TODAY | July 23, 2013
>>> all right, america's got talent airs live tonight.
>> there's no warning, no bump-in.
>> the countdown from radio city music hall right across the street. 60 contestants vie for the $1 million prize.
>>> mel b. 6 spice girls fame is one of the judges on the show. she's certainly gotten an eye full and earful from cop testants, both great and small.
>> hello, dear. how are you?
>> now this little girl was shockingly -- she was just shocking.
>> i have a question about this little girl . did you love her?
>> she actually frightened me a little bit. she did frighten me.
>> did you vote for had he or against her.
>> i said no.
>> what's it like --
>> it's always hard are to say no to kids.
>> what is it like when you look at that young girl 's face and say huh-uh to her.
>> i know there is a genre of music that's really popular but that's just not my cup of tea .
>> you would be terrified to run into her in the hallways --
>> screaming at me. yeah, she was rocking out.
>> two of your guys, nick canon and howie mandel are very busy this morning.
>> that's the worst place for a german folk like howie mandel to ring -- a germophobe.
>> how is it like working with that zpru.
>> we have a lot of fun especially when the cameras are off.
>> some of those acts are freaky. like you see the singers and you think they're very cool. there are those weirdos --
>> this was fun, the big line dance .
>> then we said no to the guy.
>> watching howard dance.
>> howard is the best on the show.
>> what do you mean, he is the best?
>> just in general terms.
>> he's a great addition to the show.
>> is he actually a very funny and sweet guy. very sweet. i call him my cuddly tedy bear. he doesn't like that though.
>> not at all. do your kids watch the show?
>> they love it. they particularly like the dancing acts.
>> do they want to get in show business , your kids?
>> do you discourage them?
>> yes. you can be a doctor or lawyer, that's it. choose one. no, i'm joking! i'm joking.
>> when your kids watch "america's got talent" and they see the guy whose swallow the swords, some acts are cringe worthy just for grown-ups.
>> they know it is entertaining to watch. they're not going to try this at home.
>> you know what? i'm sorry.
>> who would be a great vegas act? is it a magician? a singer?
>> i think any of these acts can go ahead and win it. you can be a magician, you can and great singer, dancer, anything. as long as you'ren entertaining.
>> have fun tonight. enjoy yourself.