The twentieth episode of Season 3, and the forty-seventh episode of America's Got Talent overall, aired on October 1, 2008. It was the Finals results episode and the Finale. It took place in Hollywood.

Neal E. Boyd was revealed to be the winner of Season 3 of America's Got Talent, one million dollars.

Eli Mattson, Nuttin' But Stringz, Donald Braswell, and Queen Emily finished as first runner-up, second runner-up, third runner-up, and fourth runner-up respectively.

Top 10

The Top 10 acts introduced the finale by singing Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This" together.

Audition All Stars

The "Audition All Stars" returned in Season 3, consisting of 17 acts eliminated early in the competition who were considered either "humorous" or "terrible" acts. They performed "Don't Stop Me Now" together. One of the acts had progressed to the Vegas Round before being eliminated.

MichellewallaceMichelle Wallace Sweet-loufuscoSweet-Lou Fusco NanceupchurchNance Upchurch AlistairmcqueenAlistair McQueen
CoburnhartsellCoburn Hartsell CjkingCJ King TashalongTasha Long RobcaudillRob Caudill
SuzytrunquistSuzy Turnquist AnitaalohaAnita Aloha LadyjhustonLady "J" Huston BustyheartBusty Heart
SweetonesSweetones RandyhansonRandy Hanson TheozzmanThe Ozzman JacquekendallJacque Kendall
MaryblyMary Bly

Guest Performers


Name Image Act Placement
Queen Emily Queenemily Singer 5th
Donald Braswell Donaldbraswell Opera Singer 4th
Nuttin' But Stringz Nuttin'butstringz Hip-Hop Violin Duo 3rd
Eli Mattson Elimattson Singer/Pianist 2nd
Neal E. Boyd Neale.boyd Opera Singer Winner