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Meghan Markle sends a heartfelt message to Archie Williams during America's Got Talent Finals


Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance at America & # 39; s Got Talent season finale to send a video message to singer Archie Williams, who was wrongly jailed for 36 years until it was released last year.

While Williams ended up in the bottom half of the top 10, his story touched the heart of the Duchess of Sussex, 39, who appeared in a surprise video from her home.

In conversation with the singer she said: “Hello Archie! I just wanted to let you know that we were so moved by your story and that we cheer you on every week. "

Fifty-nine-year-old Williams was wrongly convicted of raping a 31-year-old woman in 1982 for an unreliable selection from a photographic inventory and spent decades in prison until an FBI fingerprint database finally proved his innocence in 2019.

It was Meghan's most recent TV appearance as she and Prince Harry try to raise their profile in the US, where they caused an argument this week by weighing the elections and angering President Trump by pointing out an endorsement for Joe Biden .

Surprise: Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance at the season finale of America & # 39; s Got Talent to send a video message to singer Archie Williams, 59

Touched: While Williams landed in the bottom half of the top 10, his story touched the heart of the Duchess of Sussex, who appeared in a surprise video from home

Touched: While Williams landed in the bottom half of the top 10, his story touched the heart of the Duchess of Sussex, who appeared in a surprise video from home

Meghan joked that her support for Williams "not only because we care about the name" made the link between the singer's name and that of her son Archie, 16 months.

"So a very special message for you that I will probably say my whole life, but this night is special for you," she added.

“Archie, we are proud of you and we roll for you and we can't wait to see what you do. We're in your corner. Good night!” Said Markle.

Archie, a humble man wrongly jailed for 36 years, smiled in disbelief, one of the highlights of the star-studded AGT final.

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Partly: "And not just because we are part of the name," she joked and made the connection between the name of the singer and that of her son Archie, 16 months

Partly: "And not just because we are part of the name," she joked and made the connection between the name of the singer and that of her son Archie, 16 months

Partly: "And not just because we are part of the name," she joked and made the connection between the name of the singer and that of her son Archie, 16 months

Proud: "Archie, we are proud of you and we roll for you and we can't wait to see what you do. We're in your corner. Good night!" Markle concluded

Proud: "Archie, we are proud of you and we roll for you and we can't wait to see what you do. We're in your corner. Good night!" Markle concluded

Proud: "Archie, we are proud of you and we roll for you and we can't wait to see what you do. We're in your corner. Good night!" Markle concluded

Poet Brandon Leake was named the 15th season winner of America's Got Talent on Wednesday night.

Brandon, a 27-year-old spoken word artist from Stockton, California, was the first poet to win the show and fell on stage when his name was mentioned.

Disbelief: Archie, a humble man wrongly imprisoned for 36 years, smiled in disbelief, one of the highlights of the star-studded AGT final

Disbelief: Archie, a humble man wrongly imprisoned for 36 years, smiled in disbelief, one of the highlights of the star-studded AGT final

Winner: Poet Brandon Leake was named the 15th season winner of America's Got Talent Wednesday night

Winner: Poet Brandon Leake was named the 15th season winner of America's Got Talent Wednesday night

Breakdown: Brandon, a 27-year-old spoken word artist from Stockton, California, was the first poet to win the show and collapsed on stage when his name was mentioned

"Yo! Thank you America! Aha! Brandon shouted as fireworks went off behind him on a set at Universal Studios Hollywood where the show was filmed.

Chicago-based music duo Broken Roots came in second, followed by Nashville singer Cristina Rae in third, Toronto singer Roberta Battaglia in fourth, and Brazilian acrobat Alan Silva in fifth.

Brandon has always been the favorite to win AGT for his original poems about love, life as a father, children, and the challenges of being black in America.

Favorite: “Yo! Thank you America! Aha! "Shouted Brandon as fireworks went off behind him on a set at Universal Studios Hollywood where the show was filmed

Second, Chicago-based musical duo Broken Roots came in second, followed by Nashville singer Cristina Rae in third, Toronto singer Roberta Battaglia in fourth, and Brazilian acrobat Alan Silva in fifth

Second, Chicago-based musical duo Broken Roots came in second, followed by Nashville singer Cristina Rae in third, Toronto singer Roberta Battaglia in fourth, and Brazilian acrobat Alan Silva in fifth

When his name was mentioned, he bumped into the 64-year-old Judge Howie Mandel, who was overjoyed when his golden buzzer took the crown, and jumped up and down in endless streams of confetti.

For his win, Brandon receives a million dollar prize and the chance to direct a show in Las Vegas. To his delight, he and the band Broken Roots also scored K5 cars from Kia in 2021.

Every time Brandon appeared, Howie made it clear the impact his work had on him.

