For decades, Simon Cowell has judged singers of all genres on American Idol, The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.
But it took 17 seasons of America’s Got Talent for Simon to find the "perfect contestant": himself. Or, at least, a really eerie facsimile of himself.
On Tuesday, on the end of AGT Season 17's second auditions episode, men representing a brand new company called MetaPhysic Synthetic Media
"We use artificial intelligence to create hyperreal content. And so we are going to invite our good friend Daniel Emmet onstage, who you guys are familiar with from a previous season," they announced.
That's when Daniel, an opera singer who made the AGT top 10 as a wild card in Season 13, came out wearing the form of open-throated white button-down that Simon frequently wears.
"When they requested me to be part of this wonderful, unique, original thing they're going to do, I could not say no," he explained.
Daniel proceeded to belt out an earnest rendition of Chicago's syrupy love ballad "You're the Inspiration"
however now his voice changed into booming from the creepy robotic mouth of the white-shirted, artificially intelligent Simon Cowell on the giant screen behind him.
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