Kelly Clarkson is joining “America’s Got Talent” this week, according to TVLine.

The Voice” coach is filling in for Simon Cowell, who is recovering at home after falling off an electric bike and breaking his back, the Deseret News reported. 

In an “urgent memo” posted on Twitter Monday, Clarkson tweeted: “My friend, Simon Cowell, is doing better now but was in an accident and won’t be able to make Tuesday and Wednesday’s live shows for AGT. But no worries America, someone far wiser, cooler, and hotter is taking his seat! The unbelievably amazing Kelly Clarkson. You’re welcome in advance!”

Clarkson’s history with Cowell goes back far — in 2002, Cowell took part in crowning Clarkson the first “American Idol” winner. 

This week’s “AGT” live shows air Aug. 11 and 12. 

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What will the live shows look like? 

  • Tuesday night’s episode will show the first 11 of the 44 remaining acts.
  • During Wednesday’s show, the five acts advancing based on viewer votes will be revealed, the Deseret News previously reported. 
  • According to a press release sent to the Deseret News, the 11 acts on Tuesday’s show are: Archie Williams, Bello & Annaliese Nock, Divas & Drummers of Compton, Double Dragon, Feng E, FrenchieBabyy, Michael Yo, Pork Chop Revue, Golden Buzzer Roberta Battaglia, Shaquira McGrath, and Simon and Maria.
  • Instead of the usual Dolby Theatre venue, the live shows will take place at Universal Studios Hollywood where, with strict safety precautions in place, acts will perform on a soundstage, in a theme park, and at the backlot, according to USAToday
  • Some acts are being taped in other countries due to travel complications amid the pandemic, USA Today reported.
  • The live shows will have a virtual audience, similar to what the NBA has put in place amid its return to the court. 

Going forward

  • Over four weeks, 20 acts will advance based on viewer votes, and the judges will pick two wild-cards to complete the 22 acts moving on to the show’s semifinals, USAToday reported. 
  • The winner will be revealed on Sept. 23.