Now that the dust has settled on Monday’s Finals performance episode of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” it’s time for the all-important question: Who deserves to win? Since viewers can’t vote for the winner — only Superfans get to vote — we’ve created a poll below where you can choose your favorite. Among the 12 finalists for NBC’s spinoff reality TV show are a singing ventriloquist, a Scottish singer and a card magician, to name just a few. But who do YOU think should walk away with the title of “Champion”?
A whopping seven singing acts made it through to the Finals, with all of them earning standing ovations from judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel. Singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer was brought back as a wild card after she was shockingly eliminated several episodes ago. When she returned this week Darci Lynne sang “O Mio Babbino Caro” with her rabbit puppet Petunia and earned the highest praise possible from Simon: “This for so many reasons is your best ever performance.”
The other six singing acts that performed for the Superfan vote were Susan Boyle (“Britain’s Got Talent”), Angelica Hale (“AGT”), Kechi (“AGT”), Cristina Ramos (“Spain’s Got Talent”), Paul Potts (“BGT) and Brian Justin Crum (“AGT”). Producers chose to give the coveted last slot of the night to Susan, who began her journey back in 2009 singing “I Dreamed A Dream” and who now performed that exact same song a decade later.
Two magic acts made the Finals: card magician Shin Lim, the winner of “AGT” Season 13, and wild card Jon Dorenbos, who came in third place in Season 11. Shin wowed Howie and host Terry Crews with his close-up magic that involved making their signed cards appear and disappear at random, while Jon took the judges on a magical journey by having them pick things that related to his past performances on the show.
As for the remaining variety acts, extreme knife throwers Deadly Games entertained the crowd with their dangerous performance that ended with shooting an arrow through balloons that were held by the judges. Sand artist Kseniya Simonova told a touching story about war, life and love in her home country, Ukraine. And stand-up comedian Preacher Lawson ripped off his shirt during his routine about working out at the gym.