The season 18 finale of ‘America’s Got Talent’ was a night full of surprises, performances and emotions. The top 11 finalists competed for the $1 million prize and the chance to headline a show in Las Vegas. Here are some of the highlights from the finale.
One of the most anticipated performances of the night was by Jared Leto and his band 30 Seconds to Mars, who joined forces with two of the finalists, Chibi Unity and Ramadhani Brothers. The dance group and the acrobatic duo showcased their amazing skills while Leto sang their hit song “Walk on Water”. The judges and the audience were blown away by the collaboration, which was a perfect blend of music and movement.
Adrian Stoica and Hurricane Win the Hearts of America with Their Cooking Skills
The most adorable act of the season, Adrian Stoica and his canine companion Hurricane, proved that they are more than just a dog trainer and his pet. They performed a hilarious skit where they cooked dinner together, with Hurricane chopping vegetables, stirring the pot and setting the table. The audience laughed and cheered as they watched the duo’s antics, which showed their incredible bond and teamwork.
Putri Ariani Delivers a Stunning Performance with Leona Lewis
The singer from Indonesia, Putri Ariani, who impressed the judges with her powerful voice and emotional rendition of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” in the finals, got to share the stage with one of her idols, Leona Lewis. The two singers performed Lewis’ hit song “Run”, which showcased their vocal range and harmony. The judges praised Ariani for her growth and confidence throughout the competition, and Lewis for her generosity and talent.
Anna Deguzman Makes History with Her Close-Up Magic
The first female close-up magician to make it to the finals of ‘America’s Got Talent’, Anna Deguzman, amazed everyone with her card tricks and sleight of hand. She performed a routine where she changed the color, suit and number of cards in front of the judges’ eyes, while also involving them in her act. She also revealed that she had predicted the outcome of her trick by showing a video of herself holding a sign with the final card. The judges were stunned by her skills and creativity, and called her a trailblazer for women in magic.
Avantgardey Impresses the Crowd with Their Spectacular Dance
The dance group from France, Avantgardey, who won Sofia Vergara’s Golden Buzzer in the auditions, delivered a spectacular performance that combined dance, acrobatics and technology. They used LED screens, projections and props to create a futuristic and immersive experience that matched their energetic and precise choreography. The judges complimented them for their originality and innovation, and said they deserved to be in Vegas.
The Winner Is…
After all the performances and guest appearances, it was time to announce the winner of ‘America’s Got Talent’ season 18. The host Terry Crews revealed that the top two acts were Adrian Stoica & Hurricane and Anna Deguzman. He then announced that the winner was… Adrian Stoica & Hurricane! The dog trainer and his furry friend celebrated their victory with hugs and kisses, while confetti rained down on them. They thanked America for voting for them, and said they were looking forward to performing in Vegas.