‘AGT’ Finale Recap: The Season 17 Champion Is Crowned

It's all come down to this. The second night of the 'AGT' season finale will start out with 11 incredible acts, but only one will be able to be the season 17 winner. Find out the winner!

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After weeks of auditions and live shows, it’s time to crown a new America’s Got Talent winner. The performances have been memorable all season long, but just one has captured the heart of America. Only one act will win that coveted $1 million prize. The top 11 acts will hit the stage throughout the night before the results are revealed.

The night kicks off with the Black Eyed Peas. AGT alum Light Balance follows the Black Eyed Peas with an amazing performance, and host Terry Crews even joins in!

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The judges of ‘AGT’ and host Terry Crews. (NBC)

Barry star Henry Winkler stops by during the finale and admits that he’s a big fan of AGT. He also loves magic, so he introduces Nicholas Ribs, Yu Hojin, and past AGT winner Shin Lim ahead of their performance. These 3 magicians team up for a wonderful and awe-inspiring performance.

Country singer Drake Milligan takes the stage with Jon Pardi to sing Jon’s hit “Last Night Lonely.” Chapel Hart shares the stage with Darius Rucker for a sensational performance of “Something to Talk About” by Bonnie Raitt. After the back-to-back performances, Jon shares his advice for the country music acts. “No matter what, always believe in yourself,” he says.

Mike E. Winfield brings back Don McMillan for the “Roast of Simon Cowell.” Naturally, Don’s brought his Powerpoint. Season 17 alums Mr. Pants and Lace Larrabee also join in. Ventriloquist Celia Munoz performs alongside AGT winners Darci Lynne Farmer and Terry Fator. Kristy Sellars and Mayyas also dazzle with a special show. Avery Dixon and Trombone Shorty jam out to Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition.”

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Avery Dixon and Sara James in the ‘AGT’ finale. (NBC)

Sara James gets the chance to perform “Let’s Get It Started” with the Black Eyed Peas. The group is stunned by the 14-year-old’s talent. “She is a superstar,” will.i.am says.

Now it’s time for the results. Terry narrows down the top 10 to the top 5. Between Drake Milligan and Mike E. Winfield, Drake is the first act to make the top 5. Nicholas Ribs and Metaphysic are called next. Metaphysic is moving on to the top 5! The final 3 acts to make the top 5 are Kristy Sellars, the Mayyas, and Chapel Hart.

The Top 5 Are Revealed

It’s down to Drake, Metaphysic, Kristy, the Mayyas, and Chapel Hart. The act finishing in fifth place is Chapel Hart. Simon Cowell tells the trio that he truly believes that they have a “hit song” with their track “American Pride.” The act coming in fourth place is Metaphysic.

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The Mayyas on ‘AGT.’ (NBC)

Drake comes in third place. “This has forever changed my life,” Drake says after being eliminated. Simon stresses that this is just the “beginning” for Drake when it comes to his career.

The AGT Season 17 Winner Is…

The final 2 acts are Kristy and the Mayyas. One of these acts will win $1 million and a headline show in Las Vegas. The winner of AGT season 17 is… the Mayyas!

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