Season 7 of America's Got Talent came to an end Thursday night, crowning a winner and bidding farewell to judge Sharon Osbourne.
While Osbourne's departure didn't come as a surprise, the victory announcement might have. Olate Dogs, a troupe of acrobatic pups, beat out their human finalist counterparts to take the title. After taking the $1 million prize, they'll be heading to Vegas to headline their own show.
Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Julie Chen
The women of The Talk took it all off for the Season 3 premiere. Co-hosts Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood went makeup-free during Monday's episode.
The hosts weren't the only ones to go au naturel. Guest Jamie Lee Curtis also appeared without makeup.
The show started off with side-by-side photo comparisons of the ladies, allowing viewers to see the hosts' extreme make-unders — not to mention ample opportunities for self-deprecating humor!
During Tuesday's America's Got Talent semifinals, judge Howard Stern named William Close the frontrunner, but it was 14-year-old Edon who stole the show.
The singer received a standing ovation for his rendition of One Direction's smash hit "What Makes You Beautiful." Following Edon's impassioned performance, Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne were on their feet while the crowd enthusiastically chanted his name.
Nick Cannon, Ben Blaque
We thought we'd seen it all on America's Got Talent, but crossbow performer Ben Blaque proved us wrong. On Tuesday's wild card episode, judges Howie Mandel, Howard Stern and Sharon Osbourne each brought back four picks for a shot at redemption. Without a doubt, Blaque was one of the few who redeemed himself by performing what is possibly the most dangerous act to ever hit the AGT stage.
Sharon Osbourne and Jack Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne says she's quitting America's Got Talent because the network fired her son Jack from a new military-themed reality show after he disclosed that he has multiple sclerosis, the New York Post reports.
According to Osbourne, Jack was fired from Stars Earn Stripes by e-mail in June, two days before he was supposed to report to work and shortly after he publicly disclosed his MS diagnosis. But the show's producer, David Hurwitz, said at a news conference last month that, while the network had been "in talks" with Jack regarding the show since April, he had never officially been hired.
Addressing rumors about her status on America's Got Talent next season, Sharon Osbourne said she hasn't been asked back to the show, Us Weekly reports.
""They've asked Howard back, they haven't asked me back," Osbourne said, referring to her fellow judge Howard Stern.
Tuesday's America's Got Talent's featured some of the most notable acts from the show's Top 48, including the Judges' Choices. But with only four acts continuing on, there is some stiff competition as the contestants head into Wednesday's results show.
While Eric Dittelman may have stunned us all when he read the mind of judge Howie Mandel, there were two acts which undeniably stole the show — for better or for worse.
Best performance of the night: William Close
Playing what he claims to be the world's largest stringed instrument, a self-made "Earth Harp," Close plucked away on the massive strings, creating a hauntingly beautiful rendition of The Who's "Love, Reign o'er Me."
Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler can't hog the whole spotlight.
Sharon Osbourne, one of the judges on America's Got Talent, may be leaving the NBC competition series.
Osbourne tweeted an ominous message...
Howard Stern, Howie Mandel
On Tuesday's episode of America's Got Talent, Howard Stern criticized fellow judge Howie Mandel for his continued support of contestant Big Barry.
Barry delivered a lackluster performance of Nina Simone's "Feelin' Good" that elicited an immediate X from Stern, followed shortly by one from Sharon Osbourne.
Wednesday marked the third straight night of Las Vegas week on America's Got Talent. It was also the last chance for contestants to impress judges Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel before control of the competition was handed over to the voters.
The third segment of Vegas week featured the stand-by acts who really needed to prove they deserved one of the final spots. While some stepped up their game enough to continue, there was one contestant that definitely stood out, for better or worse.