America welcomed a new winner on Wednesday and they are very talented. After nearly four full months of fierce competition – plus what the hell Sethward was – season 16 of America’s Got Talent revealed his latest champion in a star-studded extravaganza of … you know, American talent.
The two-hour event also featured performances by and performances from
Adele Dazeem Idina Menzel, Pentatonix, Bishop Briggs, George Lopez, Rico Rodriguez, Olympians Jordan Chiles and MyKayla Skinner, and OTT Season 9 winner Mat Franco.
On his way into Wednesday’s final, aerialist Aidan Bryant was the clear frontrunner, with almost 25 percent of TVLine readers expecting him to go – is, fly – away with the grand prize. Following something closely behind Bryant in our poll were comedian Josh Blue (13.75 percent), vocalist Northwell Nurse Choir (13.4 percent) and magician Lea Kyle (10.8 percent).
Let’s see how our readers’ predictions stack up against the actual results …
After 90 minutes of singing and dancing, America’s voices were revealed, instantly eliminating the following five acts: stand-up comedian Gina Brillon, singer Jimmie Herrod, martial arts group World Taekwondo Demonstration Team, singer Victory Brinker and Northwell Health Nurse Choir.
That left stand-up comedian Josh Blue, fast-moving artist Lea Kyle, aerialist Aidan Bryant, singer Brooke Simpson and magician Dustin Tavella as the season’s Top 5. Then came the last moments of truth, as these five were eliminated one by one. All in all, this is how things shook, including “the closest Top 2 voice in the show’s history”:
Fifth | Lea Kyle
FOURTH | Brooke Simpson
THIRD | Josh Blue
SECOND | Aidan Bryant
That means Dustin Tavella has officially won the $ 1 million prize along with a spot in America’s Got Talent Las Vegas Live at the Luxor Hotel and Casino this fall.
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