“It does make you feel different because you understand how you would feel if it was your son up there,” Cowell told People. He has a 2-year-old son, Eric, with girlfriend Lauren Silverman.
Need more proof?
Laura Bretan is a 13 year old. As she starts into ‘Nessun Dorma’ during her America’s Got Talent audition, you can hear Cowell say in disbelief, ‘She’s 13?’ before the camera comes back to him with his jaw dropped!
At the end of the performance, Laura is overcome by emotion as the crowd stands, as well as all four judges, before Mel B gives her the Golden Buzzer, automatically advancing Laura to the live show!