Teenager Thia Megia was cut from “American Idol” on Thursday night, the second time the youngster has been eliminated from a reality television competition, something Piers Morgan said might be a lesson.
“Maybe she’s just not good enough,” Piers, who judged Thia when she competed on “America’s Got Talent” back in 2009, the season eventually won by chicken farmer Kevin Skinner, told Access Hollywood on Friday as he judged Season 6 “America’s Got Talent” auditions at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
“In the end, these shows always find out the real talent,” Piers continued. “You can tell everyone, ‘You’re the best thing since sliced bread,’ but actually, in these shows, you get found out because there’s too many elements, too many parts of the process.”
Sharon Osbourne, who also judged the year Thia failed to make the cut on “AGT” (she was cut following the quarterfinals round), had somewhat kinder words for the Northern California vocalist.
“She was actually 12 when she came on to our show. She was only 12 and to be fair to her, she was 16 now,” Sharon said.
“She’s just, she’s good, she’s pretty, but…” Sharon shrugged. “Who knows?”
While Sharon and Piers had little advice for the teen’s next step, they, and fellow judge Howie Mandel, did have a few things to say about the upcoming season of their own reality competition – “America’s Got Talent” – including informing Access that a big moment is on the horizon.
“I think we are above last year in talent… in Seattle, so is Minneapolis,” Howie said. “I think we found something equal, if not better, than Fighting Gravity from last year… I think we’ve found maybe a Jackie Evancho moment.”
Auditions are currently taking place – with the judges — across the country for “AGT.” The next stop is Atlanta on April 12-14, followed by Houston between April 19-20.
“AGT” returns for its sixth season this summer on NBC.