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"I want a dog that can play the guitar or the drums," he told Access Hollywood in April. (Watch his interview in the above video.) "That I'm still waiting [for]."
He added, "Someone came on [the show] once and said, 'My dog can play the guitar.' And I'm like, 'Brilliant!' And [the dog] just went like that." (Cowell then mimicked a dog raising and slamming its paw, which is...not exactly musical!)
"That's not playing the guitar," Cowell said. "I want a few chords!"
So, is a corgi who can play a few chords in the cards for America's Got Talent Season 17? Unclear, but Cowell did open up about how the Contestants have been so far during filming. "We started the first two days, genuinely, I thought, 'This is 'gonna be a disaster this year,'" he said. "Everyone was terrible. And then after day three, it turned a corner, and thank God it got better and better and better. Great Golden Buzzers. Acts I've never seen before. It was interesting, the people are interesting, the stories are interesting. The talent's great. I know a lot of people say that, but genuinely, it really, really is. This show, for whatever reason, it does attract really interesting people."
And fans will get to see them when AGT Season 17 premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
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