Cohen will bring 'gravitas and perspective'

Leonard Cohen is set to replace David Hasselhoff as the new judge on the third season of NBC’s talent show, America’s Got Talent.

Cohen will join Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan as judges of the US version of the “Opportunity Knocks” style show.

Hasselhoff was unable to return for a third series due to ongoing health problems.

A source close to the singer said Cohen was hoping to bring “gravitas and sense of perspective” back to light entertainment.

The Grammy winner and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, best known for his hits “Chelsea Hotel” and “Avalanche”, is due to start his world tour on June 6.

For a full list of Leonard Cohen’s world tour dates click here.


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