from Cowell, “If anyone says fame is a bad thing I don’t know what your talking about. It’s the best thing in the world.”
Congratulations to the one and only, Simon Cowell!