06/05/2013 06:31 am ET Updated Jun 05, 2013

'America's Got Talent' Premiere: Singer Marty Brown Impresses, But Is He 'Undiscovered'? (VIDEO)

"America's Got Talent" kicked off its eighth season, and all eyes were on the new faces on the judging panel.

It took both Heidi Klum and "Scary Spice" a.k.a. Mel B to replace outgoing judge Sharon Osbourne, but how did they do? Entertainment Weekly gave them high marks, writing that they loved how playful the new judges were with Howard Stern and Howie Mandel on the panel. They can't wait to see more of them throughout the season.

Aside from the judges shakeup, the "America's Got Talent" premiere was business as usual, i.e. a bevy of bizarre and brilliant acts paraded onto the stage and tried to avoid the big red X to earn a trip to the next round. Things seemed to start off on the right track with Marty Brown, an early favorite.

The carpenter impressed the panel with his take on a Bob Dylan classic, with his euphoric wife waiting backstage. Stern called him a "great, undiscovered talent" before sending him on to the next round. Hollywood Life fell in love with his talent as well.

But Buddy TV did some digging and discovered that Marty may not be quite as "undiscovered" as advertised. "You'd never know it from the show, but he was actually a major label, Billboard country-charting songwriter in the '90s," they wrote. "I have nothing bad to say about the man's voice, but it's a little disingenuous to portray him as the old genius next door."

See more auditions as "America's Got Talent" rolls on, Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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