America's Got Talent has crowned its winner for 2023 in its tense finale.
Each week, contestants have battled it out in a series of intense rounds to progress through the 18th season of the popular reality TV competition.
Eleven candidates hit the stage during the grand finale for a chance to take the top spot, including dance groups Murmuration, Avantgardey, and Chibi Unity, singers Putri Ariani and Lavender Darcangelo, stand-up comedian Ahren Belisle, dog trainer Adrian Stoica and his dog Hurricane, head-balancing act the Ramadhani Brothers, magician Anna DeGuzman, the Mzansi Youth Choir, and the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus.
This group was whittled down to five with the top acts being announced as the Ramadhani Brothers, Putri Ariani, Adrian Stoica and Hurricane, Anna DeGuzman and Murmuration.
They took home the $1 million grand prize and a headlining slot in the America's Got Talent Presents Superstars Live show at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Their finale performance to Queen's 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' saw Hurricane prep Adrian for a date with AGT judge Sofia, even getting her in on the act.
"That is natural love," Klum said after the performance. "Hurricane is adorable, the smartest dog I've ever seen. This whole thing was adorable."
Anna DeGuzman took the second place spot, followed by Murmuration in third. Putri, who many saw as a frontrunner in the competition, came fourth, with The Ramadhani Brothers in fifth place.
Despite not making it to the final five, it was a triumphant night for the Mzansi Youth Choir as they were told following their elimination that Coldplay had invited them to perform with them during an upcoming show.
The epic finale also featured special performances from 30 Seconds to Mars, Jason Derulo, Jon Batiste, Leona Lewis, and Season 17 winners The Mayyas.
America’s Got Talent airs on NBC in the US.
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