It’s official: the two acts you think DESERVE to win “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” during Monday’s season finale are singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer and card magician Shin Lim. According to our recent poll, Darci is our readers’ #1 pick with 28% of the vote while Shin is just behind her at 21%. Surprisingly, the viral singer who made “Got Talent” a worldwide phenomenon a decade ago, Susan Boyle, only came in third place at 16%. Scroll down to see the poll results for all 12 “AGT” finalists.
“AGT: The Champions” is NBC’s spinoff series of the popular “America’s Got Talent” reality TV program, only with a major twist as 50 acts from all over the world came together to compete for the brand new title. Originally the acts were split into five groups of 10, with two from each group advancing to last week’s Finals performance episode to create a Top 10. Then judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel surprised the audience by announcing that two wild cards had been asked back — Darci Lynne and magician Jon Dorenbos — to complete the Top 12.
Here’s how the dozen finalists fared in our poll that asked “AGT” fans to name who most deserved to win Season 1:
1st place at 28%: singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer
2nd place at 21%: card magician Shin Lim
3rd place at 16%: Scottish singer Susan Boyle
4th place at 9%: child singer Angelica Hale
5th place at 7%: sand artist Kseniya Simonova
6th place at 5%: singer Brian Justin Crum
7th place at 4%: comedian Preacher Lawson
8th/9th place at 3%: singer Cristina Ramos and magician Jon Dorenbos
10th place at 2%: singer Paul Potts
11th/12th place at 1%: extreme knife throwers Deadly Games and singer Kechi
Of this talented group of 12 acts, only five are former winners of their various “Got Talent” seasons across the world. From the American version are Darci (Season 12) and Shin (Season 11), from the British version is Paul (Season 1), from the Spanish version if Cristina (Season 1), and from the Ukrainian version is Kseniya (Season 1).
Will one of these former winners claim victory in “Champions,” or will the show’s Superfans instead decide to honor a prior finalist who lost the crown the first time around? Tune in to NBC on Monday, February 18 for the two-hour season finale to see who host Terry Crews names as the winner.