Golden Buzzer Pick: When his name was mentioned, he bumped into judge Howie Mandel [64], who was overjoyed when his Golden Buzzer Pick took the crown, and jumped up and down in endless streams of confetti

Golden Buzzer Pick: When his name was mentioned, he poked his fist against 64-year-old Judge Howie Mandel, who was overjoyed when his golden buzzer pick took the crown, and bounced up and down in endless streams of confetti

Golden Buzzer Pick: When his name was mentioned, he bumped into judge Howie Mandel [64], who was overjoyed when his Golden Buzzer Pick took the crown, and jumped up and down in endless streams of confetti

"You, young man, are not only changing your life, you are changing the world," emphasized the comedian and added: "I have never been so moved by any other plot in my life on this show."

After the quarterfinals, Howie watched Brandon's performance "a hundred times" and told the contestant that he only had two words for him to share: "You are important."

Before his triumph, Brandon said that victory “would be greater than just me. This is a huge win for the spoken word community, an art form that has never been mainstream. Having the chance of winning America's Got Talent is greater than anything else. "

Change: "You, young man, not only change your life, you change the world," insisted the comedian, adding: "I've never been so moved by another act in my life on this show."

Change: "You, young man, not only change your life, you change the world," insisted the comedian, adding: "I have never been so moved by another act in my life on this show."

Bigger: Before his triumph, Brandon said that victory would be bigger than just me. This is a huge win for the spoken word community, an art form that has never been mainstream. Having the chance of winning America's Got Talent is greater than anything else. & # 39;

Bigger: Before his triumph, Brandon said that victory would be bigger than just me. This is a huge win for the spoken word community, an art form that has never been mainstream. Having the chance of winning America's Got Talent is greater than anything else. & # 39;

Cristina, who prevented many from winning the show – and who Howie described as "the one to beat" in the finals, thanked 47-year-old judge Heidi Klum for giving her a golden buzzer during the auditions would have.

The singer smiled as photos of her adorable toddler Jeremiah were shown on the screen and swore, "My baby will be on this stage and he will win."

"You are a winner in my heart and so many hearts out there," said a tearful Heidi to Cristina, who once lived in her car during pregnancy and had hoped to secure her son's future with the award.

Cristina: Cristina, who prevented many from winning the show - and who Howie described in the finals as "the one to beat", thanked 47-year-old judge Heidi Klum for giving her a gold during the auditions Summer had given

Cristina: Cristina, who prevented many from winning the show – and who Howie described in the final as "the one to beat", thanked 47-year-old judge Heidi Klum for giving her a gold during the auditions Summer had given

Heidi speaks: "You are a winner in my heart and so many hearts out there," said a tearful Heidi to Cristina, who once lived in her car during pregnancy and hoped to secure her son's future with the award

Heidi speaks: "You are a winner in my heart and so many hearts out there," said a tearful Heidi to Cristina, who once lived in her car during pregnancy and hoped to secure her son's future with the award

AGT's final show spawned a host of top musicians and featured performances from all 10 finalists, many of whom shared duets with singers they had admired.

Eight-time Grammy winner Usher, 41, opened the show with a medley of his hits, which he performed on the entire Universal lot with cameos from the AGT Show judges.

The 10 attendees reported on Bill Withers' 1972 hit Lean on Me, with Brandon doing a bit of the spoken word in between their vocals.

Usher: Eight-time Grammy winner Usher, 41, opened the show with a medley of his hits, which he performed on the entire Universal lot with cameos from the AGT Show judges

Usher: Eight-time Grammy winner Usher, 41, opened the show with a medley of his hits, which he performed on the entire Universal lot with cameos from the AGT Show judges

He then went solo to write an original poem about AGT.

Broken Roots accompanied Blake Shelton [44] to a rendition of his 2019 Barnstormer God & # 39; s Country.

Cristina also joined OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder on Lose Somebody, his most recent hit with Kygo.

Poem: He then went solo to write an original poem about AGT

Poem: He then went solo to write an original poem about AGT

Cristina and Ryan: Cristina also joined OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder on Lose Somebody, his most recent hit with Kygo

Cristina and Ryan: Cristina also joined OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder on Lose Somebody, his most recent hit with Kygo

Cristina and Ryan: Cristina also joined OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder on Lose Somebody, his most recent hit with Kygo

"What a pleasure that was!" Said Heidi after she had sung. "I can't stop smiling because it makes me so happy to see you do what you do best."

In a particularly moving segment, Archie, the singer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who had been illegally imprisoned for 36 years, reported on Everything You Touch is a Song by The Winans.

Archie said he relied on this song to elevate him during his prison trip and he made a promise to sing this song in the AGT finale if he'd managed.

Smiling: "What a pleasure that was!" Said Heidi after she had sung. "I can't stop smiling because it makes me so happy to see you do what you do best."

Smiling: "What a pleasure that was!" Said Heidi after she had sung. "I can't stop smiling because it makes me so happy to see you do what you do best."

Archie: In a particularly moving segment, Archie, the singer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who has been illegally imprisoned for 36 years, reported on Everything You Touch is a Song from The Winans

Archie: In a particularly moving segment, Archie, the singer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who has been illegally imprisoned for 36 years, reported on Everything You Touch is a Song from The Winans

"Listening to you helped me on my trip to prison," Archie told the original singer Marvin Winans, 62, with whom he duet. "You just don't know all of the lives you've saved, man."

"Don't start crying and then I won't start crying," Marvin said to Archie, who was sobbing. "You are the one who got me through jail. Every song you sang changed my whole life."

To Archie's great surprise, 52-year-old presenter Terry Crews told Archie that his story and talent had touched people from all over the world and received a message from a "special fan".

Crying: "Don't start crying and then I won't start crying," Marvin said to Archie, who was sobbing. "You are the one who got me through jail. Every song you sang changed my whole life."

Crying: "Don't start crying and then I won't start crying," Marvin said to Archie, who was sobbing. "You are the one who got me through jail. Every song you sang changed my whole life."

Crying: "Don't start crying and then I won't start crying," Marvin said to Archie, who was sobbing. "You are the one who got me through jail. Every song you sang changed my whole life."

Megan, Duchess of Sussex, then appeared on the screen of her home, where she was sitting on a sofa surrounded by pillows, with books and a vase of hydrangeas behind her.

The singers Roberta [11] from Canada and Kenadi Dodds [15] from North Logan [Utah] sang If The World Was End with their songwriters JP Saxe [27] and Julia Michaels [26].

The Bello Sisters, an Italian trio of acrobats ages 13, 19, and 22, showed off their athleticism by stacking their bodies against each other as Bishop Briggs, 28, sang their single Higher.

Singers: The singers Roberta [11] from Canada and Kenadi Dodds [15] from North Logan [Utah] sang with their songwriters JP Saxe [27] and Julia Michaels [26] If The World Was End

Singers: The singers Roberta [11] from Canada and Kenadi Dodds [15] from North Logan [Utah] sang with their songwriters JP Saxe [27] and Julia Michaels [26] If The World Was End

Megan's Message: Megan, Duchess of Sussex, then appeared on the screen from her house, where she was sitting on a sofa, surrounded by pillows, with books and a vase of hydrangeas behind her

Megan's Message: Megan, Duchess of Sussex, then appeared on the screen from her house, where she was sitting on a sofa, surrounded by pillows, with books and a vase of hydrangeas behind her

As Bishop went into their platinum hit River, the other final acrobat, Alan Silva, swung high in the air, blew up a balloon, and caught knives thrown at him.

Daneliya Tuleshova, the 14-year-old singer from Kazakhstan, rocked Kings & Queens with pop sensation Ava Max, 26, who agreed that "this girl has a killer voice".

The dance duo Bad Salsa from Kolkata, India, combined their talents with Mumbai's V. Unbeatable, the winners of this year's AGT: The Champions, on a thrilling, fast-paced dance routine.

Bishop: As Bishop went into their platinum hit River, the other final acrobat, Alan Silva, swung high in the air, blew up a balloon, and caught knives thrown at him

Bishop: As Bishop went into their platinum hit River, the other final acrobat, Alan Silva, swung high in the air, blew up a balloon, and caught knives thrown at him

Bishop: As Bishop went into their platinum hit River, the other final acrobat, Alan Silva, swung high in the air, blew up a balloon, and caught knives thrown at him

Killer voice: Daneliya Tuleshova, the 14-year-old singer from Kazakhstan, rocked Kings & Queens with pop sensation Ava Max, 26, who agreed that “this girl has a killer voice”.

Killer voice: Daneliya Tuleshova, the 14-year-old singer from Kazakhstan, rocked Kings & Queens with pop sensation Ava Max, 26, who agreed that “this girl has a killer voice”.

Killer voice: Daneliya Tuleshova, the 14-year-old singer from Kazakhstan, rocked Kings & Queens with the pop sensation Ava Max [26], who agreed that “this girl has a killer voice”.

Duo: The dance duo Bad Salsa from Kolkata, India, combined their talents with Mumbai's V. Unbeatable, the winners of this year's AGT: The Champions, on a rousing, fast-paced dance routine

Duo: The dance duo Bad Salsa from Kolkata, India, combined their talents with Mumbai's V. Unbeatable, the winners of this year's AGT: The Champions, on a rousing, fast-paced dance routine

The Detroit Youth Choir, who finished second in AGT season 14, returned to play Imagine Dragons' Believer and shared their success since the show. After that, they had made a million dollars from local foundations and business leaders and the key to that was their city.

The show's judges also played a word guessing game where all they could do was give clues to their partners without saying the word themselves. The words included "dream", "profit" and the names of the judges.

America & # 39; s Got Talent returns for Season 16 next year.

Choir: The Detroit Youth Choir, ranked second in AGT season 14, returned to play Imagine Dragons' Believer and shared their success since the show. After that, they had earned a million dollars from local foundations and business leaders on Keys to their city

Choir: The Detroit Youth Choir, ranked second in AGT season 14, returned to play Imagine Dragons' Believer and shared their success since the show. After that, they had earned a million dollars from local foundations and business leaders on Keys to their city

Choir: The Detroit Youth Choir, ranked second in AGT season 14, returned to play Imagine Dragons' Believer and shared their success since the show. After that, they had earned a million dollars from local foundations and business leaders on Keys to their city