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After a summer filled with talent, Cami Bradley, Forte, Taylor Williamson, Kenichi Ebina, Collins Key and Jimmy Rose were the final six acts left standing in the NBC reality hit's Sept. 18 finale.
After a jampacked two-hour finale, filled with performances by country star Luke Bryan, Josh Groban and more, Kenichi was crowned the winner of season eight! "It's amazing," Kenichi said after his win. "I want to thank my wife and my daughter [for] being supportive all the way through and all the fans that support us."
Coming in second place was Taylor Williamson, the 26-year-old comedian, and 32-year-old singer and marine vet Jimmy Rose came in third. Opera trio Forte came in fourth, while teen magician Collins Key and singer Cami Bradley came in fifth and six places.
Judge Howard Stern was happy to see the dancer win, telling SiriuxSM's "AGT All Access" show that Kenichi should win hours before the finale. "I really do think Kenichi really deserves to win. I think the guy is an incredible talent, and for two reasons he deserves to win," he said. "Number one, he was great all season. And number two, he creates [his own material]...with singers who sing other people's songs, half of the challenge is over."
As for whether or not he'll return for season nine, Stern remained coy. "They've asked me to come back already and I really have to think it through, and just think about what impact that has," he explained. "It's a lot of traveling and a lot of hours pulling [it all] together so I don't know. But I do love the show; I really think I would miss it if I didn't do it."
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