America's Got Talent Re-Opens Season 15 Auditions Online After Coronavirus Halts Production

PEOPLE confirmed on Feb. 27 that Vergara, 47, was joining the series as the fourth judge.

“I’m so happy to join my new family on AGT. This is a new and exciting next chapter for me and I’m extremely proud to be the first Latin judge on the show. I can’t wait to watch all the talent and have fun with all you guys!” she said in a statement.

Vergara and Klum have filled the two vacant seats on the AGT judges’ panel after Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough were not asked to return following their one-season run.

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