‘AGT’ mystery: How did Emanne Beasha lose ‘America’s Got Talent’ to Kodi Lee?

Singer Kodi Lee won “AGT” over choral group Detroit Youth Choir in one of the closest votes ever when the final results were revealed on Wednesday’s episode. Our “America’s Got Talent” winner predictions had expected this to be a tight race between Kodi and Emanne Beasha, the little girl with the big voice. But she did not even make the top 5.

That 10-year-old opera singer Emanne Beasha lost “AGT” was a shock. Perhaps “America’s Got Talent” viewers did not want another young girl to win again so soon after the back-to-back wins by two 12-year olds in 2017 (ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer) and 2016 (singer Grace VanderWaal).

Following Kodi Lee in first place was host Terry Crews’ Golden Buzzer act Detroit Youth Chori, third-place finisher comedian Ryan Niemiller, tumblers V. Unbeatable in fourth, and quartet Voices of Service rounding out the top five.

Perhaps you think that V. Unbeatable, who were guest judge Dwayne Wade‘s Golden Buzzer act, should have won over Kodi, who had been singled out for the Golden Buzzer by Wade’s wife Gabrielle Union. And didn’t Emanne, who was guest judge Jay Leno’s Golden Buzzer deserve to at least be in the final five countdown?

Besides Emanne, the acts who finished between sixth and tenth places, in no particular order, were: singer Benicio Bryant, violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa, dance troupe Light Balance Kids and chorale group Ndlovu Youth Choir.

Who did you want to win the million dollar grand prize and a chance to headline at a Las Vegas casino? Read our recaps of Tuesday’s performances final and then cast your vote in our poll for your favorite act. And be sure to sound off in our comments section at the bottom of this post, especially if your favorite was not Kodi Lee.

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