Who are America's Got Talent 2021 finalists?
14th September 2021

AMERICA’s Got Talent has announced its season 16’s top 10 finalists.

The winner will be taking home a $1million prize and will have the opportunity to headline a residency at Luxor in Las Vegas.

Who are America's Got Talent 2021 finalists?

Since its premiere on June 1, 2021, America’s Got Talent has seen thousands of auditions for its 16th season.

As the competition narrowed week after week, only 10 contestants are left to fight for the grand prize.

Three acts advanced to the finals based on fan votes.

Three other acts, who placed third, fourth and fifth place in the voting, were eligible for the Instant Save with only one earning a spot to move forward in the competition.

The top 10 finalists are:

  • Opera singer Victory Brinker, nine years old from Pennsylvania
  • Magician Léa Kyle, 25, from France
  • Northwell Health Nurse Choir from New York
  • Popstar Brooke Simpson, 30, from North Carolina
  • Comedian Josh Blue, 42, from Colorado
  • Singer Jimmie Herrod, 30, from Oregon
  • World Taekwondo Demonstration Team from South Korea
  • Aerialist Aidan Bryant, 16, from Virginia
  • Comedian Gina Brillon, 41, from New York

Read our America's Got Talent live blog for the very latest news and updates…

Who won America's Got Talent in 2020?

Brandon Leake was the first spoken-word poet in the talent competition and went on to become the first spoken-word poet to win the show.

The Stockton, California, native proved he was a top contender from the beginning when he earned a Golden Buzzer during his audition from Howie Mandel.

Leake continued to wow the judges getting especially kind remarks from Mandel.

After his quarterfinals performance, Mandel commented, "I've never been more moved in my life on this show by any other act. We need you on this show. We need in this world… You matter."

The 27-year-old walked away with the $1 million prize, a brand new Kia Stinger, and the chance to headline a show for AGT in Las Vegas.

Reflecting on his win Leake said, "This is a huge win for the spoken-word community. For an art form that has not been on the main stream ever to have a chance to win 'America's Got Talent' is bigger than anything."

"I am going to show the world what a spoken-word poet can do."

How can I watch America’s Got Talent?

America’s Got Talent airs on NBC Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 pm ET.

The show also streams on Peacock and Hulu.

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