According to Entertainment Weekly, the woman was a viola player named Natalie Holt who leapt from her seat to go after the judges. The eggs did not make contact and Holt was quickly escorted off-stage by security. UK's Daily Mail received a statement from Holt through the show which read, "I want to apologize to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance. I've never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realized it was a silly thing to do."
- Simon later tweeted about the incident saying, "I really don't like eggs."
- Natalie was previously a contestant on the show.
- The opera singers ended up coming in third place