'America's Got Talent': Howard Stern, Nick Cannon Preview New Season (VIDEO)

05/04/2012 08:59 am ET

The new season of "America's Got Talent" is right around the corner (Season 7 premieres May 14 at 8 p.m. on NBC). And we've got a first look at the new season, including new judge Howard Stern.

Stern joined the panel after Piers Morgan left to focus on his CNN show. And from the looks of it, he's having a great time.

"My dream was to be a judge," Stern tells a contestant he gives a big "X" to.

"I really like Nick Cannon as a host and I've seen other shows, I believe Nick adds a really human element to this thing," Stern says in the video below. "He's so real with the contestants and he's a guy they can lean on."

In the video below, check out some contestants -- from pole dancers and singers to a dog and somebody dressed as an owl (we think) -- and hear all about what Cannon brings to the table as host.

"America's Got Talent" premieres Monday, May 14 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET weekly thereafter.

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