'America's Got Talent' Season 15 Finale: And the Winner Is…

Lawrence Kim
September 24, 2020

Bishop Briggs also joined forces with The Bello Sisters.

Other highlights included appearances by OneRepublic Ryan Tedder, Blake Shelton and, most surprisingly, the Duchess of Sussex, with Meghan Markle herself making a virtual appearance to share her support for singer Archie Williams.

Season 15's runner-up, Broken Roots, also had a historic finish. Meanwhile, Roberta Battaglia, Kenadi Dodds and Julia Michaels offered a powerful performance. The Season 15 top five was rounded out by a Brazilian aerialist (Alan Silva, in fifth place), an 11-year-old Canadian prodigy (Roberta Battaglia, fourth), and a Nashville diva and formerly homeless single mom (Cristina Rae, third).

Following a series of the wonderful performances, it was time to reveal the Top 5. At that time, host Terry Crews had boldly told Brandon, "You're about to put spoken word on the map like it's never been before". "My baby is gonna be on this stage, and he's going to win", she said while in tears.

Simon Cowell is out as a judge this week - he's recovering from surgery due to a biking accident - but Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara will be on hand to evaluate the contestants. She told her, "You are a victor in my heart".

This left the singing duo Broken Roots and the poet Brandon Leake as the last two.

To honor his victory, check out Leake's Golden Buzzer-worthy performance from earlier this season.

America's Got Talent airs on NBC.

"Brandon is doing work that really needs to be done. I think he's more than just talent and I'm so proud to be even a small part to witness this and be a part of this show", he gushed.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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