America’s Got Talent 2022 LIVE — Fans shocked by Mayyas win and say one contestant was ‘robbed’… – The US Sun
THE Mayyas have been crowned the winners of season 17 of America's Got Talent – and there are some mixed reactions to the finale's outcome.
America voted for the live finale event and the Lebanese dance team is taking home the $1million prize as well as a headlining act in Las Vegas.
While most AGT fans celebrate the act's victory, other online viewers are saying that 14-year-old Polish singer Sara James was "robbed" as she didn't even make it to the Final Five.
One fan on Twitter wrote: "Sara James should be winning AGT, but doesn’t even get top 5. Completely robbed."
Read our America's Got Talent live blog for updates…
AGT’s Drake Milligan album dropped at midnight
Country singer Drake Milligan announced that his Dallas/Fort Worth debut album was available after part two of the AGT finale.
Milligan is a well-known performer and has finally taken his career to the next level.
During AGT’s finale, he performed his original song, Sounds Like Something I’d Do, which reached 251k views on YouTube.
AGT hosts from season 1-17
AGT has completed 17 seasons while it’s been on the air since 2006.
The competition series has had five hosts during its reign on NBC.
Season 1 kicked off with Regis Philbin, followed by season 2 and 3 with Jerry Springer; season 4 through 11 was hosted by Nick Cannon, who was AGT’s most extended running anchor, Tyra Banks continued with season 12 and 13, and lastly, Terry Crews took over the job since season 17.
AGT comedians roast Simon Cowell
It’s no surprise that the competition on AGT doesn’t easily amuse Simon Cowell. However, it doesn’t stop the comedians from taking a shot at the firmest judge.
Mike E. Weinfield dedicated a roasted session to Simon Cowell and featured a few of the show’s comedic contestants.
A handful of comedians roasted Simon Cowell – don’t miss it #AGT pic.twitter.com/eM1ZSoHU9W
Re-watch AGT season finale
If you couldn’t watch the season 17 finale of AGT, you can still stream the episode online.
To watch the latest episode of the competitive competition series, you may stream it on NBC and Peacock for free, or you can sign up for a free trial with Hulu, Sling TV, Direct TV, and Fubo Tv.
With an active subscription to the streaming services above, you can recap the last episode of the series at any time.
The Mayyas make AGT history
The Mayyas made AGT history for becoming the first ever Lebanse group to win the intense competition.
Week after week the all female alternative dance group wowed the judges by performing to their best ability, and with the support of their American fan base they were crowned the winners of AGT season 17.
One fan tweeted, “From the bottom of my heart, I’m so happy for Mayyas.”
From the bottom of my heart, I’m so happy for Mayyas. What a way to show your talent to the whole world and prove that you can work hard and smart for your dreams despite all the challenges and obstacles you face.
How to see the AGT live show in Las Vegas
The past winners of AGT perform live weekly at the Luxor Theatre in Las Vegas.
You may book tickets for their live show on Wednesdays and Sundays on the MGM resorts website.
Every show starts at 6.00pm and 8.30pm, except Thursday and Friday, which will begin at 4.00pm and 7.00pm.
Where are the AGT champs now: Brandon Leake
The winner of America’s Got Talent’s 15th season is spoken word poet, educator, and motivational speaker Brandon Leake.
He was the first spoken word poet to appear on America’s Got Talent, and Howie Mandel gave him the Golden Buzzer in the first round.
On September 23, 2020, he was announced as the 15th season’s winner. He received a $1million cash prize, a brand-new Kia Stinger, and the chance to appear at Luxor Las Vegas, per The Cinemaholic.
Since his win, he has gained national recognition because the show gave him a stage on which to showcase his talent.
He has secured a deal with United Talent Agency for representation and has released a book of poems titled, Unraveling: Poems.
Where are the AGT champs now: Dustin Tavella
In 2021, Dustin Tavella mesmerized spectators and the AGT judges with his incredible magic skills and enchanting tales from his fascinating life, and the Season 16 winner received the $1,000,000 prize.
He connected with the AGT judges and won fans nationwide by skillfully fusing his passion of storytelling and magic. This ultimately led to his victory.
At the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Dustin is now the show’s host for the America’s Got Talent live performance.
He and his family relocated from Virginia Beach to Las Vegas after he won Season 16 of AGT. Dustin Tavella planned his new show while traveling with his family and moving.
He also has his own show, Here Comes Trouble, which mixes his two interests in music and magic into a “unique, high-energy” performance for all ages, per NBC.
Where are the AGT champs now: Paul Zerdin
On Season 10, Paul Zerdin made history as the first-ever Golden Buzzer Act to take home the title.
The comedian and ventriloquist has been busy on tour in the United Kingdom, with dates scheduled through 2023.
Zerdin has also been no stranger to the AGT family. Since his win, he returned to the stage in 2019 for America’s Got Talent: The Champions.
Where are the AGT champs now: Kevin Skinner
Soon after taking the Season 4 title, Skinner released his first album Last Ride in 2010.
As shocking as it may be, this is really all we’ve heard from the country singer since.
Stream his one and only album, which features his hit Like It’s The Last Goodbye on all streaming platforms.
