‘America’s Got Talent’ crowns Dustin Tavella the Season 16 winner

Dustin Tavella

‘America’s Got Talent’ finale: Dustin Tavella Wins Season 16

AGT illusionist Dustin Tavella was crowned the Season 16 winner during Wednesday’s live, two-hour season finale, following what Simon Cowell christened “the best season of America’s Got Talent I have ever seen.”

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Catch all of Wednesday’s AGT finale acts:

This year’s finalists were: Léa Kyle, Victory Brinker, Jimmie Herrod, the Northwell Nurse Choir – along with Brooke Simpson, Josh Blue, the World Taekwondo Demonstration Team, Aidan Bryant, Dustin Tavella, and Gina Brillon.

The night started off with a bang. Jimmie Herrod performed a powerful rendition of Wicked’s “Defying Gravity” with Idina Menzel and the Northwell Health Nurse Choir.

How much action is too much? NEVER enough when it comes to AGT. MyKayla Skinner and Jordan Chiles perform with Aidan Bryant and World Taekwondo:

Then chart-topping singer and songwriter Bishop Briggs joins Brooke Simpson on the stage to sing “White Flag” which made AGT fans do a double-take:

After that, Actor and comedian George Lopez joins Gina Brillon on stage and ensues! Talk about a perfect pairing. Nobody saw this one coming:

Then there was a brief comical interlude. Hilarity ensues as the AGT judges and Terry Crews receive fabulous art pieces of themselves:

More AGT alumni returned to the stage. Season nine winner and magician Mat Franco joins Dustin Tavella on stage for an inspirational performance:

After that, Howie Mandel, Preacher Lawson, Tom Cotter, Taylor Williamson, and Kenichi stop by to give Josh Blue advice on the AGT finals:

Then Tony Award-winning actress, singer, and songwriter Idina Menzel performed “Dream Girl” for America’s Got Talent fans:

One of the highlighhtsof the night was when three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling ‘Pentatonix’ performed “The Prayer” with Victory Brinker: