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Celia Munoz's Reaction to Winning the AGT Save Will Melt Your Heart

The ventriloquist will compete in the AGT Finals on September 13!

By Christopher Rosa
Ventriloquist Celia Muñoz Delivers an ASTONISHING Performance | NBC's AGT 2022

The 11 Acts competing in the America's Got Talent Final on September 13 have all been revealed, and the fight for the $1 million cash prize and Las Vegas show will be steep. Ten of the Acts competing were determined during the Live Shows. Eleven performed each week for five weeks, and two each week were voted by fans to advance to the Final. However, the 11th Act competing in the Final was determined by the AGT Save, which took place during the September 7th show. During the Save, the four Judges each put forth a previously-eliminated Contestant for America to re-vote into the Final. The Contestant with the most votes got the spot: Celia Munoz, the singing ventriloquist who blew the Judges away with her unique Act. 

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"I think she deserves to be here, because I think her talent is very spectacular and she's very creative," Judge Sofía Vergara said before selecting Munoz as her Save nominee. (The other nominees were the Players' Choir, singer Lily Meola, and comedian Don McMillan.) 

America had just five minutes to vote, and when Munoz emerged victorious, she told the crowd, "Thank you everyone. Thank you, Sofía. Thank you, America. I'm really grateful for this second chance. Thank you, thank you, thank you, everybody." The excitement and surprise on Munoz's face was palpable. 

And in response, Vergara said, "You deserve it; I'm so happy that you're going to be coming back here. We miss you!"

We missed her, too. But does Munoz have what it takes to bring the competition home? To find out, watch AGT on NBC Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8/7c and next day on Peacock