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'America's Got Talent' Season 7 Winner Revealed

America's Got Talent  crowned a new winner Wednesday night. SPOILER ALERT! Singer  Landau Eugene Murphy Jr . was named the champ on the sixth-season finale of NBC's reality show, narrowly beating out dance troupe the Silhouettes for the viewer-voted title. [Watch the winning moment below.  Read More...

'America's Got Talent' Crowns Season Six Winner (VIDEO)

After a two hour season finale that easily felt like three or four, 'America's Got Talent' (Wed., 8PM ET on NBC) crowned its sixth season winner. Would it be another solo singing act, which seems to have dominated the past several seasons, or would one of the unique dance groups rise to the top (sorry, POPLYFE, I've already ruled you out of contention)? Before we found out, each of the final four acts got to perform a duet. Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. perhaps surprised the most by switching up the style of song completely with a more uptempo jam with Patti LaBelle.

TV ratings: 'Ringer' has decent start Tuesday; 'America's Got Talent' leads the night

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011The premiere of "Ringer" put up pretty good numbers in CW terms and gave the network its best Tuesday performance in a couple years. But it doesn't appear headed for breakout status. "America's Got Talent" was the night's top show, and the season premiere of "Parenthood" was pretty well in line with its performance last season. CBS' rerun lineup led the night in total viewers, averaging 8.9 million and a 5.8 rating/9 share in households. NBC (8.2 million, 5.1/8) came in second, a little ahead of ABC (7.65 million, 5.2/8). FOX (2.3 million, 1.5/2) finished a distant fourth and just held off The CW (2.2 million, 1.4/2) in total viewers.NBC topped the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.4 rating. ABC, 1.7, edged CBS, 1.6, for second place. The CW drew a 1.0, narrowly beating FOX's 0.9....

'America's Got Talent' Backstage Report: Is Piers Morgan Really a Big Softie?

There were technical difficulties during the performance finale of 'America's Got Talent.' Some backstage doors wouldn't open, which prevented stage hands from removing PopLyfe's set and setting the stage for the Silhouettes. Producers filled the air time with a pre-taped video segment featuring past auditions while things were corrected. By the time they were, the video segment showing insight into the Silhouettes had to be cut for time. Those video segments usually feature touching stories about the acts, endearing them to viewers (and voters) in the process. Will the Silhouettes lose votes and suffer because their segment wasn't shown?

'America's Got Talent' Performance Finale: Four Acts Battle for Victory (VIDEO)

This is it! After months of performances, it comes down to four final acts and a battle between dance and voice on 'America's Got Talent' (Tue., 9PM ET on NBC). And yet, neither of the dance acts are what you'd expect. One, Team iLuminate, uses light-up costumes to create mind-blowing visuals on stage, while the other, the Silhouettes, creates illusions using shadow. Both acts have blown us away in the past, but it was tough picking a favorite in this performance finale. Silhouettes went back to their more traditional shadow play, and created a rather wonderful story about a little girl going into a dreamscape. It was like watching Little Nemo in Slumberland play out on the stage before us.

'America's Got Talent' finals: Silhouettes or Team iLuminate, who takes it?

The big moment has arrived - the Final 4 take the "America's Got Talent" stage to perform one last time. Do you guys think Landau or POPLYFE stand a chance against Silhouettes and Team iLuminate? I'm not sure they do.There is of course a whole lot o'filler before the actual show starts, but finally we kick things off. 1. Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. He slows it down this week with "My Way," which is a great song to hold until the finals for him. Looking dapper in a white suit with a sparkly background, he's just so Vegas. So Vegas. I don't think he should win necessarily just because he's not the most original act ever, but he could totally perform at a smaller casino in Vegas. The build to the ending is wonderful, it gives me goosebumps - the emotion is palpable. Very, very good job. Like me, Piers loves that he saved that...

TV ratings: ABC wins night behind 'Bachelor Pad' block

Fast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 12, 2011In the last remaining days before the Fall TV season starts in earnest, ABC won the night with its Summer reality fare "Bachelor Pad." The three-hour block of the program, dominated the night, beating out NBC and the "2011 Miss Universe Pageant." CBS's prime time line-up was altered after the U.S. Open coverage pushed everything back about 35 minutes.ABC averaged 7.1 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/7 share easily winning the crown. NBC wrapped up second place (4.9 million, 3.2/5), FOX followed (4.6 million, 2.9/4), CBS's re-run heavy night came in fourth (4.2 million, 2.8/4) and The CW came in last (1.2 million, 0.9/1).ABC and the "Bachelor Pad" block propelled the network to an easy win in the 18-49 demographic with a 2.3 rating....

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' rises Wednesday, leads NBC to win

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011"America's Got Talent" posted its best Wednesday ratings in nearly two months in leading NBC to a win Wednesday night. "Big Brother" fell some from last week's performance but still tied for the lead in adults 18-49.NBC averaged 7.9 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share in households Wednesday evening, topping the 6.45 million viewers and 4.1/7 for second-place CBS. ABC (4.5 million, 2.9/5) came in third, a little ahead of FOX (3.9 million, 2.5/4). The CW scored 1.3 million viewers and a 0.9/1.CBS and NBC tied for the lead in the 18-49 demographic, each drawing a 1.9 rating. ABC took third with a 1.5, followed by FOX, 1.2, and The CW, 0.5....

America's Got Talent Reveals Final Four

Sometimes, the best acts win. It was as simple as that on last night's America's Got Talent results show, as the four performers most would consider the favorites moved on and will compete on next week's finals. So, a hearty congratulations is in order to Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., PopLyfe, Team iLuminate, and Silhouettes. Did your favorite make the cut? How did these four get here? Visit The Hollywood Gossip now for my full America's Got Talent summary.

'America's Got Talent' Backstage Report: What the Four Finalists Need to Do in Order to Win

The four acts competing for the $1 million prize in next week's 'America's Got Talent' finals are: Singer Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., music band POPLYFE, and dance groups Silhouette and Team iLuminate. A few weeks ago people were betting that singer Anna Graceman and dance team Miami All-Stars would have been shoo-ins for the finals, but poor choices they made on Tuesday's performance show led to either a strike or negative comments from the judges, which likely affected votes. "The Miami All-Stars were still All-Stars, but they lost the 'Miami,'" offers judge Howie Mandel , referring to the group performing more like they were football cheerleaders in their last routine. Mandel's fellow judge and nemesis Piers Morgan feels that America got it right in selecting the four finalists that they did. "These are the best four we've had," Morgan says. "I'm really pleased." What should each act do to win next week? Give more of what they've already shown, or step outside the box and do things that they've never done before?