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Original ‘American Idol’ judges honor Simon Cowell for Walk of Fame star

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America’s Got Talent took time out of Wednesday’s results show to celebrate judge and executive producer Simon Cowell’s recent star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The video that was shown featured stars like Camila Cabello and One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson commenting on what Cowell has meant to them. “He’s just been an incredible mentor and has offered a lot of guidance,” Cabello said in the video. “I think Simon deserves a star on the Walk of Fame because his impact in music is unquestionable really,” Tomlinson added.But the tribute went back even further, to an era when most Americans first met Cowell -- the American Idol years. It started with footage from Cowell’s star ceremony, where season one Idol winner Kelly Clarkson said a few words about her career launching 16 years ago. And then Cowell’s original co-judges, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, chimed in.“Simon’s secret to success? It’s because he’s always right. Just ask him,” Abdul joked. “He’s probably the best reality judge there’s ever been,” Jackson added.Along with helping launch the American Idol craze in the states, Cowell has also served as judge and producer of countless talent shows, both here and across the pond, like X-Factor and Britain's Got Talent. And some of the stars he’s uncovered along the way are certainly unforgettable. Like singer Susan Boyle.“Simon Cowell has changed my life. I couldn’t thank him enough,” Boyle said in the tribute.America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC. Watch clips and full episodes of America’s Got Talent for free on Yahoo View.Check out what made Simon Cowell nearly shed tears on America’s Got Talent:

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