America’s Got Talent Results: See the Complete List of Season 16 Finalists

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Written by Tim Grable

September 22, 2021

America’s Got Talent results are in! 

After weeks of thrilling competition, Dustin Tavella was named the Season 16 winner.

The 35-year-old magician walked away with the $1 million prize, a residency at Luxor in Las Vegas, and the much-coveted America’s Got Talent trophy.

Keep reading to learn more about ALL the ten acts that have made it into the official lineup of season 16 finalists. 

America's Got Talent Season 16

1. Dustin Tavella

  • Magician;
  • America’s Got Talent results: WINNER

Dubbed a “born storyteller” by judge Simon Cowell, Dustin Tavella is the third magician to win America’s Got Talent.

Over the season, Tavella captured the audience’s interest (and hearts) by sharing sweet bits from his family life, particularly on how he used magic to bond with his two adopted sons.

In addition to featuring impressive sleight-of-hand tricks, his interactive performances also have a strong inspirational component. This combo proved to be very popular with the NBC television audience.

Hit the play button below to check out his moving performance for the AGT finals:

2. Aidan Bryant

  • Aerialist; runner-up
  • Aidan is tied for the highest-placing aerial act with Duo Transcend, who finished 2nd in Champions 2.
  • He is the third-youngest runner-up in the show’s history, behind Angelica Hale and Jackie Evancho.

The 16-year-old, self-taught aerialist came in 2nd Place on season 16 of America’s Got Talent after dazzling audiences all season with his gravity-defying, high-stakes performances.

His achievements on the show are even more remarkable giving that Aidan only started learning aerials a couple of years ago.

Aidan’s final performance on America’s Got Talent made judge Simon Cowell stand up on the judges’ table and clap. Take a look:

3. Josh Blue

  • Stand-up comedian; 3rd Place

The 42-year-old comedian from Colorado used his one-of-a-kind brand of humor to win hearts and break down stereotypes surrounding people with disabilities – one hilarious act at a time.

His performances included jokes about his life experiences, including his cerebral palsy, a condition he was diagnosed with as a baby.

Before America’s Got Talent, Josh Blue also appeared on Dry Bar Comedy and Last Comic Standing.

Check out the clip below to learn more about his style as a comedian and see why he deserves a spot at the top of America’s Got Talent results chart.

4. Brooke Simpson

  • Singer; 4th Place

Throughout the season, Brooke Simpson has been recognized for her powerful vocals and mesmerizing stage presence that commands attention every single time.

A proud member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe, Brooke used her presence on AGT to grow her artistry and shine a light on indigenous people everywhere.

After her 4th Place finish on AGT, the 30-year-old singer from North Carolina has now got other exciting things on her plate and has already started working on a new album.

Check out her fierce finale AGT performance in the clip below:

5. Léa Kyle

  • Quick-change artist; 5th Place

Heidi Klum’s Golden Buzzer pick, Léa Kyle, became an audience favorite early on in the competition thanks to her unique quick-change talents. 

The 25-year-old French beautician impressed everyone with her flawless timing, precision, and skills that turned every performance into a magical experience for all watching.

After her AGT finale performance, judge Simon Cowell even went as far as dubbing Léa as “the best in the world.” Check it out:

6. Victory Brinker

  • Opera singer

The 9-year-old opera singer made AGT history by becoming the first-ever contestant to receive a collective, all-cast Golden Buzzer for her performance singing “Juliet’s Waltz” during her audition.

Despite her young age, the Pennsylvania native dazzled everyone with her incredible vocal range and charming personality.

Watch Victory perform a beautiful rendition of “Nessun Dorma” in the video below:

7. Northwell Health Nurse Choir

  • Choir

Throughout the season, 18 New York nurses have been praised for their undeniable vocal abilities and for being at the front line in the strenuous fight against COVID-19.

For America’s Got Talent season 16 finals, Howard Mandel’s Golden Buzzer winners performed a moving cover of “Stand By You.”

Take a look:

8. Jimmie Herrod

  • Singer

Sofia Vergara’s Golden Buzzer choice and winner of the Instant Save from the fans, Jimmie Herrod, wowed the judges’ panel with his signature singing style, deep, jazzy voice, and stirring performances.

Watch his soulful cover of “What a Wonderful World” in the video below:

9. World Taekwondo Demonstration Team

  • Martial arts group

The Martial arts group from San Jose, California, was Terry Crews’ Golden Buzzer pick for season 16 of America’s Got Talent.

Combining martial arts moves with stunning choreography, the group’s high-energy acts in the show were the perfect mix of strength and showmanship.

Check out one of their jaw-dropping performances in the clip below:

10. Gina Brillon

  • Stand-up comedy

Gina Brillon has been constantly funny throughout the season.

The 41-year-old Bronx native showcased her comedy prowess, making both the judges and the audience laugh with hilarious anecdotes from her life and relatable jokes on wedding planning, dating, kids, and more.

Check out one of her performances from the show in the video below:

Season 16 Finals: Share These America’s Got Talent Results with Others

Were you surprised by this year’s AGT finalists lineup? Did your favorite acts make it to the top? Did you think Dustin Tavella would be the winner of Season 16?

Be sure to share this article with others on social media and join the conversation online regarding the results for the 2021 edition of AGT.

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