America’s Got Talent 2020 (Season 15)
Spoken Word Poet Brandon Leake has been crowned as the winner of America’s Got Talent 2020 (Season 15). Singing guitarists duo Broken Roots are runners-up for this season, while singer Cristina Rae got third place.
Brandon Leake is Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer act. He works at a local college and also run poetry workshops for the youth in his city.
As AGT Winner 2020, Brandon will receive the $1 million cash prize, which he can choose to either take as a lump sum or as a financial annuity of around $25,000 per year paid out over 40 years, with both options liable to taxation. He will also be the star of the headline show in Las Vegas.
From: Stockton, California
Genre: Spoken Word Poet
Golden Buzzer judge: Howie Mandel
Watch Brandon Leake’s winning moment.
Brandon Leake’s Performances:
Brandon Leake AGT 2020 Finals
Brandon Leake AGT 2020 Semifinals performance
Brandon Leake Black Lives Matter Quarterfinals
Brandon Leake audition Golden Buzzer
- Winner: Brandon Leake
- Runners-Up: Broken Roots
- 3rd place: Cristina Rae
- 4th place: Roberta Battaglia
- 5th place: Alan Silva
Past AGT winners:
America’s Got Talent (AGT) Season 15 premiered in the United States on May 26, 2020, on NBC. For this season, AGT judges are Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, returning Heidi Klum, and newcomer Sofia Vergara.
This season is most notable for its production being affected by the COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic in 2020, which impacted audition sessions. The program initially moved to filming without an audience present at auditions, before ultimately suspending production. Auditions were later allowed to continue, but via online applications from those quarantined in their homes.
The production staff decided to push through with the broadcast as planned and premiere on May 26.
Production resumed the week of June 22, 2020, filming on a film backlot in Simi Valley, decorated to look like a drive-in movie theater. Everyone, including the judges and host Terry Crews, wore masks when not on camera. The Judge Cuts round was reduced from four episodes to one, and the acts were reduced from 72 to 60. The live shows will feature 44 acts over four weeks, compared to 36 acts appearing over three weeks last season.
Producers decided to include a virtual audience for the Live Shows and Universal Studios Hollywood was chosen as the venue for performances to take place.
Prior to the first quarter-final’s live broadcast, Cowell became involved in an electric bike accident that left him with a severe back injury. Cowell had surgery to repair the damage, and the production staff recruited guest judges like Kelly Clarkson and Kenan Thompson for the first two quarter-finals, to stand in for him until doctors would allow him to return to AGT. Production decided to have the remaining live episodes stick to using a judging panel of three.
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