Browse pics from the season finale of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ then weigh in with your thoughts on the results!
America’s Got Talent crowned its season-eight champion after a two-hour finale Sept. 18 — but before announcing who snagged the coveted prize money and a residency in Las Vegas, NBC’s hottest competition series reflected on its most epic season yet, while also revealing a few tricks still up its sleeve.
Kathie Lee & Hoda ‘Got Talent’
Arguably the most ridiculous surprise of the evening was the appearance of Today Show goddesses Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. I’m glad AGT took advantage of its convenient location to incorporate them — but wasn’t this Wines-day Wednesday? I’m surprised they were both still awake!
Can You Feel The Love All Night?
Icona Pop‘s medley of “I Love It” and “All Night” was another high point of the finale for me. I know we’ve all lost count of how many times we heard that first song this summer, but I really liked the follow-up single — even if they are pretty similar.
I don’t know about you, but I also enjoyed Il Divo and Heather Headley‘s big bilingual rendition of “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” from The Lion King. It was just the right amount of random for this show, and honestly, it got me a little choked up. But I always get that way when I think about Mufasa’s death.
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On top of all that, the two-hour finale also gave us one final look at this season’s top six acts, together for the last time. There was singer-songwriter Cami Bradley, operatic trio Forte, country crooner Jimmy Rose, comedian Taylor Williamson, teen magician Collins Key — and, of course, the winner, Japanese dance-artist Kenichi Ebina. Seeing those acts together really made me realize what an incredible season this has been; any one of them would have been deserving of winning the grand prize, and I really mean that.
WATCH: Kenichi Ebina Performs With Il Divo & Heather Headley
HollywoodLifers, how do you feel about the results of AGT‘s season finale? Drop a comment with your thoughts on the winner!
— Andy Swift
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