AceShowbiz - "America's Got Talent" finally crowned its season 17 winner in the second part of Finale. Airing on Wednesday, September 14, the episode revealed the act who successfully took home the coveted prize after beating out the other 10 finalists.
The big night kicked off with a performance by Black Eyed Peas. Following it up was Light Balance who kept the energy going with their stunning performance as host Terry Crews joined in. The "America's Got Talent" alum got the golden buzzer from then-host Tyra Banks when they appeared in season 12.
Before the contestants learned the results, the judges, including Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum, hit the stage. They invited the viewers to look back at the performances from last night. It was revealed that last night had the highest number of votes this season.
Later, Nicolas Ribs, Yu Hojin and "America's Got Talent" season 13 winner Shin Lim joined forces to offer a show-stopping magic performance. Jon Pardi and Drake Milligan later performed Jon's number one hit "Last Night Lonely" from his fourth album, "Mr. Saturday Night".
The next performer was Chapel Hart. The finalist took the stage to sing "Something to Talk About" by Bonnie Raitt alongside Darius Rucker. Following the back-to-back performances, Jon shared his advice for the country music acts. "No matter what, always believe in yourself," he urged.
Meanwhile, Mike E. Winfield brought back Don McMillan for the "Roast of Simon Cowell". Also joining in were season 17 alums Mr. Pants and Lace Larrabee. Up next was ventriloquist Celia Munoz who joined forces with "AGT" winners Darci Lynne Farmer and Terry Fator for a performance of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".
It was then Kristy Sellars and The Mayyas' turn to perform. Avery Dixon and Trombone Shorty later jammed out to Stevie Wonder's "Superstition". Joined by Black Eyed Peas, Sara James performed "Let's Get It Started". The group gushed over the 14-year-old with will.i.am praising her, "She is a superstar."
Then it was time to announce the results. Terry called all finalists to join him on the stage. He started by revealing who made it to the Top 5. The first act to be revealed in the Top 5 was Drake Milligan. Nicolas Ribs and Metaphysic were called next with the latter joining Drake in the Top 5. The final 3 acts to make the Top 3 were Kristy Sellars, the Mayyas and Chapel Hart.
Terry then revealed that the act finishing in fifth place was Chapel Hart. Simon told the trio that he truly believed that they have a "hit song" with their track "American Pride". Meanwhile, Metaphysic took the No. 4 spot with Drake coming in third place. It was down to Kristy Sellars and the Mayyas. Terry named Kristy the runner-up, meaning that season 17 winner is the Mayyas!