America's Got Talent, Drew Lynch, Paul Zerdin


America's got some serious new talent!

Tonight's two-hour finale slowly took the top ten acts and whittled them down to five, including mentalist Oz Pearlman, comedian Drew Lynch, professional regurgitator The Professional Regurgitator (also known as Stevie Starr), R&B duo the Craig Lewis Band, and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin.

In the end, it was down to Lynch and Zerdin, but only one act could win the million dollars and show on the Vegas strip. That act was...

Paul Zerdin! 

Host Nick Cannon revealed that there was only a 1% difference in votes between the two men, who both impressed the judges and America on a consistent basis throughout the season. 

Zerdin is the second ventriloquist to take home the prize after season two's Terry Fator

This finale was also Howard Stern's last AGT hurrah, since the radio host announced that season 10 would be his final one as a judge.

"I want to say the fellow judges, the judging panel, we have real chemistry and I love them all," Stern said towards the end of the night. "I also want to thank NBC, the producers, and especially the talent. They've been  incredible this year. And especially, again, the people who work back stage who quickly get everything together. It's an amazing group of people. The producers, everyone. I could go on and on. I have had a great experience. It's been wonderful, and thanking the people at home for being so accepting of me."

America's Got Talent season 11 will debut next summer on NBC.  

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