Where are the AGT champs now: Grace VanderWaal
Following in Paul Zerdin’s Golden Buzzer footsteps, Grace VanderWaal took home the prize in Season 11, becoming the second Golden Buzzer winner to win the competition.
Once the season concluded, the young star released her album Just The Beginning and four EPs. Her music is released on most streaming platforms and can be listened to here.
In 2020, she also made her acting debut, starring in the Disney+ original movie, Stargirl.
Where are the AGT champs now: Michael Grimm
Following the singer-songwriter’s win in Season 5, Grimm headlined the first-ever national America’s Got Talent Tour.
Following the Tour, his success landed him a spot on tour with Stevie Nicks and Heart.
His first album titled Michael Grimm was released in 2011, featuring legendary names such as Ann Wilson from Heart and 30+ time Grammy nominee Kenny Aronoff.
Grimm has been busy at work and his music has taken him to perform all over the world, including Costa Rica and China.
Throughout 2019 and 2020, Grimm headlined Myron’s Cabaret at Smith Center in Las Vegas and released three new albums.
Where are the AGT champs now: Darci Lynne
As the third ventriloquist to win the title, Darci Lynne won Season 12 at just 12 years old, and became the youngest star to ever win America’s Got Talent.
After her win, she started touring across the country and hasn’t stopped since. In 2020, she began her National Tour Fresh Out of The Box.
This April, she made her acting debut in the film A Cowgirls Song.
Where are the AGT champs now: Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
Season 6 winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. continues to bring showmanship and soul to the musical stage.
Since his 2011 victory, Murphy Jr. has released four albums: That’s Life, Christmas Made for Two, Landau and Landau Live in Las Vegas.
Not only is Murphy Jr. an accredited artist, but he has dedicated much of his time to helping the homeless community- a community he was once a part of.
He’s fundraised millions of dollars for charities– including those in his home state of West Virginia. Here, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia.
Where are the AGT champs now: Shin Lim
Shin Lim, Season 13 champion, is the master of card trick illusions.
Lim refers to himself as the “Sleight of Hand Artist” and made history becoming the first act to win twice. In addition to Season 13, he also won America’s Got Talent: Champions.
Lim has won many international awards including the 2015 Reigning FISM World Champion in Close Up Card Magic, 2015 International Brotherhood of Magicians, 2015 People’s Choice, 2014 IBM Close Up Magician of the Year, and 2014 FISM North American Champion of Card Magic.
Why Nick Cannon left AGT
Nick Cannon left America’s Got Talent early in 2017 after a much-publicized fallout with NBC.
Cannon served as the host of NBC’s America’s Got Talent from 2009 to 2016 but did not return for 2017.
He starred alongside Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel, who were judges on AGT at the time.
Shortly after his departure from AGT, Cannon moved on to be the host of The Masked Singer and spent a year hosting Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties.
America’s Got Talent: who is the host?
The current host of America’s Got Talent is actor Terry Crews.
Past hosts included Tyra Banks, Nick Cannon, Jerry Springer, and Regis Philbin.
Past AGT judges
The original judges of America’s Got Talent were David Hasselhoff, Brandy Norwood, and Piers Morgan when the show began in 2006.
Since then, a slew of famous faces have taken their seats on the judging panel.
The full list includes: David Hasselhoff, Brandy Norwood, Piers Morgan, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne, and Mel B.
Who is Sofía Vergara?
Sofía Vergara is a Colombian-American actress best known for her role in the television comedy Modern Family as Gloria.
Between 2013 through 2020, she was the highest-paid actress on American television for seven years.
Who is Heidi Klum?
Heidi Klum is a German-American model, television personality, producer, and entrepreneur who was the first German Victoria’s Secret Angel.
She originally appeared on the show in 2013 and remained on the panel until 2018, when she took a brief hiatus.
For Season 15, Klum returns as a judge.
Who is Howie Mandel?
Howie’s most well-known job was presenting the game show Deal or No Deal.
Mandel has served as a judge on America’s Got Talent for the most time of any previous judge.
He made his debut appearance in Season 5, and this will be his twelfth season behind the dreaded X’s.
Who is Simon Cowell?
Simon Cowell is well-known around the world for his tough yet lovable judging approach on numerous competition shows.
America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor, and American Idol have all featured him.
He originally joined the judges on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent.
Who are the AGT judges?
Each season of the series, the fate of the competitors lies in four judges’ hands. They are:
Sara James is a competitive singer
Sara James is no stranger to competing.
The Polish 14-year-old singer competed in several competitions before making her debut on AGT.
James competed in Poland’s The Voice Kids and Junior Euroversion Voice Contest, where she took second place behind Maléna, from Armenia.
During her AGT audition, she sang Billie Eilish’s Lovely. The video of her performance has reached 18million views on YouTube.
AGT's Mike E. Winfield takes his talents on tour
Comedian Mike E. Winfield is ready for tour life after becoming a finalist on AGT.
Winfield has told many jokes and will continue to do so in a city near you.
After the finale of the competition series, the comedian posted on his Instagram profile that his comedy tour kicks off on September 16 and 17 in Albany, NY.
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